"Soaring Between The Mountains"

A Village in Himachal Pradesh, India
1291 meters

Interest Measure for Palampur

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 4 days

Best Interests at Palampur

Best to enjoy with


How is the weather at Palampur


Height(Altitude) of Palampur from sea level:  4236 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  32.1193541°N, 76.5319197°E
Ecosystem:  Mountain , Valley  

Food, Culture and Language at Palampur

Food Availability:  Indian, North Indian Cuisine 
Regional Language:  Hindi
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

Know the best time to visit Palampur

Why travel Palampur?

Palampur is a beautiful and lush green hill station located in Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh. It gets its name from pulum meaning ‘abundant water’. Unsurprisingly, the region has innumerable streams and brooks and the water bodies are a huge boon for the tea plantations.

After being established by Dr Jameson, who introduced tea plantations in the hill station, the tea produced in the town of Palampur gained international recognition and is a must buy for tourists along with the Tibetan handicrafts, carpets, and wooden handicrafts made here. And while you’re shopping, do not forget to try out Jhol, a popular local drink made of rice water.

Home to some of the tallest deodar trees in the country, Palampur is the perfect summer getaway offering stunning views of the snow clad Dhauladhar ranges.

Palampur also offers tourists a chance to practice some adventure sports, serving as the starting point for several treks including to Dharamsala and Kangra.
Add to favorite 

Travel tips

  • SpecialThe famous Baijnath-Manali trek passes through the town. Summers (between May and October) is the best time to trek in Palampur.

9 Places to visit and Things to do in Palampur

Tea Gardens, Palampur at Palampur

Tea Gardens, Palampur

Majestic Tea Gardens are all that surrounds Palampur. Palampur is being nicknamed as The Tea Capital of North India. One of the famous tea estate is Bundla Tea Estate is just 2 km from Palampur. This is one of the most beautiful tea estates of Palampur, which covers Bundla, Aima and Lohna panchayats. The lush green tea gardens are at its best in the monsoon. People can be seen plucking tea from April till October.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Baijnath Temple at Palampur

Baijnath Temple

The Shiva temple at Baijnath is one of the most remarkable monuments of the Kangra valley. Ancient name of this town was 'Kigarama'. Baijnath got its name from Shiva Vaidyanatha. The temple consists of an 'Adytum' surrounded by a spire of the usual conical shape with a 'Mandap' covered with a low pyramid shaped roof. The 'Adytum' contains the Lingam. There is fine sculpture work associated with Ravana, who worshipped Shiva at this spot and gained immortality. Shivratri of Baijnath is a well attended fair.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours
Bundla Tea Estate at Palampur

Bundla Tea Estate

#Sight Seeing
This is one of the most beautiful tea estates of Palampur, which covers Bundla, Aima and Lohna panchayats. The tea estate falls on the road between Neugal Cafe and main Palampur town. The lush green tea gardens are at its best in the monsoon. People can be seen plucking tea from April till October. The old Bundla Tea Estate complex, which is over 200 years old can be seen from the road.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours
Neugal Khad at Palampur

Neugal Khad

#Picnic spot
Neugal Khad provides a finest view of the Dhauladhar range. It is roaring in the rainy season and gurgling all the year round. Himachal Tourism cafe provides food and a fine view from its restaurant. It is a famous picnic spot and ideal for a day escape from busy life. A short distance from Neugal Khadd is Neugal Park, where there are couple of cafés and eateries. Visitors can request for a table outside and along with savouring the food or coffee can enjoy the panoramic view of the Dhauladhar Mountains.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Saurabh Van Vihar at Palampur

Saurabh Van Vihar

In order to enable the visitors to enjoy the nature & make them aware of the importance of nature & environment, a nature park namely "Saurabh Van Vihar" at Palampur over 13 hectare area has been established. It is located on the right bank of Neugal Khad near Kandi bridge in the lap of Dhauladhar ranges, in village Kwat, 4 km from Palampur town. Saurabh Van Vihar is developed in the memory of Martyr Lt. Saurabh Kalia, who sacrificed his life during Kargil operation on 9th June, 1999. This tourist park is bounded by majestic and picturesque Dhauladhar mountain ranges in the north and north-east.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery at Palampur

Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery

Tashi Jong in Tibetan stands for ‘auspicious valley’, which is actually an entire community of monks, practitioners and realized practitioners called ‘togdens’. The Khampagar Monastery therein, is the primary school for Tibetan teachings and practices. The Indian gaddi tribal people also live in this area along with Tibetan people. Belonging to the Tashi Jong community of Tibetan refugees, the monastery is a beautiful structure. The temple is surrounded by a beautiful garden. Secondary prayer halls are situated on either side of the main garden. One can get a stunning view of the Kangra valley from the monastery. The complex also has a craft emporium where Tibetan handicrafts are up for sale.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours

Map of Palampur and Places to visit in Palampur

load map of Palampur and places to visit
Click to load the map
Content of this page was last updated at Sep 9, 2016