5 Best Locations in India Perfect for Parasailing
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Travel is synonymous with fun and recreation. We all love to experience new activities while visiting an exotic place. Some of the most prominent and interesting sports tried by tourists at new places are trekking, skiing, paragliding, and parasailing.
Parasailing has other names too like Parascending and Parakiting. It is a fun-filled activity in which a person is towed along a boat or a land vehicle which is attached to a canopy shaped wing. It looks like a parachute and is known as a parasail wing. It gives the feel of a bird flying free in the sky and enjoying the beauty of the landscapes. It is different from paragliding in the sense that the latter does not require to be towed to some vehicle.
Parasailing is usually done alone, and it involves a time of 5-10 min. It takes you high in the air and the rise maybe 300 ft high. It is recommended throughout the year except for the monsoon season. This season is taken as risky for Parasailing as the sky is at times cloudy and unclear. Other than a boat or yacht, a life jacket is a must to ensure safety during Parasailing. The cost varies at Rs. 650/- to Rs. 800/- per person. At all destinations, there are tour operators and clubs offering organized and safe Parasailing activities.
There are a good number of places in India for adventure sports activities with perfection and complete safety for long. Five exciting destinations that provide you with this breathtaking fun ride are:
5 Locations in India for Parasailing
Goa is always the most desired holiday destination for many special youngsters. It is an appropriate place for Parasailing owing to a good number of beaches there. Not all but most of the beaches in Goa offer the sport like Miramar, Candolim, Calungate, Mobor, and Arossim.
There are a number of good destinations at the outskirts of the main city of Pune that are offering Parasailing services. One such place is Kanifnath which is 20 kms from the city. Then there is Purandar which is around 45 kms south-east of Pune. Panchgani is another such place near Pune that offers Parasailing. Goa is a perfect Parasailing destination because of the presence of plenty of lakes there which make the place apt for water sports.
well-known as the ‘pink city’ is also providing Parasailing since many years. The experience would be different from places which have water bodies like Goa and Pune. It would enable one to visualize the heritage and beauty of the palatial city. Apart from Jaipur, Rajasthan’s other cities like Jodhpur, Pushkar close to Ajmer and lately Udaipur are also offering Parasailing services in an organized manner. Parasailing and ballooning are regularly held in all major cities of Rajasthan and form a major attraction for the tourists in Rajasthan.
Kovalam is a beach town by the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram city of Kerela. Its three major beaches – Light House Beach, Hawah Beach, and Samudra Beach offer Parasailing sports. As Kerela is much appreciated for its natural beauty, Parasailing there gives you immense pleasure allowing you to enjoy its tall pine and coconut trees amidst water bodies.
Solan is a place falling between Delhi and Shimla in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is connected to major cities through road. The closest airport is at Chandigarh, 67 km from the city of Solan. Recently, Parasailing activities have begun there near NH-6. It allows to admire and experience the panoramic views of Himachal’s snow-capped mountains and beautiful valley.
So, get ready to soar high into the sky and feel like a bird. It would definitely be a never forgetting experience for you. As it is offered with complete safety measures, there isn’t any matter of fear and risk. Do something off the track at the new locations and feel exotic.
Rohit Bhatnagar is a consistent traveler to different places exploring the vividness of those places. Also, he is a blogger at Trans India.com.