Bir is a village located in the west of Joginder Nagar Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Bir is a noted centre for ecotourism, spiritual studies and meditation. Bir is also home to a Tibetan refugee settlement with several Buddhist monasteries and a large stupa.
The Village of Bir is considered to be a popular destination for adventure sports near Delhi and is one of the commonly visited weekend getaways near Delhi. Bir hosts World Paragliding Championship every year and is also an important center of spiritual studies and meditation.
The town is influenced by Tibetan culture and has a major Tibetan community settlement. Visitors can also choose to go for trekking in one of the most picturesque routes of Himachal Pradesh, Bir.
Things to do in Bir Billing
Paragliding in Bir Billing
Shop at the Bir Road
Travel by Toy Train
1) Hand Gliding- Another adventure sport which majorly attracts adventure seekers from all over the country, hand gliding is a popular sport that requires proper training for participation. Billing that is 14 km away is the launch pad for the hand gliders while Bir is the landing site.
2) Sherab Ling Monastery- The Tibetan culture and beauty can be truly experienced by taking a walk around this monastery. Nature walks starts from Bir Tibetan Colony via Baijnath via Sherab Ling monastery and takes the tourists amidst beautiful forests and tea gardens. It also offers courses in Buddhist meditation and philosophy.
3) Bir Road- Bir road is the market in Bir and is often confused with a stretch of road leading to a highway. So make sure you head towards the market area and not the highway. The market is colorful setup with local shops selling souvenirs and everyday commodities.