BIR | 5 days | 5 Places nearby | 5 Modes of transportation.

Tripoto
16th Apr 2019

Me with Me

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Day 1

This is my first solo trip and BIR makes me feel to have more in future.

I started at 7:30 P.M. (and yes they are punctual in this) from Nirmal Hriday Church @ Majnu ka tilla. Booked the bus "Laxmi Travel agency" from paytm for Rs1150. Bus was comfortable for 12 hr journey and they drop you near to paragliding landing point at BIR (that was the plus point). There are some other travel agencies also who operates directly between Delhi to Bir, such are Ram Dalal, Northern Volovo and HRTC.

Day 2

Reached Bir around 7:30 A.M. and guess what, it was drizzling. Same as forecast by the google weather app.

Morning Drizzling

Photo of Paragliding Landing Site Bir Billing, Bir Colouny Rd, Suja, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh

So I headed directly towards my staying point "goStops-Bir". It comes in a category of hostel. I booked one bunk in the mixed dormitory for Rs 500 but they also have option of separate rooms. You can book it directly from booking.com or gostops.com (sometimes you may find some issue while booking through booking.com).

Common area....

Photo of goStops Bir (Stops Hostel Bir), Bir Colony, Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh

With Mr. Pawan at front desk

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Full map to do things around BIR

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Me with other solo travelers playing fuss ball ( starting from left Abhilash, Suraj, Akshay and Kartik)

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Random clicks from the common balcony

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Uno Session at gpStops Bir (funny it is)

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There are many options available in Bir to stay and "goStops Bir" is one of the best and economical option. I found many solo travelers in goStops and thereafter we roams together for a day. Mr. Pawan at goStops is a very kind and helpful person, he helps in every way he can, from guiding to nearby spots to some treks.

For me travelling is food and places. So I had breakfast (Aloo and Pyaz ke Parathe) at "Pindi Kitchen" (on other travelers choice) and really they cook too good (below you got to know more about them that how often I went there).

Later, I had lunch at "Nyingma Kitchen" with Kartik to try some Tibetan food. The food was delicious, we tried Veg Thupka and Veg Devil Momos. It cost us Rs 200 in total.

Me with Kartik (waiting for our order, although we were the only one there, but they cook fresh food so it took some time)

Photo of Nyingma Kitchen, Bir Colony, Chaugan, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh

Delicious Veg Thupka

Photo of Nyingma Kitchen, Bir Colony, Chaugan, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh

For the devils - Veg Devil Momos

Photo of Nyingma Kitchen, Bir Colony, Chaugan, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh

Later that day, I with others took Jupiter (Mode 1) on rent from "99 Not Out" for Rs 500 for a day and then ride off to Barot Valley (Place 1).

Barot is 55Kms from Bir and its a very beautiful valley with very less people touching this place.

Single lane road with amazing view.

Photo of Barot, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh

Oooo....somwhere in mid

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Somewhere on the way to barrot

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After our return, we went for dinner at "Himalayan Pizza". They cook really nice pizzas, you can find it almost full of people. It will cost Rs250 for one vegetarian Pizza.

Photo of Himalayan Pizza, Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh

Yummyyy....

Photo of Himalayan Pizza, Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh

Next day, I tried my first 10 Km mountain run. I can't tell you how amazing it was. It was a perfect start of the day. Love it.

Day 3
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On my way back, I relaxed at landing site and was watching other doing their landing.

Abhilash, Suraj & Me

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Relaxing at landing site

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For breakfast, we all went to our lovely North Indian restaurant by Mr. Kapoor (Pindi Kitchen). Mr. Kapoor himself prepares ginger tea (much needed) for me, his hospitality is amazing. Per person we had 1 Paratha, 1 Bread Omelette & Tea, it cost us Rs130 per person.

Then I met Siddharth with his friend Sahil. We left for Barrot and some other villages above it via car (mode 2). We stayed there for a night and it cost us Rs 600 for a room.

Here Tuna fish is popular (around Rs400 /kg), we tried but I didn't like it.

Pashakot Mandir, on the way to barrot.

Photo of Barot, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh

Siddharth and Me with a school boy. Reminds us of our school day's...haha

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Me, Siddharth & Sahil

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Garam chai ki pyali.

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Random poses

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Drinking river side, on a full moon day. Wow

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This is what happens in night.....haha (Don't try this...lolz)

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Morning clicks

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Somwhere in mid....haha

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Next day, we left for Palampur (place 2) and said goodbye to Siddharth and Sahil and met another friend of mine at Palampur, Saurabh. We together went for "Baijnath" temple (place 3). It is on the way from Palampur to Bir, 15 Kms from Bir. We took local transport bus to Baijnath which cost us Rs 25 per person.

Day 4

Side View- Baijnath

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Front View - Baijnath

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Again we start our bus ride to Bir which cost us another Rs 25 per person. We directly went to "Garden cafe" (my friend Arti Magar insists me to go there). We had some salad and shake (cost us Rs 200 for salad and Rs 120 for chocolate shake) and later stayed in there guest house "Garden cafe guest house" (Cost Rs 600 for a day).

Fruit Salad with Chocolate shake

Photo of Garden Cafe, Bir Colony Road, Bir Colony, Chaugan, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh

Me, Tesering Dorjee & Saurabh (Tersering Dorjee is a monk in a monastery there)

Photo of Garden Cafe, Bir Colony Road, Bir Colony, Chaugan, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh

Garden Cafe inside sitting

Photo of Garden Cafe, Bir Colony Road, Bir Colony, Chaugan, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh

Common area in "Garden Cafe Guest House"

Photo of Garden Cafe, Bir Colony Road, Bir Colony, Chaugan, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh

After some rest, we went for cycling in mountains. We took cycles (mode 3) on rent from "99 Not Out" for Rs 80 per hour.

Cycle pose

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Posing around.

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Photo shoot.

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Mountain trails - Cycle track done.

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Sunset

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Watching sun settling done and sitting there gives you peace.

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Dum laga ke haisha.

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Guess, where we went for dinner, it's "Pindi Kitchen" again. Mr. Kapoor again amazes us with his service, he sets a bonfire for us. We ordered, 1 peannut masala, 1 chili paneer, 1 Carlaberg, 1kadhai paneer, 1 Dal makhani & 6 Butter roti and it cost us Rs 900. After a long day, all that matter is delicious food and amazing hospitality.

We bought some beers from chauhan chowk, which is 1.5Kms from landing site.

Bhai - Bhai

Photo of Pindi Kitchen, Bir Colony Road, Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh

Bon-fire

Photo of Pindi Kitchen, Bir Colony Road, Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh

Small place but too delicious.

Photo of Pindi Kitchen, Bir Colony Road, Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh
Day 5

All set for the next day, we did Paragliding (mode 4) today from Billing (place 4). Mr. Ranjeet Thakur (+91-8894447037), he was my pilot. He did a very good job, very comfortable flight and what a view, amazing. Paragliding cost us Rs 2500 /person (including video) and at landing site, they click your photos which you can purchase for Rs 200.

Some random click at Billing top.

Photo of Billing Valley, Biling, Himachal Pradesh by im.amankh

Hola amigos!!!

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Me & Ranjeet Thakur

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Me about to dive.

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Me, Ranjeet Thakur & Mr. Pandey

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We had our brunch at "Garden cafe". We ordered Veggie delight Pizza, Cheeses Omelette, French Toast with honey which cost us Rs 460 for 2.

Photo of Garden Cafe, Bir Colony Road, Bir Colony, Chaugan, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh

Cheese Omelette & French Toast

Photo of Garden Cafe, Bir Colony Road, Bir Colony, Chaugan, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh

Veggie Delight Pizza

Photo of Garden Cafe, Bir Colony Road, Bir Colony, Chaugan, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh

With Garden Cafe Owner. Love this place.

Photo of Garden Cafe, Bir Colony Road, Bir Colony, Chaugan, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh

All of a sudden we decided to do trek to Chenna pass (place 5). The trek starts from Billing and chenna pass is in between the way to Rajgundha.

We took a lift in loading van to bir for free (which is 3 kms from landing site) and from there we ask paragliding vehicle's to give us a lift to Billing, it cost us Rs 100 each.

Some random clicks

Photo of Biling, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh

I am a ANGEL...haha

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Chenna Pass Point....The hell race marked their presence.

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Sunset, simply love it.

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Bir from Billing's Top

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Day 6

Finally the day had come, "Bir Hal Marathon - Th hell race". It was a 21 Kms race in the mountains and my first marathon too. "The Hell Race" organizes it every year in the same month, it costs Rs 1850. Loves running (mode 5) in mountains.

Me and Saurabh Pandey.

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Ready Steady and Go!!

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Somewhere on the way.

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Hell yes!!!

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First Half Marathon completed.

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Later that day, we tried our most awaited Pizza in "Glider's Pizzeria", which cost us Rs 300. It is known for its wood oven Pizzas.

Photo of Glider's Pizzeria, Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh

Pizza. Yummyyy...

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Glidders Pizzeria

Photo of Glider's Pizzeria, Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India by im.amankh

So after having so many activities, lifetime fun, amazing time, memorable moments and life time memories, I finally said goodbye to Bir and left for Delhi by bus "Ram Dala", which Cost Rs 1500/ person.

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