Colonel'S Retreat & Resort

About Colonel'S Retreat & Resort

The Colonel's Resort is located in the charming hamlet of Bir, in the bosom of the Dhauladhars, in the Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh. The hamlet is at an elevation of 5,000 ft (1500 meters) and hemmed by the majestic Dhauladhars and abruptly rise to 11,800 ft (3600 meters) forming a picturesque yet formidable wall to the north. The resort was built by the owner, on his ancestral property after his retirement from the army. His ancestors have been a part of the Kangra history for 700 years.

The resort is built on a tea estate which is among the oldest in the country. Tea was first planted in the Kangra valley in 1850 by the British, even before the plantations in Assam. Bir is on the edge of a forest that has been given a sanctuary status.

Bir has found a place in the international paragliding circuit. The strong thermals and relatively consistent weather conditions have attracted paragliding enthusiasts from all over the country. At an elevation of 7,600 ft (2300 meters), the take off site is a small meadow at Billing 14 km from Bir. It is named after a Scottish officer, Captain Billing who served the British empire during the pre-independence era.

For the truly brave at heart, let us fast track you on an intensive 2 week paragliding course. And for those who wish to enjoy the Kangra valley like a bird without the hassle of training, we will arrange a tandem flight for you with an experienced pilot.

Available Rooms

Luxury Room

Max Guests:
3 persons
PER/NIGHT₹4554 ₹5060Breakfast

Drawn out with our most ambitious guests in mind, these luxury rooms have been specially designed for comfort and relaxation.

Standard Room

Max Guests:
3 persons
PER/NIGHT₹3416 ₹3795Breakfast

These rooms are big and functional, located on the top floor of our block, giving direct views of the snow capped peaks


  • Games and Activity Centre*
  • Wi-Fi Internet*
  • Bonfire*
  • Railway Station Transfer*
  • Airport Transfer*
  • Guide Service*
  • Senior Citizen Friendly Resort
  • Yoga and Meditation

Things to Do

Adventure Sports

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Explore Nature

Light Outdoors

Water Sports

Leisure and Romance

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Skills and Hobbies



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