Palampur is the Most Scenic Town in Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh India. Palampur is a world away from Chaotic Dharamshala and Mcleodganj. Palampur is a place for Peaceful Home Stays (Aima Village Home Stays), Scerene Beauty, Tea Estates, Organic Food, Organic Chutneys and Jams and HPTDC Neuggal Cafe. Around Palampur are the famous attractions like Bir Monastery, Taragarh Palace Hotel, Tashijong Monastery, Billing Paragliding Site, Barot and World Famous Temples like Chamunda Devi Temple, Heritage Baijnath Temple, as well as Mahakal Temples.
Snow Capped Mountains Around Lush Green Palampur Tea Estates..
Most Important Aspect of Palampur is the Majestic Dhauladhars, Which are snow capped for most time of the year and In palampur they are very very Close, offering you a great and Magestic Views, If you opting for a Home Stay, View of 270 degrees of Snow Capped Dhauladhar Mountains are just incredible from the Rooftops..
Palampur is derived from three words PANI, ALAM and PUR i.e PANI means water/rain ,PUR means settlement , ALAM means environment. Thus Palampur gets it’s name as the place is literally source of crystal clear and pure earth water.
Palampur With it’s numerous brooks (chasma) and roaring ‘Neugal Khad’ (a 1000 feet high chasma and torrential ‘Bundle’ stream, is a world Class Tourist Destination.
Today, Palampur is best described as the ' Tea capital of North India' World Famous Kangra Tea, which can be noticed on the excursion journey from Palampur.
Palampur is a perfect destination Base for the outdoor adventure activities like Para-gliding ( world's Top Paragliding Site - Billing is just 1 hour away) and trekking ( Shingar pass, waru pass, Waterfall, Bundla Treks) on the travel to Palampur. Apart from the natural beauty, there are many temples and waterfalls situated in and around the Palampur. A charming beauty, healthy climate and scented air of pine trees, Palampur has got all the important ingredients of being a best hill station. It is also known as the Kangra valley, a place of many historical upheavals. While Kangra town itself is better known as an historical entity, it is Palampur that attracts tourists who wish to see life beyond Shimla or Nainital.
Inside the Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh, Palampur's cold, freshen climate and splendid natural scenery make it a very pleasant little town. A profusion of natural beauty is the town's sole attraction. Palampur is famous for Lush Green old tea plantations, Neuggal cafe, Gopalpur Zoo, Captain Sourabh Kalia Van Vihaar, Famous Baijnath Temple, Home Stays, Big Market, Organic Food Stuff, Picnic Sites, Sardar Sobha Singh Art Gallary, Chamunda Devi Temple, Mahakal temple.
Take a walk down to the Bundla chasm, just outside the town, where a waterfalls plunges into the Bundla stream. With appropriate arrangements, you can go from Palampur to Holi via the Waru Pass .
Palampur is located in district Kangra , 40 Km from Kangra town,Himachal Pradesh.It is a fast glowing valley town.Palampur is located at 32.12°N 76.53°E, at a height of 1,220 meters above sea level. It is close to the Dhauladhar Range. It is in the northwestern region of Himachal Pradesh.
Hotel Highland Regency is conveniently located at the entry point of the town (away from the busy streets of the town, in the open environment), on the national highway (NH20) and at a walking distance from the New Bus Stand of Palampur ,more
It is 3km from Palampur Town. Roaring in the rainy season and tinkling all the year around, Neugal Cafe is famous Picnic Spot offers a fine view of the Dhauladhar range & the great view of Neugal Khud. Himachal Tourism café provides food and a fine view from its restaurant.
1/2 Km from Palampur Town is Pizzicato Cafe. This café is famous for its dark chocolate pastry made out of fat-free yogurt. It is situated next to the auto stand in the Palampur Market.
If you want to enjoy the Great Indian Curries specially the Butter Chicken with Naan, This is the place to vist.
Palampur has a mild climate and can be visited throughout the year.In winter, the temperature can drop below freezing point when heavy woollens are required. During summer the climate is mild and light woollens/cottons are recommended.
The weather is pleasant round the year except for the monsoon period but the best time to visit Palampur is between March to June and mid-September to November.
Nearest broad gauge railway station is Pathankot and Una Himachal which is 120 km away from the town. These stations are connected to other major railway stations. Holidaytravel.co taxis are available from the railway stations to Palampur.
Train Routes to Pathankot
Nearest airport is Kangra (Gaggal) airport . Many Flights are running daily flights from New Delhi to Kangra Airport (Gaggal Airport) which is just 40 km from Palampur.
Flights may be cancelled due to climatic conditions or due to low visibility in the winters- plan your trip accordingly.
New Delhi to Una Himachal via Chandigarh ( By Train - Himachal Express, Jan Shatabdi Express Or Taxi Pick up-Extra Charges on standard Per Km based.)
Una Himachal to Palampur ,Himachal Pradesh ( With Holiday Travel Air Conditioned Taxi)
Bir and Billing : ( 35 km. from town.)
This village is famous for its Buddhist monasteries. Hang gliding pilots use it as their landing site. Bir, surrounded by tea gardens and an amphitheater of low hills, is an ideal landing around for para-gliders. Bir has Buddhist Monasteries that are worth visiting. Fine Tibetan handi craft are also produced here. Billing, up in the hills 14 kms. from Bir with an arena of 200 kms. for high altitude and cross country flying, is one of the best aerosports sites in the country.
Baijnath : ( 16 km. from town.)
The Shiva temple at Baijnath is one of the most remarkable monuments of the Kangra valley. Ancient name of this town was 'Kirgrama'. Baijnath got its name from Shiva Vaidyanatha. The temple consists of an 'Adytum' surrounded by a spire of the usual conical shape with a 'Mandap' covered with a low pyramid shaped roof. The 'Adytum' contains the Lingam. There is fine sculpture work to be associated with Ravana, who worshipped Shiva at this spot and gained immortality. Baijnath is one of the 'Twelve Jyotirlingams'. Shivratri of Baijnath is a well attended fair.
Neugal Khad : ( 2 km. from town.)
Neugal Khad provides a fine view of the Dhauladhar range. It is roaring in the rainy season and gurgling all the year round. Himachal Tourism cafe provides food and a fine view from its restaurant. It is a famous picnic spot and ideal for a day escape from busy life.
Bundla Stream : ( 2 km. from town)
Bundla stream with wide chasm of more than 100 metres, swells up and rises madly in monsoons taking stones and boulders along with it making a loud noise like that of continuous thunder. This is a lovely walk from Palampur to Budla.
Andreta : ( 13 km. from town )
It is the home of the famous artist, late Sardar Shobha Singh and late playwriter Norah Richards. This presents an excellent view of the Dhauladhar Range.
Shobha Singh's Art Gallery
It is situated in Andhretta which is 13 km. from town.
Holi is the famous festivel of Palampur , In the month of March, Holi's riot of colours and celebration of spring comes with laughter and vitality. There are exuberant celebrations at Palampur and Sujanpur.
Trekking is one of the popular tourist activities in Palampur .Several trek routes lead out of Palampur, particularly over the Dhauladhar Mountains towards the town of Chamba. Treks of 5-8 days duration are viable from May to October. Some of the interesting treks from Palampur include Palampur to Holi over the Shingar pass, Palampur to Dharamsala via Indrahar Pass and Baijnath to Manali over the Thamsar pass.Some of the interesting and popular trekking options are:
Tour Packages from Palampur