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A Guide to Paragliding in Manali

A person paragliding amidst the snow capped mountains

Welcome to the magical land of Manali, where adventure awaits you at every turn. If you are an adrenaline junkie seeking thrill and excitement, then paragliding in Manali is a must-do activity. With its picturesque landscapes and perfect wind conditions, Manali is one of the most sought-after destinations for paragliding in India. Paragliding in Manali is an experience like no other. As you depart from the take-off point, you will feel a rush of adrenaline as you soar high up in the sky. The cool breeze brushing against your face is sure to leave you spellbound. You will be accompanied by a trained and experienced paraglider, who will control the paraglider while you sit back and enjoy the ride. Apart from paragliding in Manali - Solang valley, Rohtang Pass and Bijli Mahadev are among the most popular and peaceful locations.

Solang Valley

Solang Valley, located 14 km from Manali, is the best place for paragliding in Manali. Solang Valley offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and lush green valleys, making it an ideal location for paragliding. The paragliding take-off point in Solang Valley is at an altitude of 8500 feet above sea level and offers a flight time of around 10 to 15 minutes. The cost of paragliding in Solang Valley can vary depending on the operator, package, and duration of the flight. Typically, the cost can range from around INR 1500 to INR 3500.

Mountains with a splendid view of trees and snow
Magnificent snow capped mountains with fog around it


Marhi is located at a distance of around 35 km from Manali and is another popular destination for paragliding. The take-off point in Marhi is located at an altitude of around 10000 feet above sea level, which offers a longer flight time of around 20 to 25 minutes. The distant peaks of the Himalayas loom majestically in the distance, providing a stunning backdrop to your thrilling paragliding adventure in Marhi. The cost of paragliding in Marhi generally range INR 1500 per person.

Rohtang Pass

Rohtang Pass is a high mountain pass located at an altitude of 13,050 feet above sea level, around 51 km from Manali. The paragliding take-off point is located at the top of the pass, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The flight time is around 15 to 20 minutes, making it a thrilling experience for adventure seekers. Paragliding in Rohtang Pass range from INR 1000 - INR 2000.

Snow capped mountains with a person paragliding above it
Indian temple amidst the mighty mountains

Bijli Mahadev

Bijli Mahadev is located around 22 km from Manali and is a lesser-known destination for paragliding. The take-off point is located at an altitude of around 8000 feet above sea level, offering a flight time of around 10 to 15 minutes. The stunning views of the surrounding valleys and mountains make it a perfect spot for paragliding.Bijli Mahadev is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to the Kullu Valley. Its stunning natural beauty and spiritual significance make it a truly unique and unforgettable experience.


Kothi is a small village located in the Manali region of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated around 12 km away from the town of Manali and is known for its scenic beauty, including snow-capped mountains and lush green valleys. The marvellous views of the Beas River and the surrounding valleys make it a perfect spot for paragliding. Paragliding in Kothi range from INR 1500 - INR 2000.

Trees without leaves amidst the snow capped mountains

The best time to go paragliding in Manali is from March to June and September to December. During these months, the weather is pleasant, and the skies are clear, providing excellent visibility for paragliding. The temperature during these months ranges between 10 degrees to 25 degrees, making it comfortable for paragliding. Some precautions to keep in mind before paragliding in Manali are to ensure that you are physically fit and do not have any medical conditions that may affect your flight, wear comfortable and sturdy shoes, listen carefully to the instructions given by your pilot and choose a reputable paragliding operator and ensure that they have all the necessary safety equipment.

The Orchid Manali - a Boutique Hotel is an ideal destination for travellers seeking a luxurious and tranquil stay experience amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas. The rooms are elegantly decorated with wooden flooring and furniture, and offer stunning views of the mountains and valleys. The hotel also boasts a multi-cuisine restaurant that serves delectable dishes from Indian, Chinese, and Continental cuisines. The restaurant's unique location on the rooftop terrace offers diners panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. If you are visiting Manali for the first time then you should definately check out our blog Best Places to Visit in Manali to make you trip more memorable!