Attractions & Sightseeing

Paragliding at Billing

Of late India has emerged as one of the famous destinations for adventure sports. This incredible land is dotted with some salubrious hill stations which are equally significant as tourist place and as adventure destinations. Himachal Pradesh is one such state of India which is blessed with some fantastic places that attract thousands of adventure buffs.

Himachal Pradesh is embellished with snow-capped mountain peaks, verdant valleys, untamed hilly rivers etc which are ideal for various kinds of adventure sports. Apart from trekking and mountaineering, para-gliding is another adventure sport which is gradually captivating the attention of adventure freaks.

Located at an altitude of 8,500 m above the sea level in Kangra district, Billing is famously known as the para-gliding capital of India. The bald hills of Billing are perfect launching pad for nascent para-gliders. Apart from para-gliding, Billing is also famed for hang gliding. Hang gliding is usually performed by using air current without an engine power.

The pilot is suspended in a swing harness from the centre of the keel and maintains control wholly by weight shift arrangement with the help of airframe. To take off, the pilot runs on a down hill approximately at a 40-degree slope and is airborne the moment he crosses the gliders stalling speed, which vary from 15 Kms to 30 Kms per hour. Soaring can be done by using ridge lifts created by wind striking the hill face or by hot air columns known as "thermals" that keep rising upward from the sun heated surface. One can fly as long as one wishes once he has acquired good experience.

Distance from the resort 14 Kms