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Bir Landing Site

Landing Site in Bir is also known as Sunset Point as it offers soul-stirring views of the sunset. Every evening, the local mob and tourists flock to this place to enjoy the beautiful sunset. There are also a number of cafes and restaurants making the Landing Site, one of the most enthralling places to see in Bir Billing.

As the name suggests, Landing Site is used by the paraglider pilots as the official site for landing and hence, one can enjoy the views of paragliders gracefully descending here.

Location: Bir Colony Road, Himachal Pradesh

Timing: Always open

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Chokling Monastery

Located in the middle of the Tibetan Colony, Chokling Monastery is one of the most popular Tibetan monasteries in Bir. This magnificent monastery is painted in white and is adorned with other bright colours; making it look stunning. It has a statue of Padmasambhava and a stupa.

The monastery offers unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains and as the monastery is situated just 1 km away from Bir Landing Site, one can also enjoy the beautiful sight of paragliders gliding through the skies.

The lush lawns in front of the meditation center, the peaceful atmosphere, and the colorful flags fluttering in the air make this one of the most cherishable Places to visit in Bir Billing.

Location: Bir Billing Rd, Bir Colony, Chaugan, Himachal Pradesh 176077

Timings: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

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Dharmalaya Institute

Dharmalaya Institute is an eco-campus that stresses on the importance of compassionate and green living. One can register or volunteer to work with the institute. It holds many classes, workshops, courses, internships, and many others on topics like green building, organic farming, sustainable village development, etc.

Apart from classes on sustainable living, the Dharmalaya Institute also conducts yoga and meditation classes to help one integrate the work-life and spiritual longings.

Location: Dhanaari, Keori, Himachal Pradesh 176125

Timing: The institute is open only to registered participants. However, on prior registration, it also offers guided tours and Q&A sessions only once per week. This is usually on Saturdays at noon but subject to change.

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Sherab Ling Monastery

The main prayer hall of the monastery has a stunning two-storey golden Maitreya statue. Built across a sprawling 3 acres of land, the Sherabling monastery is situated within the Bhatu forest in the foothills of the Himalayan ranges. The path leading to the monastery is full of pine trees on either side and the colorful prayer flags welcome everyone all through the way.

The monastery is pretty huge and its complex includes beautiful Buddhist temples, gompas, and stupas. Inside the monastery, the sound of Buddhist monks reciting their prayers creates a spiritual aura. If you are spiritually inclined, make sure you visit this monastery on priority amongst other places to visit in Bir Billing.

Location: Sansal - Palpung Sherabling Monastery Rd, Keori, Himachal Pradesh 176125

Timing: The main hall is open from 8.30 AM - 4.30 PM on all days. The monastery is open until 6.00 PM and is closed after that.

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Bir Tea Factory

Bir has a pleasant climate that is ideal for growing tea, so tea gardens and tea plantations are found in plenty around here. Naturally, there are tea factories here and The Bir Co-operative Tea Factory Ltd near the Bir Bazaar is the biggest and most popular one.

One can find lots of women working here. The factory also allows tourists to enjoy an educational trip inside their premises and gives them an insight into the tea making process. One can also shop for freshly packed tea leaves and tea bags at these tea gardens.

Location: The Bir Co-operative Tea Factory Ltd, Bir, Himachal Pradesh 175001, India

Timing: Always open

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Deer Park Institute

The Deer Park Institute is one of the most reputed centres for the study of classical Indian wisdom. The institute hosts several programmes on meditation, philosophy, art, culture, yoga, healing arts, Buddhism and many more.

The duration of these programmes is diverse from day-long classes to month-long ones. The institute is built in pagoda style that is classic architecture of monasteries and is decked up with beautiful paintings and carvings depicting the rich Buddhist and Tibetan culture. The list of places to visit in Bir Billing is never complete without the Deer Park Institute.

Location: Bir Colony, Bir, Himachal Pradesh 176077

Timing: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Monday - Saturday

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Baijnath Temple

One of the most ancient Shiva temples in Himachal Pradesh, Baijnath temple in Bhajinath township dates back to the prehistoric era of the 13th century. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Bajinath or Vaidyanath (the Lord of the Physicians) at this temple and it is one of the must-visit tourist places in Bir.

The water at this temple is believed to cure many incurable diseases. The temple is perched in a tranquil environment in the Dhauladhar mountain ranges of western Himalayas. The serene ambiance and the spiritual aura of this stone temple make it one of the most reverential attractions in Bir. The walls of the temple have inscriptions, most of which are now gone with the test of time.

Location: Bhajinath, Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh

Timings: 06.00 AM - 09.00 PM on all days

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Drukpa Kagyu Monastery

The Drukpa Kagyu monastery in Bir was established by the 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche near Palampur in Tashi Jong. It started with about 140 monks living there. The monastery has inscriptions and stone sculptures that portray the various sects and subsects of Tibetan culture.

The placid environment of the monastery set in a spectacular backdrop makes it a great place to meditate and seek one’s inner self.

Location: Tashi Jong

Timing: Always Open

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Traveller Tales from Bir - Billing

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Mahima Priyadarshini

10 October 2019

Me and my friends had a great time. We stayed in camps and they had an amazing view as well as ambience there. We trekked along Abu, our guide there who helped us throughout. The trekking was worth e...

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Chandra Sekhar

22 November 2018

Really very exciting experience and receiving and support, food taste and support additional as per our needs. Team work is really very impressed. Chandra

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VARUN SHARMA

09 October 2019

The experience with Thrillophilia was worth remembering. I was little reluctant to the concept of online booking initially but is glad to be proven wrong. The whole team was supportive and available 24...

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Rahul Barwe

02 April 2019

"Awesome camps.. trekking as well as bonfire. Paragliding was amazing too.."

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Sachin Sreekumar

31 January 2019

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Siddhran Dwivedi

18 December 2018

Our glides are handled and directed by experienced experts so I have no hesitation in voting for this tour. Right from the bus journey to the camp stay and nature walks to the glide; there isn't anythi

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Chaten Dutta

18 December 2018

New year spent in Bir Billing with paragliding, thanks to the impeccable services of Thrillophilia. Great experience, amazing camp leader. Very supportive.

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Arjun Kapoor

18 December 2018

The trip to Bir Billing remains one of the best trips till now! Transportation was comfortable and loved the camping under the sky. Our trip leader, Rahul was really friendly and helpful. I loved the w...

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Dhanalakshmi Pothuvaal

18 December 2018

The coordinator managed everything so well. I stayed at a campsite named connectbir and he direted me the way to reach to the meeting point. A mind-blowing experiece!

What You Should Know More About Bir - Billing

  • Q. Where can one book trekking and camping combo deal in Bir Billing?

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  • Q. What are the best places to visit in Bir Billing for first time travellers?

    Adventure activities like paragliding have transformed Bir from a sleepy little town to a tourist destination that is worth visiting. Click here to see the list of popular attractions to visit in Bir Billing.

    1.
    Bir Landing Site - It offers soul-stirring views of the sunset.
    2. Chokling Monastery - This magnificent monastery is painted in white and is adorned with other bright colours.
    3. Deer Park Institute - It is one of the most reputed centres for the study of classical Indian wisdom.
    4. Chowgan Tea Gardens - Situated in lower Bir hat has many verdant tea plantations with many different types of teas grown.
    5. Dharmalaya Institute - Eco-campus in that stresses on the importance of compassionate and green living.

  • Q. What are the best travel advice for visiting Bir?

    - You can travel to Bir by bus, train, taxi, or flight. You can take a flight to the Dharamshala’s Gaggal airport, and take a bus or taxi from there to reach Bir.

    - You can take walking tours within Bir to get anywhere. You can hire a taxi or take a bus if you are going up or down the hill, and commuting longer distances.

    - You need not buy bottle water in Bir. The water in Bir is considered to be clean and safer than bottled water; so get it filtered or boiled before drinking.

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    You can get an accommodation at the homestays, guesthouses, hotels, or resorts in the nearby villages like Chowgan and Upper Bir.

    - Most of the resort stay is budgeted and you will find basic amenities in most of the resorts and guesthouses.

    - If you are extending your stay, you will also find cottages that are available for long term rentals at Ghornala.

    - Avoid non-veg food in any of the places in Bir as they do not meet hygiene standards for cooking meat. You can make your own food when living in a guesthouse by buying veggies and other items in the Tibetan colony, and other nearby villages.

    - Many food joints for snacks, cafes, and restaurants are available throughout Bir.

    - There are many institutes spread across Bir that teach meditation and yoga.

  • Q. What are the best places to stay in Bir?

    - Zostel Bir:
    Giving you the eye-feasting view of the countryside and majestic Himalayas, this hostel features bunk beds, en suite bathrooms, lockers, a common room, a garden, mixed-gender and only-female dorms, a cafe and a rooftop terrace. You can also avail private rooms here.

    - The Hosteller:
    Lying close to the bus stand, market, and paragliding base, this resort is one of the most popular stays in Bir. This Instagrammable resort has all the basic as well as modern amenities including an in-house cafe, giving you amazing pictures and memories to take back.

    - Karyashaala:
    A fantastic stay as well as a coworking space, this resort is perfect for working people and travellers. Boasting of its great food, this place you make fall in love with Bir more with its tasty food that you entice around the bonfire.

    - Bir Nest:
    Offering palatable American and continental breakfast along with the picturesque view of the surreal surroundings, this hostel offers a shared lounge, rooms with private bathrooms, free WiFi, and a restaurant. You can also indulge in the popular activities including cycling and bicycle rental here.

    - Colonels Resort:
    A popular choice among the visitors, this hotel lies in the close proximity of the Deer Park Institute, around 600 metres, offering all the basic amenities including free breakfast and a flat-screen TV in the rooms adding more appeal to this resort.

  • Q. What you will like there?

    Sightseeing and activities: Bir-Billing is a global destination for paragliding. Available are many outdoor activities that can be done in the places nearby Bir-Billing, such as, Dharamshala, Kullu, Mandi, and Manali. This is a Hilltop village with serene atmosphere, clear water, and pristine beauty. You can take nature walks and cycling tours across these connected villages.

    Shopping for handicrafts: 
    You can go shopping at the bazaars in the Tibetan Colony. You will find handicrafts, ritual items of Buddhism, jewelry, and clothes. You can also shop at the Bir road for colorful items. 

    Meditation, yoga, and spiritual studies: 
    Those who are fond of spiritual and philosophical studies must visit Bir-Billing institutes and take short term or long term courses. This is a popular place for gaining the treasure of spiritual studies, arts, culture, healing arts, meditation, and yoga.

    Tea gardens, spas, and wellness: 
    You can take a long stroll at the tea gardens in Chowgan during day time, and spend evening at the spas and yoga retreats at AryaMarga. Learning yoga amidst Himalayas is the best spiritual experience you can gain.

  • Q. What are the best public transport modes to commute around Bir Billing?

    With not much public transport available in Bir, you must come prepared in this pristine land. You can either use your own vehicle to commute around Bir Billing or avail a bike on rent to wander around the place. You can also book with tour companies which render packages along with cab facilities.

  • Q. Is there snowfall in Bir Billing?

    Bir Billing is perched at an elevation of around 5,000 feet and hence experience chilling winters. You can witness the formidable 4-5 inch snow covering all the land which was once green. The temperature in the winter season dropdown below zero degrees, therefore it is not a considerable season for paragliding. You can visit the place in winters by keeping paragliding off the list.

  • Q. What is Bir Billing Famous for?

    Bir Billing is a famous adventure hub to head including activities like hardcore camping, paragliding, trekking, and mountain biking. Also rich in Tibetan culture, Bir Billings is famous for the wondrous temples and monasteries, bringing you closer to the local traditions. This place has amazing cafes offering local as well as Indian and international cuisines that you can enjoy.

  • Q. Is Bir and Billing same?

    No, Bir and Billing are not the same. Billing is the starting point for the paragliding while Bir is the landing spot for this aero-sport flight. Bir, known as the paragliding capital of India, is located at a distance of around 14 Km from Billing.

  • Q. When is the best time to visit Bir Billing?

    Bir-Billing is a hill station and because of this the temperature stays cold throughout the year. The monsoons seasons are best to be avoided to visit Bir-Billing. Because of light to heavy rainfall, there is always a chance of landslide. Here is a season wise weather breakdown:

    Summer

    March to June is the perfect period to visit Bir-Billing. The temperature stays between 11 degree Celsius and 25 degree Celsius. The weather remains perfect for paragliding, which is why the highest number of visitors ends up in Bir-Billing during summer.

    Monsoon

    July to September is when the crowd is least in Bir-Billing, and that’s for a good reason. The cloudy weather and rain make it impossible to paraglide.

    Winter

    November to the end of January is not a good time to visit Bir-Billing. The temperature drops below 0 degree Celsius. The snow can cause roadblocks too.

  • Q. How to reach Bir Billing?

    There are a few ways to reach Bir-Billing, but they are all via Delhi. Hence, wherever you are coming from, your first destination has to be Delhi. Once there, you have the following options:

    Train

    You need to book a seat on any train from Delhi to Pathankot, which takes about 15 hours. From there, you can ride on a narrow gauge Toy Train, which will take you to Baijnath. You can take a bus or a hired car to Bir-Billing from there. The toy train journey is very beautiful because of the view.

    Bus

    There are frequent buses from Delhi to Mandi. You can either take a luxury bus or a general bus from Kashmere Gate. It is fairly easy to find a bus from Mandi to Palampur. The Bir Chowk bus stop comes before Palampur.

    Car

    Hiring a car to Bir-Billing is a good option for you too. The best route is the Delhi- Ambala- Rupnagar- Anandpur Sahib- Una- Amb- Kangra- Palampur- Baijnath- Bir Chowk way. This is a beautiful route and less congested.

  • Q. What are the different things to do in Bir Billing?

    As Bir-Billing is the best place to paraglide in India, it’s of course is the main thing to do when you are visiting Bir-Billing. Other than that, there are multiple outdoor activities you can take part in and feel the thrill.

    Paragliding

    If you aren’t paragliding then you probably shouldn’t even consider making a trip to Bir-Billing. Paragliding to Bir-Billing is what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. So, make sure you don’t miss your chance to fly over the green valleys. There are two ways to do it:

    • You join a paragliding training course in Bir-Billing and get a certificate to fly on your own.
    • You hire a pilot who will control the glider while you can sit back and enjoy the view and the thrill.

    Paragliding will cost you about Rs. 2000-4000, depending on how much time you want to spend flying.

    Trek

    Bir-Billing is a trekking paradise. There are mountains, forest, and tea gardens to lead you to the most beautiful of sights. There are more than one trekking routes in Bir-Billing and all of them are charming in their own way.

    Relax

    Yes, that’s an option and a great one. Pick a spot on the mountain and just sit there for hours. Bring some food and water with you, relax, and soak in all the beauty.

  • Q. Which are the best sightseeing attractions in Bir Billing?

    There are many sightseeing attractions in Bir-Billing. With the great blue sky and a view of the green mountain, Bir-Billing is a comfort for your eyes and your soul. In addition to that, there are a few places that you should visit during your stay there.

    • Deer Park Institute- a monastery where you can relax, practice meditation, and enjoy some great vegetable food. Visit it in evening to enhance your experience.
    • Arya Marga Yoga Institute- if you are visiting Bir-Billing for a longer period of time then this yoga institute is the place to visit. You can learn here to meditate. It will change your life.
    • Bir Tea Factory- a visit to this place is a must if you are interested in knowing how the entire tea-business works. You will get a tour of the tea factory and have the chance to taste some good tea.
    • Tibetan Colony- this place is famous for authentic Tibetan food and handicrafts.
    • Bir Road Market- a very colorful market area where you can buy clothing and mementos.

  • Q. Which are the best resorts to stay in Bir Billing?

    Bir Billing has a variety of accommodation options for you. The rates are little on the higher side during the peak seasons. This is completely understandable as Bir Billing doesn’t get many tourists during monsoons and end-winters.

    • Garden View Hotel- this hotel is right beside the paragliding landing site. It will also offer you a great view from its rooftop.

     

    • Zostel- a very cozy place with good services. It offers you everything you need to relax and have a good time.

  • Q. What are the best public transport modes to commute around Bir Billing?

    Bir Billing mostly has mountain ways that lead to the most prominent tourist attractions. If you are a trekker then rely on your walking skills. You can also hire a mountain bike and ride it around.

  • Q. Which are the best places for shopping in Bir Billing?

    Bir Billing is a good place to shop for souvenirs and decorations. You can try these markets out:

    • Bir Bazaar
    • Kotli
    • Tibetan Colony
    • Bir Road
    • Baijnath

  • Q. Which are the famous pilgrimage spots in Bir Billing?

    Bir Billing has a great number of Tibetans living in there. You can clearly notice the influence in Bir Billing’s culture and religion. There are beautiful monasteries and stupas in the area which you should visit. There are local temples too.

  • Q. Which are the famous destinations for paragliding and trekking in Bir Billing?

    Billing is the launching area for paragliding. From there you can glide up to Bir, where the flight ends.

    The two main trekking trails in Bir-Billing are: 

    • Tatta Pani Trek- a 2.5 km trek from the hydro-electricity power station to the hot spring.
    • Hanumangarh Trek- this is a longer trek and offers the view of the mountain. Starts from Billing and walk up to Hanumangarh.