Skydiving is one of the most breathtaking and popular adventure activities. Imagine yourself closing your eyes and gliding through the clear blue open sky, feeling as light as a feather as you descend to the ground as you soak the magnificent and scenic landscapes around you – enthralling, right? Adventure enthusiasts will understand.
With growing interest for people wanting to skydive, there are now a bunch of drop zones you can skydive from in India. Here’s a list of the ones you just cannot miss!
Aamby Valley, Maharashtra
One of the only places in India that offer a year- round membership for skydiving, this place is perfect for an avid adventure freak. Just a short drive from the city of Mumbai, Aamby Valley is one of the most popular and convenient places one can head to to experience the thrill of skydiving.
After an hour-long training session of the basics of this adventure activity, you will take the 10,000 feet jump into one of the most memorable experiences of your life.
Distance and time from Mumbai: 100 kms. (3 hours)
Cost of skydiving at Aamby Valley: Monday to Thursday: Rs. 25,000
Friday to Sunday: Rs. 30,000
Timings: 8 AM to 10 PM
How to reach Aamby Valley: One can take a bus that goes up to Aamby Valley, which might cost you anywhere between Rs. 200 to Rs. 300. Alternatively, you can take the Mumbai Local to Karjat station and take a taxi/rickshaw to Aamby Valley from there.
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A 3-hour drive from Ahmedabad, Deesa was India’s first ever certified skydiving spot. This exhilarating city is majorly known for its scenic lake views and the multitude of skydiving events that take place here. While a Tandem Jump is ideal for a first time/beginner, the Static Jump is a breathtaking experience wherein there is no instructor attached to you. This is advised for advanced skydivers only who will undergo training for 1.5 days before taking the jump.
Distance and time from Ahmedabad: 170 kms. (3 to 4 hours)
Cost of skydiving at Deesa: Starts from Rs. 16,500 to Rs. 40,000.
Timings: 7 AM onwards
How to reach Deesa Drop Zone: The nearest major airport from Deesa is Ahmedabad. You can either book a taxi all the way to the drop zone or take the bus from Gita Mandir Bus Stand to Deesa. The frequency of the buses is quite decent and it would cost you anywhere around Rs. 200 to Rs. 700, depending on the service operator.
Best time for skydiving at Deesa: Good climate all round the year.
Jump from a whooping 12,000 feet with a view so thrilling, it’s just an unforgettable experience. The Mysore Skydiving Strip is wondrously set at the base of the magnificently standing Chamundi Hills. As you take this 12,000 ft. plunge, you will see an astounding view of the entire city of Mysore. Offering the Tanden & the Freefall jump, it is one of the best skydiving spots in the South of India.
Distance and time from Bangalore: 165 kms. (4 hours)
Cost of skydiving at Mysore Drop Zone: Rs. 25,000 onwards.
Timings: 7 AM to 9 PM
How to reach the Mysore Skydiving Strip: Skydiving operations take place at Mysore airport itself.
Best time for skydiving at Mysore: Even though operations go on for the whole year in Mysore, October to February is the best time to skydive in Mysore!
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Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
Wish to take a breathtaking plunge into the sky while you soak in the pristine views of the South Indian coastline? Pondicherry is your best bet! Offering one of the most unique and beautiful and scenic views, Pondicherry is another must-try destination for skydiving in Southern India.
Cost of skydiving at Pondicherry: Rs. 18,000 onwards.
Timings: 7 AM to 9 PM
How to reach the Pondicherry Drop Zone: The nearest major airport from Pondicherry is in Chennai. One can book a taxi all the way to Pondicherry or ride one of the buses that run every few minutes from Koyambedu Bus Stand. The bus fare would range from Rs. 300 to Rs. 600.
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Looking for an adventure-filled skydiving near Delhi? Narnaul is one of the best Skydiving zones in India, located just a 3 and a half hour drive away from the city of Delhi. India’s one and only International skydiving zone, it is one of the most popular getaway destinations for skydiving in the North. With Tandem and Static Jump options available, it is a great place for all kinds of skydivers.
Distance and time from Delhi NCR: 150 kms. (3.5 hours)
Cost of skydiving at Narnaul (Bachhod Airstrip): Rs. 20,000 onwards.
Timings: 10 AM to 1 PM
How to reach Narnaul: The nearest major airport from Narnaul is Delhi. You can drive down to Bachhod Airstrip, Narnaul or take a bus from Dhaula Kuan. It would cost you anywhere between Rs. 179 to Rs. 600, depending on the service operator.
Best time for skydiving at Narnaul: Any time of the year except monsoon & highly windy season.
Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh
If you wish to skydive with a spectacular view of the Himalayas, the Bir-Billing Skydiving Zone is one of the Top 3 Paragliding Sites in the entire world. Apart from being a major sight for skydiving enthusiasts, Bir Billing hosts the Paragliding Pre-World Cup in October.
Set amidst the most beautiful land and mountainscapes in the world, Bir Billing is the most scenic and the best destination for an unforgettable skydiving experience in India.
Distance and time from Pathankot: 150 kms. (4 hours)
How to reach Bir Billing: Gaggal airport is the nearest airport, 2 hours away from Bir Billing. There are multiple buses that run from Bir Billing from most nearby major cities for example, Delhi, Chandigarh, Pathankot and even Amritsar.
Best time for skydiving at Bir: From February to May.
While you take this thrilling experience, take a break and take a vacation at one of our charming properties at Dharamshala – the nearest tourist spot from Bir Billing.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the minimum legal age for skydiving in India?
A: You must be at least 18 years of age for the Tandem Jump.
Q: What is the ideal clothing for skydiving?
A: Comfortable clothes and flat sneaker type shoes. Sandals, heavy boots or flip-flops are not allowed.
Q: Is there a weight restriction?
A: This generally varies from place to place. However, the usual weight limit for a Tandem jump is 95kgs. However, make sure to check with your operator before you book your session.
Q: Does weather affect skydiving? What about rains?
A: Yes, Skydiving is a weather sensitive activity. Delays/cancellations are possible due to weather conditions. Please make sure to keep a note of the weather forecast right from the time to booking till the end.