Rishikesh is a small peaceful town on the banks of the Holy Ganges, north of Haridwar. Rishikesh has been offering an adrenaline fix to the adventurous kind for some time with white water rafing, camping, bungee jumping and conoeing. Add Air Safari to the mix, because Rishikesh is now offering an option to fly in a powered parachute buggy.
Air safari is a way of exploring the natural beauty of a place from the sky with the help of a number of equipment such as para-motors, trikes, para-gliders and powered parachutes etc. Rishikesh is a rich city in regards of natural scenic beauty and that’s why air safari in Rishikesh has become an outstanding way to explore the beauty of Rishikesh from the sky.
Air Safari in Rishikesh consist of an eco friendly bush flying over the town of Rishikesh and around giving you an opportunity to explore the heavenly view of the Shivalik Mountains, the forest, the town and the mighty Ganges from the skies. The Air Safari in Rishikesh is an extraordinary experience, a unique adventure to feel the wind and defy gravity.
Powered parachute is a type of ultra-light aircraft consisting of a motor and wheels with a parachute. Powered parachute is also known as paraplane or motorized parachute and abbreviated PPC. Powered parachute flies at an average speed of 40-60 km per hour. The average operating height for powered parachute ranges between 500 to 1500 feet. PPCs have a very short take-off and landing rolls which can sometimes be less than 100 ft.
Bush flying involves light aircrafts like Powered Parachutes; that can take off and land on short stretches of rugged terrain. It is usually well suited to explore remote and wild areas or small towns.
Rishikesh Air Safari assures all adventure lovers for the safety and equipment used during the flight. All the aircrafts which are used to fly are the safest Light Sport Aircrafts (LSA). These aircrafts and machines are imported from the best companies of the world. All fleet of LSAs and other air sports operations are approved by The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Each flight is coordinated and controlled with the instructions of Airport Authority of India to maintain the safety and security with other flights. During all the flights, each pilot keeps regular communication with Air Traffic Controller of Jollygrant Airport Dehradun. The safety is very well maintained equally in the sky as well as on the ground and all the experienced pilots play an eminent role to keep the flight safe and secure. Well qualified aircraft maintenance engineers are always available on site to ensure the pre flight and post flight checks and go through a systematic inspection of the flights and aircrafts to maintain high level security standards.
- 10-12 Minutes : Rs. 4400/- PP
- 18-22 Minutes : Rs. 6499/- PP
- 25-30 Minutes : Rs. 10499/- PP
- 60-70 Minutes : Rs. 19999/- PP
How to Reach
If you are visiting from outside of India, you’ll have to enter through IGI Airport in New Delhi, from where you can take a domestic flight to Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun
Rishikesh is then a short 20 min scenic drive away from the said airport
Rishikesh also offers train connectivity through Rishikesh Railway Station in the city
Photos courtesy of Rishikesh Air Safari