RAKKH PATRIKA

03 November 2020

Soar Above The Clouds: Go Paragliding In Himachal

For the adrenaline junkies and meditative ones alike, like Yin and Yang coming together, the highest level of excitement is also the ones that provide the greatest calm. Wonder what we are referring to? The fine art of paragliding is such an eclectic mix of movement and stillness, everyone should experience this at least once in their lifetime. So now that you have made up your mind, where do you go jumping off a cliff?
Well an idyllic village deep in the mountains of Kangra, Himachal Pradesh is one of the world’s most sought after paragliding destination with amateurs, enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike flocking by road only to take wing in the thermals around Bir-Billing.

Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh

Bir-Billing although intertwined together forever due to the sport of paragliding, Bir and Billing are two separate villages, with Billing a small, rustic village up in the hills at a height of 2400m and Bir, well Chowgan village of Bir being the other part. As you guessed it right, Billing is where you run off the cliff tied to the glider and rise among the thermals, towering over the world and gently touch down at Chowgan, Bir when it is time to return from the heavens.
First things first, the flying season is from September to late October with occasional flights done during November. This is also a wonderful time to visit the beautiful hills of Kangra, freshly green with monsoons having ended. March to early June is also a good time to escape the heat of the plains and chill among the clouds.

Second, a certain level of physical fitness and cardiac strength is required to pull off a paragliding session. Unless licensed, most glides happen with the pilot tagging along, trust us, sailing through the clouds is not walk in the park! So count your blessings that an able pilot is manning your glide.
The glide time itself last from 10-40 minutes depending on how well you take to thermals. The view from up there is worth conquering your fear of heights too! Sailing over emerald tea estates with white snow-capped mountains lining the horizon.
Lastly, there is more to do in this beautiful destination than a few minutes of life-changing paragliding. Read our Rakkh Patrika to know more about things to do in and around here.
Rakkh is the ideal resort in Himachal Pradesh. It is multidimensional being a different experience to different people. A family vacation, an adventure holiday, a yoga retreat, perfection workcation resort and more. A short drive of 90 minutes through the beautiful, winding mountain village roads takes you to the take-off site. The activities manager here, Moka is a seasoned adventurer himself with many peaks under his boots and many a glide under his sail. Reach out to him to plan your adventure holiday at Rakkh Resort in Himachal Pradesh. Moka has many secrets and hidden trails that will add to an extra dimension of excitement to your adventure. For instance, he would probably take you hand gliding instead of paragliding, a completely different experience, one that not many know or understand.
Although hand gliding at Bir Billing and the world, in general, is much older than paragliding, the latter is more popular. But adventure purists swear by hand gliding over paragliding. Come to Rakkh and experience both hand gliding and paragliding at Bir Billing first hand and make your own call. Sail you soon!

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