Palampur is the Tea capital of India which is fascinating spot in Kangra valley. This is a beautiful hill station surrounding by the pine forests and tea Gardens. Palampur is one of the most visited hill station of Himachal Pradesh which is 35 km from Dharamshala with at an elevation of 1230 mts above the sea level. It is situated in Kangra valley near the Dhauladhar range. This beautiful hill station got its name from abundant water and surrounding by the pine and deodar forests. Palampur is a perfect combination of water and greenery. Palampur is the part of local Sikh Kingdom but later it was come under the British. Throughout the year tourists visit Palampur due to its cool and pleasant weather.
Palampur is known for its world famous Tea plantation and the finest quality of Tea. The best and perfect quality teas are produced at Palampur. It was the first noticed by a Englishman and soon he was converted this destination into a bustling town as the center of trade and commerce. Palampur is one of unexplored destination offered amazing views of nature beauty and environment. Apart from that Palampur offered the some adventurous activities like trekking include Dharamshala and Kangra. Tourists enjoy the Baijnath Manali Trek which passes through Palampur. Bir– Billing is situated at a distance of 36 km from Palampur that is a popular destination for Paragliding and Billing is serve as the landing point, referred as the Paragliding capital of India. It is the perfect summer gateway to spend some beautiful holidays with family and friends.
Good option for accommodation is easily available here at affordable price. Budget to Luxury hotels are available at Palampur. Restaurants, cafes, hotels and good food are served here. Pahadi and Jain food is mostly available here and Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines are served some of restaurants. Palampur is a perfect destination and far from hustle and bustle of the city.
Summer: Summer is the best time to visit Palampur with the temperature of 8 to 30 degree Celsius. Throughout the year the weather is pleasant here and good for sightseeing. During the summer season the days are sunny but the nights are cold.
Winter: Winter season is the best for those who want to see the beauty of Palampur in the brightest colors. The temperature is down as -10 to 10 degree Celsius. February to march is the period when the temperature rise up but the town is covered with white snow blanket.
Monsoon: Palampur does not receive a high amount of rain but the monsoon is not best time for Sightseeing. July to till October is the monsoon season here.
Neugal Khad: It is a perfect picnic place located at a distance of 2 km from the town. It is a beautiful location and one can enjoy the amazing nature beauty here.
Tashi Jong Monastery: Tashi Jong Monastery is a beautiful monastery, it not just a worship center of Buddhism. Apart from that it is the abode of various Tibetan Refugees. Inside the monastery a college and a Tibetan restaurant are situated. This temple is surrounding by the beautiful Gardens and the complex has a craft complex where Tibetan handicrafts are for sale.
Tea Garden: Palampur is famous for its Tea Gardens and it serve as the ‘Tea Capital of India’. Tea Gardens are the major attraction of the place. Dr. Jameson who introduced Tea Plantations in this hill station. This region is known for its fine quality of Tea. It’s pleasant and cool climate is perfect for Tea Plantation.
Saurabh Van Vihar: This is a natural park and got its name from the brave soldier Saurabh Kalia. It is situated just 4 km from Palampur and a ideal place for Picnic and weekend. Saurabh Van Vihar is offered the the panoramic views of Dhauladhar Range.
Baijnath Temple: Baijnath temple is one of the most beautiful temples which situated in Kangra Valley. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is believed that Raavan was worshiped Lord Shiva here. The religious importance of this temple makes it most visited place and major attraction of Tourists.
Norbulingka Institute: It is a center for Tibetan Art and craft work. This institute is a great example of Tibetan style of Architecture.
Naam Art Gallery: Naam Art Gallery is a beautiful place like museum and you will spend some relaxing time here.
Bir Billing: Bir Billing is a beautiful destination which is situated 35 km from Palampur. It is popularly known for its adventurous activities like Paragliding. Paragliding is one of the most popular tourist attractions and major activities which performed here. Bir is the starting point of Paragliding and Billing is the landing point. Bir – Billing is known as ‘The capital of Paragliding’ and Paradise for Adventurous lovers.
Dharamshala: It is one of the most preferred Hill station situated in Kangra valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Dharamshala is offered the most amazing and picturesque views of Dhauladhar range. The most beautiful greenery, pleasant weather, pine deodar and Oak forest. It is popularly known as the winter capital of Himachal Pardesh. Dharamshal is divided into two parts upper and lower, the upper part is known as the Mcleodganj. This Place is famous for its Tibetan Culture and traditions.
Kangra: Kangra is one of the most picturesque landscape and lower part of Himlayan. This beautiful valley is surrounding by the lush green, water streams, pleasant weather and amazing nature beauty. Apart from that it is popularly known for its art and craft work like shawls and paintings.
Kullu: Kulli is one of the most attractive hill stations of Himachal Pradesh. This hill station is situated on the bank of Beas River which is popular among honeymooners. It is surrounding by the Snow capped Himalayan peaks, towering deodar jungles, Rivers, water streams, apple orchards, pleasant weather, cool environment etc are attract thousands of the tourists from all around the country. Apart from that it is a hot spot for adventurous lovers and trekking, river rafting, paragliding, hiking, mountaineering etc are offered by Kullu.
Chintpurni: Chintpurni Temple is a pilgrimage site which is one of 51th Shakti Peaths. This temple is nestled in between Himalayan and Shivalik range. Chintpurni Devi Temple is one of the major attractions of the place which is situated in the Una District at a distance of 50 km from Kangra. A religious fair is held every year at this place.
By Air: Gaggal Airport is the nearest Airport to Palampur which is situated at a distance of 25 km. Outside the Airport taxies and buses are easily available.
By Train: The Nearest Railway station is Pathankot to reach Palampur. It is situated at distance of 92 km from Palampur. Buses and Taxies are available from Pathankot to Palampur.
By Road: Palampur is well connected to the major cities of Himachal Pradesh like Dharamshala, kangra, Manali, Chandigarh etc. The road trip provided the most amazing views of surrounding and on the ways.
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