Bir Village, Himachal Pradesh.
Camp Oak View, Bir village, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Bir is a small village at the edge of the Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh.
Bir Known for the following reasons:-
Tribal villagers have second Home in Bir in winters and known as Bangaliya Tribe.
Tribal villages – Raj Gundha village, Bada Gran village, Kukar Gundha, Nahlota village, Kothikod village, Thathi village, Bada Bhangal village . Villagers are Shepherds, farmers and collecting medicinal plants from Mountains.
These villages are away from Bir and all connected by treks from here,
Ghodnala Village – 6 km trek from Bir.
Raj Gundha village – 14 km drive and 12 km trek.
Bada Gran village – 70 km drive or 16 km trek.
Kukar Gundha –14 km drive and 14 km trek.
Nahlota village – 70 km drive or 16 km trek.
Kothikod village – 65 km drive or 14 km trek.
Thathi village – 10 km trek from Bir via Camp Oak View.
Bada Bhangal village – 80 km/4 days trek – maximum altitude is 4830 meters from sea level at Thamsar pass.
Bhanghali villagers of Bir and around nomadic villages, Himachal Pradesh, Live 6 months in Mountains during summers and move back to Bir lower area in winters before snowfall.
Tibetan settlement in Bir colony area – Home of Tibetan refugee.
Tibetan refugees arrives in Bir during the 1960s and settled here, now they have built monasteries and institutes, Now the Colony has become the tourist attraction as it developed with so many café and Stupas. The Colony area is near to the paragliding landing area and ends at Tsering Jong monastery near hotel Paul Manor.
Bir Billing Village is consist of a small group of villages as:-
Gunned Village, a Bir Village, Kotli village, Kyori village.
Gunned Village – small village, oak forest, two waterfalls, one is quite a big waterfall, some village you can reach by trekking.
Bir Village – Tea factory, small local market, water tanks to supply and filter, Ashram of Visudhanand Saraswati Ji – Yogi having age more than 140 years, forest guest house, Govt school, Primary health center, tourist information center and the road to Billing, home of descendant of Bhangal rulers, Kotli village,
Kyori village – Tibetan colony area, so many monasteries, Café’s Paragliding landing area, Tibetan market. Also, include Ghodnala village 5 km away from Bir for an amazing sunset point.
Kotli village – Village is below Bir and have few hotels and local inhabitant here.