Kangra Valley is a treasure trove of hikes, cultural experiences, and scenic landscapes. Explore it all as you walk through pine forests and freshwater streams, exploring waterfalls, temples, monasteries, and mountain views on the way. To facilitate your transport and also introduce you to the culture and lifestyle of the region, a trusted local guide (who will also be the cab driver) shall join you and take you around.
Board your cab for the day and head to the base of the hill (a 30-min drive from Bir), atop which is the temple. Begin your 1-hour hike, which will end in a 360-degree view of the valley along with a sight of one of the oldest temples in Bir. You’ll also be able to spot Bir down below.
Not known to nearly anyone, this waterfall is a literal hideout in the middle of the jungle. Hike for 20 minutes through a trail of tiny freshwater pools, tangled bushes, and chirping birds to reach the falls. If you walk for 200 m alongside the waterfall, you’ll come across another waterfall gushing down at your feet. This one’s just as unexplored, as you may have guessed
Two back to back hikes call for a rewarding lunch. Enjoy Himachali traditional thali that the locals have on festive occasions. The meal includes several mouth-watering curries, pulses, chutneys, rotis, and rice. (INR 160 per person)
An ancient Shiva temple dating back to the 13th century, Baijnath Temple is located in the minuscule township of Baijnath in the Dhauladhars of the western Himalayas. This Dravidian-style temple is remote & hence notices little footfall. And since this is one of the only two mahakal temples in India, Baijnath is considered sacred too.
Deer Park Institute is dedicated to study classical wisdom of the Indian culture and pass it on. Formerly a Buddhist monastic institute, it houses the Deer Park Monastery, known for its serene milieu and colourful build. Explore the shrine along with the wisdom of Buddha at this place.
Recommended by everyone who has travelled to Bir, the sunsets from the landing site are blissful. Every day, many locals walk to the landing site to watch the sunset along with travellers, making it a breezy community meet, where everyone is enjoying a show put up by Mother Nature. As the sun sets, the trip will come to an end too. Enjoy the final cab ride back to your accommodation as you call it a day.
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