Life starts where fear ends
Bir billing is a paragliding destination in the heart of Himalayas. It is the 2nd best site in the world and the top site in Asia for paragliding. The take-off site is Billing, which is at a height of 2400 meters and is around 14 km up from Bir.
Bir billing hosted the paragliding world cup in 2015. This was the ‘First paragliding world cup of India.’ It is adventurous beyond imagination, paragliding is a guaranteed thrill. However, it can be a little dangerous sometimes. As a result, experienced pilots ensure that paragliding is met with all safety, weather conditions, landing and takeoff sites should all be in favour of takeoff for the ride.
More about Bir Billing
Although it can be visited all through the year, March to May and October – November are best for paragliding due to better thermals. And It costs around ₹2000 to ₹2500 per person.
Bir billing provides options for trekking, mountain biking, and camping too.
Bir is mainly a Buddhist town and a house of monastery. It is located 70 km from Dharamshala.
My Experience of Paragliding
I love experiencing new adventures in my life. This was the second adventure I was going to do.
We were taken by the team of pilots from the landing site to take off-site. This journey was an add on to my adventure. It was so amazing to travel roads around mountains covered with snow and the cold wind touching my face.
Then I was asked to wear the heavy equipment of paragliding and reach the top of the cliff from where I have to jump. I fell three times in the snow because it was too slippery. My pilot asked me to run and jump from that height and without thinking even for a minute, I just did it. The moment I jump I was in the air, flying. I cannot explain the feeling of freedom, the feel to fly in the air.
My pilot also made me comfortable in every way. Really, thankful to him he landed me with great safety. The wind up there in the cloud made my hands frozen.
Experience this flying adventure of Paragliding in Bir billing and I assure you, it will be a memorable experience.