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Bir is a small town located in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Bir Billing is a popular destination for adventures sports such as paragliding, treks and also as the town for meditation.
Bir is considered as one of the best spots in the world for paragliding and it hosts the World Paragliding Championship every year. The take-off site is called Billing and the landing site is Bir and the overall altitude change is around 800m. The town of Bir is also an important centre of spiritual studies and meditation. There is a major Tibetan community settlement in this town and the culture of Bir is highly influenced by Tibetan culture. This town is the hub of adventure-sports activities and paragliding spots are abundant here. These activities are safe and all standards of safety are taken care of. People can also go for trekking in one of the most picturesque routes in Himanchal Pradesh. Besides this the Deer Park and the Bir Tea Factory are must-visits.
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- This quaint little hill town with a Tibetan culture has beautiful monasteries and tea gardens, along with yoga retreats and of course paragliding. This is the best place for paragliding in India and is playing host to the Paragliding World Cup in Oct-2015. The pilots charge Rs 2000 for a half an hour long flight. We stayed in Nyingma Guest House
One of the best place for paragliding in the world. A charming mix of adventure and spiritualism. Extremely beautiful in summers.
Freezing cold in winters. Paragliding could be risky without proper guidance. Public buses directly to Bir are not that easily available from cities like Delhi. However, it is well connected by road and can be reached by changing buses or taking a cab.
Ideal for adventurers and paragliding enthusiasts from across the country. Suitable for backpackers and travellers from cities like Delhi, Chandigarh and other parts of North India.