Bir Billing – Paragliding Capital of India

Bir Billing

Bir Billing is known as the paragliding capital of India because it is the highest  point of paragliding in  India.Bir Billing are two separate villages located in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The place from where paragliders take off is called Billing and the place where they land is called Bir.

Interesting fact about Bir is that It is  the home  for some hundred of thousands of Tibetan Refugees . Bir Billing is Famous for its  Meditation centre , Waterfalls ,Treks, Monasteries  as well as Paragliding .This article is going to be an ultimate guide to places to visit, stay , eat and explore in Bir Billing and choose right bir billing tour packages.

How To Reach Bir Billing 

There are 3 ways to reach Bir Billing By Air By Road and By Train

Now let’s talk about going through air. The nearest airport is Dharamshala airport.

which is about 70 kms away from the main village.

If we talk about By Road, then if you use your personal tax, then you can reach Bir Billing with the help of Google Maps.

If you want to go by bus then sit directly from Delhi and get down at Bir Billing

You can also catch a bus to bir-billing from Chandigarh or Jaipur.

Now let’s talk about the cheapest medium that is via trainYou can take a train from anywhere to Pathankot railway station, after traveling in an auto for some distance, you can go by  Kangra valley toy train, believe me, toy train journey can  be the  best memorable journey of your  your life and is just very mesmerizing.Nearest statin is Ajhu to Bir Billing .

Where to stay ?

You will find hotels, hostels and homestays at very affordable prices to stay here, in spite of the fact that it has not become that famous .

You will find good hotel rooms here in the range of 1000 to 4000 which you will find in the main city area.

For some offbeat experience, you will find good resorts here.

 As a  traveller’ best place for your stay, is  hostels as it is affordable and here you meet a variety of people.One advantage of hostels is that here you can also get a personal room.

Places to visit 

There is a lot to see in Bir Billing, you can easily make a very beautiful trip of 10 to 15 days here.First of all let’s talk about the most obvious thing which is paragliding.

Bir Billing is one of the most famous paragliding sites in the world and apart from this, all the prior activities before the World Cup are performed here.

You can even take a paragliding course here.

Here the rate of paragliding is around ₹ 2000.

In which ₹1500 are charged for paragliding and ₹ 500 if you want to make your video

Bir Billing is very famous for its sunset views, so whenever you go paragliding, it is suggested that you go in the evening.

Because it will add glamour to your paragliding .

The next activity that you can do in Bir Billing is trekking.

Raj Gundha Please is very famous for its trekking and it is about 12 kms from Billing ,Where you can spend two-three days comfortably

Apart from this, here you can take a view of the waterfall and bir river.

There Are Many More Hidden Sports Where You Can Go Hiking.

There is a suggestion for hiking you can ask your host here about it and they will suerly tell you something awesome.

Bir Billing is famous for its authentic Tibetan culture.Here You Can Explore Pure Tibetan Culture.

Here is a Buddha Colony which you can explore and also it’s architecture.

Sherabling Monastery ,Nyingyang Monastery ,Tsering Jong Monastery and Tashi Jong Khampagar Monastery are quiet famous Monasteries here .

You can also attend the evening prayers of these monasteries and institutes .

Video shooting is not allowed here but you can enjoy the vibe  here.

 If you are into Buddhism then Bir Billing is must destination.

One good thing about Bir Billing is that there are many lovely Cafe here .

If you are fond of food then you must visit these cafe’s Musafir – A Traveller’s Cafe, The Northern Cafe and Avva’s Cafe .

Here , then the most fun thing you can do is cycling. Here you will get a bicycle on rent from ₹300 to 350 comfortably.

Early  in the morning if you do cycling then you will enjoy it without traffic and the cool fresh air of the morning will give peace to your mind .

So if you are one of those people who step out of your house to  explore something new , something special, something amazing  then Bir Billing should be a must destination for you.