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Why Bir Billing Should Be On Your Travel Bucket List In 2023

Why Bir Billing Should Be On Your Travel Bucket List In 2023

By Akansha

26 Mar, 2023

If you are also bored of your lethargic routine and really want to go somewhere not cliched, then Bir Billing is the place for you. For people who are repulsed by a mundane existence, staying without an adventure for a long time could be fatal. Not literally though! Therefore, to feel the thrill set off to Bir Billing and it'll work like a charm.

Bir Billing is a twin village to the west of Joginder Nagar Valley in Himachal Pradesh. Bir is also known as the 'Paragliding Capital of India'. The unsullied village of Bir Billing had many exciting experiences to offer and you should take advantage of them when you're here. 

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Here's Why Bir Billing Should Be On Your Travel Bucket List In 2023 - 

Birds Eye View


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Have you ever wondered what it is like to see the world from the top? Paragliding is a hair-raising adventure you can try in the mountains and Bir is a perfect place for it. You can drift through the clouds, sail with the winds as you float between the giant snow-capped Dhauladhar range. It is one helluva experience. Watching the sun lowering down to kiss the mountains and sky turning pink to blush. It is a moment one can never forget. Paragliding starts in the morning and can be availed till early evening from Billing, so whatever time suits your fancy is totally fine.

What's Your Poison For Adventure?

Adventure in Bir

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There are some gripping treks from Bir which will stir the adventure junkie in you. Rajgundha Valley is one of the most popular treks from Bir which offers a spectacular view of snow-capped mountains and Uhl river. Hiking is another thrilling activity you can do in Bir to quench your nomadic thirst. You can take a hike to Ghodnala village which is a few kilometres away from Bir. Watch a perfect sunset amidst the boughs of nature from there. And for all you Tour de France addicts, Bir is the perfect destination to rent out a mountain bike and explore the nearby areas. It is like a dream to spend a night inside a camp while watching thousands of stars dancing in the open sky.

Charming Tibetan Culture

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The Tibetan refugee settlement of Bir is what gives it an enigmatic charm and peaceful aura. In the early 1960s, after Dalai Lama was exiled from Tibet. Chokling Rinpoche and his devotees came to Bir and settled here. Now the Tibetan Colony of Chowgan is a bustling and busy area which contains residencies, several cafes and stores, monasteries like Nyingma and Kagyu, handicrafts centre, astrological institute and many other interesting locations. One of the best thing about coming to Bir Billing is being able to experience this culture and tradition. You get to see the monks praying, the local shopkeepers setting up and selling local produce and of course, several beautiful artisans showcasing their talents. This is something that will be with you long after you leave.

Eat, Travel And Repeat

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If you are a big time foodie and an adventure junkie, this is your dream destination. Bir Billing is not just a place where you can live your adventure dreams but it is also a place where you will find yourself going 'Jeez this is so delicious!' There are many cafes and eateries where you can taste some insanely delicious Tibetan cuisines. Cafes like Garden Cafe, Silver Linings, Avva Cafe, Nyingma Kitchen, Vairagi Cafe, Glider's Pizzeria, and Ticksy Food Corner offers mouthwatering cuisines. You should definitely try the mouthwatering dishes like thukpa, momos, Tsampa, and some traditionally made 'laphing'.

Perfect Place For Backpackers

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Another great thing about Bir Billing is its backpacking culture. Since it is a gorgeous mountain location with exciting possibilities, it is a preferred destination for backpackers from all around the world. Wherever you go in Bir; whether it is the landing site, the markets or cafes, you will definitely see travellers and wanderers from all corners of the world. This culture of travel keeps the place alive and you come across friendly faces and have great conversations in every nook and corner.

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