Aamby Valley in Maharashtra is the top sky diving spot in India, especially for a tandem jump. If you are an avid skydiver, this place also offers membership which will allow you to go for skydiving all round the year. 10,000 ft tandem jumps are their speciality, for now, however, the organizers are also planning to introduce other popular types of jumps. There will be a training session of approximately for an hour with the instructor in which you will be briefed about the basic Do's and Don'ts of skydiving. Post the briefing, a plane will take the skydiver to the starting point of about 10,000 feet where you, with your instructor, will take that big exciting plunge from the aircraft. Within a span of 20-30 seconds, the instructor will deploy the parachute. In the next 40-45 minutes, you can absorb the picturesque surrounding of Aamby Valley while the wind takes you on a joy ride.
In the scenic lakeside city, Deesa in Gujarat, the Sports Authority of India recognized its potential to become a certified drop zone for skydiving as an adventure sport. Thus, in this way, Deesa went on to become the country's first skydiving spot. Every year, the city becomes a host to several skydiving events. The Athletics Specialist of Gujarat is in the process of converting Deesa as a spot for more such experience sports. While one can opt for a Tandem Jump here where the first time skydivers can get an ensured memorable experience. There is also a Static Jump in which the skydiver will undergo a training for 1.5 days. In a Static Jump, the participant is his/her own master- there is no instructor attached to them with a harness, rather they are connected with two instructors via radio who guide the skydiver about the safe landing. The parachute is immediately deployed once the skydiver takes the leap.
In the Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh, lies the serene town of Dhana. The place has an airstrip where various operators organize skydiving camps for those who love an adrenaline rush. The freefall time is less here, however, one can enjoy the vast stretches of landscape in the area. The first Indian skydiving was hosted in this quaint town. The tandem instructor is strapped with the skydiver to ensure and help them in a safe landing. There is no mandate for previous experience in a similar scenario. A valuable 30-minute training session is all one needs to be ready for the big dive. The speed of the free fall is around 120 mph.
The Aligarh airstrip has a skydiving facility where you can take that thrilling giant leap. You will be required to undergo a fitness test to make certain that the participant is medically fit. This medical certificate can be provided by a general physician. The registration process will be followed by an induction program by qualified tandem instructors. The Aligarh airstrip has 5 slots in a day, so, one has to make a prior reservation to ensure that they successfully get to dive on the day they wish to. For early birds who would want to soak some sunlight, the reporting time is 9:00 AM, wherein, the jump is conducted between 10:00 AM -12:00 PM. If you are a lover of watching sunsets, then you can report at 12:00 PM and be ready to have a bird-like experience between 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. One can either opt for a Tandem Jump in which the instructor will assist in deploying a parachute for the landing or A Jump to Remember. The Tandem Jump package also includes a coffee mug and a certificate of completion. A Jump to Remember participants will additionally get photographs as well as a video recording of their journey from the sky to earth. Do give the broadest of all your smiles, because, well, you are on camera. These participants can also choose the Coffee mug from an available selection range.
While Pondicherry is a popular tourist destination for multiple reasons, skydiving, being one of them. In this coastal beauty, you have the option of trying Tandem as well as Static Jumps. The free fall from the sky will give you a chance to enjoy the breathtaking landscape here. You can see the sea kissing the land from up above, gliding like a kite as the wind takes control of your ride. Operators organize frequent camps as suitable according to the weather condition for those who get high on adventure sports. For Static Jump, the minimum age is 16 years whereas for Tandem Jump is 18 years. The height of the fall for a Tandem Jump in Pondicherry is 10,000 ft.a and for a Static jump, it is 4,000 ft. So, plan a trip to this town with spectacular French Colonial settlement and dare yourself to rise and soar high.
Surprisingly, Mysore is one of the top sky diving spots in India. Offering two types of jump - Tandem jump and Freefall, the Mysore skydiving strip is located at the base of Chamundi Hills. It offers a spectacular scenic view of whole Mysore.