Para-Gliding in Bilaspur: Before the year 1994, there was hardly any para-gliding or hang gliding pilot in Himachal Pradesh, excepting one, Roshan Lal Thakur from Manali, who had acquired some skill in flying from foreign pilots, often visiting Manali as tourist. Mean while R.P. Gautam who had come on retirement from Central Reserve Police Force as Commandant, visualised the vast potential in paragliding from Bandla mountain.
Under the guidance of Mr. Bruce Mills from New Zealand and Alexi Garisimov from Russia, Himachal Aero Adventure Institute Bilaspurcame into existence.It all started in 1944 and since then it has attracted tourists from all across the world. The best thing about flying at the Bandla Dhar is its flying time, which can be as much as 8 hours in the air, which is not a possibility in Manali or Bir Billing. The landing ground at the Luhnu Ground at the banks of the great Gobind.Today, it has become the number one destination for paragliding in India. World class aero sport sites like Bandla Dhar in Bilaspurand Bir-Billing in Kangra valley attract a large number of tourists and even professional hand/para gliders every year.The best time to visit Bundla Dhar in bilaspur, Bir-Billing in the Kangra Valley or Intkali in the Pabbar Valley is May-June and September-October. In just about 20 minutes of the flight, you can rise to the height of 20000 feet. Paragliding Adventure at Bilaspurin Bir Billing Rs 4,150.