Have you ever thought that you would reach a village by trekking from another village and at the time of coming back, you would directly fly down instead of trekking from that village? Today I will tell you about those two golden villages.
Situated in the valley of the Dhauladhar mountain range these two villages Bir & Billing are famous for Paragliding and breathtaking scenic views. The villages got popular in the time of 2015 when the World cup of Paragliding was organized here in Bir. This Small Himachal and Tibetian villages are full of locals’ love, warmth, and smiles, and lots of places to roam around.
You can easily spend a weekend or a complete week here and discover that Bir has much more to offer beyond Paragliding. Here’s my detailed guide to Bir & Billing with all pieces of information you may need for.
A little town settled in the valleys of Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, is Bir which is 14 km away from another village called, Billing. So if actually, your idea for a wonderful day is to take off into the blue sky abandoning the mountains and afterwards jump into quite possibly the most flawless nightfalls on the planet with dashes of purple, pink, and orange mixing into one another – then, at that point maybe Bir ought to be your main place to visit. Other than a recent couple of years, Bir has been acquiring ubiquity as an art, culture, and spiritual hub. Add to that a mix of amazing bistros and cafés whose setting in the midst of snow-covered mountains and delicious food will make you urge to visit again and again these cute little hamlets!
Bir Billing in Himachal is a year-round destination and can be visited at any time of the year. However, the best time to visit Bir Billing mainly depends on the activities that you are planning to do here. Especially if you are keen on Paragliding then October to February are the best months for you. This time weather is cold and good flying condition is available for long flights.
Bir Billing has many staycation options available depending on your budget. There is a number of Hotels, Homestays, and Hostels available here. I stayed at the Go stop hostel which was pretty reasonable to me and they provided complimentary breakfast and wifi.
Bir Billing has so much to offer apart from Paragliding. On the off chance that you’ve spent your childhood lost in the realm of Enid Blyton books, then, at that point, Bir will verge on remembering those minutes. This is where you can awaken to a charming perspective right out of a book.
The places you should not miss when in Bir are as below :
Paragliding in Bir is the best adventure one should not skip. If you want to enjoy the breathtaking view from the top then sunset or early morning is the best time to do the paragliding.
Cost: INR 2000 to INR 3000 for 20 minutes of paragliding.
Another must-do activity when in Bir is Walking. Stroll through ILU street for a dazzling perspective on the mountain ranges and the most exciting nightfalls you have at any point seen. The Paragliding landing site is here, allowing you an opportunity to chase various landings and offer the fervour and thrill of it.
In case you’re brave enough to stroll through the fields of the primary market square, you will wind up exploring fields of yellow mustard blossoms, peach blooms, and obviously prayer flags.
There are two of my favourite spots to chase sunsets are the landing point and in front of Peme Awam Choegar Gyurme Ling Monastery. Something that I delighted in a ton during my stay in Bir was watching the flawless sunsets at the landing site here. Also, the paragliding views with the orange sunset were surreal.
Bir has so many prominent treks and waterfalls one can trek and enjoy the trekking route. If you have time in hand, go for a long trek and come with a bag full of memories.
Bir is a foodies paradise and you can easily spot so many amazing cafes and restaurants here. Not only Tibetian cuisine is famous but also one can easily find other state’s cuisine too. The famous cafes are Cookie Aunty Cafe, Avav’s cafe, Garden Cafe, and June 16 Cafe to name a few.
Watch 6 Must-Eat Cafes In Bir
A shopaholic never thinks about places, they can buy anything and everything. But here in Bir, you will definitely go with woollen stuff, souvenir, and different types of tea leaves.
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What more? Visit Bir and Billing with proper precautions and RT PCR test report (though it is not required, still travel to the places with responsibility). Enjoy your time but without any carbon footprints.