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Billing Village Kangra

Billing Village Kangra

Billing is a famous adventure tourist destination located in the Bir village of Kangra district. The place is famous for paragliding and there is an annual paragliding world tournament which takes place here. The local population mostly consists of Tibetan community that was established along with the settlement of Dalai Lama in Dharamshala region. Although Billing is famous as the paragliding playground in India, the other important tourist attractions are the Buddhist monasteries and the influence of Tibetan culture there. The location of Billing is ideal for the aero-sports with surrounding mountain ranges.

The village of Billing is enclosed by lofty mountains and surrounded with tea gardens. Billing is located at higher altitudes of Dauldhar mountain ranges up from the Bir village. The meadows, Kangra valley and mountain ranges together offer a panoramic view from Billing to the discerning tourists. It is advised to wear warm clothing for paragliding and hang gliding activities as there the air current is pretty strong.

Paragliding and Accommodations

The launch site is usually the town of Billing which is 14 km away from Bir and the landing site is the Chowgan village. The paragliding season in Billing is in the months of September and October. Some adventure enthusiasts often use the paragliding launch in the November month too. A lot of paragliding events and competitions occur in the Bir-Billing area every year and hence it attracts domestic and international tourists frequently. Billing is famous for the cross-country flying as it is located at higher altitudes. The cross-country flying can stretch up to 200 km.

Paragliding activity in Billing is a treat to eyes along with adrenaline rush it gives to the body thanks to the tea gardens and lovely hills around it. Often rare compared to paragliding, hang gliders are available in Billing and world-level competitions take place for such adventure activities here. Camping and trekking are fun activities to do after you complete the paragliding activities. Tandem flights and joy rides are also available in Bir-Billing village for fun.

Baijnath, , and Kangra are the nearby tourist destinations to visit after your tour in Billing. Visit Sherab Ling monastery, Bir tea factory where you can see the process of tea manufacturing. Experience traveling in a toy train from Bir to other nearby places and enjoy stunning views on the way. Take a leisure walk along the Bir river and enjoy the waterfalls till sunset.

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