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Paragliding in Kamshet

Paragliding in Kamshet - Explore the skies

Have you ever wondered what's it like to soar through the skies? If you've ever envied the birds and how freely they fly through the skies, then it's time to try paragliding in Kamshet. You can book tandem paragliding flights for a first-time experience, or sign up for a full paragliding course.

Kamshet paragliding - Your adventure getaway near Mumbai and Pune

Kamshet is a small village of Mawal Taluka. It is located between Mumbai and Pune at a distance of 20 km from Lonavala. The place is surrounded by the Sahyadri Ghats and good winds along with wonderful views. This makes this place a perfect destination for paragliding near Mumbai and Pune.

Paragliding is an extreme adventure sport perfect for adrenaline junkies and it lets you experience the thrill of flying. And while paragliding in Kamshet, you are treated to the magnificent views of the Western Ghats and the surrounding valleys dotted with lakes, ponds, rivers, and railway tracks cutting across the landscape.

Apart from paragliding in Kamshet, there are plenty of other activities to try in the region around. How about a camping trip near Mumbai? Take a look at our list of Adventure Activities near Mumbai and Pune.

Kamshet paragliding - tandem flights

A tandem paragliding flight is perfect for those who want to experience the thrill of soaring in the skies. These flights don't require any technical skills or equipment as you will fly with a professional paraglider. These flights last for about 12-15 minutes and cost around INR 3000 per person. Do note that the weekend rates are higher than weekday rates, so visit during the week and avoid not only the crowds, but also higher costs. For an additional INR 1000, you can even record your own video via a GoPro.

Kamshet paragliding - courses

If you've already done paragliding and want to learn more about the sport, then the next step is to do a paragliding course in Kamshet. These courses teach you how to fly a paraglider on your own, advanced launch and landing techniques, how to make a planned approach, deal with instabilities, and many more valuable skills. These courses also qualify you to fly on your own without requiring an instructor. These courses start from INR 20,000 and are of 4-5 days.

Kamshet paragliding with overnight stay

While visiting Kamshet for paragliding, you can pair the visit with an overnight stay. Kamshet is a gorgeous village located in the Western Ghats and has various accommodation options if you are looking for an escape from the city and into nature. There's a beautiful lakeside guesthouse for those who want a little comfort and there are also campsites close by if you would like to camp.

Skills required

There are no skills required for Kamshet paragliding. All you have to do is strap-in and enjoy as the pilot controls the paraglider. As you soar through the skies, you get to enjoy the thrilling bird's eye view of the surrounding ghats and valleys.

Do note for Kamshet paragliding, you need to be above 16 years of age and have a minimum weight of 45 kg. If you suffer from back or knee injuries, then please consult your doctor before booking the Kamshet paragliding trip.

Equipment required

For tandem paragliding trips in Kamshet, you don't need any technical equipment as the operator will provide those to you. All you need to get is a light jacket and sunglasses. However, if you're doing a paragliding course, then you need to either rent the paragliding equipment or buy the same.

Safety

The tour operators put safety as their top priority and do not compromise on it. If they think the weather conditions are not perfect, then they will cancel the flight or wait for the conditions to be favourable. The pilots are well trained and have many hours of experience with paragliding. They know how to pilot the paraglider in all sorts of conditions.

Before the flight, they will also strap you in with high quality gear and make sure everything is well-secured before taking off.

Paragliding is an extreme sport which does involve some risks attached to it, but as long as all the safety standards are met, there is no need to worry about anything.

Getting there

Kamshet is connected to Pune and Mumbai by a network of rail and road. If you're coming from Pune, then you can take a local train to reach Kamshet. If you're coming from Mumbai, then you can catch a train to Lonavala and then catch a local to Kamshet.

By road, Mumbai is at a distance of 110 km from Kamshet, and Pune is at 45 km. There are many state as well as privately run buses that connect Mumbai and Pune to Kamshet.

Pick-up point

The pick-up point for Kamshet paragliding trips is Hotel Rangoli. It is located on the old Mumbai-Pune highway (NH4), just before Kamshet. It is located at about 50 km from Pune airport and 110 km from Mumbai airport. While travelling from Mumbai to Pune, the hotel is on the right side of the highway.

Although some travellers prefer to take their own cars to the take-off point, it is recommended that you opt for a pick-up. The reason being the road leading to the take-off point from the hotel is not well-maintained, and sometimes due to weather conditions, the take-off point may change.

Paragliding in Kamshet Trip Summary

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Nearest city: Mumbai
  • Total days: 1-4 days
  • Grade: Easy to Moderate
  • Max altitude: 2000 feet
  • Season: October to May
  • Avg temperature: 15 to 35 degree Celsius

Sketch Itinerary:

Day 1: Go Paragliding in Kamshet

  • Pick-up time: 08:00 hrs
  • Flight altitude: 2000 feet
  • Flight time: 10-15 mins
  • Enjoy paragliding over the gorgeous landscape of Kamshet
Detailed itinerary:

Today, you'll be picked up from the designated pick-up point by the operator who will then take you to the take-off site. There, you'll begin your paragliding session after a short briefing session. You'll land after 10-15 min of flight. You'll then be dropped off to the drop-off point. The trip ends here.

Inclusions:

One tandem paragliding session and all equipment required for paragliding i.e. glider, helmet, safety harness etc. are all included in the package. Services of certified paragliding pilots and crew will be provided to ensure a safe and enjoyable flying experience. All applicable taxes are included.

Exclusions:

Travel arrangements between home city and pick-up/drop-off point are not included. There will be a mandatory additional cost for transport from pick-up point to take off/landing site which will be about INR 1,200 per vehicle and will be shared by 5-6 travellers. Bring your own micro-SD card for transferring the video of your flight which will be at an additional cost of INR 500. The video will be shot by your instructor, subject to weather conditions.

Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural calamities etc. will be additional. Personal expenses such as apparel or gear, meals or beverages etc. are not included. Adventure travel or health insurance is not included. Anything not mentioned in inclusions will be additional.

Best time to go/Weather

The best season for Kamshet paragliding is from October to May. During these months, the skies are clear and the winds are strong. Paragliding does not happen in the monsoon season.

It should be noted that paragliding greatly depends on the weather conditions like wind speed, direction, etc. leading to some delays on the day of the flight.

Kamshet is located at a distance of 20 km from Lonavala. To reach there, you can either take a train or a bus, or you can drive your own car.

If you're coming from Pune, then you can take a local train to reach Kamshet. And if you're coming from Mumbai, then you can take a train to Lonavala and then take a local to Kamshet.

Kamshet is also connected to the two cities by road. There are many state and privately run bus services plying to Kamshet on a daily basis.

Driving your own car is also a good idea as the road is fun and scenic. Do note that if you're riding your motorcycle to Kamshet, then you have to use the old Mumbai-Goa highway as bikes are not allowed on the Mumbai-Pune expressway.

You don't need to wear any specialised clothing for the tandem flight. You can wear a full sleeve t-shirt paired with comfortable trousers/jeans. Remember to wear comfortable and sturdy hiking boots with ankle support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The operator will provide all the technical equipment required for the paragliding trip so you don't need to carry much. However, remember to carry a bottle of water and some snacks as you might have to wait for a while for the right wind conditions.

If you're going for a paragliding course, then you have to either rent or buy all the paragliding equipment.

A basic amount of fitness is required for the Kamshet paragliding trip. You need to be older than 16 years and have a minimum weight of 45 kg. If you have spine-related issues or a history of blackouts, it is best to talk to a doctor before booking this trip.

Paragliding in Kamshet - Frequently Asked Questions

A tandem flight is when a pilot and another person are locked together using a harness and both are connected to a glider. Simply put both are ‘flying in tandem”.

Yes, absolutely! The tandem flight is meant for those who have never done paragliding before. You will fly with an instructor who will manage the paragliding equipment, so all you have to do is follow instructions and then sit back and enjoy the flight. If you enjoy the experience, you can sign up for a 3-4 day course. Know more about paragliding courses here.

No, only a certified paragliding pilot can control a paraglider and a lot of training is required to do so. For tandem flights, you will be strapped in with a certified pilot who will control the paraglider. All you have to do is enjoy the thrilling flight.

No, only 1 customer can fly in tandem with a pilot at one time.

Due to its convenient weather conditions, great landing space, and low hills, Kamshet is a great place for paragliding. You can fly almost all year round, but your flight will depend on the wind conditions of the day. 

Except for the monsoon season and roughly 15 days before and after the monsoons, paragliding in Kamshet is undertaken in both summer and winter. The location of the flying site changes in summer vs winter. Please check your flying site details in your booking confirmation email.

Winter offers more pleasant weather obviously, so a lot of our customers fly between November - January.

Paragliding is weather dependent, hence, sometimes the activity might get cancelled due to unfavourable weather conditions. For the paragliding session to happen, the wind direction and speed has to be suitable. Cancellation policies vary from operator to operator. Please check the fine print carefully before confirming and making a payment. In cases of bad weather or insufficient wind, refunds will be given as per operator policy.

Paragliding is an extreme sport, hence, it involves some risk. However, during Kamshet paragliding, the risk factor is reduced as the pilots are highly experienced and take safety very seriously. The instructors/pilots make sure you are strapped in well and the weather conditions are perfect before beginning the flight. If they think that the weather conditions are not favourable, then they will either wait for the right conditions or cancel the flight to ensure maximum safety.

You will also be given all safety gear necessary to go paragliding. This will include a helmet, and a harness that joins you with the pilot.

The paraglider is controlled by a certified pilot. The landing is easy and only requires you to walk or run slowly once your feet touch the ground. These landings are generally soft and steady, but as a safety precaution, it is recommended that you wear shoes that provide ankle support.

The tandem paragliding flights in Kamshet take you to a height of 2000 feet where you get to enjoy the splendid views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Typically, these tandem flights last for 12-15 min. These flights begin on a hill and end in the plains.

You don’t need to carry much for your paragliding trip in Kamshet. Make sure you take a bottle of water and maybe some snacks, because you may have to wait for a while for the wind conditions to be right. Apply sunscreen, and make sure you empty your pockets before you fly.

You don't need to wear any specialized apparel for the tandem paragliding trip, so comfortable full sleeve t-shirt paired with full-length trousers are enough. However, do wear good quality trekking shoes with ankle support to ensure a safe landing.

Avoid wearing expensive gadgets, jewellery, slippers, skirts, dresses, or saris.

Paragliding in Kamshet is an experience of a lifetime. During your flight, you are treated to the gorgeous views of the Western Ghats and its valleys, dotted here and there with natural ponds, lakes, villages, etc. These views are worth capturing in your camera. But for paragliding in Kamshet, only action cameras are allowed. You cannot use your DSLR, digital camera, or phone camera to record your flight. The action camera needs to be strapped so it won't fall down.

You can pay extra to have videos/photos of your paragliding trip taken. Your instructor will shoot the photos/videos and provide it to you. Most operators charge INR 500 for the same. Do carry your own memory card.

At the time of writing, prices per person for tandem paragliding are: 

INR 3,000 per person (Sat-Sun, public holidays that are on weekdays) 

INR 2,500 per person (Mon-Fri)

Prices include applicable taxes. 

The price includes one tandem paragliding session 12-15 mins, all equipment required for paragliding, i.e., glider, helmet, safety harness etc, services of certified paragliding pilots and crew, and all applicable taxes.

The price excludes travel between your home city and the pickup point, i.e., Rangoli Restaurant, travel between Rangoli Restaurant and take-off/landing site (mandatory; arranged at an additional cost), any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances, personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals, beverages etc., adventure travel or health insurance, or anything not mentioned in inclusions.

You can park your vehicle near Rangoli Restaurant on the highway. From here a local taxi will take you and other customers to the flying site. The cost for this is INR 1,200 per vehicle for a round trip. Usually there are 6-7 participants and cost is split between them. If fewer participants at that time, cost per person will be higher.

Usually weekends more customers, hence lower per person cost. 

The Great Next or your paragliding operator have no control or responsibility for this service. You will have to pay for this to the driver in cash at pick up.

The meeting point is Rangoli Restaurant on the Old Mumbai Pune Highway. 

This is the map link to reach this location: https://goo.gl/maps/4qgU6jD5VqNVMzWbA

By Train: Reach Lonavala railway station - there are frequent trains from Mumbai and Pune - and take a local rickshaw to Rangoli Restaurant.

By car: You can follow the directions to Rangoli Restaurant here: https://goo.gl/maps/4qgU6jD5VqNVMzWbA. You can park your vehicle at the location.

By Bus: Reach Lonavala through frequent private/public buses from Mumbai or Pune. Take a local rickshaw to Rangoli Restaurant.

Make sure you make a note of the return time for your train or bus. You will need to return on time to catch the same.

There are 2 popular sites close to the meeting point. Ranging from about 10-40 mins of drive time by the local taxi or your vehicle. 

The meeting time is 2 pm in the months of February-May. In the peak months of November-January, there is an additional option in the morning as well, at 7 am. Any changes in the flight time will be communicated to you by the operator. The operator will have your contact details after you complete the booking.

You need to be within the weight range of 40-100kgs to be eligible for Kamshet paragliding.

By law the minimum age for paragliding is 6 years. The person should have completed their 6th birthday. No exceptions will be made and if customers have misrepresented the age of the person, refunds will not be provided. 

The paragliding instructor/pilot will make the final decision if a person is allowed to go paragliding or not. The Great Next cannot influence the decision or change the decision of the pilot. 

In some cases if the person is above age 6, however is too short or thin or both and the pilot considers this a safety hazard, the person will not be allowed to fly. In this event, a refund will be provided as per the operator policy. No additional compensation can/will be provided.

Kamshet is very close to Lonavala, which in itself has a lot of sightseeing points. Other notable things to see and places to visit: Karla-Bhaja Buddhist Caves, Pawna Lake, Imagica or Della theme parks, and Aamby Valley.

If you're looking for more adventure, here's what you can do:

Ballooning in Lonavala (starting winter 2021): https://www.thegreatnext.com/ballooning-in-lonavala/
Treks around Lonavala: https://www.thegreatnext.com/trekking-in-lonavala/
Camping near Pawna Lake: https://www.thegreatnext.com/camping-in-pawna/
Camping near Lonavala: https://www.thegreatnext.com/camping-in-lonavala/
Bungee jumping in Kolad (about 1 hour drive from Kamshet): https://www.thegreatnext.com/bungee-jumping-in-kolad/
Rafting in Kolad: https://www.thegreatnext.com/rafting-in-kolad

Eating a heavy meal is avoidable just before flying. Some customers feel sick after a heavy meal and flying. We recommend that you have a light snack no less than 45 before flying.

Paragliding is based on the science of wind currents and gravity. Winds have to be just right to carry the pilot and the tandem rider. If winds are too strong or too weak, it will not be safe to take off and your pilot will hold off the flight. Although the ground operator receives wind conditions in advance, nature is unpredictable. Often customers might need to wait before wind conditions are appropriate for flying.

A simple difference between the two: Paragliding is when a pilot uses a glider to glide in the sky using wind currents. The glider is not connected to any other object on the ground. In parasailing the glider and the pilot are connected (tethered) to the ground to a boat or a vehicle and pulled, creating lift.

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Booking on The Great Next is just like booking a flight/hotel online. Booking and payment will be online. Post payment, you will receive a booking confirmation email and SMS. Your operator will receive a confirmation as well.

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