Surrounded by an extensive number of hills of the emerald green tea gardens and set opposite to the scenery of the domineering Dhauladhar ranges, Palampur is settled in the north-west district of Himachal Pradesh. Palampur, a hill station placed in the Kangra Valley, is popular for its splendid landscapes and sedate climate. Thick forests of pine and deodar and absolutely clear rivers add to the beauty to this place.
The city gets its name from the term ‘Pulum’ which is nearby dialect signifies “Lots of Water”. Renowned as the “Tea Centre of North India”, Palampur is leading center for tea manufacturing. Palampur is sprinkled with the has eloquent art exhibition galleries, rice fields, and pristine temples. Resting at a height of 1220 meters above ocean level, this place is a Heaven for nature and art lovers.
Attractions: Baijnath Temple, Tea Garden, Chamunda Devi Temple, Saurabh Van Vihar, Neugal Khad, Sherabling, Sobha Singh’s Art Gallery, Trekking, Tashi Jong Monastery, Dhauladhar National Park, Al – Hilal, Bundlamata Temple, Andretta, etc…
Best Time to visit: March to December.
Peak Season: April to June and November to December.
How to Reach
- By Air: The nearest airport is the Gaggal airport (Kangra or Dharamshala airport) located at a distance of 39 km from Palampur. Nearest Major airport Amritsar which is International airport which is roughly 237 km from the city.
- By Rail: It has its own railway station which is well connected with major cities of Himachal Pradesh. It is arranged on the major Palampur – Kangra Valley Narrow-gauge railway station and is connected with the cities like Pathankot, Kangra, and Palampur.
- By Road: Tourist can take buses and cabs/taxis from every city of Himachal Pradesh for Palampur.
Popular Restaurants: Cloud 7, The Lounge, Sky Room Bar & Restro, Taj Restaurant, Joy Restaurant, The Coy’s Cafe, Himalayan Heritage, The Blue Hills Cafe, Cliffy’s Cafe, Adarsh Bakery & Confectionery, etc… Read more