A taxi took us till the landing point of paragliding. From there a jeep took all the people gathered to Billing which was the take-off point. It's a half an hour ride till Billing. We had booked for video and photography CDs too. On reaching the point, they just take you one by one and start prepping you. It is such a chaos, all my companions had scattered to different places. All were getting prepped by different people. They keep throwing instructions at you. "Maddy, paanv upar rakhiyega...aapko daudna hai pehle...dariyega nai" I don't know what the hell maddy was. A man was just behind me. Apparently he would take the leap with me. Leap of faith I call it. But I saw a woman getting dragged on the rocky surface before taking off and I was freaked. And without giving me any time for composure, I was hauled by three men who were literally picking me up while I was barely trying to run and without even taking two steps of the run, I WAS FLYING. I was literally in the air. I tried to seat myself properly holding the camera stick in one hand which was provided by the men to shoot the whole glide. I was so up ! Up Up in the air. He tried to do some tricks by hurling me towards right and left, but it seemed like I would throw up so I stopped him. I was happy being in the air, there was no need for any enhancements to this. For 20 mins I was there, watching the world from above. And I talked to the man who was my faith. Then he gave me a few instructions about landing and then I was back down to earth... J It was thrilling.
Known for once being a transit point on the famous silk route to Lhasa, Zuluk is a small village located on a hilltop in East Sikkim, and also serves as a military base for the Indian Army. Slowly emerging as an offbeat destination, Zuluk is ideally located on the Silk Route such that Padamchen, Lungthung, Nathang, and Kupup lake can be covered in day trips. Known for offering breathtaking views of the sunrise over Kanchenjunga, Thambi Point is a must visit. Being a restricted area, one needs to apply for a special permit to enter Zuluk. The permit can be obtained from Gangtok or Rangli. Zuluk can be reached by road from Gangtok, Bagdogra, Kalimpong, Pelling, and Darjeeling. One can make arrangements to stay at one of the many homestays in the village.