Let’s travel together.

Paragliding in Bir Billing – Full Adventure Travel Guide to India’s Highest Paragliding Site

0

After doing adventures like India’s Highest Bungee Jumping & India’s Best River Rafting, I’ve tried the World-famous Paragliding in Bir Billing.

Paragliding in Bir Billing

Whenever I go for some Himalayan trek or somewhere on a long trip, I make sure to try one new adventure also if it could be possible and it should be India’s best adventure. The time I went for Dalhousie Snow trek with my school buddies, I decided to for Bir also for paragliding.

India's highest paragliding bir billing

The reason I chose Bir Billing Paragliding because it is World 2nd best and India’s highest and best site for paragliding.

The level of this adventure is moderate.

Takeoff site paragliding billing
A photo was taken from take-off site – Billing

Bir is a small village located near Palampur in Himachal Pradesh. It is located 30 km from Palampur. The flight time is 15-30 min but the whole activity takes 2 to 3 hours. The distance from Bir (landing site) to Billing (take-off site) is 18 km.

Going to Billing from Bir
Going to Billing (Take-off Site) by road

How to Reach Bir?

  1. Nearest Railway Station is Pathankot. (approximately 140 km away)
  2. Nearest Airport is Kangra Airport in Gaggal (approximately 65 km away)
  3. You can also go by train/bus/cab from Delhi.

Billing paragliding site 7800 ft

Maximum Altitude

8000 ft

Best Season

October to June

Flight Time

20-25 minutes

Take-Off Site

Billing

Landing Site

Bir

Bir billing best paragliding in india
A beautiful view of mountains from Billing

The reason why you must visit Bir Billing for Paragliding?

 

  • It is World’s second-best and India’s highest paragliding site.
  • During your flight, you would be able to get the best view of Bir Village & Monastery surrounded by the Himalayan range.
  • The wind pressure, the climate, the altitude makes this place perfect for long flights up to 2 hours.
  • In 2015, the World Cup of Paragliding conducted in Bir Billing and all the top major countries have participated in it.
Paragliding in Bir Billing
A shot from GoPro

Going to such a beautiful place and if you have not shot the video, then it worthless. I have made a small 3-minute video (Youtube VLOG) of my experiences from this Bir Billing Paragliding.

Don’t forget to LIKE | SHARE | SUBSCRIBE

Connect with me on Instagram – instagram.com/travelwithayush

 

Booking

  • There are n numbers of flying operators in this region. You can prebook from the website.
  • Make sure the Pilot is well trained and professional and the operator should have permission to fly from Himachal Tourism.
  • Videography from GoPro is available at an additional cost of 500 INR.
Bir Billing Paragliding Himachal Pradesh
Ready to Fly

 

It’s a totally different adventure and you must try this once in a lifetime even if you have Height-o-Phobia.

So take out a couple of days from your so-called busy 9 to 5 schedule and try this adventure of flying in the air with an amazing view of Himalayas.

Paragliding Acrobat Bir Billing
The OMG moment during Acrobat

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

1. What is a tandem flight?
Answer: In Tandem flight 2 persons can fly at a time, one is guest (you) and second is pilot also known as a paraglider.
2. What is the cost of a tandem flight?
Answer: 2500 INR is the cost of Paragliding in Bir Billing.
3. Is it safe to do paragliding in Bir Billing?
Answer: Yes, the operators/tour agencies are taking every safety measures with good quality of equipment and the paraglider will be a trained pilot.
Himachal Pradesh Paragliding in Bir Billing
Time to land
4. Which is the highest place in India for paragliding?
Answer: Bir-Billing near Palampur in Kangra district is the highest site at around 8000 ft. and considered as the best place for paragliding in India.
5. How can I go to Bir Billing?
Answer: Nearest Railway Station is Pathankot (approximately 140 km away). Nearest Airport is Kangra Airport in Gaggal (approximately 65 km away). You can also go by train/bus/cab from Delhi.
paragliding landing site bir himachal pradesh
Paragliding landing site
6. What Bir Billing is famous for?
Answer: Bir Billing is having India’s highest Paragliding site and Bir is also famous for ecotourism and meditation with a number of monasteries.
Bir himachal Pradesh
These cute puppies met us at the landing site, Bir.

 

Note: The information I have provided is given based on my experience in 2018. There might be some difference with the current pricing, calculation or any type of information.

 

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.