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Bir & Billing Paragliding Learning Courses – Jun 2015

Here comes the second most exciting adventure trip after the Gulmarg Ski Learning Course. Bir is the village in himachal near the Dharamsala where you can find some good budget hotels and 3 star hotel and it has the landing ground. The billing is the place from where the gliders jump and they land at the bir landing ground. It is one of the most suitable paragliding location in terms of geography and weather condition. You can stay at bir or billing. There are only camping sights available at the billing. The distance from bir to billing is 40 to 50 minutes drive.

The Bir-Billing area is a popular site for paraglider pilots, both Indians and visitors from all over the world. The flying season is from September to October, with some flying also done in November. The village continues to host periodic international competitions and events. The paragliding launch site is in the meadow at Billing (14 km north of Bir), at an elevation of 2400 metres, while the landing site and most tourist accommodations are in the village of Chowgan (also spelled Chaugan), on the southern edge of Bir.

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Siddharth Patel

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