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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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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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02 April 2019
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31 January 2019
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18 December 2018
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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.
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...
16 December 2018
The perfect way to start New Year. Great trip with my friends. Paragliding was amazing. So much fun. First time, though it was faultless. Cold climate. I fell sick after I returned. Still I cherish eve...
27 October 2016
I recently did the same trip and i am more than happy to share my experience with Thrillophilia. Everything was managed professionally Be it the trekking part, the paragliding, the Transfers. Now com...
18 December 2018
The winter chills and the beauty of the place is mesmerizing. The tour operators were very supportive throughout and we had amazing time entering the new year.. thanks Thrillophilia..
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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.
Bir Billing is a tempting destination for all paragliding enthusiasts. Book now Thrillophilia's Paragliding Tour Package Under Rs 2000/- for a fascinating paragliding experience.
If you want to enjoy the unadulterated beauty of the Bir, go for camping. It is a divine experience that is beautiful way beyond words can express it. Click here to book Thrillophilia's Camping package offered with a great discount.
The best time to visit Bir Billing is between the months of April and June. It is also the best time to experience outdoor activities, such as paragliding, trekking, rappelling, etc. You will come across the best Bir Tour Packages at this time.
To reach Bir Billing from Delhi, you have three options-
By Air - Catch a flight from Delhi to Dharamshala. Hire a tax or local bus and reach Bir Billing in two hours.
By Road – Book a Volvo (costs around INR 1500) from Kashmere Gate ISBT to reach Dharamshala in the morning. From there, you can get a local bus or a cab that will drop you at Bir Billing or you can get a direct bus to Bir from Delhi.
By Rail – Book your train ticket from NDLS to Pathankot. Take a local bus or the Toy Train to Paprola. From there, hire a taxi that will charge you around INR 300 and drop you at Bir Billing. You can also catch a local bus from the station to reach Bir Billing.
Bir Billing is famous for paragliding. It is the best place to go for this activity in India. It is also known for Tibetan culture, a big Stupa, and the monasteries. The best Bir Billing Tours include a visit to all these places.
The climate in Bir Billing is usually mild. There is occasional rainfall during the summers. It experiences heavy snowfall during winter season. Most Bir Billing Tours are organized during the summer season for your pleasant stay.
You know why birds are always happy and singing? Maybe because they can fly! Bir-Billing is such an experience, an experience of emptiness in your thoughts and the stories of the breeze, a crazy ride of the stunning views.
Bir Billing is located close to Dharamshala, where you can buy almost everything. However, it is recommended to carry your own water bottle, food items to munch on, some woollen clothes, a jacket, good trekking shoes, power bank, and toiletries.
Family tours can be booked online and are an easy option if you are going with a big family. Various combinations include
Some of the best places to stay in Bir Billing are Colonels Resort, Parvatah Hotel, Siddhartha Greens, Paul’s Minor, Taragarh Palace, etc.
Do you want to take that walk of your life where the love drizzles in emotions of adventure and alluring views? Bir-billing is the right place for that walk of love:
It is absolutely safe to stay in homestays in Bir Billing. In fact, it is highly recommended to book a homestay on your visit to Bir Billing to have an indigenous experience. Most Bir Packages usually include accommodations in the homestays or similar, for a comfortable stay.
Bir-Billing is an amalgamation of Indian culture with a hint of Tibetan influence in the humane life of this place. Explore more to know more:
Travel Bir Billing organises multiple mountain biking tours on various routes as below.
Two days are quite enough for a trip to Bir Billing. You can spend your first-day trekking and paragliding. On the next day, you can visit the Stupa and the monasteries. A stroll through the Bazaar in the evening followed by relishing the local Tibetan dishes is the perfect way to end your stay in Bir Billing.
Some of the best places to visit in Bir Billing are Deer Park Institute, Dharmalaya Institute, Tibetan Colony, Chokling Monastery, Bir Tea garden, Baijnath Temple, and Gunehar Waterfall. Most Bir Packages cover all these places in their itinerary.
Bir is not only about paragliding and if believe so, you are missing too much. It’s just that you have to set your foot loose and explore the area. Star gazing and watching magnificent sunsets from hills over a cup of tea is a bliss. The food, Tibet culture and option to volunteer at multiple places will surely make this trip a memorable one.
You can book a Volvo from Kashmere Gate ISBT and Majnu ka Tila and reach Dharamshala in the morning. From there, you can hire a taxi or hop on a local bus to reach Bir Billing.