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Bir Billing Paragliding Flying Tour
The Joginder-Nagar Valley in the western part of Himachal Pradesh in northern India (the foothills of the Himalayas). 14 km north of the village of Bir. Height - 2400 meters above sea level.
How to get there - Fly to Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh) with a transfer to New Delhi, then get to the village of Bir, where paragliders are lodged (50 km, three hours by taxi or bus). Further by car or motorcycle to the top of the mountain, where the start point is - Bir-Billing.
Team to take off - In the world, such places can be counted on the fingers: local ascending warm air streams (their paragliders are called "thermal") allow you to soar for hours without the motor, moving from one zone of ascent to another. Even beginners can easily overcome routes 30 km. This place is unique also because here there is a constant, steady weather. There is no such thing that suddenly the wind has struck - once, and at you already "blubber".
In addition, in Bir is a very convenient and flat launch pad, it helps to take off calmly, to gain speed. The Bir-Billing start-up area is located 14 km north of the village of Bir, at an altitude of 2400 m (Bir itself is located at 1525 m). Bir-Billing, athletes - participants of the World Cup in paragliding.
Season - From September to November, then the break for the rainy season, and then again the flying weather - from February to June.
After breakfast, a day's sightseeing of old and New Delhi. Visiting monuments attracting tourists, such as Red Fort, Jama Masjid (a large mosque in Asia that can accommodate 20,000 people at a time) Birla Mandir, and Akshar Dham Mandir. A trip along the Gates of India (a monument to the Indian soldiers who died in World War I) Rashtrapati Bhawan (formerly the residence of the Vice-King), the House of Parliament, and a visit to Qutub Minar. If time permits visit to the textile industry, which specializes in the manual work of carpets and textiles. Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
Paragliding-Billing is very popular among paragliders, hang-gliders, and trackers. There are even international competitions in paragliding. The launching pad for flights, located at an altitude of 2400 meters 14 km from Bir. The best season for flights is from September to November, and at best in October. Bir Billing in the state of Himachal is known for its natural beauty and the best place in the world, now again it will be the main attraction. After the mug paragliding in Bir Billing last year, now have the opportunity to host the World Paragliding Championship at the World Championship of the Association of Paragliding in France in 2015.
BIR BILLING, INDIA: THE IDEAL POINT OF THE START OF THE PARAPLANTERISTS In the Indian village of Bir, located in the foothills of the Himalayas, people come from around the world dreaming of hovering like birds: a mountain hanging over the village is considered one of the best launching grounds for paragliders.
Bir (1300 m) is the capital of paragliding in India and one of the best places for paragliding in the world with very stable weather and stable upward currents. Bir is a settlement of Tibetan refugees. In the village and the surrounding area, there are several large modern monasteries.
Bir Billing is a small village surrounded by large mountains, famous paragliding sites in Himachal Pradesh. Known for hang gliding and paragliding, both, which serves as a landing pad for paragliders. Bir Billing in the mountain range at the foot of the Dhaoladhar ridge of the Indian Himalayas.
Billing is the starting point for paragliders at 14 km from Bir at an altitude of 2600 m. In 1992, a record for the flight range with a return of 135 km was set here. In May in Billing, there are competitions for the flight range - Himalayan Hang-Gliding Rally. In Billing itself there is no shelter or restaurants, but only a small cafe. For flights it is necessary to have a permission - To obtain permission for flights, you must provide passport-size photos, a paraglider license and a certificate of insurance. All equipment for flights must be brought with you. The Deer Park Institute in Bir is a free course on the philosophy of Buddhism. Many interesting things happen in the numerous monasteries in the vicinity of Bir - they are open to visitors. Overnight at the hotel.