My rendezvous with Bir
Bir, famously known as the paragliding hub of India, envelopes varied adventure sports. From flying in the air like a bird to mountain biking on the hills and trekking, hiking, camping, this quaint little town has a lot to offer. This being my second time in Bir, I already knew paragliding wasn’t on my list since I had taken a fulfilling flight a year ago only. What had I gone there for? The Rains !! While most people stick to their cocoons in monsoon, I knew Himachal would surprise me the most.
Bir experiences swamps of crowd during the busy season. To be honest, I expected the same but much to my surprise it literally had handful of people that we could literally count on our fingers. So much so that at night it became so spooky for us, we were longing to see some people around.
Where we stayed?
We had booked Zostel for our stay. I believe we were the only ones during that time of the year lodging at Zostel. It turned ghostly for me by the night :P The rooms are fairly spacious with a nice balcony. The colours and the wall paintings make the place a pretty place to stay.
Where we ate?
Zostel has a restaurant which serves food till 10pm. I wouldn’t recommend eating there as the food was pretty average, however it has a lively set up, surrounded by greenery and there are loads of board games available. We played a round of chess and for the first time I won against him. Told ya, first times are memorable :D
Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India
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suhanirampalMy honest review of Zostel, Bir @zostel . . I had heard so much about this chain of hostels that I thought of giving it a shot in Bir, Himachal Pradesh. I was there for about two night in the monsoon season just to experience solitude and rains ???? . . Bir turns into a ghost town post 8pm and only Zostel serves food till 10 pm. We had no option but to eat at Ticksy (it’s written wrong in the vid ????) when we reached since it was raining cats and dogs. The food was so-so. It wasn’t great. We were damn hungry so we ate it all except the chilly chicken which tasted weird. But we definitely enjoyed our time sitting there, we played chess, listened to some music and enjoyed looking the rain. . . The Stay? The rooms are quite good, colourful and have balconies that open to wilderness ???? but the bed and the quilt was full of dust that we kept sneezing ???? Zostel is turning into a ecofriendly space so they don’t offer water bottles to drink. However, they have a dispenser from where u can stock up. Being dead tired, we slept off quite early and when I woke up at 2:30 late at night, I drank the little water we had stocked up. I went down in pitch dark in search of more but everything was locked and the shutters were down. There was literally no way we could get any water which was a really annoying experience. . . All in all, it was not that great an experience so we decided to head back to Dharamshala for the second night ditching our booking at Zostel. . . #thegirlwiththemaroonbag #traveltounravel #traveltoexplore #hostelexperience #zostel #zostelbir #wherewestayed #honestreview #himachaldiaries #birbilling #travelvideos #travelvlogger #indiantraveller #indiantravelblogger
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