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Bir village in the state of Himachal Pradesh is an emerging tourist destination and is now a hub for ecotourism, meditation and spiritual studies for Buddhists. It is located in the Kangra district near the Joginder Nagar Valley in the state. There are many Buddhist monasteries which attract people from all around the country. In the history, Bir was ruled by Pal dynasty of Chandravanshi lineage. There are many institutions and attractions in the village which attracts a lot of tourists and knowledge seekers from different parts of India as well as abroad. There is Deer Park Institute which is a centre for studying classical Indian wisdom traditions, then there is Dharmalaya Institute which is an eco-campus for contemplative practice and service learning and is opted by many wanderers. Chokling Gompa and a large stupa are some of the major attractions of the village. The main adventure activity which is a highlight of the village is Para-gliding. People come from different places to experience the fun-filled adventurous activity along with camping. The main season of flying is from September to October which can further get extended to November.

Places to visit in Bir

Paragliding in Bir Billing

This place is also known as the heaven for adventure-seekers. It attracts a lot of people from all over the world who love extreme sports such as paragliding. Thus, no doubt that you would be finding this place quite a great option to travel to and spend some real quality time with your loved ones.

Bir Road

Bir Road is quite a great place which you would find to spend your time in Bir. This is a great place for shopping around, exploring as well as discovering new things. If you are someone who likes some chaos then this is the place which you must definitely visit.

Tibetan Colony

This place is very famous for a number of handicrafts as well as local Tibetan food. Thus, if you have any interest in such items then this is the place where you should head to.

Things to do in Bir

Sherab Ling Monastery

This place is quite a wonderful place to visit around with your loved ones. The religious significance of this place is out and out amazing to experience in all its vitality.

Dharmalya Institute

This is an eco-campus where you get the opportunities to participate in certain programmes like organic farming, sustainable village development etc.

Deer Park Institute

This place is a centre for the study of classical Indian wisdom traditions where you can enroll in various programs fundamentally on meditation, philosophy, art, culture and future and so much more.

Events and festivals in & around Bir

Kasol Music Festival

This music festival is one of the best options which you should visit if you love fun and have a certain sense of adventure. Here, you will witness a lot of people who share the same vibe with you. Overall, it would be a great travel experience.

Minjar Fair

This fair happens in the months of July and August and is one of the best things which you can explore. And it is celebrated for an entire week. It is owing to the fun element which this festival has that people wait for this festival all year.

Kasauli Rhythm and Blues Festival

This festival is one of the most amazing options especially for the music lovers who like to go out and have some fun. The festival has delivered some of the most exceptional live performances which are filled with vibrant levels of energy.

Best time to visit Bir

The best time to visit Bir is in the months of April to June.

How to reach Bir?

By Air - The nearest airport is Kangra airport which is situated at a distance of around 67 km. From there you will have to either take a taxi or any other public transportation.

By Road - There are regular buses which operate on a daily basis. And in an overall manner, the connectivity via road network is quite good.

By Train - For travelling via train, there is no direct connectivity via rail network. The nearest broad gauge station is located in Pathankot which is situated at a distance of around 112 km.

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