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Rated as one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh for a long weekend getaway, Bir Billing has pleasant summers and a bit of snowfall in peak winters. You can choose from paragliding, camping, trekking, shopping at Bir Bazaar, walking by Bir River, hang gliding, mountain biking, travelling by Toy Train, to visiting Bangoru Waterfall, Deer Park Institute, and exploring the cafes of Bir, this small village has a lot to offer.
The best time to explore this destination is never a problem, as it’s open all around the year. Though the main Paragliding season in Bir Billing is October-November, the entire summer is a good time to beat the heat, and escape the city life.
Though every sunset is a mesmerizing one. Bir Billing is rated by many travelers as one the best places to experience a golden sunset, which is quite rare in India.
Bir is divided into many small villages as – Bir, Chougan, Keyori, Bari, Gunner, Danadi, and Ghodnala. In these villages – Keoyi and Chougan are tourist areas and is where you can find hotels, hostels, and guest houses.
As Bir is divided into smaller villages, a good and favorable place for camping is village Ghodnala.
Deer Park Institute in Bir is a center for the study of Buddhism where one can enroll in programs of not just meditation, yoga, and philosophy. But also explore courses on culture, art, healing arts, and more spiritual knowledge.
Bir is a magical place for monasteries as visitors are encouraged to participate in prayer and can sit right next to the monks. No one ever asks for any donations here, but if you’re in luck, you might get rewarded with wonderful conversations about life. Based on our review, Palpung Sherabling Monastery and Dzongsar Shedra are two of the biggest and most visited monasteries in Bir Billing.
During winters, there’s a formidable layer of snow. This, at times, makes it challenging to paraglide in the months of December and January. Sometimes, if the snowfall is heavy, roads are blocked to avoid any accidents.
As there is an endless number of options to enjoy in Bir Billing which cannot be covered in a day or two. We usually recommend at least 5 days to make the most out of your journey.