Today, we have a guest post from Rohit Agarwal a blogger at TransIndiaTravels.com. He is going to share 5 top sky diving hot spots in India. Take it away Rohit!
The extreme sport of Skydiving or Parachuting involves the individual to reach great altitudes using an air craft and returning to the earth using a parachute after being in freefall for a limited amount of time. This is one sport that needs both determination and mental alertness as an individual’s body reaches terminal velocity while falling and deploying the parachute at the right moment is essential. Despite of the risk involved, the sport is followed by many adventurists and thrill seekers all around the world. India although still new to the world of adventure sports, being the second most populous country also boasts of such places where people can avail the thrill of skydiving. Here are the top 5 Skydiving spots in India.
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- Mysore, Karnataka
Located in Mysore is one of the best skydiving spots in India. The Drop Zone, Kakini Enterprises is the organizing company that provides this sport and is located with the back drop of the picturesque Chamundi Hills. The area has been famous for hosting several skydiving camps and offers some of the most extreme skydiving experiences like tandem jump, accelerated freefalls and static jumps.
- Aamby Valley, Maharashtra
This is the first place where adventures can avail the extreme sport all year round. The spot is at a convenient 2 hour drive from Mumbai. The place however only offers a 10,000 feet tandem jumps as of now but more jumps will be added as the popularity grows. The all year round service has made this place a favored parachuting destination in India.
- Dhana, Madhya Pradesh
Dhana is a sparsely populated town located at a distance of 200 kilometers from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. However, due to the growing popularity of skydiving and the various skydiving camps that are organized in this place have made it a favored location for the thrill seekers in India. The view from above is great as the area is not highly urbanized.
- Deesa, Gujarat
The spot is special as it is managed by The Sports Authority of Gujarat, a government agency. It is the first spot in India where skydiving was taken as an activity promoted by the State Government and has a certified drop zone in the country. They have hosted numerous skydiving training camps and are a top favorite spot for the adventurers in the country.
Pondicherry is yet another spot which was made famous as a skydiving hotspot by the Kakini Enterprises. Various training camps are organized at this spot every year and the amazing surrounding and amazing aerial views make it a favorite among Indian skydivers. The tandem jumps and accelerated freefalls offered here have attracted various new adventurers from the country.
Extreme sports, although new to the country of India is spontaneously growing in popularity. With the rise of new thrill seekers in India we might see a lot more amazing skydiving and other extreme sports hot spots in India.
An Architect by profession Rohit Agarwal is an avid traveler and likes exploring new cultures and attractions in India and abroad. He is the owner of Trans India Travels that provides information on the tourist attractions in India.