Palampur is at a height of 1,220 meters above sea level and is situated in the Kangra valley, close to the Dhauladhar Range. It is in the northwestern region of Himachal Pradesh, in north India and is only 30kms from the popular hill station of Dharamshala.
Earlier Palampur was a part of the local Sikh Kingdom but later it came under the British. The Hill station gets its name from ‘Pulum’ meaning abundant water.
Palampur-Sites to Visit
While on your tour to Palampur, you can check out lots of fine specimens of colonial architecture. You may also take a guided tour of the tea factory, to learn more about the processing and the method used to make the favorite drink of many. St. John’s church is another important landmark of Palampur. If you are willing to take a little walk, then you can head to the Bundla Chasm, where there is a beautiful waterfall. If you want to visit a great vantage point, then you can go to Neogal Park whish is at a distance of 1 km from Palampur, which offers a breathtaking view of the Dhauladhar Range. There are other various places you can visit while on your tour to Palampur, besides taking a stroll of the beautiful surrounding and the wooded areas close to Palampur.
Tours to Sujanpur Tira Palampur-Sites Nearby
There are many places around Palampur, such as the village of Andrettaa, which is 13kms away and is a great place to check out the local handicrafts, including pottery, which it is quite famous for. Another place you can take a tour to, is the Sujanpur Tira, which is 42kms from Palampur. It is known for its forts and ancient temples. Another place you can tour is Baijnath, which is 16kms from Palampur and is famous for the Shiva temple, which is definitely worth a closer look. There is also a mini zoo, which is at Gopalpur, about 13km from Palmpur. If you with children then you would really enjoy the visit. Also the Chamunda Devi temple, situated at a distance of 13kms from Palampur. About 12 km away from Palampur is Tashijong, there you can visit the Tibetan monastery. It also showcases Tibetan art and handicrafts.
At Palampur you can buy souvenirs and local handicrafts for your friends back home. You can buy fresh tealeaves, local handiwork, Tibetan carpets and winter clothing.
Palampur is the ideal hill resort for you if you enjoy trekking and Paragliding. There are several trek routes that one can trek on, one important one being over Sanghar Pass to Bharmaur via Holi.
If you really love adventure sports, then 28kms from Palampur is a center for the adventure sports of hand/paragliding. There you can have the adventurous time that you adrenaline junkies really wish for in a holiday. The twon of billing which is 42km from Palampur is also famous for hand-gliding.
Palampur-How to Reach
There is no airport or railway station in Palmpur. The closest railway station is at Maranda, that is at a distance of 2 km from Palampur. The main bus station is south of Main Bazaar. There are frequent buses from Palampur to Dharamshala, Mandi and Pathankot. You can also hire cab or taxi to reach Palampur. Hill Resorts in India offers online booking for hotels in Palampur and also several tour or holiday packages to the hill station. Let Hill resorts India do all your travel planning for you, so you can enjoy a great holiday amidst beautiful tea gardens and picturesque surroundings.