Palampur - Overview

Area: 27.6 kms.
Language: Hindi-English-Pahari

Visit the tea capital of North India at Palampur.The height of Palampur is 1,472 Metres above sea level. Housing numerous tea gardens and paddy fields with colonial architecture and temple, Palampur is extremely beautiful and serene. One can enjoy the scenic beauty of the Dhauladhar range and the slopes of the Kangra valley from Palampur. Palampur and places around it are popular for adventure sports like paragliding and trekking. Located at the northwestern part of Himachal Pradesh, Palampur is just 30 kms away from Dharamshala.

Places To Visit In Palampur -

Saurabh Van Vihar:
If you’re seeking a beautiful and relaxing place to enjoy in Palampur then visit Saurabh Van Vihar – a place enveloped by lush greenery, natural sceneries and mountains. The park has water bodies, Picnic Sheds, Children Park Open Air theatre and more.

Sobha Singh Art Gallery:
Sir Sobha Singh is a renowned artist, mainly famous for his paintings of Sikh gurus. After his retirement from the British army, he settled in Andretta near Palampur in Kangra Valley of Himachal, India. Run through the gallery displaying his works.

Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery:
A home to various Tibetan refugees, the Tashi Jong Buddhist monastery is a major worshipping place for all. It also has a college for freshers and Tibetan restaurant as well.

Jakhani Mata Temple:
Located at the top of Chandpur village, Devi Latti Jakhni is a prominent shrine in the local area. Feel the scenic beauty of Dhauladhar range from here.

Neogal Park:
A paradise for all nature’s lovers, Neogal Park located a few kilometers away from Palampur where a spectacular view of Dhauladhar ranger can be seen, very closely.

Baijnath is an important 3th century temple dedicated to Shiva as Vaidyanath – the Lord of Physicians. The present name Baijnath became popular after the name of the temple. Located on the left bank of river Binwa, a corrupt form of ancient Binduka, a tributary of river Beas, the temple has been visited by thousands of travelers every year.

How to Reach

By Air:
Board a flight from the nearest Gaggal airport in Kangra city to popular cities of Jammu, Amritsar and Chandigarh.

By Train:
The nearest railway station is Pathankot Junction which is about 90 kms away from Kangra.

By Road:
The place is well-connected to different locations in Himachal Pradesh. Catch state owned buses from Palampur, Dharamshala, Pathankot, Amritsar, Jammu, Chandigarh, Shimla etc. You can also hire a private taxi or cab for a comfortable journey.