A cup of coffee with mountain views and rosy sunset in a calm Himalayan village, if that is what your dream vacation looks like, Bir is the place for you!
A small Tibetan Colony has become popular amongst travellers in the last few years especially for being one of the best paragliding sites in the world. But there's so much more to this small village, which has somehow managed to retain its status of a quaint village in spite of the tourist influx.
I expected it to be like any other hill station with pretty views. No doubt, every part of the village is wrapped up with beautiful Himalayan views but what surprised me the most was that I didn't have to go to a specific place for a soul soothing landscape. Every trail I went on - walk to a café, landing site or even the way back to my hostel was just effortlessly beautiful. If you want to experience nature in it's raw, untouched form, Bir is one of those places you can count on. By this I do not mean that there are no urban settlements, from aesthetic cafes to budget friendly hostels and homestays, you'll find it all here, in nature's lap.
In my one night stay, I couldn't do the most talked about thing in Bir, paragliding! In spite of that, I had the most amazing time.
Here are some things you can do in Bir beyond paragliding:
Catch the sunset from landing site: