Next morning we had our paragliding planned. Bir Billing in Himachal Pradesh is Asia's second-highest paragliding spot. They charge you Rs. 2500 that also includes a GoPro shoot which is definitely worth trying. You can book online or on the spot. We booked it online before a few days since we did not want to stay in the queue for just getting it booked.
They took us to the top of the flying site and the ride itself was not less than a roller coaster and every minute my heartbeat was rising.
For me, freedom is like oxygen and flying has always been my fantasy. Honestly, it was my first time and I am so scared of heights. Jumping off from 8500 feet above sea level, even the thought ran chills through my spine. I still can't believe I conquered it.
When I was about to jump, I was like "I can't do it... I am going to die!!" Ah, thanks to my most experienced and humble gliding pilot Mr. Manish, I could do it. He was a professional and he motivated me a lot, "Don't sit, don't stop, just run and you will soon fly like a bird" He is among the few professional gliding pilots there.
Click here to book online for Paragliding with Mr. Manish, also known as Bir Birds.
As I jumped, all the fear was gone and I started floating in the sky. I would recommend each and every one of you to try Paragliding in Bir and if you're scared of heights and it is going to be once in a lifetime experience to get rid of fear.
We get to live only once and we must experience each and everything in life to know its worth.
Cafes that you must try in Bir
Bir certainly is known for Tibetan food. Since most of the people here cook Tibetan food in their everyday meal and that's their specialty. Other kinds of food you can get anywhere in India, but still being such a foodie, I couldn't control my bits to try out a few good cafes in town.
Listing a few of the cafes here that you must try on your trip to Bir and your tummy can still take on more food after trying out local Tibetan food.
This little café is owned and run by a couple who settled in Bir a few years back. This is a beautiful and tiny café that offers the most delicious food in Bir. Their coffee, pancakes, pasta, sandwiches, everything is perfect. Don't forget to try their shakes, they are really good.