Best things to do in Biling and sightseeing in Biling
Bir-Billing Take-off - Biling
It is the only government approved area for paragliding, about 300kms away from Dalhousie, and has very reasonable paragliding and trekking packages.
Bir billing paragliding - 2nd in the world & No.1 in asia
Traveled 2 hours and 30 minutes from my hotel at McLeod Ganj to experience one of India's finest Paragliding sites. When we got there, we were told that a government official had gone up to the take-off point for a routine inspection. As a result, we were made to wait another 2 hours. Finally, we were taken up to the take-off point (which is a 30 minute journey uphill) and were asked to wait for our pilots to arrive. The view is breath-taking as it is really high up: a small cottage tucked away in a corner, plenty of goats grazing, and a wonderful bird's eye-view of the village below. We met our pilots, got strapped into our harnesses and took off in a minute. The whole flight lasts anywhere between 15-35 minutes, and we flew with pilots who have solo licenses to paraglide (they are yet to receive their licenses for tandem flying). Both take-off and landing sites are extremely safe. The entire paragliding experience was amazing, worth the long wait, and truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! [I paid Rs. 2,200 for one paragliding session, which lasted approximately 30 minutes, and included a GoPro Hero 3 on which I recorded my flight]
Billing and Bir have been called a heaven for the gliders. While Billing is where you land on, Bir at 2600m is where you fly off in to the wind drifts! This paragliding site is perfect from March till early June when the cool winds set to take you high. Paragliding in the Kangra Valley region of Himachal can be one unique experience which someone with a love for adventure should not miss out on!
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Billing Valley - Biling
Famous for Paragliding, Billing is about 30 minutes from Bir village. The road to the top of town is narrow and steep. Drive slow here.
Billing is the camping & paragliding spot. Adventure lovers can trek from Bir to Billing. The camping experience at Billing is one of its kind experience.