Paragliding is the latest aero sport to take the world by storm. The origin of the sport dates back to the 1940s. Since then, this sport has been rapidly expanding. Thousands of people all over the world have found this sport convenient , sheer fun and a safe medium of soaring in the air. Sri Lanka's physical features and climatic conditions are conducive to flying operations throughout the year. Paragliding holds a special attraction for the foreign tourist. Flight time for any average pilot with an intermediate level glide will take 25 minutes.
The exhilarating sport of paragliding is offered at the Ella Adventure Park, which is a hotel situated in the wilds of Ella city (202 km from Colombo, in the central hilly region, south of Nuwara Eliya, in close proximity to Bandarawela). This hotel is the solo provider of Paragliding in the Island at present. Paragliding is conducted over the Makaldeniya ridge, which lays claim to a breathtaking vista which the paraglider can admire and appreciate.