admin – Billing Adventures https://www.billingadventures.com Paragliding in Bir Billing Fri, 29 Jan 2021 08:45:17 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7 https://www.billingadventures.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/cropped-Main-Logo2-32x32.png admin – Billing Adventures https://www.billingadventures.com 32 32 Bir Billing Paragliding https://www.billingadventures.com/bir-billing-paragliding-2/ https://www.billingadventures.com/bir-billing-paragliding-2/#respond Fri, 29 Jan 2021 08:25:58 +0000 https://www.billingadventures.com/?p=640 When you think of Paragliding destination, a name might strike in your mind that is Bir Billing Paragliding.
Yes, Bir Billing is the best place for Tandem Paragliding in Asia and hold a place as 2nd best destination in the world because of its geographical and weather conditions. You will take off right above the Dhauladhar Mountains, which gives you the best scenic picturesque views and a kind of calmness feeling of mountains.  And you will land at the beautiful town of Bir.

Bir is also famous for Tibetan market, tea gardens and Monasteries. You will find a mix of local culture and colours of Tibetan religion in the town. The colourful Tibetan market gives a beautiful blend to the town as well as the beautiful monasteries.

The normal paragliding flight is for 10 to 30 minutes which takes of from Billing (situated at 8000 feet from sea label) and landing at Bir Choughan (4300 feet from sea label).

How you can book Bir Billing Paragliding with us?

Bir Billing Paragliding

Contact our Bir based office Billing Adventures of Himachal:
Call: +91 9736018883
Email: billing.valley@gmail.com
Website: www.billingadventures.com

You can book through our website and pay via online at www.billingadventures.com .
Also you can get discount for group booking if you have more than 5 pax. Ask for a package tour including Camping, Trekking and Paragliding.

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Paragliding in Bir Billing https://www.billingadventures.com/paragliding-in-bir-billing/ https://www.billingadventures.com/paragliding-in-bir-billing/#respond Tue, 29 Dec 2020 11:32:25 +0000 https://www.billingadventures.com/?p=621 As the title is enough to describe, yes we are talking about Paragliding in Bir Billing. It is the 2nd most favourable site for Paragliding all over the world. Not even people around the country come for paragliding but also people around the world take a scenic flight from Billing and lands at Bir.

Why Paragliding in Bir Billing is so famous

Because of the Dhauladhar range it gives you the best view of mountain and the beautiful villages down at the hill. The circumstances like atmospheric pressure and weather conditions make this place more favourable for Paragliding.

Paragliding in Bir Billing

Bir Billing is famous for Tandem Paragliding. People come from all over the world for solo paragliding flight over the majestic Dhauladhar mountains. People who can’t fly by themselves and don’t have their own paragliders then they can simply book at our office in Bir named by Billing Adventures of Himachal.

We will send our pilot with paraglider to Billing the take off point which is at 2400 m of elevation. While paragliding you can also ask for videography and we can provide a GOPRO camera at an additional cost approximately INR 500.



Paragliding Cost in Bir Billing

Paragliding in Bir Billing
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Frequently asked questions

What is the best time to do paragliding in Bir Billing?
Paragliding in Bir Billing can be enjoyed between September and June. During the months of November and December, beautiful snow-covered landscapes can be enjoyed while paragliding. Paragliding is closed during the months of July and August due to the monsoon season.

How safe is paragliding in Bir Billing?
Paragliding involves element of risk to some extent, and it is as safe as you make it. Obey all the instructions sincerely, keeping the right attitude and preparedness, and using good quality helmet are vital to make your flight safe.

It is also recommended to get your equipment checked before taking a flight to ensure safety. Weather conditions also play an important role in ascertaining how safe it is to paraglide at a given point of time.

Is paragliding in Bir Billing dangerous?
Any adventure sport, including paragliding, involves an element of risk to some extent. However, paragliding in Bir Billing is an entirely safe activity. The activity is entirely guided by a trained instructor.

The paragliders are instructed on the safety protocols and routines before embarking on the adventure. Proper equipment and safety gears, such as good quality helmets and glider goggles, are mandatory for taking a flight.

Is paragliding in Bir Billing open during monsoon?
No, the paragliding activity in Bir Billing goes on a hiatus during the monsoon months of July and August. Paragliding essentially requires clear skies, and heavy showers and thunderstorms during the monsoon months tend to impede flight.

Is transfers included in paragliding in the Bir Billing package?
No, transfers are not included in this package. Fliers must ensure their own transport to and from Bir Billing.

Where we take-off? And how is landing done?
Billing, located at a height of 2500 meters is the take-off site for paragliding in Bir Billing. Since wind plays a major role in paragliding, you need extremely smooth winds during landing. Moreover, the landing site must be smooth so as to minimize the probability of accidents during the landing.

Bir is the landing site and qualifies for a safe landing site owing to its smooth ground and low wind intensity.

What should I wear warm clothes while doing paragliding?
Preferably, you should wear warm but light clothes for easy body movement during the glide, with a wind sheet covering them. Avoid wearing heavy garments while paragliding so as to avoid any hindrance during intense activity during the sport.

Is there any weight or age limit for paragliding in Bir Billing?
Though there is no age limit for paragliding, if you are under 18, you are not allowed to fly without your parents. As to the weight, you can enjoy paragliding as long as you do not weigh over 120 kg.

How do I get my photos of Bir-Billing?
The service for getting your photographs and videos is available in Bir Billing. You can get photographs and videos of your Bir Billing paragliding experience by paying some additional charges to the activity organizers.

Where I have to deposit my luggage while paragliding?
It is recommended that you leave your luggage at your accommodation or vehicle but just in case you did not, activity organizers have arrangements to keep your luggage safe since you cannot glide with it.

Is there any possibility to have a female pilot?
No, the female pilots are not available for Bir Billing paragliding.

Which type of shoes should I wear while doing paragliding?
A good pair of shoes is vital to a smooth paragliding experience. Though when you are up in the air, it does not matter what kind of shoes you’re wearing, you need a good grip on the ground while taking off and while landing. So, wearing a pair of good trainers is advised.

If in any emergency will I be provided with a first aid box?
Yes, the activity organizers normally have measures in place for any mishaps and have first aid kits with them. Yet, it is recommended that you carry your own first aid kit whenever you are travelling just to be on the safer side.

What happens if the wind stops? Do I fall?
No, you will not fall if the wind stops because paragliders can be flown even when there is no wind at all. Relative wind over the wings acts against the gravity and is responsible for the flight. So, there is no risk of falling down since you will just glide down in any case.

How is paragliding different from hang gliding?
Though paragliding and hang gliding share some similarities as they fly on the same principles, there are a few characteristics making them different from each other. They differ in terms of maximum speed, shape and design – hang gliders have higher maximum speed. Also, paragliding is more convenient to carry and can be learnt faster as compared to hang gliding.

Is paragliding suitable for people with vertigo?
It is not recommended for a person suffering from vertigo to indulge in an activity like paragliding since you literally fly high in the sky while paragliding, looking down at the ground thousands of feet below. However, you can consult a doctor and go ahead with the experience if the doctor says you are good to go.

How long can I stay up?
While paragliding you can stay up for about 15-30 minutes, depending upon the weather conditions. If the weather conditions are favourable, you may stay up for up to 30 minutes, and if they are not favourable, you may have to settle for a 15 minutes glide.

What is paragliding cost in Bir Billing?
The cost of paragliding in Bir Billing generally amounts to around INR 1,800 per head. The price remains the same for paragliders of all age groups and expertise levels and includes an experienced professional instructor and video recording.

Where we can do paragliding in Bir Billing?
Extremely suitable atmospheric conditions and popularity have led to the opening of a plethora of paragliding operators in Bir Billing, who can offer adventure enthusiasts different types of paragliding experiences including solo paragliding and tandem paragliding.

Some of the best places you can head to for experiencing paragliding in Bir Billing include Billing Valley, Bir Billing Paragliding, Blue Umbrella, Temple Pilots, and 365hops.

What things I have to keep in mind while paragliding in Bir billing?
Here are some of the crucial things every paraglider is expected to keep in mind when going for paragliding in Bir Billing:
– Make sure you are mentally prepared for the sport. Keep your mind calm and don’t get over-excited or start panicking.
– Avoid overeating or drinking before heading for paragliding. You should not also go for the flight with an empty stomach. Consider having a very light meal before the flight in order to stay comfortable, active, and energetic in the course of the sport.
– Make sure you follow all the instructions of your instructor religiously and wear the suggested safety gears.
– Do not go barefoot for paragliding as this can injure your feet during landing. Consider wearing a pair of hiking boots with adjustable and tight laces and good traction.

How do I book Paragliding in Bir Billing?
Paragliding in Bir Billing is one of the most popular adventure sports which attracts thousands of adrenaline junkies every year. You can easily book this activity by selecting a particular date and making the payment. Once the payment is processed, wait for the thrillophilia voucher and get on that bus to have the most amazing experience of your life.

Is Bir Billing Paragliding Open in December?
Yes, if the weather conditions are favourable and calm then you can definitely go for Bir Billing Paragliding in December. The activity will mostly take place at noon given the snow does not fall.

Is paragliding easy?
Yes, paragliding is easy. The 6-7 minutes that you will soar in the air will prove to be a complete adrenaline rush and will not find it difficult. You will be given guidelines byt the professionals and they will help you throughout the whole activity.

How high will I go during my paragliding activity?
Take off from Billing is done at the altitude of 8000 ft above sea level and a smooth landing takes place at Bir which is 4300 ft above sea level.

Can I carry my own camera or GoPro for the recording?
No, you cannot carry your own GoPro for the recording. However, you can avail the GoPro recording services at an additional cost. They will record your entire journey and will share with you after you have landed back on the ground.

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Paradise for Paragliding Lovers – Paragliding in Bir Billing 2021 https://www.billingadventures.com/paragliding-in-bir-billing-2021/ https://www.billingadventures.com/paragliding-in-bir-billing-2021/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2020 10:38:20 +0000 https://www.billingadventures.com/?p=537 Fly high in Bir Billing sky. Bir Billing is the paradise for paragliding lovers. That’s why, thousands of people all over the world come to Bir Billing for Paragliding. Bir Billing is considered the 2nd most best paragliding site in the world. The climatic and geographical conditions make favorable for Paragliding in Bir Billing.

Adventure Activity: Tandem Paragliding from Billing to Bir Chougan
Takeoff site Biling Elevation: 2400 m
Landing site Bir Elevation: 1525 m
Location: Bir, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India
Flight duration: 15 to 30 minutes
Paragliding in Bir Billing Price in 2021: starts from INR 3000

Paragliding in Bir Billing

Bir Billing is famous for Tandem Paragliding. People come from all over the world for solo paragliding flight over the majestic Dhauladhar mountains. People who can’t fly by themselves and don’t have their own paragliders then they can simply book at our office in Bir named by Billing Adventures of Himachal.

We will send our pilot with paraglider to Billing the take off point which is at 2400 m of elevation. While paragliding you can also ask for videography and we can provide a GOPRO camera at an additional cost approximately INR 500.


Paragliding Cost in Bir Billing

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Frequently asked questions

What is the best time to do paragliding in Bir Billing?
Paragliding in Bir Billing can be enjoyed between September and June. During the months of November and December, beautiful snow-covered landscapes can be enjoyed while paragliding. Paragliding is closed during the months of July and August due to the monsoon season.

How safe is paragliding in Bir Billing?
Paragliding involves element of risk to some extent, and it is as safe as you make it. Obey all the instructions sincerely, keeping the right attitude and preparedness, and using good quality helmet are vital to make your flight safe.

It is also recommended to get your equipment checked before taking a flight to ensure safety. Weather conditions also play an important role in ascertaining how safe it is to paraglide at a given point of time.

Is paragliding in Bir Billing dangerous?
Any adventure sport, including paragliding, involves an element of risk to some extent. However, paragliding in Bir Billing is an entirely safe activity. The activity is entirely guided by a trained instructor.

The paragliders are instructed on the safety protocols and routines before embarking on the adventure. Proper equipment and safety gears, such as good quality helmets and glider goggles, are mandatory for taking a flight.

Is paragliding in Bir Billing open during monsoon?
No, the paragliding activity in Bir Billing goes on a hiatus during the monsoon months of July and August. Paragliding essentially requires clear skies, and heavy showers and thunderstorms during the monsoon months tend to impede flight.

Is transfers included in paragliding in the Bir Billing package?
No, transfers are not included in this package. Fliers must ensure their own transport to and from Bir Billing.

Where we take-off? And how is landing done?
Billing, located at a height of 2500 meters is the take-off site for paragliding in Bir Billing. Since wind plays a major role in paragliding, you need extremely smooth winds during landing. Moreover, the landing site must be smooth so as to minimize the probability of accidents during the landing.

Bir is the landing site and qualifies for a safe landing site owing to its smooth ground and low wind intensity.

What should I wear warm clothes while doing paragliding?
Preferably, you should wear warm but light clothes for easy body movement during the glide, with a wind sheet covering them. Avoid wearing heavy garments while paragliding so as to avoid any hindrance during intense activity during the sport.

Is there any weight or age limit for paragliding in Bir Billing?
Though there is no age limit for paragliding, if you are under 18, you are not allowed to fly without your parents. As to the weight, you can enjoy paragliding as long as you do not weigh over 120 kg.

How do I get my photos of Bir-Billing?
The service for getting your photographs and videos is available in Bir Billing. You can get photographs and videos of your Bir Billing paragliding experience by paying some additional charges to the activity organizers.

Where I have to deposit my luggage while paragliding?
It is recommended that you leave your luggage at your accommodation or vehicle but just in case you did not, activity organizers have arrangements to keep your luggage safe since you cannot glide with it.

Is there any possibility to have a female pilot?
No, the female pilots are not available for Bir Billing paragliding.

Which type of shoes should I wear while doing paragliding?
A good pair of shoes is vital to a smooth paragliding experience. Though when you are up in the air, it does not matter what kind of shoes you’re wearing, you need a good grip on the ground while taking off and while landing. So, wearing a pair of good trainers is advised.

If in any emergency will I be provided with a first aid box?
Yes, the activity organizers normally have measures in place for any mishaps and have first aid kits with them. Yet, it is recommended that you carry your own first aid kit whenever you are travelling just to be on the safer side.

What happens if the wind stops? Do I fall?
No, you will not fall if the wind stops because paragliders can be flown even when there is no wind at all. Relative wind over the wings acts against the gravity and is responsible for the flight. So, there is no risk of falling down since you will just glide down in any case.

How is paragliding different from hang gliding?
Though paragliding and hang gliding share some similarities as they fly on the same principles, there are a few characteristics making them different from each other. They differ in terms of maximum speed, shape and design – hang gliders have higher maximum speed. Also, paragliding is more convenient to carry and can be learnt faster as compared to hang gliding.

Is paragliding suitable for people with vertigo?
It is not recommended for a person suffering from vertigo to indulge in an activity like paragliding since you literally fly high in the sky while paragliding, looking down at the ground thousands of feet below. However, you can consult a doctor and go ahead with the experience if the doctor says you are good to go.

How long can I stay up?
While paragliding you can stay up for about 15-30 minutes, depending upon the weather conditions. If the weather conditions are favourable, you may stay up for up to 30 minutes, and if they are not favourable, you may have to settle for a 15 minutes glide.

What is paragliding cost in Bir Billing?
The cost of paragliding in Bir Billing generally amounts to around INR 1,800 per head. The price remains the same for paragliders of all age groups and expertise levels and includes an experienced professional instructor and video recording.

Where we can do paragliding in Bir Billing?
Extremely suitable atmospheric conditions and popularity have led to the opening of a plethora of paragliding operators in Bir Billing, who can offer adventure enthusiasts different types of paragliding experiences including solo paragliding and tandem paragliding.

Some of the best places you can head to for experiencing paragliding in Bir Billing include Billing Valley, Bir Billing Paragliding, Blue Umbrella, Temple Pilots, and 365hops.

What things I have to keep in mind while paragliding in Bir billing?
Here are some of the crucial things every paraglider is expected to keep in mind when going for paragliding in Bir Billing:
– Make sure you are mentally prepared for the sport. Keep your mind calm and don’t get over-excited or start panicking.
– Avoid overeating or drinking before heading for paragliding. You should not also go for the flight with an empty stomach. Consider having a very light meal before the flight in order to stay comfortable, active, and energetic in the course of the sport.
– Make sure you follow all the instructions of your instructor religiously and wear the suggested safety gears.
– Do not go barefoot for paragliding as this can injure your feet during landing. Consider wearing a pair of hiking boots with adjustable and tight laces and good traction.

How do I book Paragliding in Bir Billing?
Paragliding in Bir Billing is one of the most popular adventure sports which attracts thousands of adrenaline junkies every year. You can easily book this activity by selecting a particular date and making the payment. Once the payment is processed, wait for the thrillophilia voucher and get on that bus to have the most amazing experience of your life.

Is Bir Billing Paragliding Open in December?
Yes, if the weather conditions are favourable and calm then you can definitely go for Bir Billing Paragliding in December. The activity will mostly take place at noon given the snow does not fall.

Is paragliding easy?
Yes, paragliding is easy. The 6-7 minutes that you will soar in the air will prove to be a complete adrenaline rush and will not find it difficult. You will be given guidelines byt the professionals and they will help you throughout the whole activity.

How high will I go during my paragliding activity?
Take off from Billing is done at the altitude of 8000 ft above sea level and a smooth landing takes place at Bir which is 4300 ft above sea level.

Can I carry my own camera or GoPro for the recording?
No, you cannot carry your own GoPro for the recording. However, you can avail the GoPro recording services at an additional cost. They will record your entire journey and will share with you after you have landed back on the ground.

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Things to Explore in Bir https://www.billingadventures.com/things-to-explore-in-bir/ https://www.billingadventures.com/things-to-explore-in-bir/#respond Mon, 26 Oct 2020 09:58:29 +0000 https://www.billingadventures.com/?p=529 There are many institute and monasteries in Bir that can attract many travellers all around the world. Some of them are highlighted below:

The Deer Park Institute is a ‘centre for the study of classical Indian wisdom traditions’ established by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in March 2006 under the patronage of the Dalai Lama. The Institute hosts frequent guest lectures and workshops with reputed scholars and meditation teachers.

The Dharmalaya Institute is an eco-campus for service-learning and contemplative practice. Dharmalaya is an Indian charitable society (NGO) ‘devoted to education, service, and compassionate living, with a practical focus on sustainable village development, contemplative service-learning, and immersive ecotourism’. Visitors must contact them via the website before visiting, as they are sometimes closed to visitors for silent retreats and special programmes.

Chokling Gompa is the monastery of Neten Chokling Rinpoche, a reincarnate lama in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and the director of the film Milarepa (2006). The Tibetan architecture and large stupa are the principal attractions for casual visitors. In addition to its ongoing programmes for its full-time monastic students, the monastery periodically hosts Buddhist ceremonies open to the public. There is a guest house and restaurant on the premises.

The Bir Tea Factory is a longstanding Bir cooperative, which offers tours for those interested in the process of tea production.

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Bir Billing Paragliding in 2021 https://www.billingadventures.com/bir-billing-paragliding/ https://www.billingadventures.com/bir-billing-paragliding/#comments Mon, 09 Jan 2017 21:48:43 +0000 http://travelpress.skat.tf/?p=70 Bir Billing Paragliding

Paragliding is one the top adventurous activity in Himachal and Bir Billing Paragliding considered the best site for this. Though it is risky and dangerous adventure activity, but if it is done under strict guidelines, it can be very easy and adventurous.

Paragliding in Bir Billing can be done tandem or solo (if you are a certified trained pilot). It’s take off point lies on top of the Billing valley where you can arrive by jeep or your personal vehicle. Once you take off, you will take a breathtaking view of deep valley and beautiful Dhauladhar valley above from sky.

Location, Price and Flight Timing of Bir Billing Paragliding

Billing Adventures of Himachal is one of the leading Travel agency in Bir Billing and McLeodGanj. We have an extensive knowledge and experience of adventure activities like Trekking, Camping and Paragliding.

Location for Paragliding: Bir Billing (Take off Point: Billing and Landing Point: Bir)
Location for Trekking: All over Himachal (We are specialist in so called famous trek “Trek to Triund“)
Location for Camping: We have fixed camps at McLeodGanj and Billing
Bir Billing Paragliding Price: INR 3000 per person per flight
Flight Duration: 15 to 30 minutes


Bir Billing Paragliding
Book your slot now. Call us +91 94182 94429

How to book Bir Billing Paragliding?

Billing Adventures of Himachal has an office in Bir and as well as at McLeodGanj too. People who come to McLeodGanj or Bir Billing they come visit our office and can book their slot directly.

If someone planning to book online, please visit our website at www.billingadventures.com and book Bir Billing Paragliding tour.
You can also contact us on +91 94182 94429 or WhatsApp on +91 97360 18883.

How to get here for Bir Billing Paragliding?

  • Direct buses running from Delhi (ISBT BUS STAND) to Baijnath. You can hire taxi from Baijnath bus stand or hire share taxi to Bir which is only 14 km away or call us we can provide taxi.
  • Regular SpiceJet and Air India flights from Delhi to Dharamsala (Dharamsala to Bir is 70 Km.)
  • Nearest railway station is Pathankot (Pathankot to Bir is 120 km.)
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Bhagsu Nag Temple https://www.billingadventures.com/bhagsu-nag-temple/ https://www.billingadventures.com/bhagsu-nag-temple/#respond Mon, 09 Jan 2017 21:41:30 +0000 http://travelpress.skat.tf/?p=69 Bhagsunag Temple: Temple of god Shiva situated around 2 km from McLeodganj Bazaar. Constructed by 1 GR by around 1800 century and then worshipped majorly by 14 Gukha platoon villages in Dharamshala. Very next to Bhagsunag temple is a water fall, one of the major tourist attraction spot in Dharamshala.

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History of McLeodGanj https://www.billingadventures.com/history-of-mcleodganj/ https://www.billingadventures.com/history-of-mcleodganj/#respond Mon, 09 Jan 2017 21:25:40 +0000 http://travelpress.skat.tf/?p=68

In March 1850, the area was annexed by the British after the Second Anglo-Sikh War, and soon a subsidiary cantonment for the troops stationed at Kangra was established on the slopes of Dhauladhar, on empty land, with a Hindu resthouse or dharamshala; hence the name for the new cantonment, Dharamshala. During the British rule in India, the town was a hill station where the British spent hot summers, and around the late 1840s, when the district headquarters in Kangra became overcrowded, the British moved two regiments to Dharamshala. A cantonment was established in 1849, and in 1852 Dharamshala became the administrative capital of Kangra district. By 1855, it had two important places of civilian settlement, McLeod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj, named after a Divisional Commissioner.[4] In 1860, the 66th Gurkha Light Infantry, later renamed the historic 1st Gurkha Rifles, was moved to Dharamshala. Soon, 14 Gurkha paltan villages were established nearby and the Gurkhas patronised the ancient Shiva temple of Bhagsunath.

Lord Elgin, the British Viceroy of India (1862–63), liked the area so much that at one point he suggested it be made the summer capital of India. He died at Dharamshala while on a tour there, on 20 November 1863, and lies buried at the St. John in the Wilderness at Forsyth Ganj, just below McLeod Ganj.[4] His summer residence, Mortimer House, became part of the private estate of Lala Basheshar Nath of Lahore and was acquired by the Government of India to house the official residence of the Dalai Lama.

The twin towns of Forsyth Ganj and McLeod Ganj continued to grow steadily in the coming years, and by 1904 had become important centres of trade, commerce and official work of Kangra District. Much of the town was destroyed by the devastating 7.8 magnitude 1905 Kangra earthquake at 6:19 am 4 April 1905; close to 19,800 people were killed and thousands were injured in the Kangra area. The earthquake destroyed most buildings in Kangra, Dharamshala, and McLeod Ganj, including the Bhagsunath Temple.[5] Thereafter, district headquarters were shifted to a lower spot, and the town waited another half century before anything significant transpired in its history.[6][7]

In March 1959, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, fled to India after the failed uprising in 1959 in Tibet against the Communist Party of China. The Indian Government offered him refuge in Dharamshala, where he set up the Government of Tibet in exile in 1960, while McLeod Ganj became his official residence and also home to several Buddhist monasteries and thousands of Tibetan refugees.[8] Over the years, McLeod Ganj evolved into an important tourist and pilgrimage destination, and has since grown substantially in population.

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Places of Interest in and around McLeodGanj Dharamshala https://www.billingadventures.com/places-of-interest-in-and-around-mcleodganj-dharamshala/ https://www.billingadventures.com/places-of-interest-in-and-around-mcleodganj-dharamshala/#respond Mon, 09 Jan 2017 21:17:16 +0000 http://travelpress.skat.tf/?p=64 Dharamshala is situated in the Northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It lies on the foothills of Dhauladhar range of the Outer Himalayas; and commands majestic views of the mighty Dhauladhar ranges above, and the Kangra Valley below. Dhauladhar means “white ridge” and this breathtaking, snow-capped range rises out of the Kangra Valley to a height of 5,200 meters (17,000 feet). The Kangra Valley is a wide, fertile plain, crisscrossed by low hills.

People from all over the world flock to Mcleodganj to receive blessings and teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Western and Indian tourists and scholars come here to see the rebirth of an ancient and fascinating civilization. The high altitude and cool weather contribute physically to the re-creation of the original Tibetan environment. Dharamsala pulsates with the sights and sounds of old Tibet. Though certainly more modern, life is basically Tibetan in character. Shops strung out along the narrow streets of Mcleodganj sell traditional Tibetan arts and handicrafts and the aroma of Tibetan dishes lingers in the air.

Attractions at Dharamsala / Mcleodganj

Tsuglagkhang Temple :

The Tsuglagkhang Temple is the most renowned Buddhist monument in McLeodganj. There are three magnificent images of Buddha, including a gilded statue of Shakyamuni, statues of Valokitesvara and Padamasambhava.

The Namgyal Monastery was founded by the Third Dalai Lama, and serves the Dalai Lamas exclusively. A unique feature of this monastery is its diversity of practice. Namgyal monks perform prayers and rituals of all the major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Norbulingka Institute:

Just 4-kms from Dharamsala, Norbulinka was established to preserve and teach the ancient Tibetan arts. The shady paths, wooden bridges, small streams tiny water falls make this place look like heaven. Here one can watch the wooden carvings and the tangka paintings, golsithing and embroidery being done. The nunnery close to the institute is a place where women are taught the advanced levels of Buddhist philosophy.

New HPCA Cricket Stadium

The new HPCA Cricket stadium, is one of the beautiful stadium with a picturesque backdrop of the mighty Dhauladhar snow peaks. The pleasant weather adds to the popularity and glory of the game and helps to attract more spectators to the ground who come. This stadium has a maximum spectator capacity of 20,000 and provides modern facilities, split practise sessions, new rehabilitation centre, lounge, bar, restaurant, banquet hall which can house 500 odd people.

Gyuto Monastery, Sidhbari

Sidhbari is where is located the Karmapa (Ogyen Trinley Dorje)’s temporary residence, at Gyuto monastery. Sidhbari is about six kilometers from Dharamsala. Karmapa means “the one who carries out buddha-activity” or “the embodiment of all the activities of the buddhas.” In the Tibetan tradition, great enlightened teachers are said to be able to consciously arrange to be reborn as a teacher who can carry on the teachings of a predecessor in a prior life.

St. John’s Church:

One of the most poignant memories of the British Raj is the church of St. John, situated in the wilderness. This charmingly dressed stone church is located just 8-kms from Dharamsala on the way to McLeodganj. Under the shade of Deodar branches, a memorial has been made over the body of the British Viceroy, Lord Elgin who died at Dharamsala in 1863.

Triund:

Triund is a popular picnic spot at a height of 2827 m. The area is on the foothills of Dhauladhar range and is 17kms from Dharamsala. The snow line starts at Illaqua, which is five kms from Triund. The breathtaking view of the mountains and the valleys makes Triund an ideal picnic spot and trekking destination.

Bhagsu Temple and Water fall

About two kilometers from McLeod is a holy pilgrim site for Hindus. Bhagsu, as it is better known has an ancient Shiv temple. The main attraction for the tourist and the crowd puller here is not the temple but the public swimming pool. It is a treat for tourist making it to Dharamsala during the hot months.

Masroor Rock cut Temple:

Fifteen richly carved monolithic rock temples sculpted in the splendid style of the Kailash temple at Ellora and dating back to the 8th century are to be found at Masrur, just 15 km south of kangra. Images of Ram Sita and Lakhsman can be found in the sanctum of the main temple.

Chinmaya Mission (Tapovan)

Nestled in the spectacular Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas is the Chinmaya Tapovan Ashram. It is, one of the main retreats of the Chinmaya Mission. It is important as a center of the Sandeepany Vedanta course, meditation camps, vedic teachings and the Chinmaya Rural Primary Health and Training Center. This ashram is special as this is also Swami Chinmayananda’s last resting-place, who attained ‘Mahasamadhi’ in August 1993 . Today this Himalayan Ashram in Dharamsala is famous for the Vedic Teachings of this great saint !

Bir Billing

Bir, surrounded by tea gardens and an amphitheater of low hills, is an idle landing ground for hang/para gliders. Bir has Buddhist Monasteries that are worth visiting. Fine Tibetan handicrafts are also produced here. Billing up in the hills, 14 km from Bir. Billing at Bir is known as the host for International Pre World cup Paragliding tournament held every year in the month of Sep – Oct.

Andretta (Shoba Singh Art Gallery)

Just 13 km from Palampur is the charming village of Andretta where once lived, a few years ago Mrs. Norah Richards, pioneer of rural theatre in India, lover of mountains and ardent disciple of Mahatma Gandhi. Her tall slender figure enveloped in voluminous black silk skirt and topped by a crown of snowy white hair, striding along the walks, is still remembered endearingly by the local dwellers that include Sardar Shobha Singh. A renowned artist, he gained prominence for his paintings of the immortal ill fated Punjabi lovers, Sohni Mahiwal, Omar Khayyam and Heer Ranjha.

Naddi & Dal lake

Just 2 kms from Mcleodganj is the sacred Dal lake known for its religious water. The lake is regarded is the lake of Lord Shiva. One kms ahead is the famous location called Naddi, where you can see the Mount Dhauladhar very near and the sunset is worth seeing in the the evening. Naddi is a liked many for it’s natural look and cool winds that pass by from the mountains.

The Kangra Fort

The Kangra Fort is located 20 kilometers from the town of Dharamsala on the outskirts of the town of Kangra, India. the fort is thought to date back to 1009 AD. The Kangra Fort was built by the Royal family of Kangra (The Katoch Dynasty), which traces its origins to the ancient Trigarta Kingdom, mentioned in the Mahabharata. It is the largest fort in the Himalayas and probably the oldest dated fort in India.

4 Dham Devi Darshan

One can visit the famous religious places of Himachal from Dharamshala. The 4 Devi dham (char dham devi darshan) are visited by many devotees. These includes Chintapurni Mata, Jawala ji Mata, Chamunda Mata and Brijeshwari Mata. We can arrange your 4 Dham Devi Darshan on your request.

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A beautiful refreshing day hike to Triund through Rhododendron forests can be done on horseback. Panoramic views of Bhagsu village, Mcleodganj, Dharamshala valley and distant views of Shivalik hills and plains of Kangra valley are a bonus, of course. Triund is a lush pasture at a 2,900-metre elevation. This is the base camp and acclimatization point for trekkers climbing the Inderahara point on Mt Dhauladhar. Dharamshala is a point of origin for a number of trekking expeditions that lead trekkers across Dhauladhar into the upper Ravi Valley and Chamba district.

Trekking :

Majestic mountains call out to you for the trek to Triund. Set out on this exciting trek and you will not be disappointed. On the enthralling 9 km trek you will cross the rugged villages of Rakkar and Dharamkot besides the craggy walking trails and the valley below. Stop for a fulfilling and delicious plate of maggie and a steaming cup of tea at the roadside dhabbas. The trek to the peak is certainly worth all the huffing and puffing. Offering you a gorgeous view of the entire range and the deep valley below, Triund is surrounded in surreal and breathtaking beauty. Once at the top, you can catch a glimpse of snow covered peaks against the backdrop of clear blue skies. There are small eateries where you can enjoy delicious maggie, pakora and hot cups of steaming tea. If you’d like to stay back and enjoy the serenity, there are small campsites at the top, you can plan a camp night amongst the wonders of nature. The trek takes upto 8 hours and is slightly strenuous. Make sure to carry a warm jacket, a umbrella or a raincoat for unpredictable rains showers.

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