BIR-BILLING GUIDE: THE PARAGLIDING HUB OF INDIA

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As the sweltering heat is creating havoc in most places these days, everyone wants relief from the scorching sun. What can be a better place to beat the heat other than a beautiful hill station like Bir Billing. Bir Billing is far away from the bustling crowd of the city. A silent valley adorned by the beauteous extravagance of Mother Nature. A place filled with lush greenery and fresh air. This is a small village located in the west of Joginder Nagar Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India.

Paragliding in Bir Billing

Bir Billing is known as the official paragliding capital of India. Paragliding is one of the most extensively popular adventure activities that take place at Bir. The gigantic Himalayan range covering the city makes it an apt place for paragliding. 

The first ever paragliding championship was being hoisted at Bir Billing. The weather and smooth winds of this place are perfect for air gliding sport. You will feel no less than a free bird flying across the mountain ranges, gliding through the clouds. Bir Billing has a cloud base of 4000-6000 meters and is perfect for the activity of paragliding.

Shop at the Bir Road

The market area of Bir is famous for it’s numerous and varied range of stuff that you can shop from. It is supposedly the busiest place of the town which sprawls with a number of shops during the morning and early evening hours. 

Locals of the place run these shops and it serves as a mean of income for them. Mostly the income there is generated by tourist visits. Apart from various other things, the best leisure thing to do in Bir Billing is to shop till you drop. You can pick up a wide range of stuff starting from junk jewelry to woolen garments that are being handmade by the locals of Bir Billing.

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Travel by Toy Train

Traveling around the small and beautiful town in a toy train is one of the best parts to be in Bir Billing. A 30 minutes ride on a toy train gives you an opportunity to witness the breathtaking beauty of the town which is collaged by the Himalayas. 

The toy train plies around the town during the morning hours till early evening. You can undertake a ride by the toy train just after your lunch to spend your afternoon in a leisurely yet beautiful way.

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Camping

If you visit Bir and stay inside the four premises of a hotel you are surely missing out an exquisite experience of enjoying your vacation in the lap of nature. If you want to enjoy the unadulterated beauty of the place, go for camping. 

It is a divine experience that is beautiful way beyond words can express it. Camp Oak view in Bir helps you to enjoy an explicit experience of camping. It is situated at a distance of 3 km from the town of Bir. Camping at Bit will provide you with a magnificent opportunity of enjoying the raw beauties of nature without any disturbances.  

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Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is one of the most adventurous sport you can undertake in this hill station. Riding in the mountains and hilly areas can be an uproarious task.  There are especially skilled drivers who are trained to drive in the hills because driving in the mountains is far more difficult than driving in the plane areas. 

However, if you are a brave-heart and want to enjoy your trip to the mountains to the fullest do try out the mountain biking. There are agencies and shops in Bir Bazar which rent out bikes. There are expert riders who can even accompany you if you want them to. Biking through the serpentine rocky mountain roads is a lifetime of an experience and should not miss out on it at any cost. 

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You just need to be a little careful and make sure you are not in an inebriated state when you plan to go for a bike ride on the hilly roads.  

Deer Park Institute

Is one of the main place of tourist attraction among the various places to visit in Bir Billing is the Deer Park Institute. It is located in the Kangra district of Bir. The institute offers various programs and courses on meditation, philosophy, art, and culture. It is rich in displaying the cultural enthusiasm of the place which is filled with Buddhist culture. Every corner of the place with the big painted stones oozes out the rich heritage of the Buddhist cultural history. A walk around the place can give you the much needed mental peace which you have been craving for long.

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Bir Tea Factory

A guide to Bir Billing cites the spectacular beauty of the tea gardens and tea factory of Bir. The Bir tea factory is located in the central area of Bir Bazar. The climate of Bir Billing makes it an ideal place for the tea plantation and tea growth. 

The slopes and the hilly region is perfectly apt for tea manufacture. Varied kinds of tea are grown and are processed under particular conditions in the Bir Tea factory. It is famous for organic tea plantation. 

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It is also a visual treat to the tourists visiting Bir to look at the slopes nurturing the tea plantations and women and young girls in rows plucking them with the huge baskets tied to their heads.

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