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This picturesque and refreshing destination is affectionately dubbed as the tea capital of North India. It is located in the beautiful Kangra Valley near the Dhauladhar ranges in Himachal Pradesh. It is perched at an elevation of 1,220 m above sea level and offers natural beauty in abundance. Tourists from far and wide come here to spend some quality time in the lap of Mother Nature. The colonial architecture and beautiful temples are also the attractions of Palampur.

The term Palampur has been derived from the word ‘Pulum’ that means plenty of water. This destination was a part of the local Sikh Kingdom in the past and was ruled by the British in the past. The favorable time to visit Palampur is from March to June and mid-September to November.

The famous attractions of Palampur are:

Tea gardens and paddy fields

Stroll through Palampur and treat your eyes with the refreshing views of tea gardens and paddy fields. The gorgeous greenery, refreshing environment and pine scented air of Palampur will surely make you feel rejuvenated.

Bir and Billing

Palampur and its surrounding areas also offer adventure sports facilities. Bir and Billing are the well known destinations of Palampur for enjoying adventure. Surrounded by aromatic tea gardens, Bir is a landing ground for hang and Para gliders. It also boasts of several Buddhist monasteries and Tibetan handicrafts. Billing is a world famous aero-sports site located at 14 km from Bir.

Taragarh Palace Hotel

It is a stunning mansion named after Maharani Tara Devi of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. This art-deco palace is very beautiful.


It is a destination steeped in beauty and charm. At one point of time it served as a military bastion. It is located only a few kilometers from Palampur.


It is a lovely village surrounded by thickly wooded hills. The famous painter Sardar Sobha Singh and the playwright Ms. Norah Richards once lived here. Pottery is one of the artistic activities practiced here.


The temple of Baijnath is very famous here.

Neughal Khad

It is a 300 m wide chasm through which flows the lovely Neugal stream . The temple of Bundelmata is located near it. This temple was built around five hundred years ago.

Trekking in Palampur

Palampur offers some wonderful trekking routes. Some of the trekking routes are from the Sanghar pass to Bharmaur via Holi and from Baijnath over the Jalsu pass to Bharmaur.

Accommodation in Palampur

Decent hotels are available in Palampur for accommodation. Taragarh Palace is the most luxurious hotel of this town.

How to reach Palampur

There is no airport or railway station at Palampur. Maranda is the nearest railway station located 2 km from Palampur. Regular bus service is available from Palampur to Dharamshala, Mandi and Pathankot. Taxis are also available from these towns to Palampur.

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