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Palampur

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Palampur Tourism

With pine and deodar forests and tea gardens encircling the town and numerous streams pouring in, Palampur is a popular town of Himachal Pradesh located in the Kangra district.

Nestled between the majestic Dhauladhar Ranges, Palampur is known for its tea plantations and its excellent quality of tea. Palampur was first noticed by the Englishmen and was soon turned into a bustling town as the centre of trade and commerce. Their presence in this town is beautifully reflected in the Victorian style mansions and castles. The remnants of its glorious past can be seen in the beautiful amalgamation of the beautiful English style buildings and the picturesque landscapes. Palampur is one of the unexplored destinations offer a quaint and serene environment to tourists. Among the tourist attractions here, Tashi Jong Monastery, and the tea gardens should be on the must-visit list for anyone.

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The bewildering beauty of the hills

Palampur is a small hill town located few miles away from Dharamshala and is famous for its splendid views of the Dhauladhar ranges. Palampur is known as the tea garden of the North, and it is known for the endless green fields of tea-garden that fill up the ambiance with freshness. Apart from this, Gopalpur zoo is the most famous destination of Palampur. Located on the Dharamshala-Palampur road, the zoo is well-maintained and along with the magnificent beauty of flora and fauna, it also offers the beauty of snow-covered Dhauladhar ranges in the backdrop.

Restaurants and Local Food in Palampur

Tourism in Palampur is slowly picking up and one can find a variety of options for cuisines here. Pahadi and Jain food is almost widely available. North Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines are also served in a number of restaurants here. Other than these Palampur fosters the elements and flavors of local cuisines. The popular local delicacies here are Sepu vadi, Bhatura, Chana Madra, Kaddu Ka Khatta, Chicken Anardana, Trout Fish, Sweet rice, Patande, Momos, Noodles
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Suggested Itinerary for Palampur

Day 1: Leave for the local tour after breakfast. Visit the Tea gardens of Palampur. Enjoy the serene lush green tea plantations in Palampur. Visit the Gopalpur Zoo. The most famous attraction of Palampur, Gopalpur zoo is famous for the dense forests of maple and chestnut trees.
Day 2: Leave for Bir after breakfast. Located 30 km away from Palampur, Bir is a famous adventure destination. It is one of the most famous and scenic place for paragliding. In winters it also becomes a skiing wonderland. Back to Palampur. Stay at the hotel.

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FAQs on Palampur

What is famous about Palampur?

Accommodation is available at affordable prices. Palampur is a very good alternative to Dharamshala. Weather is pleasant all around the year.

What is not so good about Palampur?

The Palampur zoo has become a very popular attraction of the hill town, due to which a lot of people travel to Palampur and are ruining the natural beauty of the zoo. Over the period of time, it has become a bit commercialized.

Who should visit Palampur?

Nature and wildlife lovers. Romantic getaways. Adventure lovers can visit Bir Billing from Palampur.

What is the best time to visit Palampur?

Nestled amidst mountains and verdant trees, Palampur experiences pleasant weather throughout the year. With the temperature rising to just 30 degrees, Summers are agreeable. While the monsoons receive mild rainfall, winters are at times frigid with temperatures falling to sub-zero levels. Hence, the best time to take a trip to Palampur is at the onset of the Summer season between March and June. Early winters from September to November are also a pleasant time of the year. Winters are freezing in palampur, but if you're looking for an adventure then this time is ideal for a visit.
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What is the local food in Palampur?

Tourism in Palampur is slowly picking up and one can find a variety of options for cuisines here. Pahadi and Jain food is almost widely available. North Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines are also served in a number of restaurants here. Other than these Palampur fosters the elements and flavors of local cuisines. The popular local delicacies here are Sepu vadi, Bhatura, Chana Madra, Kaddu Ka Khatta, Chicken Anardana, Trout Fish, Sweet rice, Patande, Momos, Noodles
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What is the best way to reach Palampur?

The nearest broad guage railway station is in Pathankot which is 120 kms away from Palampur and the nearest narrow guage railway station is in Maranda which is 5 kms away. Buses and taxis are easily available for coommuting between destinations.
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How much does a package cost for Palampur?

The packages for Palampur start at INR 8500 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the things to do in Palampur?

The top things to do in Palampur are Tashi Jong Monastery, Tea gardens in Palampur, Saurabh Van Vihar, Neugal Khad, Pottery, Andretta, Baijnath Temple. You can see all the places to visit in Palampur here

What are the places near Palampur?

The top places near to Palampur are Mcleodganj which is 27 km from Palampur, Manali which is located 63 km from Palampur, Dalhousie which is located 70 km from Palampur, Kasol which is located 74 km from Palampur, Khajjiar which is located 66 km from Palampur

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Bagora Heights 1 year ago
City Beautiful, surrounded by Dhauladhar ranges with Neugal River flowing through multiple streams all across Palampur. A perfect getaway space!
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