Paragliding is a sport which has taken the world by storm. The pilots are able to fulfil one of humanity’s oldest human dreams, namely flying.
The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing comprising a large number of interconnected baffled cells. Wing shape is maintained by the suspension lines, the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing, and the aerodynamic forces of the air flowing over the outside.
Despite not using an engine, paraglider flights can last many hours and cover many hundreds of kilometers, though flights of one to two hours and covering some tens of kilometers are more the norm. By skillful exploitation of sources of lift, the pilot may gain height, often climbing to altitudes of a few thousand meters.
Kullu valley, described as one of the finest launch sites in the world, is a heaven for aerosport enthusiasts. Imagine yourself soaring like an eagle on top of the beautiful Himalayan ranges.