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.
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
And finally the most scary part of our trip had come, PARAGLIDING !! Today we had to fly back from Biling to Bir with our gliders and drivers. Its really gross to jump of the mountain when you know that you are at the height of 2400 m and could uplift to fly up to 5000 m.It was a 30 min flight and we had taken our go-pro videos. My driver had shaken hell out of me by making the glider upside down continuously 5 times during the flight. The experience was beyond words.