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Kangra , Himachal Pradesh

Surrounded on all sides by verdant greenery and tea gardens filled with delightful aromas, Palampur is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh that will give you everything that you generally crave from any hill station. Surrounded by the pine forests and merging with the Dhauladhar range, this is one hill station that makes the best of the Himalayan range. Showcasing the beauty of the great mountains and at the same time giving you a unique experience of the beautiful forests, this is definitely one hill station that you will be hard pressed to miss. Sinceit is at the confluence of the plains and the hills you get the best of both worlds. This is also a place through which many streams flow from the mountains to water the plains and it gives the landscape of this town a very distinctive look. This is the place of the great contrasts, with the majestic white snowy peaks of the Himalayas and the fresh and rolling greenery of the far stretched plains. This is definitely a place that will completely astound you. This is a hill station that was famous forever. A part of the jalandhar kingdom, this place is filled with some very beautiful temples and some wonderful buildings from the colonial era. Palampur includes small places like Ghuggar,Aima,Ram chowk, Parour, Arla, Maranda, Rajpur, Bundla, Kandi, Kulani and Chandpur. All of these places are a must visit if you are in the Himachal Pradesh. They truly show you how utterly beautiful this state is. This is also a place from which several trek routes lead out and it makes this place one of the centres of adventure sports leading to the Dhauladhar range. A centre of many activities, Palampur should definitely be paid a visit.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 11.0°C /52.0°F 40 mm 4210feet 4006.0 /km2 Coming Soon


Places of Interest

  • Andretta

    "Andretta is a town and comune in the province of Avellino, Campania, Italy. Andretta is twinned with the Town of Ramapo, New York.The area has traces of settlement from the Bronze Age (1000 BC), as well as Samnite and Roman remains. The earliest historical mention however is in 1124, when it was ruled by the Norman Folleville; other lords were the Zurlo and Caracciolo families"


  • Neugal Khad

    "Neugal Khad is located around 2 kms from the main town and serves as an ideal picnic spot. Also called as Bundla Chasm, there is a 300 mt wide stream where tourists can enjoy picnicking. The spot also offers scenic views of the Dhauladhar ranges. The place receives rainfall throughout the year, but the beauty increases bounty times during the monsoons. \nA fine restaurant of the Himachal Tourism Board is perfect for enjoying some mouth watering snacks"

    Neugal Khad

  • Tea Gardens

    "Palampur is a green hill station and a municipal council in the Kangra Valley in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, surrounded on all sides by tea gardens and pine forests before they merge with the Dhauladhar ranges. Palampur is the tea capital of northwest India but tea is just one aspect that makes Palampur a special interest place. Abundance of water and proximity to the mountains has endowed it with mild climate.\nThe town has derived its name from the local word pulum, meaning lots of water. There are numerous streams flowing from the mountains to the plains from Palampur. The combination of greenery and water gives Palampur a distinctive look. Palampur is at the confluence of the plains and the hills and so the scenery shows the contrast: plains on one side and the majestic snow covered hills on the other side. Behind this town stands high ranges of Dhauladhar mountains, whose tops remain snow-covered for most part of the year"

    Tea Gardens

  • Bundlamata Temple

    "An ancient shrine located with in the ambit of the town limit, Bundlamata temple depicts something unique to the devotees. Prettily surrounded by the lush environ of luxurious greenery of the lush tea gardens, this shrine appears much scenic and serene. Believed to be constructed five centuries back this temple portrays the ancient chic and elegance. \nThis temple has its own rituals and customs that are practiced over through centuries. Its strategic location in an easily accessible environ grabs it lots of visitors each year. Those who are not interested in this ancient charm can board a stride through the verdant landscape of the tea plantations"

    Bundlamata Temple

  • Sherbling

    "Himachal Pradesh is a flourishing centre of Buddhist monasteries for a long and being part of such a rich tradition, Palampur also holds so many colossal Buddhist Viharas. One of such gigantic as well as imposing monastery is the Sherbling that is set in the midst of majestic hills. Large stupa like structures flanked by greenery all around is really proffers an enthralling scenario. \nThe popularity of the shrine lies in the fact that it is the holy abode of Tai Siti Rimpoche, the most revered figure in the Buddhist sect. Each afternoon Rimpoche or the head monk gives his darshan to the visitors and the inmates and blesses them with his holy sermons."


  • Shiva Temple

    "A legendary temple that boasts of a rich tradition, Baijnath temple is the most magnificent monument in Kangra Valley. Directed westwards, the temple encompasses astonishing structural designs that resemble the Jagannatha Temple at Puri. The temple architecture shows an adytum or puri of 8 to 18 feet width where the Lingam is depicted. \nMandapa and its pyramidal roof of the temple is the other alluring attractions. \nLord Shiva is seen in the Vaidhyanatha form or the Lord of physicians and it is from this temple the town got its name Baijnath. The temple holds the legendary belief that it was here that Ravana attained immortality by worshipping Lord Shiva. A marvel in architecture the temple is unparallel in all ways. Apart from its elegant designs and carvings the temple precincts displays extreme solitude and serenity. Its pretty ambiance of the snowy peaks and the lustrous greenery attributes its charm."

    Shiva Temple

  • Tashijong Monastery

    "A monastery of recent origin, Tashijong is a community rather than a monastery. It encompasses a small stratum of the Tibetan refugees where one can see the dwellings of the people in exile. This monastery depicts structures at different levels, there is a college for freshers and a Tibetan restaurant. The main shrine is placed on a top platform at the fag end of a garden. \nIt's curved roofs with red and golden colour ornamentation portrays prayer flags that waves with the gentle breeze. A thick loom like stupa, which is typical of a Buddhist shrine, adorns the extreme side of the garden. Secondary prayer halls where the monks carry out their routine prayers flank the garden. \nApart from its religious significance, the monastery holds an excellent craft emporium where one can get exquisite Tibetan artifacts. One of the alluring sites in Palampur, this monastery offers the imposing scenery of the Kangra valley and the near by surroundings. Its serene and tranquil ambiance makes every visitor forget all the hustle and bustle of the day to day life. Do not miss to visit this holy abode of Buddha!"

    Tashijong Monastery


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