2. Nyingyang Monastery
Another one of Bir’s vibrant and intricately constructed monasteries, Nyingyang Monastery is almost at a stone’s throw away distance from Hostelite World. The best time to visit the monastery is during the morning prayer hours when several monks gather up to worship.
Distance: 200 m
3. Deer Park Institute
Deer Park Institute is most famous for learning more on classical Indian wisdom. You can also visit for several programmes that are hosted free of charge (unless specified) and learn more on meditation, yoga, art and culture, and Buddhism among many others.
Distance: 800 m
4. Landing Site of Bir Billing
Visiting the landing site during sunset hours is much like a celebration. Everyone around Bir gathers there to see the vibrant orange hues get dispersed in the sky. While most of the people enjoy witnessing this soul-stirring view by lounging on the ground, there are also a few cafes around that offer spectacular views during the dusky hours.
Distance: 1 km
5. Café hopping
There are quite a few cafes that are worth visiting while you are there at Bir. My favourites include:
The Northern Café – best sunset view
Avva’s café – best South Indian food
Musafir café – best hot chocolate
Silver Lining Café – best desserts and coffee
Vairagi café – best North Indian food