An adventure for an adventure - Delhi to Bir Billing #adventureactivity

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Day 1

Starting all happy for the 14 hour drive. He Drove !

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Early start from Delhi at 4 am in the morning. We were 5 of us and only 1 person knew how to drive. He was ready for the long drive to the beautiful Himachal. By the way, we just had 3 days in our hands. This was day 1.

Stopping for a fresh drink

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Sleeping

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Stopping for an amazing view

Photo of An adventure for an adventure - Delhi to Bir Billing #adventureactivity by shikha kanwar

Stopping for a local delicacy

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Reached Bir by the evening

Photo of Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by shikha kanwar

We had not booked any hotel. This amazing view is from the homestay we crashed at for the 2 days. Ayush Homestay. This road leads to Billing, the paragliding paradise. That is why we were here after that long, tiring but amazing drive.

It was cold. Snowfall on upper regions and rain in Bir.

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A small tea garden in front of our stay.

Photo of An adventure for an adventure - Delhi to Bir Billing #adventureactivity by shikha kanwar

It rained all night and our hopes of paragliding were going down with that rain.

Day 2

The sun surprised us in the morning. :)

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We had chai in the morning served by the owner of that place. She was just so nice to us. She talked about the weather, the food, the paragliding experiences of that place. We headed towards Billing as early as we could (the weather can change anytime again). We could not carry our camera, so the next few photos are clicked from an iphone.

Yup! that is exactly how the trip upwards was.

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A few selfies and amazing videos of that amazing 12-14 km short trip.

Photo of An adventure for an adventure - Delhi to Bir Billing #adventureactivity by shikha kanwar

Reached Billing and a little nervous/scared

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Day 2

All pumped up and excited

Photo of Billing Valley, Biling, Himachal Pradesh by shikha kanwar

The clouds were above us again

Photo of Billing Valley, Biling, Himachal Pradesh by shikha kanwar

The para gliders immediately asked us to wrap ourselves with the harnesses as the weather could change anytime. We wrapped ourselves with the harness. The experts handed the go-pro cameras to their first timer paragliders. Capture all of it.

I was asked to run a few steps before jumping. I ran, and before i knew it there was no land beneath us. I was in the air. Heart pumping like never before. And the sitting place on that thing, It's more comfy than the chair you're sitting in right now. I was just sitting relaxed. I was taught how to use the go pro. #paragliding

The take off

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After a few seconds in the air. This is where i thought my shoe would fall off. And i was scared as hell.

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The sun, the sky and me

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You can see everything

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Tilted

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Our landing spot

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Thats me

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Landing time

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By this time i have had the best feeling ever. I have had done the most amazing thing ever. I felt happy and content. It was a different type of contentment. I did what i was there for.

After landing and lying down in that huge ground for about an hour, we decided to go cycling to a monastery nearby.

Photo of Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by shikha kanwar

Yeaahhhh...

Photo of Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by shikha kanwar

Trust me, this is one of the best feelings and one of the best places to visit.

It was dinner time already. We had local food in a small dhaba nearby and visited the Tsering Jong Monastery.

Photo of Tsering Jong Monastery, Bir Colouny Road, Chaugan, Himachal Pradesh, India by shikha kanwar

Slept peacefully that night and rushed back to our life in Delhi the next morning.

Day 3

Day 3

A rainbow said goodbye. :)

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Back to Delhi.

About Bir Billing - It is one of the cheapest places in Himachal. Small, cozy, not expensive home stays with amazing hosts. Local yummy food (not expensive - 80 Rupees per thali).

Activity: Paragliding flight from Billing to Bir.

Flight time: 15 minutes – 30 minutes.

Price: INR. 2500/- Per Person ( with the go pro video and photographs) , INR. 2000/- Per Person (without the vedio and photos)

Places to visit (apart from paragliding) - Cycling to Sherab Ling Monastery, Tsering Jong Monastery, Bir road - has small shops to shop and eat.

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