Named after Raja Joginder Sen, a princely head of a state, this beautiful hill station is where the 163-km-long Kangra valley narrow gauge rail track ends. The rail line was laid in the early part of the 20th century to construct one of the country’s first hydro-electric projects. At Barot, on River Uhl, is the reservoir that feeds the turbines of the hydroelectric plant. At a distance of 55 km from Mandi, Jogindernagar also has many adventure sports activities like mountain biking, camping and trekking to indulge in. Close by is Bir-Billing, a paragliding site considered among the best in the world. The Jogindernagar herbal garden is a nature lovers delight.

  • Start : Jogindernagar
  • End : Bir and Billing
  • Time : One Day

Day 1 Stop 1 - Barot

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Nestled in a laid back but very scenic valley, Barot is famous for gaming trout fish. The snow-fed River Uhl is well stocked with the exotic fish by a breeding center at Barot. Ample opportunities for trekking and camping exist in the valley. The place can be reached by road only and is 40 km from Jogindernagar.


Day 1 Stop 2 - Bir and Billing

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Sheltered by the mountains and surrounded by tea gardens, Bir (35 km from Palampur), serves as a playground for paragliders and is well known for its Buddhist monasteries and Tibetan handicrafts. It is one of the best aero sport sites in the world and a venue of the world paragliding tournament. Billing is 14 km from Bir and Bir is 15 km from Jogindernagar. With the mountain ranges serving as an amphitheatre, Bir-Billing offers great opportunities for high altitude and cross-country paragliding for a stretch of over 200 km. Private hotels available at Bir and at Jogindernagar.