A picturesque and refreshing destination, Palampur Himachal Pradesh is the tea capital of North India. Located in the beautiful Kangra Valley near the Dhauladhar ranges in Himachal Pradesh, it allures one with its abundant natural beauty. Palampur Tourism attracts tourists from far and wide, who 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 Hill Station is from March to June and mid-September to November. So, go ahead and choose from a range of Palampur Tour Packages.
Famous Attractions of Palampur
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, like Bir and Billing. Surrounded by aromatic tea gardens, Bir is a landing ground for hang and Paragliders. It also boasts of several Buddhist monasteries and Tibetan handicrafts. Billing is a world famous aero-sports site located at 14 km from Bir.
A stunning mansion named after Maharani Tara Devi of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. Perched above at a height of 3,400 feet above sea level, this art-deco palace is a heritage hotel of the Welcome Heritage Group.
Meaning - Land of the Crescent, is a regal and royal mansion. It used to be the summer palace of the rulers of Jammu and Kashmir. Built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, this location offers panoramic view of the Dhauladhar ranges and the beautiful Palampur below.
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.
About 7 km from Palampur, the temple of Baijnath is very famous here. It is one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva and considered a pilgrimage.
A perfect getaway from the hustle bustles of city life and go for a picnic amid the Dhauladhar Mountains. Neughal Khad is a 300 m wide chasm through which flows from the lovely Neugal stream. The 500-year old temple of Bundelmata is also visited by Hindus.
Trekking in Palampur
Palampur offers some wonderful trekking routes. Some of the popular trekking routes are from the Sanghar pass to Bharmaur via Holi and from Baijnath to Jalsu pass to Bharmaur.
Accommodation in Palampur
When it comes to accommodation, Palampur has no dearth of hotels that range from heritage, luxury to budget hotels. Taragarh Palace is a heritage hotel, most popular in the town.
Best Time to Visit
Palampur, being a Hill Station has a mild climate and hence can be visited throughout the year. Looking at the possibility of land sliding, March till June and mid-September to November are considered the best for a visit.
How to Reach
By Air : Dharamsala Kangra Airport is nearest to Palampur (38km). It is well connected to major cities of India like Pathankot, Dalhousie, Delhi and Jammu. International tourists can opt for Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar.
By Rail : Palampur has its own Railway Station named as Palampur Railway Station connected to cities like Pathankot and Kangra.
By Road : Himachal Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (HPSRTC) alongwith some private bus services make roadways the best option to Palampur. Cab and Taxi services are also easily available.
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