Bir Himachal Pradesh and Billing.
Tourist Destination Name – Bir Himachal Pradesh and Billing. (Beed).
Location – Tehsil – Baijnath, District – Kangra.
State – Himachal Pradesh, India – 176077.
Altitude – Bir – 1350 mts and Billing – 2430 mts from sea level.
Language – Hindi, Pahari (Kangri, Mandiayli)
Accessibility – By Road (very good conditioned road till Bir)
Economy of Bir– Tourism activities, mostly tourist for Paragliding.
Construction:- Mud houses and concrete houses too.
Stay Options – Hotels, Guest houses and Camps.
Geography of Bir Himachal Pradesh and Billing.
Bir is located in foothills of Dhauladhar Range of Himalayas which are part of lower Himalaya’s in western Range. Bir is small town and altitude start increasing rapidly from here. Altitude of Bir is 1350 mts from Sea level and it increase to 2430 mts from sea level at the distance of 16 km at Billing.
Bir is at the edge of Kangra valley (famous for its Organic Tea).
Billing is Paragliding take off point at 2430 mts from sea level and have very favorable conditions for paragliding due to its geographic location. Billing experienced very good thermals from Kangra valley in front for safe and smooth paragliding take off.
One can fly for 6-7 hrs in a single day and fly till Dharamshala, Manali, Mandi , kullu in single day due to its geographic location. Landing area Bir has shade of mountains and also provide very good conditions for safe landing ares in Bir Billing.
Orientation of Bir Himachal Pradesh.
Bir is Village have Pahari settlement of Semi Nomads of Bhangal (called as Bhangalia community)and local Kangri Pahri. One of the other inhabitant here in Bir village who live in lower area Tibetan Refugee live in Tibetan Colony area having monasteries, stupa’s .
Now the Tibetan colony area is become Tourist attraction due to its Various Café’s, Monasteries and Tibetan Market. Tibetan Colony area is 1.5 km long start from Hotel Paul Manor and till Paragliding Landing area. One can walk and cover all these spots in 2-3 hrs or can rent a cycle or bike to explore Bir with other points.
Best Ways to Reach Bir from Other places by Road.
⛳Distance from Delhi to Bir– 550 km/ 10-12 hrs.
Delhi – Chandigarh – Una – Kangra – Palampur – Bainath – Bir.
Mode of Transportation – Direct overnight Volvo buses to Bir from Delhi. – INR 1000 – 1500 one way.
⛳Distance from Macleodganj / Dharamshala to Bir– 70 km/2-3 hrs.
Macleodganj – Dharamshala – Palampur – Bainath – Bir.
Mode of Transportation – Few Direct buses to Bir or follow above route. Taxi charges INR 1500 for one way and INR 2000/- for return.
⛳Distance from Manali to Bir – 170 km/6-7 hrs.
Manali – Kullu – Mandi – Jogindernagar – Bir Road – Bir.
Mode of Transportation – One can board bus route to Dharamshala or Pathankot from Manali and deboard at Bir road (which is 2 km away from Bir)
One can also take bus to Manali and then bus till Bir road. Regukar buses in Day, avoid night travel.
Adventure Activities in Bir.
⛳Paragliding adventure in Bir Billing(short, Normal, Medium and Long sessions).
⛳Camping at Camp Oak View in Bir.
⛳Trekking routes in Bir Billing area.
⛳Bir to Billing Trek.
⛳Tribal village Trek.
⛳Hanuman Garh Trek.
⛳Channa view point trek.
⛳Raj Gundha village Trek.
⛳Sunset point Trek to Camp Oak View, Bir.
⛳Snow Trek in Billing.
⛳Mountain Biking in Bir Billing for half day to full day.
Sightseeing in Bir Billing.
⛳Monasteries in Bir Tibetan Colony area.
⛳Monasteries in Chountra. – 4 Km fro Bir.
⛳Palpung Sherabling Monastery at Bhattu – 6 Km from Bir.
⛳Shiva Temple in Baijnath.
⛳Visudhanand Saraswati ji Ashram – Mahatama at age of 140 years.
Packages in Bir Billing with following options:-
⛳Paragliding and Camping at Camp Oak View – Best recommended option in Bir for experience.
⛳Trekking, camping and Paragliding.
⛳Camping at Billing in Dome tents.
⛳Volvo return packages from Delhi with trekking Camp cycling and Paragliding.
⛳Budget packages @ INR 2700/- for camping (Dinner+ Breakfast) and Paragliding options.
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