BIR BILLING HALF MARATHON
Feel the spirituality
and the tranquility of Bir
During the day weather in Bir will be pleasant with temperature varying from 22°C to 15°C.
The temperature seems to drop in the evening after sunset varying from 15°C to 6°C. The weather in Bir is very unpredictable and one can expect pre-monsoon showers too.
Pre and Post Race:
The nearest airport is ‘Dharamsala-Kangra Airport’ at Gaggal, located approximately 14km from Dharamshala. Domestic flights connect Gaggal with Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh. Once at the airport, you can make the onward journey of 68km to Bir by bus or a prepaid taxi. However, owing to weather conditions, flights are not the most reliable option for getting to or out of Kangra region.
A network of state-run, as well as local run private buses, connects Bir to important tourist destinations like Shimla, Kullu, Dharamshala and New Delhi.
There are a few direct air-conditioned HRTC Volvo buses from New Delhi to Bir, which departs from Kashmiri gate ISBT. The bus journey from Delhi to Bir is 575km, and it is advisable to book your tickets in the air-conditioned Volvo coaches, as the buses are more comfortable than ordinary ones, keeping in mind the long distance of the journey. Alternatively, many Volvo buses connect Delhi or Chandigarh to Baijnath and Joginder Nagar, which is 16kms away from Bir.
The drive up to Bir is simply breath-taking! You can catch scenic glimpses of the adjoining mountains and valleys from almost every turn that the twisty uphill road throws you in. Though a lot of tourists prefer a self-drive up to Bir, it is advisable to hire a taxi in case you are not comfortable with driving in mountainous regions.