Pre-World Cup Paragliding Competition-Adventure Sports Himachal

Posted On October 26, 2007

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Bir-Billing in Kangra, a perfect paragliding destination in Kangra is all set to organise the Himalayan Pre-World Cup paragliding competition. The event will be held from November 14-17 and is expected to draw participation from pilots all over the world. The tourism department of the state has taken approval from Aero Club of India, Department of Civil Aviation and Paragliding World Cup Association (France) for holding the same. The event ranks top among the adventure sports events held in the country


Bir and Billing are the twin positions where the event will be hosted.The bald rise of billing(2600 m) is take off site and Bir (2080m) is the landing site.


The world record for out and return paragliding was set at Bir Billing by a French Man Xaviour Redmond when he flew 132.5 Km. The small town of Taragarh,Baijnath and Jogindernagar areclose to Bir Billing and large town of Palampur is 38 Km from Bir.The road distance between the two is 14 Km. Bir is sheltered by the Dhauladhar Mountains and surrounded by the Tea Gardens whereas billing offers opportunities for high altitude and cross country flying for more than 200 Km and its name is now included in the international paragliding circuits. It may be mentioned that paragliding was introduced in the hill state way back in 2001 and it was decided to exploit the adventure sport to the benefit of the valley.


Himachal Pradesh is conducting Paragliding Pre World Cup of international level since 2002 at Bir Billing every Year with the support of Aero Club of India.

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