Paragliding in Bir-Billing: All you need to know
Best time for Paragliding
Paragliding can be done from October to November and March to June. You can also try it during winters if you love snow and cold Plan your trip in advance with Fotoplane and grab the deal at the lowest price!
There can be nothing better than experiencing the thrill of Paragliding in Bir-Billing. The beautiful landscape of the Dhauladhar range adds to the mesmerizing experience that you will come home with. If you are new to paragliding then you will not be allowed a solo flight. You will be asked for a tandem flight in which you will be provided an experienced pilot. The reason is that it requires lots of skill right from the take off to changing directions and landing. To fly solo, you must complete a 3-week training and earn a certificate.
Where is Bir-Billing:
Bir Billing is located in West Joginder Nagar district of Himachal Pradesh. It is referred to as the paragliding capital of India. The world cup of paragliding held in Bir Billing in the year 2015. Bir is also home to a Tibetan refugee settlement with several Buddhist monasteries and a large stupa.
While Billing is the takeoff site for paragliding and Bir for landing; collectively it is known "Bir Billing".
Best Season: Best season to experience paragliding is from October to November and March to June as this time of the year favors the conditions required for paragliding. Paragliding during December-January offers a completely different experience as the mountains are covered with snow and the wind is chilly. Try this if you can dare to bear the cold.
How much it costs: The paragliding will cost anywhere around Rs 1500-2000 for a single session per person.
Flight time: Flight time of one session is between 15-30 minutes.
Route: Take off-site is in Billing and the landing site is in Chougan which goes via Bari.
How safe is paragliding: Paragliding requires lots of skill in taking off, flying and landing as well. But it is safe even if you are flyer or novice as a trained pilot will always be provided to you if you do not have certifications to fly solo. The pilot must have knowledge of airspeed, altitude, clouds, wind, temperature and the route required for safe flight. Bir Billing has easy and safe takeoff ground and the climate is also favorable for flying. So book your adventure trip with Fotoplane and have fun flying in the air!