Like much of Asia skydiving has only recently become an accepted activity in India, with the establishment of the Skydiving Association in 2011. The sport has taken off quickly and multiple drop zones are now available offering tandem skydives, static line jumps and accelerated free fall courses.
While skydiving takes place year round, it’s best to avoid monsoon and rainy seasons as less blue skies means less jumps. The best time of day to go in morning or early evening as the mid-day sun at this latitude can be too bright to allow you to fully appreciate the views.
The main drop zones are Jaipur in Rajasthan, Dhana in Madhya Pradesh, Pinjore in Haryana and Bengaluru in Karnataka. Skydiving festivals often take place and are often the best time to skydive in India.
Dhana’s drop zone operates from 1st October to 15th June every year. They offer tandem and static line jumps from 8000 feet . Getting to this part of India is somewhat difficult given major domestic airports at Jabalpur and Khajuraho are several hundred kilometres away.
A relatively small drop zone operates from Jakkur Aerodrome in Bangalore which offers static line and tandem drops. Jump season is from September to June and is offers perhaps the most accessible location for India skydiving.
The Indian Parachuting Federation offers skydiving from a number of drop zones, but most popular is near Deesa in Gurjarat. They offer tandem, static line and accelerated free fall although your precise requirements will need to be arranged in advance. The Deesa location is relatively difficult to get to, the nearest international airport being located in Ahmedabad.