A paraglider is a free-flying, foot-launched aircraft. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by its suspension lines and the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing.

The tourists who want to fly like a eagle should try paragliding from the cliffs at Rishikesh. As you start gliding in the open skies of Rishikesh you can feel your blood rushing through out the body. Paragliding is not for the fainthearted as you have to glide in the sky with the support of only the glider.


Students then learn how to control the glider on the ground, practicing take-offs and controlling the wing 'overhead'. Low, gentle hills are next where students get their first short flights, flying at very low altitudes, to get used to the handling of the wing over varied terrain. Special winches can be used to tow the glider to low altitude in areas that have no hills readily available.


As their skills progress, students move on to steeper/higher hills (or higher winch tows), making longer flights, and learning to turn the glider, control the glider's speed, then moving on to 360 turns, spot landings, big ears (used to increase the rate of descent for the paraglider), and other more advanced techniques. Training instructions are often provided to the student via radio, particularly during the first flights.

A third key component to a complete paragliding instructional program provides substantial background in the key areas of meteorology, aviation law, and general flight area etiquette.


To give prospective pilots a chance to determine if they would like to proceed with a full pilot training program, most schools offer tandem flights, in which an experienced instructor pilots the paraglider with the prospective pilot as a passenger. Schools often offer pilot's families and friends the opportunity to fly tandem, and sometimes sell tandem pleasure flights at holiday resorts.


During your adventure tourism in Rishikesh, you can try the sports that are thrilling and exciting. Rishikesh offers a variety of sports which cater to different people having different tastes. Hence on your trip to Rishikesh do not forget to assign at least one day for trying these amazing sports in close proximity to nature.