A few days back, I was in the Village of Birds, Bir, in Himachal Pradesh. But before I begin my story about two lovely people, can you guess why Bir is called the Village of Birds?
You got that right, Bir is probably India's most famous paragliding destination. At any moment of the day, if you look up at the sky, you will spot numerous people gently gliding across the skies. But Bir is so much than this amazing adventure sport that it offers. The village boasts of scenic views, peaceful monasteries, and a number of fantastic cafes! After a long day of exploring Bir on cycle, I came across a South Indian Cafe, “AVVA’s café, flavors of southern India”. While I had enjoyed a number of Tibetan dishes in Bir, this was my first time seeing a cafe serving proper South Indian cuisine in the mountains of Northern India. I was intrigued.
Stumbling upon a little gem in Bir
I parked my cycle and went inside. The interiors were so simple and beautiful -- white walls, loose stones on the floor, plain wooden tables and chairs, aesthetic lamps. large glass windows frame, and the lush green fields behind.
I was greeted by Anil uncle at the counter and he looked super friendly. While I enjoyed the traditional South Indian welcome drink rasam with boiled chana, I glanced at the menu.