Palampur in Himachal Pradesh
Palampur is a small but beautiful hill station located in Kangra District in Himachal Pradesh. Palampur in Kangra valley is located at an altitude of over 1249 m and is one of the famous tourist attractions of Himachal Pradesh.
Palampur came into existence in the 19th century with the people planting tea gardens resulting in Palampur becoming a focus, for tea planters.
Palampur is now famous for world renowned Kangra tea. Kangra Tea is exported all over the world and now it has been internationally acclaimed.
Apart from lush green tea gardens Palampur has enchanting natural beauty with enthralling landscapes. On the backdrop of Palampur snow clad mighty Dhauladhar ranges of Himalaya adds to the mesmerizing beauty of this town.
Places of Interest in Palampur
Tea Factory at Palampur
Palampur tea Factory owned by a co-operative society manufactures Kangra Tea and also offers an insight to how Kangra Tea is being processed.
St. John Church Palampur
St. John Church Palampur is an eye-catching church that is built on a low rise. St. John Church Palampur was renovated in 1929. The splendid Church attracts number of visitors every day.
Temple of Bundlamata Palampur
Temple of Bundlamata in Palampur is just 2 Km from bus stand and the best way to enjoy the place is to take a walk through lush green tea gardens and open fields. The ancient Temple of Bundlamata was originally constructed about five centuries ago.
Neugal Khad Picnic Spot in Palampur is located close to the temple of Bundlamata.Neugal Café is the famous hangout spot for the youngsters on the banks of River Neugal flowing down from Dhauladhar Ranges.
Excursions around Palampur
Gopalpur Zoo near Palampur
Gopalpur Zoo is located around 13 Km from palampur on the Palampur Chamuda Devi Road. The zoo has several endangered animals and birds..
Chamunda Devi Temple Near Palampur
The famous temple of Durga, Chamunda Devi is located around 18 Km from Palampur on palampur Dharamshala highway.
Andretta near Palampur
Andretta is famous for the art gallery of famous artist Sobha Singh whose notable painting Sohni Mahiwal is acclaimed all over world. Andretta is also home of artist Noarh orchards and is world famous for pottery and crafts centre.
Kangra Fort near Palampur
Another historical monument near Palampur is the never conquered Kangra Fort. Kangra Fort is around 27 Km from palampur and is enclosed by high battlements. The walls of splendid Kangra Fort have a circumference of about 4 km. The ancient Kangra Fort was constructed about 1,000 years ago on the convergence of the River Banganga and River Manjhi.
Baijnath Temple Near Palampur
Just 15 km from Palampur is an ancient Baijnath Temple. The temple of Shiva Baijnath is jewel-like and is also revered as Vaidyanath also known as Lord of physicians.
Another tourist attractions near palampur include Bier, TashiJong, Sujanpur Tira and jaisinghpur
How to reach Palampur
Reaching Palampur by Air
The nearest airport is Goggal Airport around 37 km from Palampur.
Reaching Palampur By Rail
The nearest broad gauge railway station from Palampur is Pathankot around 115 km. The nearest narrow gauge railway station is Palampur Railway Station in Maranda, 4 km away from Palampur.
Reaching Palampur By Road
Palampur is around 250 Km from Chandigarh and around 540 km from Delhi and is well connected by National Highways from Delhi, pathankot, manali and other cities.