Paragliding in The Land of Tibetan Monasteries
Bir is a small town located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Bir Billing is a popular destination located in Joginder Nagar valley known for paragliding and also as the town for meditation. There is an influence of Tibetan culture due to Tibetan community settlement in this town.
Bir is considered as one of the best spots in the world for paragliding. The take-off site is called Billing and the landing site is Bir and the overall altitude change is around 800m. There are some pretty cafe dotting the town serving some delicious food. People can also go for short hikes, visit the monasteries, take a ride in the nearby Jogindernagar-Pathankot Narrow Gauge train or just spend a day at the tea gardens. The town of Bir is also an important centre of spiritual studies and meditation.