Discover Bir-Billing: India’s Paragliding Heaven
One of the hidden gems of Himachal Pradesh, Bir-Billing are a haven for the adventure-seeker.
The land of Gods or Devabhoomi, Himachal Pradesh is home to many beautiful hill stations. And if you are an adventure lover and often look for that rush of adrenaline, then you should head to Bir-Billing. It is situated in the foothill of Himalayas, near Joginder Nagar Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Popularly known as Paragliding capital of India; its scenic beauty truly takes your breath away. There is an array of activities you can indulge in during your stay.
Things to do in Bir-Billing
Your trip will be considered incomplete if you don’t try your hand in Paragliding. It is truly an out of world experience. For all the novices, there are several professionals who accompany you on your flight, so you are safe and sorted. Interesting trivia about the place is that it hosted the Paragliding world cup in the year 2015.
Apart from Paragliding, there are various trekking routes throughout the region. We would advise going through various tours offering treks around Bir-Billing with a trained professional who would guide you through the sublime views and tracks.
Even though you can live in various hotel and rest houses around the area, but to complete the adventure trail, you must try camping to enjoy the pure and pristine Himalayan experience. You can check out various camping sites in Kangra valley, Barot valley, and of course Bir-Billing valley.
- Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking is also one of the enthralling ways to enjoy the pure mountain air. Mountain biking can be very trying and different from regular biking, so we would advise asking for expert bikers to accompany you (You can check with local tours and travel company for that). It is undoubtedly an experience you should not miss out.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit is in the summers between March to June and October to December. The activities come to a halt in rainy and winter season due to excess rainfall and snowfall.
Places to visit around Bir-Billing
You can head to various monasteries such as Chokling Monastery, Palpung Sherab Ling Monastery to spiritually elevate yourself. You can also visit famous temples such as Baijnath shiv temple, Mahakal Temple.
So, we have sorted your next vacation spot, what are you waiting for?