Bir is a beautiful village in the lapse of tea gardens and an amphitheaters of low hills, is a perfect landing ground for para-gliders. Bir has Buddhist monasteries that you must visit and ensures value for you time. Fine Tibetan handicrafts are created here. Billing another heaven of paragliders is towards the hills fourteen kilometre from Bir with the area of two hundred kilometre for top altitude and cross country flying. It is one amongst the most effective aero sports sites within the country.
This place is considered among best within the world for Paragliding. Billing (2290 m) is the place for take-off and Bir (1400 m) is the landing site.The road distance between Bir and Billing is fourteen kilometre. Bir is secured by the Dhauladhar mountains and thus ridges behind keep rising to 3000 mtrs, 4000 mtrs, 5000 mtrs . Pilot will fly at 4000 meters and will still have the view of the Dhauladhar mountains above him. Bir is a lovely village amidst tea gardens and with the impeccable view, whereas Billing offers distinctive opportunities for extreme altitude trekking and cross-country flying and flights of a hundred and eighty kms are possible from here.
All along the lowest of the ridges runs a parallel road from Mandi to Dharamshala and on the far side that assures safe recovery for pilots after landing. The foremost vital feature of this region is its weather. Even during worst days one will still fly 20-30 kms and on smart days one hundred kms is also not a problem. During autumn October & November are the best months for flying and during spring March to may is too flyable however conditions square measure terribly robust in spring with thermals of 6-12 mtrs/sec and cloudbase of 4000 to 6000 mtrs. Palampur is twenty nine kilometre and Baijnath is thirteen kilometre from Bir.