Palampur is blessed with countless water streams that criss-cross the landscape along with tea gardens and rice paddies. The town came into light after a superintendent of Botanical Gardens, Dr. Jameson introduced tea bush from Almora in the town. Since then, Kangra tea of Palampur has been well-known globally. Due to this, the town is also known as 'Tea Capital of Northwest India'.
Over the centuries, the township has been a major religious centre featuring ancient shrines and temples. The temple of Lord Shiva at Baijnath is one of the most noteworthy monuments. Counted among twelve holy Jyotirlingams, Baijnath has become a centre of religious activities.
Shakti Peethas such as Chamunda Devi, Jawalamukhi and Brajeshwari Devi are frequented by devotees. Moreover, the shrines housed in Kangra Fort include Laxmi Narayan Temple and Adinath Temple are one of the earliest historic testimonies.
Kangra Fort along with torrential Ban Ganga River atop the flat mountain range is one of the major historic testaments.
Travellers having interest in artwork can visit Sardar Shobha Singh's Art Gallery in Andhretta featuring an extensive collection of paintings, which include Sohni-Mahiwal and paintings of Sikh Gurus. Neugal Khad, Neugal Cafe and Bundla Stream are some of the other attractions of the hill town of the Kangra district.
Travellers can also visit tea factory situated on Dharamshala Road. The process such as ventilation of the leaves, packing and sorting is done with precision at this centre.