Adventure Travel Activities
Hang Gliding Himalayas
Hang gliding is an outdoor sport and that held
in Dharamsala in The State of Himachal Pradesh. Hang gliding is generally
performed by using air current without an engine power. The pilot is suspended
in a swing harness from the centre of the keel and maintains control wholly by
weight shift arrangement with the help of airframe. And Mother Nature is
unpredictable weather is always a big consideration. The primary safety factors
are personal judgment and attitude. You must be willing to learn gradually and
use good Judgment and have an appropriate attitude. If you donít, then you can
get injured or killed; if you do, then you can hang glide until youíre 90.
To take off, the pilot runs on a down hill approximately 40-degree slope and is
airborne the moment he crosses the gliders stalling speed, which vary from 15-km
to 30-km per hour. Soaring can be done by using ridge lifts created by wind
striking the hill face or by hot air columns known as "thermals" that keep
rising upward from the sun heated surface. One can fly as long as one wishes
once he has acquired good experience.
Hang Gliding in Himalayas
Hang Gliding, comparatively a new sport in
India, is gaining popularity. India has got thermal soaring effects in the
summer months and hill soaring almost year-round. The monsoons are the only
months when this sport is not possible in India, otherwise even the winter
months are also ideal for it.
Most Indian hang gliding sites have been highly rated and those in the lower
regions of the Himalaya are among the best the world has. Hang gliding clubs in
India are located at Pune, Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Shimla, Devlali and
Hang Gliding in Dharamshala, Himachal
In Himachal Valley the tourist place Dharamsala
is the finest Adventurous Hang Gliding is a new sport practised at Billing,
14-km from Bir and is said to be among the finest sites for hang gliding in the
world. An annual hang gliding tournament is also held over here. Situated in
Dharamsala, Dharamkot is situated at 11, 800 ft and requires a 2-km trek from
the nearest road head.