When in Bir, do as the Himachali's do!
Day 2 started early with me at the hostel gate, waiting for the ride to Billing - A hilltop 17 kms away, to try Paragliding. After a brief list to what to do and what not to do, my instructor and I jumped of the 3400metre high hill top.
"Aaaaaaaaa Woooooaaaahhhhh " is all that came out of my mouth as I took the flight of my life. The air time lasted around 20 min with every minute of it seeming to be a lifetime. The experience was one of a kind and the adrenaline rush was comparable to the time when I first sat on a roller-coaster times 10!!
After the Paragliding experience, it was time to explore the town and it's Monastries. Quickly walked backed to the hostel from the Landing site, took my bike and started off for the biggest and the most famous Monastry of Bir - Sherbaling Monastry. It was merely 10kms from town and people generally prefer to rent bicycles and visit this place. The Monastry visited rendered the much needed peace to the mind and I was lucky enough to have gathered some blessings from the Monastry priest for my journey onward. The Monastry has a nice basketball court and one is welcome to try a hand at beating the monks in the game of basketball only to be disappointed at the end.
The later part if the evening was spent at a cafe - Silverlinings Cafe, right next to the Landing Site, gazing into the Sunset frequently blocked by a fellow tandem Paragliding tourist. It was a nice time to soak in the town and its peaceful vibe sipping onto a huge glass of cold coffee.