Location : Himachal Pradesh
Where To go : Bir, Billing, Dharamkot
Major Sport Activities : Para Gliding, Hang Gliding
Best Time : March to June and mid August to November
Fly Like a Bird Through Para Gliding
|Para Gliding :||Destinations
Bir and Billing, Bundla Dhar near Bilaspur, Intkali in the Pabbar
Time May to June or September To October.
Time Involved Will Take you to a Height of 20,000 ft for 20 to 30 Minutes.
Prerequisite Should be More than 15 years and should weigh between 45 to 85 kgs.
Things To Be Carried Pair of Warm Hand Gloves, Helmet and Running Shoes.
|Must Enjoy :||Para Gliding in the Solang Valley Great for Nascent Adventurers.|
|Hang Gliding :||Destinations
Billing (8,500 feet) and Dharamkot (11,800 feet) in Himachal
Time All the Year Round, Except Monsoon.
Prerequisite One Shouldn't be Overweight and Should Not Suffer from High or Low Blood Pressure.
Things To Be Carried Helmet, Light Ropes, Torch and a Radio.
|Most Important Event :||Himalayan Para Gliding Pre World Event Held in Bir and Billing Annually During the Month of November.|
|Other Events :||3 International and 5 National Championships.|
|Don't Miss :||Enjoying Para Gliding in Bir and Billing Para Gliding Capital of India.|
SeWant to get closer to the sky? Ride on the thermal currents and sail in the sky by taking up a gliding tour of Himachal Pradesh. Come to Bir and Billing in the Kangra Valley the Indian capital for Aerosports. The most famous aerosport in Himachal Pradesh is para gliding where you can get a chance to speak to the birds of Himachal Pradesh. A mix of hang gliding and sky dicing, para gliding in Himachal Pradesh is expedient, an electrifying experience, and a safe medium to soar high in the air. Though there are certain norms to be followed before indulging in para gliding, but with a little effort anyone can be a part of this excitement.
Para gliding is the fundamental form of human flight and
here in the essentials are on porous sail cloth with collapsible wing made
of light wright space age material. While para gliding you can sail up to
a height of 12 mts. The best time to enjoy this sport in Himachal Pradesh
is when the Himalayan Para Gliding Open Championship is in its full swing.
The most celebrated destination for para gliding in Himachal is Bir and Billing, proudly known as the para gliding capital of India. The bald peaks of Billing and the Buddhist monastery at Bir in Kangra Valley are the host of three international and five national hang gliding rallies. Though this sport might be categorized as recent and nascent, but with due course of time it has gained huge recognition in the world. Due to the deep valleys this sports is possible all over the state. The other major spots that provides the options for this adventurous sport regularly are Bundla Dhar near Bilaspur, at Intkali in the Pabbar Valley near Rohu and in Kangra Valley. Other options for para gliding in Himachal Pradesh are In Kullu, you enjoy para gliding at hill tops like Bijli Mahadev, Rohtang Pass, Kothi and Solang Nallah. All the beginners should try their hands in Solang and Bijli Mahadev. Bilaspur is also one of the most favored destination for this sport.
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You should acknowledge the climate and weather of
Himachal Pradesh that makes it the ideal destination for gliding. Having
excellent locations this aero sports is practiced when the wind currents
help the hang glide towards the sky, without an engine back up. It is a
relatively easy sport which is extensively practiced in Billing and
Billing in one of the most illustrious destination for hang gliding. This small town is in Kangra Valley at a distance of 14 kns from Bir. You should enjoy this sport here especially during the duration of International Hang Gliding competition. Dharmakot is the place where you have to take up trekking before hang gliding. Situated at a height of 11,800 ft, this is located near Dharamshala from where you have to take a 2 hour trek to reach Dharamkot.
Hang gliding is a risky game. The main gears for Himachal
Pradesh are a glider, a harness, a safety helmet, a life jacket, a
variometer, ankle support shoes and rough clothing. Proper training is
required and as an answer to this, Himachal Pradesh Tourism department
conduct various courses. All you need to do is to be fit physically as
well as mentally.
The peak time of enjoying these sports are from the month of March to June and mid- August to November, when various courses are conducted. Take up an aerosports tour of Himachal Pradesh to get sandwiched between the blue skies and the green valleys. For all those who want to become human eagles, come to Himachal Pradesh and enjoy the various events held to honour this sport.
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