Hang Gliding is a thrilling air sport where the pilot soars in the air by hanging on to an unpowered,wing shaped aircraft. Pilots can stay aloft for hours,climb thousands of feet in altitude and fly long distances, sometimes they can fly cross country too. The basic glider is a rigid frame made of fabric or aluminium. The pilot is strapped to the harness hanging down from the wing frame and lies parallel to the frame while flying. Take off is generally on foot and the pilot launches himself from a hill or a cliff. Landing can be done on foot though some class of gliders require wheels. The pilot controls the speed and direction of the glider by moving her body forward backward and side to side. Thus the craft moves in the direction of the pilot's motion. Hang Glidin is a sport which is very easy to learn. India has some world class Hang Gliding sites, particularly in the lower regions of the Himalayas. The sport can also be enjoyed in Srinagar, Sikkim and Meghalaya with scenic cross country trails in Himachal Pradesh and the Niligiri hills of Tamil Nadu.Except for monsoons, Hang Gliding is possible nearly throughout the year.