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Take off – Be a part of the philosophical culture and seasonal wave of paragliders in Bir

A spectacular surface of flower gardens, peaked Himalayan Mountains and perfectly romantic weather

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Bir, Kangra

Bir, Kangra

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Bir is a village located in the west of Joginder Nagar Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India.

Mostly referred as “Paragliding Capital of India”, Bir is also a noted centre for ecotourism, spiritual studies and meditation. Bir is also home to a Tibetan refugee settlement with several Buddhist monasteries and a large stupa. While Billing is the takeoff site for paragliding and Bir for landing; collectively it is known “Bir Billing”.

Resorts

Resorts

Bir Billing

FLB Resorts Tatva Bir

Bir is situated perfectly at the foothills of the Himalayas, just a couple of hours from Dharamshala – the road to Bir goes through the beautiful and tranquil tea gardens making the journey an unforgettable experience. The majestic natural phenomenon that Bir is, depends on the beauty of its lush surroundings, rich flora and fauna, and of course, the dense forests – the weather just helps the cause of the travelers further. The place has always been the most loved destination among the newlyweds in Himachal. For the outdoor sports enthusiasts, Bir offers a dynamic adventure holiday which will make them fresh when they want to get away from tedious and unexciting city struggles. Known as the Paragliding Capital of India, Bir has all the tools and tricks to make you open your arms and breathe in some cool air while you glide over the beautiful mountains and landscape. Bir will enable you to personalize your own fun filled memories and taste a whole new slice of life. The town boasts some of the best meditation centers where couples and adventurers alike can refresh their soul and mind. Bir is a place which is renowned for the endless amenities that it has to offer to the visitors – you can count on the serenity of the place.
  • Television
  • Power Backup
  • Room Service
  • Tea/Coffee Maker
  • Parking
  • Taxi Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Outdoor Activities

Activities

Activities

Paragliding

Paragliding

What to Wear:

Warm and Thin T-shirt and Slacks (Light Clothes) with Comfortable Shoes

What to Carry:

  • Waterproof Overalls
  • A pair of Gloves
  • Eye-Catching Paragliding T-shirts (great to get nice pictures clicked)
  • A DSLR camera (you may want to show those off those paragliding skills)

Dos and Don’ts:

  • Lookout for thunderstorm or rain. The ideal day would be a bright sunny day.
  • Check if you have all the gears and protection necessary.
  • Be true about your knowledge of paragliding.
  • Leave no loopholes, taking in consideration the scenarios you may have to face mid-air.

Be confident and follow instructions

Trekking

Trekking

What to Wear:

Comfortable Clothes with Sturdy Shoes

What to Carry:

  • An extra pair of comfortable clothes
  • Small Towel
  • Camera (obviously!)
  • Batteries and Memory Cards
  • Sleeping Bag (if you plan to spend the night out on the trails)
  • A Reusable Water Bottle (holding at least a litre of water)
  • Walking Stick
  • Hat, Sunglasses and Sunscreen
  • Flashlight
  • Snacks
  • Hand Sanitizer Gel and Soap
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medicine Box
  • Toilet Paper

Dos and Don’ts:

  • Check the Weather
  • Research well and choose a trail which suits your physical capability
  • Wear shoes which have Good Support and are in Good Condition
  • Don’t trek alone and if you do, tell someone the trail you are going to take and an estimated time of return
  • Carry a compass or a GPS

Be environment sensitive

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

What to Wear:

What to Expect: Observe the beautiful terrain and culture of Bir by riding on mountain bikes. We offer adventurous Mountain Bike tours of the mesmerizing Bir according to your budget.

What to Carry:

  • A Water Bottle
  • Rain Jacket
  • First Aid Kit
  • Mini Pump
  • Patch Kit
  • Tool Kit
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Zip ties
  • Snacks

Dos and Don’ts:

  • Use your brakes wisely
  • Lean forward, Shift into a low gear and Keep pedaling when you are going uphill
  • Relax and Shift into the big chain-ring. Don’t oversteer, stay focused and Keep your pedals parallel to the ground while coming downhill
  • Anticipate the terrain and Shift Gear accordingly
  • Never paddle with full force during a gearshift

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

What to Wear:

Go for a comfortable t-shirt and lower, keeping them light-weighted.

Dos and Don’ts:

  • Follow the order
  • Check the direction of the route
  • Never be overconfident about your climbing skills
  • Eat minimal before climbing

Rappeling

Rappeling

Rappelling, also known as abseiling is getting roped down from a height. It is a controlled version of a vertical drop, generally from a cliff.

What to Wear:

Go for a comfortable t-shirt and lower, keeping them light-weighted.

What to Carry:

  • Gloves
  • Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Dos and Don’ts:

  • Follow the order
  • Check the direction of the route
  • Never be overconfident about your climbing skills

Eat minimal before climbing

Jeep Safari

Jeep Safari

What to Wear:

Comfortable Shirt or T-shirt (Full Arms) teamed with Trousers and Walking Shoes

What to Carry:

  • Hats, Sunglasses and Sunscreen
  • An extra pair of clothing
  • A jacket
  • A Rain-proof Windbreaker
  • Camera (unless you just want to push the memories you gather down your memory lane)
  • Portable Charger
  • Flashlight
  • Binoculars
  • Mosquito Repellant
  • Small Towel
  • A Reusable Water Bottle (holding at least a litre of water)
  • Hand Sanitizer Gel and Soap
  • First Aid Kit

Dos and Don’ts:

  • Be environment sensitive
  • Refrain from feeding animals
  • Don’t Litter
  • Stay alert
  • Never get too close to the animals