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1. Paragliding in Bir Billing

Paragliding in Bir Billing
Must visit 4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

Known as the Paragliding capital of India, Bir attracts adventure-seekers from throughout the country and the world. Hence, some of the best time that you might spend here might be with your feet in the air.

2. Chokling Monastery

Chokling Monastery
4.3 /5

0 km
from city center
2 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

This is one of the most popular monasteries in Bir and houses a grand and huge stupa as well as an enthralling statue of Padmasambhava. This monastery is located in the Bir Tibetan colony.

3. Gunehar Waterfall

Gunehar Waterfall

3 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

Gunehar Waterfalls is the prime attraction of the Gunehar village, tucked away on a hillock around 1.5 km away from Bir in Himachal Pradesh. At a height of 100 ft., the gorgeous waterfall can be reached through a short trek from the village and is surely going to be one of the most thrilling and enriching experiences of your life.

4. Dharmalaya Institute

Dharmalaya Institute
4.0 /5

2 km
from city center
4 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

The institute is an eco-campus where one can volunteer for a number of environmental programmes such as organic farming, sustainable village development, green building etc as well as a number of recreational activities like meditation and yoga.

5. Bir Market

Bir Market
4.3 /5

2 km
from city center
5 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

Bir Market is a streetside market with several eateries and shops. Local people and residents of the nearby areas come for utilities like food, clothing, and other items while tourists spend capital time picking up souvenirs. Bir Market is also referred to as the Bir Road Bazaar or simply Bir Road and is located on the way to Bir town. Please note that this different than the main Bir Road.

6. Palpung Sherabling Monastery

Palpung Sherabling Monastery
Must visit 4.5 /5

0 km
from city center
6 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

The natural beauty of this little town, with a colorful Tibetan influence can be taken in and truly experienced by talking walks around the place.

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7. Baijnath Temple

Baijnath Temple

7 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

Baijnath Temple is one of the most popular temples in Himachal Pradesh, and here, Lord Shiva is worshipped as the 'God of Healing'. Baijnath or Vaidyanath is an avatar of the great Lord Shiva, and in this avatar, the great lord rids his devotees of all miseries and pain. As a result, this temple holds ultimate significance to all Lord Shiva devotees and is considered to be extremely sacred. In fact, the water of this temple is believed to be of medicinal value and has the potential to cure several illnesses and diseases. This draws thousands of devotees from all around the world every year.

8. Deer Park Institute

Deer Park Institute
3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
8 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

The Deer Park Institute is a centre for the study of classical Indian wisdom traditions where you can enroll in programs on meditation, philosophy, art and culture, Yoga and healing arts, Buddhism and more.

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9. Tibetan Colony

Tibetan Colony
3.1 /5

0 km
from city center
9 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

The Tibetan colony is famous for a number of handicrafts sold here as well as local Tibetan food.

10. Bir Tea Factory

Bir Tea Factory
3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
10 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

This cooperative located near the Bir Bazaar, is another tourist spot in the area.

11. Tashi Jong Monastery

Tashi Jong Monastery

19 km
from city center
11 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

The Tashi Jong Monastery is not just a centre for worship for Buddhists but is also the homely abode of various Tibetan refugees. The complex has a college for freshers and a Tibetan restaurant beside the main shrine.

12. Hang Gliding in Bir Billing

Hang Gliding in Bir Billing
Must visit 3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
12 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

Another adventure sport which majorly attracts adventure seekers from all over the country, hand gliding is a popular sport which requires training for participation. Billing(14 km) is the launch pad for the hand gliders and Bir is the landing site.

13. Palampur

Palampur

13 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

With pine and deodar forests and tea gardens encircling the town and numerous streams pouring in, Palampur is a popular town of Himachal Pradesh located in the Kangra district.

14. Barot Valley

Barot Valley

14 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

Barot is a mesmerizingly beautiful village located in the serene valleys of Mandi District in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is a new found tourist destination and is located about 67 kilometers away from Mandi. If you are a backpacker, this destination is perfect to backpack through for a day or so. The scenic landscapes are captivating, and the unpolluted air draws travelers from across the world for sightseeing and much more. The location is famous for its numerous trekking trails passing through the village and hence is a preferred trekking destination too.

15. Chamunda Devi Temple

Chamunda Devi Temple

79 km
from city center
15 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

One of the most visited shrines of the Holy Goddess is the Chamunda Devi Temple, about 15 km from the Kangra Valley. The temple is home to the shrine of the raging form of the goddess, where she is flanked by the male Hindu deities, Hanuman and Bhairava. The majestic panoramic view of the Dhauladhar ranges from the Temple is awe-inspiring.

16. Bir Landing Site

Bir Landing Site

116 km
from city center
16 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

Bir Landing Site in Bir Billing, also known as Sunset Point, derives its name from the fact that the spot is used by paraglider pilots as an official landing spot.

17. Biking in Bir

Biking in Bir

51 km
from city center
17 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

A less time-consuming alternative to hiking is biking in Bir; the open terrain and numerous trails provide an excellent opportunity to go mountain biking. While some trails may be slightly treacherous, biking allows tourists to get from one place to another for cheaper while admiring the greenery, high mountain peaks, rivers, and more. There are several shops that sell bikes on an hourly basis and they can be taken to many sites like the Bir Landing Site, Palpung Monastery, Deol Village and Mukut Nath Shrine Sansaal.

18. Chowgan Tea Gardens

Chowgan Tea Gardens

112 km
from city center
18 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

Located south of Lower Bir in a small suburb called Chowgan, the lush green Chowgan Tea Gardens provide an excellent opportunity for tourists to discover some of the state’s different teas.

19. Himalayan Film School

Himalayan Film School

1 km
from city center
19 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

Located within the Deer Park Institute in Kangra Valley’s Chowgan Village, the Himalayan Film School is not only a prestigious film school in the country but also a popular tourist attraction in Himachal Pradesh.

20. Nyingyang Monastery

Nyingyang Monastery

116 km
from city center
20 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

A relatively smaller monastery in Bir, Nyingyang Monastery is situated close to the Bir Landing Site and is known for its magnificent Tibetan architecture.

21. Bangoru Waterfall

Bangoru Waterfall

5 km
from city center
21 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

Bangoru Waterfall, situated at about 4.5km from the Bir Tibetan Colony, is one of Bir’s small waterfalls that is a relatively secluded and less-popular attraction that makes for a wonderful picnic spot.

22. Gunehar River

Gunehar River

42 km
from city center
22 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

Gunehar River in the Kangra Valley’s Gunehar village is a hidden gem in Bir that guarantees visitors of a peaceful and breathtaking experience. The best way to get to the river is to hike, which takes about an hour and a half, so as to be able to enjoy the area’s natural bounty; the high peaks and the lush greenery are perfect for photography and for relaxation. Upon reaching the river, the water of which is clear and flows down from several levels, visitors can sit on the rocks on its banks and watch the water flow or splash around in it since it’s quite shallow.

23. Hiking in Bir

Hiking in Bir

51 km
from city center
23 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

With so many wide open spaces and green trails, there is no dearth of hiking opportunities while in Bir; visitors can hike up to waterfalls and rivers, make their way to quaint little villages, to monasteries and to other tourist attractions.

24. Camping in Bir

Camping in Bir

116 km
from city center
24 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

Set up at different altitudes and locations throughout Bir, these campsites offer a chance to experience the wilderness and live amidst dense green forests surrounded by the mighty Himalayan mountains.

25. Kangra Queen Toy Train

Kangra Queen Toy Train

43 km
from city center
25 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

Boarding the Kangra Queen Toy Train, that links Joginder Nagar and Pathankot, is a popular activity for tourists and locals alike owing to the magnificent views available from the train.

26. Cafes in Bir

Cafes in Bir

116 km
from city center
26 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

Known for its Tibetan culture, Bir in Himachal Pradesh not only has various monasteries but also many cafes and restaurants serving authentic Tibetan food along with other cuisines.

27. AryaMarga Yoga Institute

AryaMarga Yoga Institute

3 km
from city center
27 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

AryaMarga Yoga Institute in Sukabag, Himachal Pradesh is a prominent institute that specialises in integrative yoga and therapy based on the teachings of ancient gurus of the lineage of the 84 Mahasiddhas dating back 5,000 years.

28. Tsering Jong Monastery

Tsering Jong Monastery

116 km
from city center
28 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

Located near the Bir Landing Site behind the Chowgan Tea Gardens, Tsering Jong Monastery is one of Bir’s popular monasteries that boasts of beautiful Tibetan architecture and design.

29. Raj Gundha Trek

Raj Gundha Trek

42 km
from city center
29 out of 29
places to visit in Bir Billing

Beginning from Bir, the Raj Gundha Trek is a 14-km challenging trek set in Kangra region’s Raj Gundha valley.

FAQs on Bir Billing

Can you suggest an itinerary for Bir?

Day 1: Reach Bir, preferably by noon and take some rest. In the evening, you can go to the main market in Bir, also known as Bir Bazaar where you can buy the local souvenirs, curios to take back and marvel at. Not very far from here is Bir Tea Factory, which is a popular shot.
Day 2: If you're in for the adventure, the 2nd day is when you should ideally take off for your trip. Before the trip begins, you should have your safety related documents ready. 14 km from Bir is the town of Billing, which is the takeoff spot for the sport of paragliding.
Day 3: This day should ideally be reserved for a rest. However, if you're active enough, and raring to go, do visit the serene monastery in Chokling, which serves as an important centre of Buddhist studies as well.
Day 4: This is the day when you can either come down to Palampur or go further to Baijnath, an important pilgrimage for Hindu devotees, in the context of Hindu deity, Lord Shiva. Baijnath is 12.7 km. away from Bir, via NH 154.

How can I commute within Bir?

You can take buses or taxis to get around Bir.
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How much does a package cost for Bir?

The packages for Bir start at INR 5198 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top sightseeing places in Bir?

The top sightseeing places in Bir are Paragliding in Bir Billing, Hang Gliding in Bir Billing, Palpung Sherabling Monastery, Bir Road, Tibetan Colony, Bir Tea Factory.
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