Paragliding in Bir Billing

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Label : Must Visit

Tags : Adventure Sport

Timings : October - June

Time Required : 30 minutes

Entry Fee : INR 2000 - INR 2500

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Paragliding in Bir Billing, Bir Billing Overview

Bir-Billing is considered as one of the top three paragliding sites in the world. Known as the Paragliding capital of India, Bir attracts adventure-seekers from throughout the country and the world. Bir also hosts the Paragliding pre-world cup during the month of October.

The exciting and thrilling activity of paragliding is set amidst lush green meadows. The starting point is at Billing (2400 m) and landing takes place in the fields at Western Edge of Tibetan Colony in Chowgan, Bir (14 km south).

While the experienced get to do a solo show, a novice gets an adventure full ride in a two-seater glider with a skilled instructor. Proper training programs and certification courses are available for novices.

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General Tips

Wear clothes which allow the harness to be wound securely. They should not be too tight or too loose.

Medical Fitness

Watch your respiratory system. If you have breathing issues or heart problem, please do not undertake this activity.

Safety Tips

Choose schools which are certified and offer good safety gear. Before starting the activity, make sure your safety gear is in place. Notify your instructor in case of any glitches or discomfort.

Notable Operators

Bir Billing Paragliding, Billing Valley, 365hops, Temple Pilots, Blue Umbrella

Best Time To Visit Paragliding in Bir Billing

March-May and October -November

Stay Near Paragliding in Bir Billing

Bir-Billing offers some decent places to stay including a resort, camps and homestay. Colonel's Resort is one of the finest accommodations available in the area. Staying overnight at Mcleodganj, situated 2 hours away, is also an alternative option.

How to Reach Bir Billing

  • Air: Gaggal Airport in Kangra serves as a nearest airport to Bir-Billing, Kangra. One can hire a taxi or a bus from outside the airport to reach Bir, which is approximately 150 kms away.

  • Rail: The nearest railway station to Bir-Billing is the Pathankot Railway Station. It is situated about 150 km away and well connected to major cities like Jammu, Amritsar and Delhi. You can hire a cab to reach the final destination.

  • Road: Bir is well connected to several major cities of northern India via Biajnath. One can easily hire a bus from Delhi to reach Baijnath bus stand from where a taxi or local bus service takes you to Bir, situated 30 km away.

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Base Town: Kangra

Costs: Starts at around Rs. 2000

Difficulty Level: Easy-Medium

Nearest Airport: Kangra

Nearest hub: Mcleodganj

Nearest Railhead: Pathankot

Nearest road city: Biajnath.

Recommended for: Groups of friends, College Trips and family

Region: Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

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