After a week of chilly cloudy weather, bright and sunny days are back here in Gangtok with Kanchanjungha visible throughout. When Dr. Keshav Lall Maharjan of the Hiroshima University was here the previous week, he e-mailed me one fine morning from his Sikkim University Guest House-room nearby seeking help to identify the peak. I replied - the one extreme right with peak flat, a feature making it different from the one seen from Darjeeling and wrote also not to miss the sunrise over these peaks that get touched gold, crimson, pink to silver - the highest here getting it first then only the rest. Pleasant weather made me walk down to the town to be welcomed near the Sikkim Tourism by a large poster announcing the joy of paragliding being offered at nearby Ranka, When dreams finds wings– it said. Really, it is a pleasure my dreams of paragliding taking off in Sikkim in a such an excellent manner as also Raju Rai sent me the link Sikkim Paragliding Adventure Sports on the Facebook.
Newly formed Sikkim Paragliding Adventure Sports Cooperative Society Ltd. had some information there while the large hoarding what the paragliders here had to say in all colours about their website www.sikkimskysport.com contact firstname.lastname@example.org - phone 03592649052-53 mobile 09832390556 with office located opposite SABCO Bank at Kazi Road Gangtok. The thrill of flying in tandem on paragliding joy-ride is available at Ranka taking off from Baliman Danra 1600 metres down to the landing point at Rishithang 1100 meters away. Their website says, “The high terrain of Sikkim and its unflinching view of mountains offer some of the best flying in India as you soar with the eagles off of a ridge site only minutes from Gangtok. The Sikkim Paragliding Cooperative Society is an organization that manages and organizes flights to hone your skills in cross-country flying, or aerobatics or just to amuse pleasure seekers.”
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.