Para Gliding in Bir-Billing, Himachal Pradesh

The land of Himachal Pradesh is most suitable for adventure activities. Then be it Skiing, Mountaineering, Camping, White Water Rafting, Trekking or Jeep Safari, Himachal is ready to pamper you like anything. But among all the adventure sports, which has attracted the attention of most of the adventure lovers across the world is Para Gliding.

Bir-Billing, in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, been a most favourable venue for conducting International Paragliding competitions in India since 2002. Located at an altitude of 2,290 meters above mean sea level, Billing is the take off site whereas Bir with an altitude of 1,400 meters serves as landing site. Bir, which is at a distance of about 14 km from Billing, is a small and beautiful village located amid the green tree gardens and habitated by Tibetans. Situated in the Dhauladhar mountain range and regarded amongst the best gliding sites in the world, it also got an opportunity to conduct Pre-World Cup competition of Paragliding in 2008. A total of 80 pilots from various countries participated in the competition, out of which 14 were women.

Bir-Billing offers an opportunity to the fliers to fly upto 180 kms. The sport is based on the prevailing weather conditions and if the weather is favourable, considering wind speed and direction, one can make a cross country and landing either in Dharamshala or Manali. Other than Paragliding, Hang Gliding and Para Sailing can also be enjoyed here. The annual Hang Gliding Rally is organised, by the Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation, every year in the month of May at Bir-Billing.

Aero Sports Complex at Bir and Adventure Sports Hostel at Dharamshala conducts training courses every year for freshers as well as trained pilots. Bir is located at a distance of 12 km from Baijnath and 70 km from Dharamshala. The best season to visit Bir-Billing is from March to May and from September to November.

Get detailed information about Gliding in India here.

11 comments:

  1. It really needs a big heart to enjoy such kind of adventurous sports. I like the information given in the article.

    Can you please suggest me some of the hotels out there?

    Thanks

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  2. Yeah. sure.

    Bir Resort Hotel, Emaho Guest House, Palden Guest House and Wangpo House are some of the hotels in Bir-Billing area where one can easily find the accommodation throughout the year. But one needs to confirm the status of accommodation in advance during peak season.

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  3. My goodness. What an informative blog to enjoy winters in India.Lets see if I get a chance to explore India this year. Nways keep up Dude.

    Thanks

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  4. BIR IS REALLY A VERY ADVENTURES PLACE ANYBODY GO THERE THEY FEEL LIKE A HEAVEN IN THE EARTH BUT SLOWLY SLOWLY THE PEOPLE OF LOCAL AREA CUT THE FOREST AND PLAY DANGEROUS WITH OWN LIFE SO PEOPLE PLEASE SAVE THE FOREST DON'T CUT IT PUT MORE AND MORE TREES THIS IS MUST IMPORTANT FOR YOU

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  5. Hi,
    I like the way you have presented the information. I request you to please provide me the charges for the above mentioned sports/Cources with their duration accordingly on my Email ID: yadvendra.sharma@expressindia.com
    Awating your reply.
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    Yadvendra Sharma

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  6. Imparted a very good blog post about adventure tours in India. In India, there are several tourists destinations to explore for adventure tours such a tourist destination is in North India named Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Tourism is the best place for tourism in India.

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  8. Paragliding in bir billing is the world wide famous site for various activity and people from all over the world taking interest in the same. But i think our govt is note taking much interested in the same. Last year in the 2013 pre world cup they have paid too less amount to winner and it must be changed if we want to increase the count of participants in near coming future

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  10. I am going to Dharamshala in Aug, so is that a good time to go Bir for adventure sports and all. and what about the road condition if I need to drive it.

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