Nirvana Adventures have successfully conducted paragliding operations in Kamshet since 1997. We’ve watched the weather since and have come to be on telepathic terms with it.
Fly across clear blue skies and long stretched fields
There are great sites with take-offs for every prevailing wind direction within half hour to an hour drive from our base. Our considerable knowledge of the area enables us to select the best site/ take off point each day to guarantee you make the most out of the day’s conditions and fly as long as possible.
Each day we accompany you to the flying site and take care of all the logistics. One of our crew may fly as wind dummy and if you wish, will supervise your flight over the radio. You will be floating together with vultures and eagles above the rolling hills, fields, rivers, lakes and rustic little villages.
Savour the season to fly
Our flying season runs from November until the following June, eight months of sunshine and great flying weather. We have some epic Paragliding Sites for beginners as well as experienced pilots within 15 kilometres from our base. At Nirvana Adventures we teach, guide and directly supervise paragliding holidays for you.
Winter: November to February (10oC – 26oC)
In winter the east wind blows consistently and the Tower Hill site rules. And yes, the sun shines every day! As winter comes to a close, the west wind begins to push inland by late afternoon, and it is often possible to fly the east face of this site in the morning and the west face by the evening. The east west struggle Heats up by the middle of February resulting in a short period of indecision. This period is more thermic especially January and often good for doing small XC flights.
Tower Hill is an amazing place to practice top landings especially mornings and evenings when the conditions are very smooth. On a good day you could soar for a while in smooth conditions, top land and take-off again later when it is thermic and maybe go XC
Summer: March to June (25oC – 36oC)
By March the transition is complete, and the wind direction switches to blow west all day long making the Shelar site reign supreme until mid-June when the monsoon winds blow in the rain clouds suspending flying for the next four months.
Clear skies and consistent westerlies in the afternoons characterize the summer season. The air heats up by mid-morning strong winds prevail. By late afternoon, smooth laminar sea breezes gently creep up the Ghats (hills) creating magical lift bands to soar upon.
Sane pilots prefer to spend the mornings chilling at the guesthouse and make the most of the long evenings to soar for hours at a time.
Get the best service and enjoy an authentic Indian paragliding experience
Our visiting pilot’s package takes care of your paragliding needs and the additional services we offer are geared at maximizing your enjoyment quotient when you decide to come for a flying holiday with us. Our Mumbai (Bombay) office which is located near the airport will co-ordinate and assist you to arrive at our location without any trouble. Come for Paragliding in South India.
Constant conditions for you to enjoy a hassle – free flight
In the Western Ghats, flying conditions are generally constant and it is possible to fly virtually every day of the long season.
“The low hills, rocky terrain, with endless flatlands around seems to be sculpted specially for paragliding with every bend in the road revealing a new set of ridges just begging to be flown” – Hugh Miller, Cross-country, April / May 2000 issue.
By midday the land heats up making for thermic conditions and great XC possibilities. In the evening as the sun makes its way towards the sea the wind speeds lessen, and the skies become hospitable to pilots who want to soar for hours on end and cruise comfortably into the magic hour.
"Outstanding place to stay for paraglider pilots, hikers, swimmers, meditators, all outdoor lovers and their families. I flew the tower hill site, long flights, enjoying the view along with eagles. What I found very unique about Nirvana Adventures is that it combines in one place a very professional flying school and an awesome guesthouse. A short break in this peaceful place away from the city feels like you've been away for a month!"
- Victor B , Paris, France