Have your adventure-loving heart always yearned for the ultimate skydiving experience? Does it set your adrenaline pumping and heart racing when you see adventure junkies dive from 10,000 feet above in the sky with nothing but only a parachute strapped on? Dive headfirst in the blue sky and be one with the wind – the ultimate experience for pure Nirvana! Though skydiving in India is a new concept, there are top 5 places where you can have unmatched fun and excitement of diving into the skies.
Top 5 Places for Skydiving in India
Discussed here are the best places for skydiving along with options for skydiving packages in India, contact information and skydiving prices.
#1 Mysore, Karnataka
Topping the list of best-skydiving destinations in India, Mysore is fast gaining high popularity. Located at a distance of few hours from Bengaluru in Karnataka, the city has hosted many skydiving camps and there are a couple of them lined up this year as well. Nestled at the base of the Chamundi Hills, Mysore is one of the best places to have the ultimate skydiving experience in India. The skydiving camps provide the option of tandem jumps, static jumps and accelerated free falls prior to professional training for 2 – 3 days. Fly like a bird amid the winds and enjoy the breathtaking view of the landscape below and you would agree that Mysore is truly one of the best places for skydiving in India.
The cost of Skydiving at Mysore: Weekday Tandem – INR 35,000; Weekend Tandem – INR 42,000.
Contact Information: Skyriders, Mysore Airport departure terminal, Mandakalli, Mysore.
Cost of Skydiving at Aligarh: Tandem Jump – INR 32,000
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Phone : Call +91 8527255995
Latest Update Dated 24th January 2017:
Please note that Skydiving has resumed at Mysore Airport.The cost of each Tandem Jump is INR 35,000/- which includes a video also.
(Read a detailed update at the end of this blog)
How to Reach Mysore: Bangalore is the nearest airport (139 km.) from where state buses and taxis are available to reach Mysore. The city is well-connected to Bangalore via several super fast trains that make the journey convenient. Mysore is also connected to major cities via roadways. There are frequent state buses plying between Mysore and Bangalore, which takes about 3 hours.
#2 Dhana, Madhya Pradesh
Dhana had the first ever skydiving camp in India, offering the options for static line jump and tandem jump. The beautiful quaint town nestled east of Bhopal is a fascinating skydiving destination in India owing to its picturesque beauty and infrastructure for organizing skydiving camps. Enjoy a freefall from 4000 feet above, gazing the breathtaking landscaped beauty beneath. The experience of Skydiving at Dhana is out-of-the-world and deserves to be listed as one amongst the 5 best places for skydiving in India.
Cost of Skydiving at Dhana: Static Jumps – INR 12,000 to 20,000 plus tax; Tandem Jump – INR 40,000 plus tax; Prices are inclusive of training, jumping, photography, videography, meals, certificate of jump, and accommodation.
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Latest Update Dated 24th January 2017:
Please note that Skydiving is not heppening anymore at this location as on date.
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How to Reach Dhana: Skydiving camps in Dhana are organized in Dhana Air Strip in Sagar. The nearest airports are Bhopal (200 km) and Jabalpur (180 km). Private transportation is available from the airports to Sagar. It is also well-accessible via railway, connecting to Mumbai and Delhi. One can also reach Bina, which is around 80 km from Sagar.
#3 Aamby Valley, Maharashtra
Skydiving in Aamby Valley is something you simply cannot miss, if you are a true adventure freak. Jumping over the beautiful Aamby Valley is recognized as an epic fall. The 45 minutes adventure is worth appreciating, as you dive into the sky and fall freely gazing at the stunning landscape beneath. Currently, only 10,000 feet tandem jumps are provided here. So, skydive and celebrate as you enjoy the most thrilling experience of your lifetime.We are sure that you would love us for listing Aamby valley as one amongst the 5 best places for skydiving in India.
Cost of Skydiving at Aamby Valley: Weekday Tandem Jumps (Mon – Thurs) – INR 25, 000; Weekend Tandem Jumps (Fri – Sun) – INR 30,000. Prices are inclusive of tax, video and photo CD.
Contact Information: Skydive Aamby Valley – Phone: +91-22-3980 7444; firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Reach Aamby Valley: The nearest railway station and airport is in Mumbai, which is approximately 123 km driving distance from Aamby Valley. It takes around 1 hour 52 minutes to reach the valley via road. Car and taxis are available on hire.
#4 Deesa, Gujarat
The beautiful lakeside city is one of the best destinations for skydiving in India. Indulge into the thrill of soaring in the blue sky with the winds at Deesa this time. Whether you are a beginner or a hard-core adventure freak, the quaint town offers the best skydiving experience ever. Gujarat is the first state of India to have certified drop-zone in Deesa and so Deesa deserves to be listed as one amongst the 5 best places for skydiving in India.. The Sports Authority of Gujarat and Indian Parachuting Federation hosts several skydiving camps here.
Cost of Skydiving at Deesa: Static Line Jumps – INR 16,500; Tandem Jumps – INR 33,500; AFF – INR 37,500
Contact Information: Indian Parachuting Federation – Phone: +91 11 20906796; email@example.com
How to Reach Deesa: The nearest airport is Ahmedabad (141 km), connected via buses and taxis. There are also regular trains and buses to Deesa from major cities across the country.
One of the most beautiful towns, skydiving in Pondicherry has become popular ever since 2012. For adventure lovers visiting the town, skydiving camps are organized frequently, offering static line and tandem jumps for the most exhilarating experience. Fall free from the sky and kiss the earth beneath, enjoying the spectacular landscape beauty of Pondicherry, which has a strong French colonial influence. Pondiceherry is surely one amongst the 5 best places for skydiving in India.
Cost of Skydiving at Pondicherry: Static Jumps – INR 18,000 (1 jump) to 62,000 (5 jumps); Tandem Jump – INR 27,000.
Contact Information: BMC India – Phone: +91-9611102222; firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Reach Pondicherry: The Pondicherry Airport has frequent flights coming in from Hyderabad and Bangalore. The nearest railway station is Villupuram, about 35 km from the town. The town is also well connected via roadways.
Tips for Skydiving in India
- You must be at least 18 years of age
- Make sure that you choose a certified and registered skydiving organizer
- Do not take up skydiving, if you have high blood pressure, fear of height, heart problem, or if you are pregnant
- Before diving, just relax and try to recall the instructions provided to you.
Follow the instructions carefully and immerse in the fun filled thrilling experience. Why not book a trip now?
Update Dated 24th January 2017
Skyriders India has shifted their base again to Mysore from Mehsana, near Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Thus, as of now there is no skydiving at Mehsana.The skydiving experiences being offered now and the cost of these skydiving experiences are as below :
A tandem jump is a jump that you would do with an instructor.You elegantly jump from aircraft from an altitude of 10,000- 12,000 feet with a downward cruising speed of over 220 Kms/hour. You experience a freefall for about 30-40 seconds.As you approach 6000 feet , your instructor opens the parachute and that is when you start experiencing the magical feeling of flying like a bird.After this, you come down with a parachute flying like a bird for about 8-15 minutes.
The best part is that the entire experience will be recorded so that you can re-live the experience even after its all over, for the rest of your life.
The cost of this experience is Rs 35,000/- and you can get a discount when you book with Waytoindia.com.
Solo Jump Course
As is clear from the name itself, anyone who wishes to attain a level of proficiency where he/she can jump solo can register for this course.The course duration is of 5-7 days and this course is ideally suited for those who wish to take up skydiving as a career option.There are about 10 jumps, with the 10th jump being a solo jump.Once someone successfully completes this course, the person would be qualified to jump solo without an instructor anywhere in the world at any of the United States Parachute Association (USPA) approved drop zones.
The cost of the course is Rs 2,50,000/- and you would be eligible for discounts in case you book through Waytoindia.com.
USPA “A” Licence Certification
This is for those who wish to take up Skydiving as a career option.The curriculum involves rigorous on ground training as also about 25 jumps.This is followed by an examination and recommendation by a USPA instructor.The whole experience takes about 3 weeks time.
The cost of the course is Rs 5,20,000/- and you would be eligible for discounts in case you book through Waytoindia.com.
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