Palampur- one of the most beautiful and staggering hill stations placed in Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh, 35 km from Dharamsala. The name Palampur originated from word palum indicating ‘abundant water’. The region has various streams and brooks and the water bodies are a huge advantage for the tea plantations. The Palampur Tea Cooperative industry, about 1.5 km south of the bus station on the Kangra road, gift a 20-minute tour taking you through the tea making process, is a major attraction here. In addition to its tea plantations, Palampur also offers tourists an opportunity to practice some adventure sports, serving as the starting point for various treks including to Dharamsala and Kangra. The famous Baijnath-Manali trek crosses through the town. Summers (between May and October) are the best time to hike in Palampur. However, the rainy period may trouble us as there are chances of slips.
Greenery places that can mesmerise anyone’s mind towards the delightful nature:
1. Baijnath Shiva Temple
2. Saurabh Van Vihar
3. Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery
4. Birni Devi Temple
Located 35 km from Palampur, Bir is a famous centre for paragliding activities and along with Billing that serves as the arrival spot, is connected to as the ‘Paragliding capital of India’.
After being founded by Dr Jameson, who introduced tea plantations in the hill station, the tea provided in the town of Palampur achieved international attention and should be bought by the travellers. They must not miss the Tibetan handicrafts, carpets, and wooden handicrafts made here. And while you’re shopping, try out Jhol, a popular local beverage made of rice water.
Having some of the highest deodar trees in the country, Palampur is the ideal summer getaway offering splendid scenes of the snow-clad Dhauladhar ranges.
Most hotels and cottages at affordable costs are located in Chandpur tea estate while the mid-range resorts are located in Neugal Khad. The city also has many privately-owned guesthouses that offer budget stay or you can prefer to stay in heritage hotels that provide luxury accommodation.
Top hotels in Palampur were investing money will not be worth:
2. RS Sarovar Portico
3.WelcomHeritage Taragarh Palace
4. The Bliss Palampur
5. Norwood Green
6. Seclude Palampur – Himachal Pradesh
7. Hotel The Woodz
8. The Citadel Resorts, Jiya
9. Pushpangan Menage
10. Hotel Ashiana Palampur
If you are visiting Palampur don’t forget to try the bamboo pickle a tasty local delicacy.
Here are some of the best restaurants in Palampur to enjoy your tongue as well as the mind:
1. Cliffy’s Cafe
2. Cloud 7
3. Red Cafe
4. Frozen Moon Cafe
5. Srinangli Sweets
7. Hub New York
8. The Coy’s Cafe
9. Rockstar Grillers