Woke up early morning but with the sound of rain and Chirping birds not with the regular noise of alarm clock.
After quick breakfast I headed straight to Billing for my first Paragliding flight.
Why I chose Paragliding as the activity?,because A. I'm (was) scared of heights B. I wanted to let go with all the chaotic thoughts of my mind. I believe I'm over my acr0 phobia now.
Organising the flight process was quite smooth for me as everything was taken care by Zostel itself this costed me 1900 bucks (I chose the non-selfie stick option), with selfie stick it costs 2500 bucks.
Billing-the take off site is on a distance of 30min by an SUV (via dhauladhar ranges) from Bir.
It was a cloudy day and my pilot instructed me to always stay ready for the take off as we could take off any moment as soon as the sky seems clear.
We waited for 2hrs to take off but that wait was a time filled with mixed emotions for me.
I was definitely nervous but also very much excited with the idea of challenging my limitation.
So at last we took off and that moment was the defining moment for me.
Did I felt like a bird?-Yes.
Did I felt thrilled?-yes.
But more then anything else I was delighted, I felt capable.
I was shouting. I was hooting. I was crying.
I realised the meaning of my existence.
That was the moment of my life.
No other experience can replace that very moment for me.
It was a flight of 30min and My pilot was quite a guy (with experience of 11 years) did many stunts and I enjoyed all of it.
When we were preparing to land I was sad but then as the proverb goes the moments are best lived when they are over and this moment was one such moment for me which I still cherish.
After landing I was famishing so I thanked my pilot and headed to relish some adarak chai with maggi.
Evening was well spent scrolling the town and exploring monasteries.
Later I was back in my dorm which is where I discovered I got a very bad sun burn but that didn't made me sad, those were my scars I wanted to cherish.
Around dinner time I was planning to head back to Delhi but my wanderer soul was craving for more excursion, so my fellow traveler's suggested me to explore Triund and Mcleodganj.
I was delighted with the idea and planned to keep Mcleodganj as my next destination.
I stayed in zostel for 2 nights which costed me 600 bucks and 3 time meal (1 dinner & 2 breakfast) 500 bucks.
If you are an Ambivert like me then staying at a hostel like this is a best place you can meet new people.