Palampur has derived its named from the local word ‘pulum’, which means abundance of water. It has large quantity of water resource. Gifted with natural beauty and splendor, Palampur is also known as the tea capital of the north-west India. Palampur was a part of the Sikh kingdom. But its beauty has been highlighted also by its various temples, paddy fields and colonial architecture. The climate here is very soothing and relaxing. The mixture of subdued plains and gorgeous hills elevates its aroma of serene lovliness to the next level. The high ranges of Dhauladhar Mountain remains covered for most of the year. It is a convenient point to explore it neighborhood region. Plampur is popular for adventure activities like trekkingand hang-gliding.

Tourist Places and Main Attractions of Palampur

Taragarh Palace Hotel: This is an incredible mansion set against huge grounds. It is called Taragarh after Maharani Tara Devi, of Jammu and Kashmir.

Al-Hilal: It is located a few kilometers away from Palampur. This place has a very splendid charisma. This place was once a military base during the conquest of Kangra.

Andretta: This place is at a distance of 13 km away from Palampur. Andretta is a hub for various artistic experience such as pottery, miniature art form etc. The beautiful village is based below thickly wooded hill of the kangra valley an was the home of the famous painter Sardar Sobha Singh and the playwright Ms Norah Richards.

Baijnath : The village of Baijnath is located at a distance of 14 km from Palampur. The main attraction here is an ancient temple Baijnath. This is a historic temple of Lord Shiva.

Bir and Billing: Bir is shelterd by tea gardens and is an ideal landing ground for para gliders. Bir has Buddhist Monasteries and famous Tibetan handicrafts. Billing is 14 km up high from Bir and it is known as the best aero sports sites in the country.

Neughal Khad: It is also known as Bundla chasm. Neughal khad serves as the ideal picnic spot. This place is near to the Bundelmata temple.

Places to stay: There are lots of options like, Hotel Yamini, Hotel Surbhi, Hotel Sawhney, Hotel T-Bud etc. The climate here is mild. Don’t forget to drink Kangra Tea and Jhol while your stay in Palampur.

Temple Bundelmata: This tepmple was built five centuries ago, you can walk through tea gardens and open fields to reach here or drive by.

Chamunda Devi temple : This famous temple is at a distance of 24 km from Kangra and 15 km from Dharamshala. In the core of a cave a stone in the form of Lingam, represents Lord Shiva. The temple arena offers great views of the Baner Khud, Pathiar and Lahla forest.

Gopalpur: It is located at a distance of 13 km fro Palampur. This place has a mini zoo.

Festivals: During the month of March, Palampur and Sujanpur witness a celebration of the colorful festival Holi.

How to Reach

By Road: Palampur has an absence of an airport or a railway station. Maranda is the nearest Indian railway station. You can take a flight from Delhi to Kangra airport which is 40 km away. There are excellent bus services from Delhi and Chandigarh.