Parasailing or Para-gliding exclusive recreational sport is considered as one of the skilled and safest adventures as it can be enjoyed even by kids above four years of age but with a trained expertise.
Parasailing, also known as parascending, is a unique sport where an individual is towed behind a vehicle which pulls a specially designed parachute known as parasail. It offers thrill and adventure of the highest level as one gets to defy the winds and challenge the natural pull of gravity to soar higher.
Rajasthan is one of the best and popular destinations in India to enjoy this spectacular adventure sport due to its large, open spaces and vast area of sand dunes which provide the ideal condition for conducting parasailing.
A flight over the breeze in hot air balloons that float smoothly over the enormous sandy landscape of Rajasthan, offers a stunning aerial view of the heritage city that no other adventure sport can provide.
Parasailing is a hugely popular sport and since it is held as an annual event in Pushkar, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur and Bikaner, it attracts thousands of adventurers including locals, domestic and international tourists. The most popular parasailing events include gliding over events such as Pushkar Fair, or the ones held at Beneshwar or Nagaur in a hot-air balloon.
It is also offered as a part of various adventure tours which include parasailing over short distances between two towns as an added attraction for visitors. When doing the parasailing for the first time, it is important for the person to be physically fit and have a committed approach towards the sport.
The best time for parasailing is from October to March when the climate is cooler and temperatures are low. During winter, the hot air inside the balloon becomes lighter which enables it to rise and stay up for a longer period. It is best to avoid the sport in monsoon due to the high risk factors during that season. Also, parasailing near shorelines or in places with visible obstacles should be avoided.