3rd and last day of our tripI woke up early in the morning and was ready to reach the paragliding point. My instructor picked me up from the hotel and we headed to Jumping Point. I love adventure games, yet I was a bit nervous about paragliding.I took my first flight, overcoming nervousness. Frankly, this thrill can not be described in words, it can only be felt.
Took My Breathe AwayThe final day for Bir Billing paragliding had come. We got up early in the morning and we headed towards the paragliding point and i cant tell you how scared I was. Though there was apparent excitement besides the fear. The final call was signing the Indemnity form, I was freaking nervous. The wind was strong and the height from which the jump was to be taken was 9000 ft from Sea level. We all were made wear helmets and briefing was done by the instructor. While he was making me familiar with the rules it was even more scaring the shit outta me. Out of curiosity, I asked him, ‘ Where do I have to start the run ?’‘From here to that point’, he replied pointing at the hollow trench. No doubt I was scared as shit but this is what I came here for.BTW average cost per person for a single assisted flight is approximately Rs 2500/- including the video. The booking can be done on the spot at Bir village. They will assist you about everything and provide you a taxi to billing as well.It was finally my turn to jump off the cliff. It was a smooth take off and the heart was pumping like anything till the time I settled in the air. I was initially scared but the moment i was in the air the top view took my breathe away and i completely forgot that i was even scared. It was so majestic. It was like flying, something everyone should experience at-least once in their life..Just Go and experience it yourself and believe me you would definitely want to do it again .
The thirst of wanderlust can only be quenched by leaving behind the hustle bustle of Delhi life and getting on the bus which traverses through the scenic mountains and river beds and finally reaches Mcleodganj, in exile and home to large population of Tibetans and official residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Best is to explore the place on foot with immense greenery of Deodar Cedar and Pine trees starting from St John Church in Wilderness , Dal lake and Naddi Sunset view point. Mcleodganj main center and market houses various small eateries and café joints to satisfy your hunger pangs and taste buds. The smell of coffee, cake and momos is alone not enough, eating freshly baked pizza in wood fired pizza oven at Morgan’s Place at Dharamkot road makes for a perfect evening. Adventure seekers can start early day trek to Triund Hill and be ready to be spell bound by the breathtaking view of snow clad mountains and spending the night under sky full of stars. If you are blessed enough you may also be joined by four legged fur balls along the hike. For the peace of mind and purity of heart pay a visit to Bhagsunag temple and waterfall along with Namgyal Monastery and then start the next leg of journey by heading towards the quaint, serene and green pastured Bir. The time will stand still and be lost in the moment to be you and just you. To end the trip on high note and set your heart rate pulsating paraglide from world’s second highest paragliding spot Billing. While heading back don’t forget to be a spectator at highest international cricket ground in the world, HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala and make beautiful memories all along. #anupamatherunnerandtravellerItinerary (How to reach and Where to Stay)Day1 - Delhi to Mcleodganj\Dharamshala bus booking on hrtchp.com or redbus.inDay2- Stay at Traingle Folks and sightseeing St John Church in Wilderness , Dal lake ,Naddi Sunset view point, Bhagsunag temple and waterfall along with Namgyal MonasteryDay3-Triund Trekking and campingDay4-Bus from Dharamshala -Palampur- Baijnath and reach Bir and stay at zostel.comDay5-Paraglide early morning from Billing(2500rs) and checkout HPCA Stadium and catch bus Dhramshala -Delhi