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Ideal duration: 1-2 days

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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

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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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

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

What's Not So Great?

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.

For Whom?

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

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How 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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Bagora Heights 4 months 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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