Who won’t like flying high in the blue sky? Most of us wish to have wings like a bird soaring swiftly in the blue sky. Imagine what it would be like looking from a bird’s eye view. If you have a dream to experience the same, try paragliding in Bir Billing. It is the second best spot for paragliding in the world, located in the state of Himachal Pradesh in India. You need to escape for a weekend from Delhi to have this unforgettable experience. Here’s how you can plan a perfect weekend paragliding in the amazing village of Bir Billing.
Best Time to visit Bir Billing
The best time for paragliding in Bir Billing is from October to June. However, December to January are the months when the mountains are covered with snow and brings you a unique experience despite the difficulty of reaching Billing that also experiences snowfall.
Your Paragliding Trip to Bir Billing
Plan a weekend getaway to Bir Billing. Pack your bags and leave on a Friday night. Take a bus from MajnuKaTilla from Delhi. You can also check out other private bus operators suitable for your timings.
On reaching Bir
You will reach Bir by Saturday morning. Get down at the Tibetan Colony bus stop. You will feel an immediate connection developing between your soul and the mesmerizing beauty of the place. Remember, booking a Zostel is the best option for a solo trip to Bir Billing.
However, if you are traveling in a group, you can always opt for comfortable hotels in the area. If you and your friends want to save some for sightseeing, Zostel can also be a good option for your gang. (Note: Make advance bookings regardless of which place you choose to stay).
Head towards your Zostel, you will cross the enchanting monasteries, cafes and tea gardens. You will feel proud of taking the decision to plan a trip to this exceptionally beautiful and scenic spot.
Zostel, stay amidst the scenic Himalayan village
After a short walk from the bus stop, you will reach the Zostel, a comfortable place to stay in the heart of the Bir village. There are hostels that provide pick-up and drop facilities to the site of paragliding. Enquire about the same at the reception. Once you are done with the check-in formalities, allure the beautiful outdoor area of the place while having breakfast. You will come across the scenes of colorful parachutes flying high in the air. Imagine yourself at the same place in the next few hours! Remember, to book a suitable Bir Billing paragliding packages. Having a package booked can save you a good amount of money.
Head towards the paragliding Spot
Based on the time you plan your trip, you can book a car to reach Billing, the site of paragliding. If you are traveling in the months of January or February, get ready to trek through the snow-covered peaks. It is almost 7 kilometers trek that will take around 2 hours to reach the spot. Make sure you are accompanied by a trained and experienced pilot along the way. When in a group, it is a great experience no matter the difficulty level. An experience of a lifetime awaits you at Bir Billing, what are you waiting for.
The awaited experience of Paragliding
Once you reach the spot know that the moment of soaring in the sky has arrived. We know the sight might freak you out for a moment, but that’s all normal. Relax while the pilot sets up the parachute, overcome your fear and nervousness thinking about the feeling of flying in the air. Think this way that it is just another level of adventure after your exciting journey to Billing.
Follow the guide’s instructions to run, run faster. Keep running off the cliff until you are in the air. Within seconds, you will feel relaxed and start relishing the view of the beautiful town of Bir Billing. Spot the miniatures of Tibetan Monasteries, the small cafes that look really tiny from above and the traditional houses. Being with a local guide cum trained pilot will make you less worried about the landing. It will be a smooth land back to the ground after 30 minutes of your paragliding session.
Those 30 minutes will be the most unforgettable moment of your life. If you are way too worried about the experience, but still want to have it, it is better to take a paragliding course in Bir Billing before going for the actual session. Find cheap flight tickets to Himachal Pradesh at Indian Eagle
Trust us, it will be an experience you will want to have again!