Paragliding has recently been introduced at Sanasar & Jammu. The best climes for paragliding are from May to June and September to October. There are other Aero sports like Parasailing and Hot Air ballooning which will be shortly introduced. The various sites for Take off and Landing are:
Take Off Landing
Natha Top Kud
Depending on the wind, the flying can be anything from 15 minutes to an hour.
One can reach the flying point by climbing the 400 plus steps carved out of a rock. The organizers, apart from providing safe and thrilling ride, have made arrangements for shooting a good quality video so that you don't have to use either your camera or mobile. You just enjoy the flight, pay the charges and collect your video. After the flight of about 15-30 minutes (it all depends upon the wind conditions and speed) you will land at Kud, excited, enchanted, refreshed and roaring to go on the next trip.
If in Patnitop by any chance, do not leave the town without trying out your hand at Paragliding, it is that beautiful and exhilarating. Once experienced the thrill, you will return here just for this adventure. The State Tourism Department has created infrastructure at Sanasar, 17 km away from Patnitop.
Nathatop is now famous for the infrastructure and various Paragliding options. The rides are organized & conducted at Dawariyai, the 2 km landmark on the Patnitop-Sanasar Road.
May-June and Septemer October are best suited for paragliding.
Paragliding Adventure Clubs in and around Jammu
Paragliding has become so popular, suddenly there are a number of adventure clubs in Jammu, Sanasar and Batote that have sprung up and offer paragliding facilities. At Jammu and Sanasar both, proper training camps for both paragliding & parasailing are organized. The necessary Paragliding equipments are easily available at the tourist office in Jammu and with the local agencies in Jammu and Sanasar. The best time for paragliding, especially in Sanasar, is in the period of May-June and September-October.
General Paragliding Tips
Tourists should wear clothes which allow the harness to be fit snugly &securely. They should not be too tight or too loose. A trouser and shirt are recommended.
Riders should watch their respiratory system. If you have breathing issues or any heart related problems, it is not advisable. Returning midway, is very difficult and can endanger you pilot's life too.
Every operator is there to lure you but please choose the schools which are certified and offer good safety gear. Before starting the activity, make sure your safety gear is in place. Notify your instructor in case of any glitches or discomfort.
About Paragliding in Patnitop
Base Towns : Jammu and Patnitop
Difficulty Level : Medium-Challenging
Nearest Airport : Jammu
Nearest hub : Jammu
Nearest Railhead : Jammu
Nearest road city : Jammu
Number of days required : 1 day
Recommended for : Groups of friends, College Trips, family
Region : Udhampur District, Jammu and Kashmir
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