Fondly known as the second-highest paragliding site in the world, Bir is a small town in Himachal Pradesh flanked by the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal mountains. Best known for its sunsets, Bir has quickly become a much loved weekend destination from Delhi. With its many cafes and homestays, there is something to suit every kind of traveller. Bir Billing paragliding is the most common activity in this quaint town with its many Tibetan monasteries, Bir is also one of the many Tibetan refugee colonies in India. Apart from paragliding in Bir, the Bir Billing trek and other short hikes around the area are a popular activity. There are also a few waterfalls located close to Bir, and the river flows nearby making for a great spot to cool off in the summers.

This small Himalayan village has stolen the hearts of quite a few mountain lovers and is also an artist’s hub with musicians, photographers, writers and painters all living here and creating a space to showcase their art. The food scene here is also happening, making it for the perfect mountain village to be at!


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