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“Famous paragliding places in India” was my search in Google and got a perfect location based in Joginder Nagar Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Bir Billing is a place for paragliding lovers but also for people who wants to stay away from the crowd and busy city life. You can plan your adventure cum leisure trip to Bir Billing as one of the camping sites 2400mt above sea level.
Bir and Billing are two villages with a distance of 14km in between them and they are the main hub of aero sports in India. Aero sports include paragliding, hand gliding etc. It is the perfect place for camping and paragliding for the following reasons:
Easily accessible via air, road and train, Bir-Billing is located some 500km from Delhi. The nearest airport is Kangra, approximately 40km from Bir.
Bir-Billing is naturally suited for paragliding due to its open valley. There is about 200km expanse for flying and there are a lot of safety zones in case there is a requirement for emergency landings.
Favourable wind conditions make it a good place for easy take offs. The landing site is fully equipped to deal with any accidents and/or emergencies. Rescue and retrieval teams are on hand to deal with any mishaps.
This is the most important factor for paragliders and paragliding. Bir-Billing has the perfect climate for all year paragliding. The world record for 132.5 km flight was set in Bir-Billing in 1992.
However, the Bir-Billing paragliding season is October to June while March to June and October, November are ideal for long flights.
The state government of Himachal Pradesh has developed an excellent infrastructure for the world cup. Roads and public amenities have been upgraded to international levels with medical aid along the flight path.
Other activities that you can indulge in whilst in Bir-Billing include:
Make sure you take this once in a lifetime opportunity and get your juices flowing by taking a paragliding and camping holiday in Bir Billing. It’s no less than any international destination.
Day 01: Arrive in Bir .Trek start from Bir to Billing. 3-4 hours
Bir (1600 mtrs), surrounded by tea gardens and an amphitheater of low hills, is an ideal landing ground for para-glaiders. Bir has Buddhist monasteries that are worth visiting. Fine Tibetan handicrafts are also produced here. Billing,(2400 mts) up in the hills 14 km from Bir with an area of 200 km for high altitude and cross country flying, is one of the best aero sports sites in the country.
After lunch move around the Billing. Night stay in camp with bone fire and music.
Day 02: Wake up call in the morning with tea .Post breakfast ready for the flight to Bir .Enjoy the Flight that will be about 30 - 40 minute.
After flight proceed to your destination with unforgettable memories of Camping & paragliding celebration in Bir - Billing