Palampur Tourist Guide

Palampur Tourist Guide - Destination Overview
  • Package Prices
    Palampur & Kangra valley Travel packages starting from Rs 7999/- for 3 nights-4 Days with full site seeing in and around palampur and kangra valley including devi darshan
  • Location: Himachal Pradesh,India -
  • Nearest Airport: Kangra Airport - Gaggal
  • Nearest Train Station: Broadgauge Railhead - Una Himachal & Pathankot, NarrowGuage Train till palmpur
  • Season to Visit: palampur is Best Approachable from Delhi by Reaching Chandigarh/Una Himachal by Train and continuing journey by taxi/Bus towards palampur. Enroute you can visit Chintpurni, Jwalamukhi, kangra, Chamunda Devi etc. Alternatively you can come via Flight to Kangra ( Gaggal) and proceed to Palampur

Palampur Tourist Guide

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.

Aima Village-Sughar-Palampur-Village-Landscape

Why You Must Visit Palampur Himachal

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. 

What is famous in Palampur

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

Sardar Sobha Singh Art Gallary

World Famous Baijnath Temple

Bir Billing Tourist Guide

Where is Palampur Located

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.


Where to Eat/Drink & Stay in Palampur 

Hotel Hidhland Regency

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

Neugal Cafe 

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.

Taj Restaurant - Main bazaar

If you want to enjoy the Great Indian Curries specially the Butter Chicken with Naan, This is the place to vist.

Palampur Important Dustances

  • Palampur Himachal Pradesh distance from Una : 147 Kms
  • Palampur Himachal Pradesh distance from Delhi : 541 kms
  • Palampur Himachal Pradesh distance from Chandigrah : 246 kms
  • Palampur Himachal Pradesh distance from Manali : 183 kms
  • Palampur Himachal Pradesh distance from Dharamshala :  35 kms 
  • Palampur Himachal Pradesh distance from Kangra : 40 Kms
  • Palampur Himachal Pradesh distance from Shimla : 212 kms

Chaotic-Palampur-Main bazaar-Taxi-Stand-Busstand-Area-But-Pollution-Free

Weather in Palampur

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. 

Best time to visit Palampur

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.


Palampur Connectivity Options

By Train

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. taxis are available from the railway stations to Palampur.

Train Routes to Pathankot

  • Train  Arrival at Pathankot Service Days Ahmedabad (ADI)
  • from Ahmedabad - Adi Jat Express (19223) 03:10 PM (duration: 28h) All Days
  • From Bhatinda - Bti Jat Exp (19225) 03:20 AM (duration: 8h 40m) All Days
  • Jammu Mail (14033) 06:50 AM (duration: 9h 50m) All Days
  • Dauladhar Exp (14035) 07:55 AM (duration: 9h 45m) Mon, Wed & Fri
  • Hatia (HTE) Hte Jat Exp (18601) 10:40 AM (duration: 43h 35m) All Days
  • Jat Adi Express (19224) 10:25 AM (duration: 2h 55m) All Days
  • Muri Express (18102) 04:25 PM (duration: 1h 55m) All Days
  • Tatanagar Jn (TATA) Tata Jat Exp (18101) 10:40 AM (duration: 43h 50m) All Days
  • Udhampur (UHP) Jammu Mail (14034) 06:45 PM (duration: 4h 5m) All Days


Reach Palampur By Air

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.

Reach Palampur By Road

  • New Delhi (Start Point - Major Tourist Destination - Capital of India)
  • Kurukshetra (Tourist Attractions - Sri Krishna Museum, Bhramasarovar, Sheikh Chaheli's Tomb)
  • Chandigarh (Tourist Attractions - Sukhna lake, Nek chand Rock garden,Pinjore Garden, Museums)
  • Rupnagar ( Ropar - Toursist Attraction - Kikar Lodge)
  • Kiratpur Sahib (Tourist Attractions -Historical Gurudwara)
  • Anandpur Sahib (Major Tourist Destination for Sikhs - Historical Gurudwara Keshgarh Sahib ji, Virasat-e-khalsa)
  • Nanagal Dam ( Tourist Attractions - Bhakhra Nangal Dam, Naina Devi temple, Cheif Restaurant)
  • Una Himachal (Tourist Attractions - Chintpurni temple,Kila Baba bedi, Sadashiv Mandir etc)
  • Chintpurni Devi ( Tourist Attraction - Famous ShaktiPeeth)
  • Jwalaji Devi ( Tourist Attraction - Famous ShaktiPeeth)
  • Kangra ( Tourist Attraction - Famous Kangra fort, Masroor Temple, Kangra Devi Shaktipeeth)
  • Chamunda Devi ( Famous Shaktipeeth)
  • Palampur


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)

Excursion Near by Palampur

  • Chamunda Devi temple
  • Gopalpur Zoo
  • Sardar Sobha Singh Art gallery
  • Masroor temple
  • Kunal Pathari Temple
  • Bir Billing Paragliding Site
  • Baijnath temple
  • Mahakal temple
  • Neuggal Khad & Waterfall
  • Kandi Village Drive
  • Palampur Picnic Ground
  • Tea Estates Tour

What to see in Palampur and around it

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.

Fairs & Festivals - Palampur

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 in Palampur

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:

  • Palampur to Holi over the Shingar pass
  • Palampur to Dharamsala via Indrahar Pass
  • Palampur to Holi via Waru La

Tour Packages from Palampur

  • Palampur Joginder Nagar Barot Tour Package
    • 3 Days Tour Package
    • One Day Palampur
    • Two days Barot
    • Trout Fishing & Site Seeing
  • Palampur Baijnath Billing Andretta Tour Package
    • 3 Days Tour Package
    • Baijnath Temple Tour
    • Andretta Tour
    • Tashijong Monastery Tour
    • Bir Monastery Tour
    • Billing Paragliding Site Tour
  • Palampur Mandi Kullu Manali Tour Package
    • 5 Days Tour Package
    • 1 Day Palampur
    • 2 days Mandi Parashar Lake Tour
    • 3 days Kullu Manali tour
  • Palampur Dharamshala Mcleodganj Tour package
    • 4 days Tour Package
    • One Day Palampur
    • 3 Days Dharamshala Mcleodganj Tour
  • Palampur Chamunda Devi Kangra Devi Jwalamukhi Devi Baglamukhi Devi Chintpurni Tour package
    • 3 Days Tour
    • One Day palampur Tour
    • Day tour of all 4 Devi darshan Chamunda Devi, Kangra Devi, Jwalaji Devi & Chintpurni Devi
    • Kangra Fort Tour
  • Palampur Pragpur Dadasiba Tour package
    • 3 Days Tour package
    • One Day Palampur
    • Two Days Pragpur Tour
    • Heritage haveli tours
    • Dadsiba Tour
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