Paragliding In Bir Billing

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Paragliding In Bir Billing Overview

The most famous spot in Billing is its paragliding take off point, which is the world's second highest, towering at 8000ft offering panoramic views of the valley below. The landing site is in the fields of Bir. Paragliding was first introduced in Bir in early 1990’s by Bruce Mills who was a New Zealander Pilot and well known in the valley which started attracting many pilots to try their hands in paragliding here. Later it became popular among the locals also. The longest flying record is also at Bir Billing which is 253km in a single flight. Conditions for long flight make Bir Billing a favorite Paragliding destination among the pilots.
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About The Activity:

  • Take off Site Location: Billing
  • Landing site Location: Chougan, Bir
  • Fly Time: 8:30 – 5 pm (Depends on the weather)
  • Max Weight: 95Kg
  • Minimum Weight 15Kg
  • Cost:  Rs 3000 per person including GoPro
  • Duration: 20-25 mins.
  • Insurance is included.
  • Safety Gears included
  • Certified Glider is included.
  • Best season: March to June then September mid to November.
  • Transportation from Bir to the Paragliding site in Billing which is 18km uphill is included in the Cost.
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How To Reach?

  • Pick-up and drop-off service from the Bir landing location is included in the package. Bir Colony Road, where the Bir Landing point is located, is easily accessible by both private and public transit.
  • The paragliding take-off position is 16 kilometres from Bir, thus it will take 45 minutes to go to the activity area in Billing after being picked up from the pick-up point in Bir.


  • Take-off from the world’s second-best site for paragliding.

  • Get assisted by a professional instructor who will ensure a hassle-free experience.

  • Get a stunning video shot on a Go-Pro camera to capture memories.

  • Embark on this exciting paragliding in the “Paragliding Capital of India”.

  • Explore the beauty of the Dhauladhar ranges from a height of around 8200 ft.

Must Know Before You Go for Paragliding In Bir Billing

  • Participants must pay attention to the guidelines given by the instructor before and after the activity.
  • The activity might be delayed or postponed due to weather conditions. In such a scenario, the next best possible time slot will be informed.
  • Participants are not allowed to carry any sharp object, lighter, luggage bag, alcohol, knife, etc.
  • Avoid consuming heavy food or alcoholic beverages before and after the activity.
  • Any breakage or damage of any items will be charged at actuals.
  • Participants are requested to report at the venue at least 30 minutes prior to their chosen time slot.
  • Timings must be strictly followed.
  • For safety purposes, this activity is not recommended for women who are more than 3 months pregnant, anyone that has had major surgery, or has a broken leg/arm, has chronic back or neck pains, etc.
  • Maximum weight allowed for the participant is 90 KG.
  • The instructor reserves the right to reject any participant deemed unfit to be part of the Bir paragliding.
  • This Paragliding in Bir Billing activity is suitable for the age group of 16 to 45 years.
  • All Indian Nationals must carry a valid photo identity proof (Passport/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Aadhar Card) issued by the central/state government.
  • All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details upon arrival.
Location: Pālampur India Population: 4131
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FAQs on Dharamshala

How much does a package cost for Dharamsala?

The packages for Dharamsala start at INR 9000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations.

What is famous about Dharamsala?

A great place for meditation and learning about Buddhism and Tibetan culture. Great view of Dhauladhar ranges. Pleasant weather all around the year.

Who should visit Dharamsala?

For religious people, people in search of meditation and peace. Also, for the avid trekkers as Dharamsala opens the way for a number of treks.

What is the best time to visit Dharamsala?

The best time to visit Dharamshala between mid-February to mid-July (spring and summer) when the weather is pleasant with a temperature ranging between 21-34 degree Celcius. Winters here are frigid with occasional snowfalls; however, it makes the valley look much more beautiful. Monsoons (late July - Early September) can be avoided as it might hamper your travel plans, but this place does not receive very heavy rainfall unlike other parts of Himachal and Uttarakhand.

What is the local food in Dharamsala?

One can find a lot of restaurants and cafes here which derve decent food. Being dominated by the Tibetan culture one will mostly find Tibetan cuisine being served. Do try the momos, thukpas and other Tibetan dishes. Another speciality of this place is honey ginger lemon tea which is a very refreshing drink. A lot of cafes also serve English breakfast with Pancakes, Omlettes and Sandwiches. One of the best establishments here are the Green Restaurant and the Herbal Tea Shop. There are a few pubs here as well which serve imported alcohol along with food with music in the background. Momos are a specialty here. Different types of momos locally called as Tingmo, Tibetan type samosa known to be Baklebs and a meal of soup and noodles Thukpas are most common.

What are the top hotels in Dharamsala?

There are 335 in Dharamsala which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Dharamsala are Hotel Royal Taj, Triund Camps Riverside Resort, Camp Indrunag, Delightful 1BHK Cottage in Dharamshala, Serene 1BHK Home in Dharamshala.

What are the things to do in Dharamsala?

The top things to do in Dharamsala are Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, St. John in the Wilderness Church, Dharamshala International Film Festival 2019, War Memorial, Gyuto Monastery.

What are the places near Dharamsala?

The top places near to Dharamsala are Mcleodganj which is 4 km from Dharamsala, Dalhousie which is located 47 km from Dharamsala, Khajjiar which is located 43 km from Dharamsala, Manali which is located 81 km from Dharamsala, Shimla which is located 147 km from Dharamsala

Is it ideal for trekking and paragliding in December in Dharamshala?

yes you can, weather can be challenging sometimes, however make up your mind to tolerate extreme cold during treks. Sometime its quite sunny in December month except for some rainy snowy days. If it snows don't go on any tek as it can be extremely dangerous. See a local guide before you go on any trek. Bring some good warm clothes with you. The wind is generally cold in winters, so ur glider will not take much lift.On sunny days the paragliding can be done but it will be a short flight. The best time for such activity is Mar to June and Sec to Oct months.

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