Himachal Pradesh has something to offer each tourist. Nature lovers can explore the scenic landscapes that have been untouched by time; families can have a gala time exploring tourist attractions while the ancient ruins intrigue the philosophers. The sheer thrill of trying out hang gliding is enough to bring adventure lovers to Himachal Pradesh!
There are ample provisions for those who want to try their hand at hang
gliding. Weighing from 7 kg to 25 kg, the take off power of a hand
glider is provided by the pilot's legs. The person is attached firmly to
the glider and has to run some distance to take off. The hand glider has
an altimeter, a variometer and wind speed meters along with other
indicators to asses right movements and safe landing technique. A
reserved parachute is always kept for emergency purposes.
Now-a-days, improved portable hand gliders also have a small engine and
wheel with extra seat to fly comfortably. Traditionally, hand gliding
uses an air current and not the engine to fly and the pilot has to
maneuver the glider by shifting weight according to the direction he/she
wants to go in. Check out the places where you can try hang gliding in