PARAGLIDING IN SIKKIM, DARJEELING & KALIMPONG
Government of Sikkim have initiated the Paragliding Sports in Sikkim past many years, Initially the Pilots of today were sent to get training in various Paragliding schools of India in Manali, Himachal Pd and also in Pune in Maharashtra. Later when they came back to the state some of them went back to the same areas to learn more and become trained pilots for Solo and Tandem Flights and some went to Nepal, where they got more training and became professional trained Tandem Pilots.
Today most of them have come back to Sikkim and have started doing the paragliding sports in Sikkim through a registered organization from the Government of Sikkim. There are some of areas where you can fly and have Ariel view of Gangtok and adjoining villages in East Sikkim and also in Chakung in West Sikkim.
Paragliding Sports have also been started in the nearby Darjeeling and Kalimpong areas.
|SN||Destination||District/State||Take off||Landing||Elevation||Duration of fly|
|01||Gangtok||East Sikkim||Bulbuley||Resithang||2200 mtrs||15-20 mins|
|02||Gangtok||East Sikkim||Ani-Gumpa||Resithang||1700 mtrs||10 mins|
|03||Gangtok||East Sikkim||Takse||Resithang||1850 mtrs||12-15 mins|
|04||Chakung||West Sikkim||Chakung Dara||Jorethang||1850 mtrs||20-25 mins|
|05||Darjeeling||West Bengal||Jal-Pahar||2200 mtrs||12-15 mins|
|06||Kalimpong||West Bengal||Deolo Hill||Dr.Graham’s Homes/Relli||1650 mtrs||12-15 mins|