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Bir Billing Travel Guide

Bir Billing Travel Guide

About Bir Billing Travel Guide

Bir is a little town in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Bir Billing is a destination situated in Joginder Nagar valley famous for paragliding. It is also the town for meditation. There is an impact on Tibetan culture here because of the Tibetan settlement in this town. Bir is also called one of the finest places in the globe for paragliding. The take-off site is known as Billing.  The landing site is Bir and the overall elevation is around 800m. There are some cafes that serve luscious food. People can also go for little hikes, and see the monasteries. 


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How to reach Bir Billing?

By air:-The nearest airport is Gaggal airport. The airport is located at a distance of 68 km from Palampur.  

By road:-The distance from Palampur to Bir Billing is around 30 km. 

By train:-Ahju is the nearest railway spot at a distance of 3 km from Bir. 


Things to do in Br Billing

Paragliding, Camping, Trekking, Hang Gliding, Mountain Biking


Best time to visit Bir Billing

March to June is  a perfect time


Places to see at Bir Billing

Paragliding in Bir Billing

Bir-Billing is considered one of the top three paragliding Places in the world. Also known as the Paragliding capital of India, Bir Billing attracts adventure-seekers from throughout the world for Its Adventure activities. Bir also hosts the Paragliding pre-world cup during the month of October.

The exciting and thrilling activity of paragliding is set amidst lush green meadows. The starting point is at Billing (2400 m) and landing takes place in the fields at Western Edge of Tibetan Colony in Chowgan, Bir (14 km south).

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Bir Billing

While the experienced get to do a solo show, a novice gets an adventure full ride in a two-seater glider with a skilled instructor. Proper training programs and certification courses are available for novices.


Chokling monastery

Chokling Monastery or Pema Ewan Chogar Gyurme Ling Monastery is among the principal attractions of Bir. It has a grand and colossal stupa apart from an exotic statue of Padmasambhava. This monastery is situated in the Bir Tibetan colony.It was set up in the 1960s, after the conquest of Tibet by the People’s Republic of China. It was built under the command of Neten Chokling Pema Gyurme.

Chokling monastery, Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh

The monastery has a passageway, a temple, and a prayer hall. A wonderful statue of Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche, who was a Buddhist master of the 8th Century, from the Indian subcontinent, is placed in the middle of the temple and the pathway is adorned with sculptures. 


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Gunther Waterfall

Gunehar Waterfalls is the prime attraction of the Gunehar village, tucked away on a hillock around 1.5 km away from Bir in Himachal Pradesh. At a height of 100 ft., the gorgeous waterfall can be reached through a short trek from the village and is surely going to be one of the most thrilling and enriching experiences of your life.

Gunehar Waterfall, Bir Billing, HImachal Pradesh


Dharmalaya Institute

Situated in Ghornola, 3 km northwest of Bir, the Dharmalaya Institute is an eco-campus where you can volunteer for a number of environmental programs such as organic farming, sustainable village development, green building, etc. Courses for relaxing activities like meditation and yoga are also provided here.

Dharmalaya Institute, Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh


Bir market

Bir Market is a streetside market with eateries as well as shops. Local people come for utilities like food, clothing, and various other items while tourists spend time choosing souvenirs. Bir market, Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh