(5000 Ft Above Sea Level)

Himachal Pradesh | India
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Bir is categorised as Pilgrimage / Adventure / Hillside Hamlet

View from Bir - Photo Courtesy Dave Kleinschmidt

Reasons to Visit
  • Bir in Himachal Pradesh is renowned for being home to many institutes that promote spirituality, tibetan camp, monastery and International standard paragliding centre.
  • Bir is home to Dharmalaya Institude, renowned for its courses in Spirituality
  • Bir is also home to Chokling Gompa, monastery of Neten Chokling Rinpoche, renowned for its large stupa
  • Bir-Billing area is noted as a popular site for paragliding (Indians and visitors from all over the world) with flying season being from September to November
  • Bir is an ex-Chandigarh getaway visited all round the year
  • Hillside Getaways in Kangra Valley"Bir (3000+ ft asl) is a paragliding destination and home to Chokling Gompa, monastery of Neten Chokling Rinpoche, renowned for its large stupa. Bir is a popular ex-Chandigarh getaway for offbeat travellers."
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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Bir is home to a Tibetan refugee settlement with several Buddhist monasteries and a large stupa. Chokling Gompa is the monastery of Neten Chokling Rinpoche, a reincarnate lama in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
    Buddhist Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    Dharmalaya is an Indian charitable organisation devoted to education and empowerment for compassionate living, with a practical focus on sustainable village development, contemplative service-learning, and immersive ecotourism. Dharmalaya hold programmes for sustainable living, group meditation etc.
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The Bir-Billing area is noted as a popular site for paraglider pilots, both Indians and visitors from all over the world. The flying season is from September to November, with some flying also done in October. The village continues to host periodic international competitions and events. The paragliding launch site is in the meadow at Billing (14 km north of Bir), at an elevation of approximately 3890 metres), while the landing site and most tourist accommodations are in the village of Chowgan, on the southern edge of Bir.
    Para Gliding
    Billing is a major centre for hang gliding in India. Every May an annual Himalayan Hang Gliding Rally is organised at Billing.
    Hang Gliding
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    20 km from Joginder Nagar enroute to Palampur is this exquisite temple where Lord Shiva is worshipped as Vaidyanath (The healer). The original temple was built in 804 A.D.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva

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Nearest Airport in Bir
  • Gaggal Airport ( DHM ) , Dharamsala-64 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Bir
  • Pathankot ( PTK ), Pathankot-143 Kms
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