The Palampur Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh is famous for its tea gardens and natural scenic beauty. It is situated at the height of 1250 metres at Kangra Valley. “Palampur” word means lots of water and as name suggests this panoramic hill station has abundance of water and mountain slopes that merge in to Dhauladhar Ranges. Earlier this landscape was part of Jalandhar. Internationally renowned Kangra Tea has its processing center at Palampur. Because of this it is also known as “Tea Capital of North West India”. You would adore this town for its temples, forts, picturesque sceneries and colonial architecture. Its mild climate, scent of pine trees, fresh air, lovely people and majestic mountains will fall you in love with Palampur.
How to reach Palampur:
- Palampur by Air: The nearest airport is Gaggal airport at Kangra which is about 39 km from Palampur. It is advised to book your airline ticket in advance to get cheap airfare.
- Pathankot to Palampur by Train: The nearest broad gauge railway station is Pathankot that is approx. 117 km away from Palampur. Pathankot station is well connected to all major cities. From Pathankot narrow gauge railway line comes up to and Joginder Nagar. Moranda is nearest station for Palampur at a distance of 3 km.
- Palampur by Road: Palampur is well connected by road to all cities. Delhi to Palampur is about 545 km. Also bus and taxi service to and fro Palampur is very good and frequent.
Nearby Attractions at Palampur:
The Palampur Co-operative Tea Factory: At Palampur Tea Factory you can watch the processing of local Kangra Tea. Tea Factory at Palampur runs by the Co-operative society.
St. John Church: This is a beautiful church at 200 metres having several memorial tablets and was reconstructed in 1929.
Bundlamata Temple: This one is a 5 centuries old historical temple and to reach there you have to travel through tea gardens.
Neugal Khad: Next to the Bundlamata temple is a 300 meter deep cleft where the Bundla stream runs. Next to it Dhauladhar Mountains begin.
Temple of Chamunda Devi: This one is famous temple of goddess Chamunda. It is just 25 km from Palampur and here is also an excellent accommodation for tourists organised by Yatri Niwas.
Andretta Village: This is scenic village in Kangra valley which was the residence of famous painter Sardar Sobha Singh and the Irish writer Ms Norah Richards. Andretta is just 13 km from Palampur and is now a famous artistic center for pottery and crafts.
Alhilal: Alhilal was a military base camp during the time of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and located at a short distance from Palampur.
Baijnath Temple: It is an ancient Lord Shiva temple at a distance of 16 km from Palampur.
Bir and Billing: this mountain range is famous for Buddhist Monasteries and Tibetan handicrafts and paragliding.
Gopalpur: Gopalpur has a mini zoo which is 13 km away from Palampur town.
Kangra Fort: This fort is 27 km away from Palampur and is famous for its ancient values which were built 1,000 years ago approx.
Tashi Jong: It is a Tibetan monastery at a distance of 12 km from main town.
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