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Indus Paragliding

Your gateway to the sky!

Indus Paragliding was founded by Sanjay Pendurkar, a former mountaineer and adventure junkie in 2008. A top-notch paragliding school, Indus is nestled high in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra at Kamshet, near Lonavala, just 100km from Mumbai and 50km from Pune.

As an Instructor associated with a Paragliding Outfit in Kamshet, Sanjay Pendurkar trained 1000s of student pilots for 10 years, before he decided to go solo. The initial idea was to go back to high mountains and enjoy flying…that did not last much. There were constant requests for teaching paragliding from past students and friends. All of this and huge encouragement and support from some close friends convinced him to start a Paragliding School of his own.

In 2008 Indus Paragliding was born, named after the River ‘Indus‘ and inspired by the ancient ‘Indus Civilization‘.

Over the last 10 years Indus has trained 3000+ student pilots from India and also from around the globe. Students include members of the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, Indian Coast Guard etc. A team that started with just 2 members in 2008 now has 8 instructors supported by ground crew and additional support staff. Indus has taken a keen interest in the formation of a National Association for the sport called – Paragliding Association of India (PAI).

Indus is proud to be the first member school of PAI and has added 1000s of student pilots as Associate Members over the years. Sanjay Pendurkar and Yogi have earned ‘Competence of Instructor Certification’ from British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (BHPA) in 2016 under PAI-BHPA PPPI System.  

Indus aims to bring the joy of paragliding to anybody and everybody and promotes the simplicity and accessibility of this practical and easy to master aviation sport.

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YEARS OF INDUS
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STUDENT PILOTS TRAINED

Team Indus

Team Indus is made up of 8 highly qualified and experienced paragliding instructors led by founder and all-round super guy, Sanjay Pendurkar. The team is supported by a competent ground staff and support team to make sure that every student or tandem joyride flyer gets the very best experience in the sky and on the ground. The entire team works tirelessly to provide a once in a lifetime experience that you want to repeat time after time!

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Paragliding Courses

The paragliding courses at Indus cover a range of options, and allow students to learn within the time that they have available. Indus paragliding courses are tailor-made to suit the Indian weather conditions, and are fully structured according to international paragliding standards. > Paragliding Courses we offer > Our teaching approach

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Indus Paragliding operates from its own base called ‘Shambhala – by the lake‘ a beautiful place facing the scenic Lake Vadivali at Kamshet. This cozy place has plenty of space for accommodating students with all essential amenities and a large kitchen powered by our 8 member dedicated team to provide great meals. There is a dedicated class room for theory, discussions, video session. An outdoor Paragliding simulator zone is another favorite pad for hands learning sessions.

Over the years Indus has procured top of the line Paragliding equipment for its team and training which periodically gets upgraded.

> Visit Shambhala – by the lake

#SeeYouInduSky

For me Paragliding is not only thrill and adventure. It is a way of life. You can be a simple weekend hobby pilot enjoying at Kamshet or cross country pilot flying long distance or Acro guy doing crazy things in the sky or a comp pilot trying to get on top of the list. Just enjoy what you do and land safely…share your experience with other pilots, friends and family. Connect with others and make a friendly world.  See You INDUSky! 🙂

Sanjay Pendurkar

Sanjay Pendurkar (pendu)

Chief Flying Instructor and your mentor at Indus Paragliding