Next morning we woke up early as we were supposed to get picked up and taken to the paragliding spot. So we freshened up, got ready and had breakfast before heading out to Billing. We sat in the jeep and the journey towards the take off spot was windy and peaceful. We reached the spot after around 15-20 mins with our paragliders tagging along with us. There we were given our paragliding gear and everything else that was required. We were given instructions and I was supposed to fly before my friend. So I was taken to the exact spot for take off and I was asked to run for around 5 steps and then we would fly. I did the same but at the very end moment due to some confusion and poor sync between me and the glider, we fell down the hills. Me and my glider both of us took a hard fall and I shouted in pain. I ended up getting injured on my back. Two other guys came to help me and he got me off my harness and helped me. He took me to our previous spot carefully and asked if I am okay. I was kind of embarassed and hurt but I decided to shrug it off for the time being and said that I would get better. He asked if I would fly again to which I said yes. My glider was a bit surprised but then I was a bit skeptical but with a brave face and the thrill to fly, I ran again and this time we actually flew. We were in the air for almost 30 mins and it was a lifetime experience which I would never ever forget. Even with a back injury, this is something I am glad I have not missed for any reason. After my flight, it was my friend's turn. She flew pretty easily, even though she had acrophobia but that didn't stop her from experiencing this adventure sport.
We both had an awesome and memorable experience which we would carry with us for long.🌼
We took a bus to Baijnath that afternoon which was 20 mins from Bir and the rest of the day was quiet with some interactions and laughter with people from different walks of life at BATI Home.
The next day we were about to leave for Delhi but we were worried that our return bus might get cancelled like the previous one. That didn't happen. We were supposed to leave for Delhi on next day evening and we had the entire morning with us. We explored Bir on foot, went to the local market, bought few souvenirs and did some cafe hopping. Soon it was our time to leave. We were dropped at the bus stand by our BATI host Sunil Sharma who is an amazing accomodating helpful person. We interacted with each other very well and we were sure to miss Bir for its serene atmosphere and peaceful life along with the people who we came across there.🤍