Paragliding is one of the major tourist activities in Himachal Pradesh, because of Covid-19 all the activities were paused, but now paragliding will soon restart in Bir Billing. It is set to start on 15th September. The adventure sport was suspended by the state government after the lockdown implemented in India in March 2020 in the wake of Coronavirus.
The state had given permission to resume paragliding in the first week of July. However, the ban on flights, considering the rising cases of COVID-19, did not support the resumption. As per the latest reports, the state government will permit every kind of paragliding from September 15, which would give the much-needed push to tourism in Kangra valley.
But there is still uncertainty about organizing the International Paragliding World Cup Championship 2020 at Billing in October 2020, because the COVID- 19 pandemics is still going on. Hardly 1.5 months are left for the event, but there are no preparations going on. Several officers of the state tourism department and the administration have not confirmed the event.
Every year the championship is hosted at Billing annually in October. Bir Billing is one of the 10 paragliding locations in the world and right at the top in Asia, due to its altitude. The nearest tourist destination near Bir Billing is Dharamsala.
Bir is an eco-tourism destination and a Tibetan refugee settlement with Buddhist monasteries and a large stupas Buddhist monasteries and a large stupa. While Billing is the take-off site for paragliding, Bir village is meant for landing. Adventure lovers especially go to the destination to enjoy the adventure activity.