An escape from the chains of city life, concrete structures, and work is a must nowadays. A small break in the lap of Himalayas is all what you need to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. With stunning Dhauladhars in the backdrop, Bir is a peaceful Buddhist settlement in Kangra Valley highly revered for its thrilling paragliding activities. Blessed with blissful surroundings, Bir is a wonderful option for a destressing holiday away from the hullabaloos of the urban lifestyle.
Highly influenced by Buddhist culture, Bir is dotted with colourful monasteries, mind blowing food havens, and blissful staycations to make your weekend a memorable one.
So hop on and plan to spend your vacation at these amazing destinations in Bir perfect for solo backpackers, digital nomads like me and group tours.
Are you a creative person- artist, writer, designer? And want to stay in Bir for a longer duration? Then WorkationX in Bir is just an ideal place for you my friend. Situated in Rajgundha Village near Bir, WorkationX is a co-working and co-living community space where you will come across various like-minded people such freelancers and entrepreneurs who want to work amidst peaceful surroundings of the Himalayas.
Sit with a cup of tea/coffee, work on your projects, chill with mountain views and interact with other travellers. This co-living community space in Bir provides workspace, stay and local experience. Living here close to nature is the best way to learn about sustainable living and collaborate with people in same niche.
Reaching Here: From Bir bus stand take a taxi to Badagram from where the 4 kms trek leads to WorkationX.
One of the best thing you can do on your Bir trip is learning a new skill. And for that Dharmalaya is the right place where you can indulge in environmental activities like organic farming, greenhouse building, etc. Offering panoramic views of beautiful Kangra Valley, this place will truly mesmerize you if you are a nature lover. From here you can see the entire Tibetan colony, Sherabling Monastery and mighty peaks of Dhauladhar range.
Dharmalaya Institute conducts various workshops for compassionate living that involves meditation, yoga and sustainable living. So, stay here on your next trip to Bir and learn some new skills.
Reaching Here: You can reach Dharmalaya Institute by cab or bus. The nearest bus stop is Marher Bus Stop and Upper Bir Bus Stop.
A traveller’s paradise, Musafir Cafe is a cozy cafe nestled in the tranquil surroundings and offering captivating vistas. Whether you’re travelling solo or in a group, you will really love this quaint cafe, meeting interesting people, turnings strangers into friends forever. From special mint ice tea to veg grilled sandwich and shakes, the food served here is lip-smacking and delightful.
Set away from the crowded main market area, Musafir Cafe is made up of bamboo and boost an amazing ambience to chill and enjoy your weekend.
Reaching Here: Musafir Cafe is positioned on Bir-Billing road near Deer Park Institute and can be reached easily by a cab.
If you are an adventure junkie and loves staying in an offbeat manner than Connect in Bir is a perfect destination for mountain camping. It is a camping hostel located in peaceful surroundings. Adorned with comfy canvas tents and surrounded by pine trees, enjoy stargazing with your group of friends. During your stay at Connect, you will surely get connected to nature by watching blissful sunsets in Bir valley.
The dining area outside makes this place even more amazing for travellers and backpackers. Connect also provides various adventure activity packages.
Reaching Here: Take a cab followed by 1 km walk. It's located in Baadi Village near Jamlu Devta Temple.
With the aim to experiment with alternate and contemporary living, the 4Tables Project in Bir was started in year 2008 as a small cafe containing only 4 tables. But today it contains a gallery of modern arts, restaurant and boutique hotel rooms. This place has been featured in popular journals like The Hindu, The Tribune, Scroll.in and The Indian Express.
Lies in Gunehar Village this ecological boutique stay is secluded from the main Bir town and thus provides a tranquil environment to rejuvenate and learn about Himachali village culture.
Reaching Here: It is situated on main road in Gunehar Village and can be reached easily by cab.
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