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Exciting Treks in Billing

Posted on April 25, 2012 | Adventure TravelNo Comment



Bir is a lovely little village in the district of Kangra in the state of Himachal Pradesh in India. With lovely monasteries this is one Tibetan Colony that is an ideal landing ground and has a base for all the hang gliders and para gliders. Billing is a launching destination that is a small meadow at a height of around 2,400 m in the Dhauladhar rangers. This is one of the best meadows in this part of the state and is around 14 km from Bir. With the best forms of nature, this is a place that is ideally designed as a launch pad for the world Champion Paraglider pilots. It is situated just above the Chaughan and the Bir villages and is in fact one of the best gliding sites in the entire world. With the Dhauladhar ranges forming a perfect background, this is an ideal holiday destination for all those who visit this part of the world.

Also the sight of the Kangra Valley is filled with the best panoramic views and offers great opportunities for the high altitude up and down cross flying for around 200 km. the Dhauladhar range extends from Dalhousie and curves to the south east of Mandi. Billing is somewhere in between Mandi and Dharamsala and is to the south west of Kulu and Manali valley. The range runs all the way to Dharamsala and separates the Champa region from the Kangra Valley. There are high peaks to the north of the meadow and plains to the south.

Billing
There are cross country distance flights that are had in this region and normally these flights are between Billing to Manali or between Billing to Dharamsala. The flying is normally one that gets lifts from the cliff edges or the ridges. It then goes down from the main range. The ridge lifts are a result of the wind hitting hillside and there are columns of hot air or thermals that are normally used to go a little higher.

Thus Himachal Pradesh tourism offers such fascinating places like Billing which is today one of the best gliding sites in the entire world. This is truly a place that is blessed by Mother nature and is the best launching pad in this part of India. The locale and the surroundings provide the best launching pad for paragliding and hang gliding So all the adventure enthusiasts normally come here in large numbers just to enjoy the pleasures of being in a great adventure destination. so come the months of September to November and you would certainly get the best of sports pleasures and adventurous pleasures. So come here to Himachal Pradesh and explore the beauty of the Billing region and get the best travel ecstasies.

Billing paragliding

Visit the temple of Baijnath which attracts a lot of visitors from across the world. This was a temple that was built by Ahuka and Manyuka sometime in 804 AD. There is the lingam of Lord Shiva inside the temple and many people visit the temple so that the Lord of Physicians would cure them of all the ailments they have. there is another very intriguing thing about his place and that is the purity of water here. It is said that this water has great digestive properties and it is also said that the rulers in the Kangra valley drink water that is brought from Baijnath.

Kangra Valley

Bir is a village that is around 14 kms from Baijnath and is very popular for the annual fair which is celebrated during the time of the festival of Holi. During this festival there are many locals who came here dressed very well and it is a great sight to see them singing and dancing happily. The Gods here are carried here in full finery and the colorful palanquins add to the beautiful revelry. People drink a lot of rice beer here and this is called lugri here.

Baijnath temple
Billing is the place where people love to come for adventure sports. There are many other Indian places which offer the best parasailing delights but Billing almost tops all the places in this part of the world. this place also has the unique distinction of having the first ever paragliding competition.

With Guggal as the nearest airport and Pathankot as the nearest railhead, Billing is also accessed by road from any part of Himachal Pradesh. Billing also has comfortable accommodation facilities giving the best of travel delights.

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