Palampur: All for the love of Nature

The estate of complete peace and greenery, such is the serenity of Palampur – a mesmerising town in Himachal Pradesh. The hill stations of Himachal Pradesh are the definition of enigmatic beauty and captivating charm.

Location of Palampur

Known as Tea capital of North India, this wonderful hilly retreat is located in the north-western part of Himachal Pradesh. With its numerous tea gardens, paddy fields and emerald green plantation, the beauty of Kangra Valley is beyond words. Palampur is located in this mesmerising Kangra Valley, only 30km away from the Dhauladhar Range. The scenic enchantments at 1,220 metres above sea level are the true bounty of mountains showered upon this wonderful town.


How to reach Palampur?

This land of pine and deodar forests, traversed with many serpentine streams can be trodden by various means of transportation.

  • By air – Gaggal Airport in Dharamshala is the nearest to the hill station, situated just 40 km away. One can easily board private taxis from here to reach Palampur.
  • By rail – The town has its own railway station, named as Palampur Railway station. It is 5 km away from the main city. But that is not the issue. The other major railway station is in Pathankot, located about 110 km away.
  • By road – There are no issues with travelling to this mesmerising city via road. It is one of the most pleasing journeys. Regular buses ply for Palampur from Pathankot, Mandi, Dharamshala, Jogindernagar, Shimla and many other cities. Direct HRTC bus services also available for Palampur from Delhi.

Best time to visit Palampur

The months of April to June are warmer as Palampur experiences summer during these months. The temperature fluctuates between 8 to 30 degree Celsius. The monsoon months from July to October are quite wet and prone to landslides. Thus this isn’t the best time to explore this place.

Winters in this valley brings the best of mother nature. The temperature can drop as low as -10 degree Celsius covering the valley in the drape of the white blanket.

The best time for exploring Palampur is from March to June and from September to November.


Places to visit and activities in Palampur

This enchanting town has several well-defined trekking tracks and offers many adventure activities ranging from paragliding to angling. It is the perfect escape for adrenaline junkies seeking some thrill. Follow your heart on the famous Baijnath-Manali trek.

Contrary, there is no end to the mesmerising sights to explore in Palampur. From the stretch of marvellous green tea gardens to the vibrant shopping streets, everything about this place allures tourists from across the globe.

Tashi Jong Monastery –

This is the centre of worship for Buddhist and also it is the home for Tibetan refugees. The tranquil environs of the main shrine and the magnificent delicacies served at the Tibetan restaurant and the Tibetan artefacts sold in the craft emporium attract tourists to this wonderful place.

NeugalKhad –

A mesmerising picnic spot to gaze upon the beauty of nature and soothe your soul along the clear water stream of NeugalKhad.

Andretta –

Ohh.. this one is really interesting and unique. This dainty hamlet has a beautiful history of art and has been attracting tourists for centuries. Come here and try your hands at pottery in this mesmerising village which is only 20 minutes away from Palampur.

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