Situated in the foothills of Dhaladhar Mountains, Palampur is a small city covered with huge tea gardens and pine forests. The place is famous for its northern Indian tea gardens which mainly found in the hill station of Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh.
Palampur is not only famous for its hill stations, but the city also pronounced for its heartfelt climate and freshwater sources that come from the mountains. The name of the small tea estate derived from the word palum which stand for ‘abundance of water’. Much water that passes through the Dhauladhar Mountains flows through plains; people love gazing its mesmerising view of partial plains that merges with the snow-covered mountains. Most of the visitors are attracted to the luxury villas in Palampur and their services.
You can visit anytime to capture the panoramic view of the slopes of Kangra valley and the Dhauladhar ranges.
How to reach Palampur:
Via Air: Gaggal airport in Dharamshala is the nearest airport to Palampur. There is a 40Km distance between the airport and the city. Visitors can quickly take the domestic flights from cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, and Kullu to reach them by air.
The city’s railway station the Palampur Railway Station is 5.3 Km away from the central location. The station is located on the Pathankot- Jogindarnagar Narrow gauge railway route. For those who are arriving from Bhopal, Mumbai, Ahmadabad, Jammu, Jalandhar and Delhi, the best way is to board on Pathankot train as it is nearest to Palampur.
You can reach Palampur by bus as its connected to various routes and destination of Himachal Pradesh. Many state buses, private buses and Volvo regularly travel along Palampur to Chamba, Kullu, Pathankot, Dharamshala, Mandi, Shimla, Jogindernagar, Jalandhar, and Chandigarh.
You will find numerous places to admire at Palampur. Some of the magnificent locations to visit are:
Tashi Jong Monastery: Buddhists Worship centre.
Saurabh Van Bihar: This park is the adorned by massive greenery and mountains. You can visit this park and spend some leisure time.
Nugal café: Beautiful place for picnic located 2km from the city.
Chamunda Devi Temple: A famous temple of goddess Chamunda around 10 Km from the city.
Staying in Palampur:
You have plenty of choices to select the best place to stay in the city. There are some of the best luxury villas in Palampur such as Norwood Green and other hotels like Surbhi Hotel, Yamini hotel, Vishal Residency and much more.
After reading so much about Palampur, you may be eager to know the best time to visit this tea heaven. However, the climate remains the same throughout the year. Still, you can visit this astonishing city between mid-September to November or either March to June.