Paragliding, Hang Gliding, Cycling, camping and many more.
Travelling to adventure destination in Himalayan region is one of the best experience. But travelling with complete knowledge of destination makes your trip more memorable. Bir Billing is small hill town located in edge of Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.
Bir Billing has various things to around around and various places to visit, providing relax and rejuvenate your body cells.
Travel Guide to Bir Billing
– Paragliding Capital of India – Bir Billing and now a very popular destination for adventure lovers of the country and many foreigners.
Destination Bir Billing is constitute of two places – Bir and Billing. Bir and Billing are two twin destinations. Bir is a small village with various monasteries, market place and Paragliding Landing area. Bir is place for stay, having few hotels, guest houses and Camping at Camp Oak View in forest. Whereas Billing is paragliding take off point 16 km away from Bir at 2430 mts from sea level.
Village Bir is open throughout the year by road and well connected via direct Volvo buses from Delhi. Bir is located at 1500 mts from sea level, where as Bir Paragliding landing area is at 1300 mts from sea level. Roads to Bir are always open in all weather. Bir is also divided in many small villages as – Bir, Gunner, Chougan, Keyori, Bari, Danadi and Ghodnala. In these villages – Keoyi and Chougan are tourist area and home for hotels and guest houses, where as Village Ghodnala is for Camping.
Billing is at hilltop at 2430 mts from sea level, with amazing view of Sbow covered peaks and and Kangra valley. Road to Billing is closed for few hrs or days, depend upon snowfall. Sometime Billing experience snowfall for 2-3 feet. Paragliding take off point is at Billing ridge which is open towards kangra valley. Paragliding is closed during snowfall or rains and resume after it, post examining wind conditions. Billing is considerable very cold in winters and not suggested for stay in nights. Billing also place for camping with small tents but not suggested for winters till mid March from mid Dec. Billing has no water supply and have no electricity but have few shops of Maggi and tea.
There are many places here in Bir to explore, which make tourist busy in various activities
Best things to do and few places to visit here in Bir Billing:
– Deer Park Institute
– Camping – Camp Oak View.
– Chokling Monastery
Travel Guide to Bir Billing – Himachal Pradesh
Trip of mountain biking is depend upon your preference. Bir Billing offer Various mountain Biking trails from Half days to 2-3 days. Normal and best option is half day cycling in Bir to Bhattu Monastery.
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Deer Park Institute.
The Deer Park Institute in Bir is a centre for the study for Buddhism where one can enroll in programs of meditation, Yoga, philosophy, culture, art, healing arts, Buddhism and more spiritual knowledge. http://deerpark.in/
Chokling Monastery is known as Pema Ewan Chokgyur Gyurme Ling, which was established in the 1962, after the exile of Tibetan’s, when Chinese invasion on Tibet, Monastery establised under the guidance of third Neten Chokling Rinpoche. Chokling Monastery is established complex of stupa, temples and monks quarters along with retreat centre.
Dharmalaya Institute is devoted to education and empowerment for compassionate living, with a practical focus on contemplative service-learning and sustainable development. http://dharmalaya.in/
Palpung Sherabling Monastery.
Tea Factory and Tea Garden in Bir.
Tibetan Colony area.
9th Centuary Old Shiva Temple at Baijnath.
Tsering Jong Monnastery, Chougan Chowk.
Sunset walk to Village Ghodnala near Camp Oak.
Village walk to Bari and Dhanadi villages from Camp Oak.
Oldest tulsi plant at Mukutnath temple at Sansal Village.
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