Palampur Tourism
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Palampur Tourism

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  • State: Himachal Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • District: Kangra

The hill town of Palampur in Kangra Valley captivates you with its beautiful landscapes, pine and deodar forests and sparkling streams. Unlike any other popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh, it has a character of its own, not overtly commercialised by tourism. Situated at an altitude of 1220 m above sea level, Palampur is a retreat for nature lovers and art enthusiasts. Palampur derives its name from the Himachali word pulum or abundance of water. The town came into being in the 19th century when the British decided to plant tea bushes in the gentle slopes. Today, Palampur is known as the Tea County of Himachal and exports the famous Kangra Valley Tea under various brands. Adding to the beauty of this small town are paddy fields, colonial bungalows and temples wrapped in history, as well as pretty hamlets set against the majestic snow-capped peaks of Dhauladhar Mountains.

 

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The 13th century Baijnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the most important architectural monuments in Kangra Valley. One of the twelve Jyotirlingams, Baijnath Temple is visited by thousands of pilgrims during Shivratri.

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Mahesh Suthar

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  • Mahesh Suthar
  • Lives in Jodhpur
  • 218 photos
  • 27 Reviews
  •  316 helpful votes
  •  15694 readers

"Green & Serene"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 6, 2016
After 2 days on non stop treks in McLeodganj and Triund, we took our bikes for a stroll near the foothills of Dhauladhar and were completely mesmerised by the beauty of Palampur. This lovely little town will make you feel jealous of your concrete jungle in big cities. It was April and the trees had a lovely foliage of Orange, Green and brown. Mud houses that looked so peaceful decorated both sides of the road and made a really pleasant drive to Bir for us. The next time, I'm planning a trip specifically to Palampur :)
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Deepika  Bhardwaj

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  • Deepika Bhardwaj
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 35 photos
  • 9 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  978 readers

"Comfort on sale!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 10, 2016
Palampur is famous for its tea gardens. It was enroute to our paragliding trip to Burbling. We stayed at Hotel Highland regency for a night. The rooms we stayed at were 405 and 407. The rooms were absolutely spacious and clean with a clean attached bathroom. Prices are fairly kept bit still we made an online booking using some coupons and it further reduced the price to almost half. The food was good too as we had a night meal in our rooms. The staff was cooperative and service was also good. Budget hotel worth staying.
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Ashok Jolly

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  • Ashok Jolly
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  • Lives in Delhi
  • 32 Reviews
  •  29 helpful votes
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"The city of 2 T's - temple and tea gardens"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 13, 2016
If you have faith in Lord Shiva Palampur it has the oldest shiva temple there is a place where you can see a shivling carried by Lord Ravana to Lanka which fell from his hands ad he didn't become immortal. The walk among tea garden is not to be missed most enjoyable the saurav gardens is a must boating can be fun. From those looking for adventurous paragliding at Bir 25 km is fun not to miss tibetan monastery.
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Tapsi  Nayyar

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  • Tapsi Nayyar
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 5 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  2842 readers

"Amazing experience!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 21, 2016
The visit to Palampur was amazing. This place is not that crowded and has lots of tea estates as the major highlight. We wanted to relax and rewind away from the city and it is the perfect place for this. Our resort was amazing and we enjoyed every bit of nature. It was time and money well spent.
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Ajay

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  • Ajay
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1076 readers

"A trip of Palampur"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 16, 2016
There was a nice day when I went Palampur. It was good experience for me. I went to most popular temples of Palampur like Chamunda Devi, Shiv Temple Baijnath, Jakhni Mata Temple, Monastery, and Gopalpur Zoo, Saurabh Van Vihar at Bandla Neugal cafe. There are many facilities in Palampur bus stand, taxi stand, hospitals.
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Munish Bhardwaj

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  • Munish Bhardwaj
  • 2 Reviews
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"Nice Place for Paragliding"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 28, 2015
I enjoyed a lot my holidays in Lush Green tea garden, snow covered mountain. It's a great place for Paragliding. We stayed in a tent and enjoyed Maggie. Some local people also with us and enjoyed a lot on the folk songs of Himachal. Here I experienced how whether change within a short period of time. It's a good place for freelancer.
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Basab Ray chaudhuri

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  • Basab Ray chaudhuri
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 118 Reviews
  •  90 helpful votes
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"Emerging Tourist Destination"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 13, 2015
Palampur is a less visited tourist destination in Himchal Pradesh. Located 40 kms from Dharmasala, Palampur has three characteristics -Dhauladhar, scores of streams and brooks and tea gardens. The attractions are Neugal Khad, Andretta, Agricultural University. The temple of Baijnath is located 15 kms away. This temple of Lord Shiva was built in the 9th century. There are good hotels including that of HPTDC. You may visit round the year excepting monsoon, but I will suggest to visit during March to June and October to December.
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Piyush rathi rathi

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"Must visit place-Palampur"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 28, 2015
We had visited here as motorcycle group. Bullet owning brats. We found very nice roads and weather here. Natural beauty of roads are very interesting. You must have to visit this place once a while. We also visited bir billing after it. It is famous for paragliding.
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Pritesh Mehta

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  • Pritesh Mehta
  • Lives in Baroda
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  • 503 Reviews
  •  248 helpful votes
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"The most beautiful natural place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 15, 2015
We did not have any trouble in the way. It was really amazing with natural beauty. There atmosphere is very good for all ages person. My kids are also very happy for this trip. Everything was available. There food is very good. The people were well-behaved. Their culture was very good. It is most beautiful natural place.
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Pradeep Kumar

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  • Pradeep Kumar
  • Lives in Ludhiana
  • 4 Reviews
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"A nice place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Aug 14, 2015
Visited Himachal last month on friend's bday and had a chance to stay at Palampur. It is a nice place to visit. We enjoyed the nature's beauty especially it is very pleasant in the morning time. One thing that was lacking was good market as we can't buy anything after 8 o'clock because markets were closed. Wish it could have been made better.
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