Explore the heavenly beauty of Himachal Pradesh
We’ve found a right place for adventurous people who love to explore unfamiliar places and experience hills and fly amidst the sky.
Bir Billing valley is in the western part of Joginder Nagar Valley, a beautiful village in Himachal Pradesh. Undoubtedly, Bir appears to be a small village however, it comes with several enchanting surprises, that is popular for eco-tourism along with spiritual learnings surrounded by a peaceful environment. ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ is right said as the village look small and it’s out of reach by most of the travelers, but it has a lot of surprises and gives an amazing experience.
Being referred as the Paragliding Capital of India, the place is best for paragliding lovers and other activities like angling, trekking, camping, river crossing, mountain biking, horse riding, rock climbing are famous here.
Here’s what you can do in Bir Billing
Bir Billing is the right place for youngsters, trekkers and adventure tourist. Travelers irrespective of their gender and age can spend nature-friendly time at this destination.
Bir Billing To-Do-List
Best time to travel Bir Himachal Pradesh, Bir weather conditions and more
Thill and Excitement are guaranteed if you are at Bir Billing. The Paragliding hub in India attracts thousands of tourists across the country and from abroad. The most suitable season from Paragliding is from March to May and from October to November and that’s when the place is flooded with travelers and explorers especially for the suitable weather condition. The temperature in Bir Billing always is 5 – 25 centigrade. You can check our tours section for Bir Billing packages here.
Are you new to paragliding? Do you want to experience it for the first time? There are numerous training programs where you can enroll and learn paragliding. This activity has become famous and naturists who visit Himachal do not miss to experience paragliding. Hand Gliding is also a famous recreational sport here and many individuals participate in this activity.
Camps and Tents
Who would miss out a camp and tent amidst the hills? Bir Billing is one of the best place in India for tenting and camping. The velvety hills, the majestic mountains and the dancing rivers are a lovely sight to witness from the comfort of your tent. And what about the safety? If is safe to stay in tent in authorized places.
Amazing picnic spot
Bir Billing is an amazing Picnic spot especially along the River Bir. The river bank is an amazing sight and the panorama view is exciting. Spend time with your family and friend along the river, go fishing, play music and spend a day watching the charm of the river.
The longest treks of Himachal start from Bir. Ghornala and Manali are the prime attraction for trekkers. Trekkers gather at Bir to start their trekking expedition.
The toy train at Bir Billing reminds you of your childhood. The train covers destinations like Ahju, Pathankot, etc. the stunning valleys, mountains, and evergreen nature would impress you. The tourists have also experienced other activities that include river crossing, mountain biking, rock climbing, etc. which leaves an unforgettable experience.
Spiritual travelers to Bir Billing
Bir Billing is not only popular for the thrilling activities it comes with but is also popular for spiritual tours. The place is rich with several monasteries where spiritual studies are carried out in holy temples. Popular among all is the Sherab Ling Monastery that is in the center of green forests and beautiful scenarios. Also, Chokling Gompa is a widely visited place that is popular for the architectural texture, artistic stupa, and a grand hall where prayers are conducted. Another popular monastery here is the Katoch Homestay. The monasteries are the best place to be in for the people looking for some spiritual peace. The Chokling Monastery consists of a statue of Sri Padmasambhava, that would surely leave your eyes open.
The monasteries are not only remembered for the spiritual environment it gives the visitors, but it is also an ideal place for the people looking for homely food at the monastery restaurants. The cafes and restaurants in the monasteries provide you with hygienic eatables at a cost-effective price which adds to the chances of visiting them once. Buddhism lessons and workshops held here attracts many visitors.
Travelers can experience the exclusive Healthcare activities in Bir Billing
Bir Billing also introduces you to the healthy living and it offers spa, homeopathic institutes, acupuncture, yoga, meditation, organic farming, and much more. The Deer Park Institute here is well-known for activities like philosophy, meditation, culture, art, etc.
The peaceful atmosphere also brings you close to self-appreciation by practicing Yoga. Around the year, various people participate in long-term and short-term Yoga classes. After Yoga, people also enjoy the herbal spa services for complete relaxation. Similarly, the Shantideva Homeopathic Research Institute is worth visiting while you visit the place.
Acupuncture here has helped various people in getting relief from pains they are experiencing like sprains, back pains, etc. The treatment is carried out with traditional methods of moxibustion and acupuncture that is also helpful in reducing stress after long journeys to the place.
Bir Billing paragliding cost
Bir Billing paragliding cost per person is 2500-3000 rupees for 20-30 minutes fly. Extra charge for video recording is 500 rupees. Transport service from Hotel to Take Off Site will be included in this amount.
Hotels in Bir Billing
There are several good hotels in Bir. People will get a very high-class accommodation there. Hotels are not very huge but they have all the facilities to give you great comfort.
Other Major Activities and attractions
Book lovers can visit the Dharamshala library, travelers can learn philosophy from Dzongsar institute and you can also involve in forest drive to Dharmalaya, visit the tea gardens at Chowgan, visit Shiva and Devi temples.
Gaggal Airport is the nearest airport if you want to travel via air. Then from the bus or taxi, you can reach Bir by 2 to 3 hours. Dharamshala has situated approximately 50 km from Bir.
The joint road for Bir is from Bir Road on NH-20, approximately midway between Baijnath and Jogindernagar. You can travel from Delhi to Baijnath (nearest station form Bir) within 12-13 hours via road or from Chandigarh to Baijnath within 6-7 hours.
How to reach Bir Billing from Delhi?
Bir Billing distance from Delhi is approximately 550 km. HRTC now started a direct Delhi to Bir Bus route. You can visit HRTC official website for more Delhi to Bir Billing bus route. You can also take Volvo, Himshuda, TATA AC private buses for reaching Bir Himachal Pradesh.
Mcleodganj to Bir Billing
Bir has located approximately at a distance of 50 km southeast of Dharamshala or Mcleodganj. If you are looking to reach Bir from Dharamshala or Mcleodganj, you can take taxi or bus directly to Bir.
Travel via train first, you have to reach Pathankot Station. You can reach there from Delhi or Chandigarh. Then take the train (Pathankot to Jogindernagar) for the station named Paprola or Ahju (nearest station from Bir) before the last station Jogindernagar. The train consumes 10 hours approximately from Pathankot.