Here are the top 11 tourist attractions to see in Palampur:

1. Tashi Jong Monastery

3.5 /5

0 km
from city center
1 out of 11
places to visit in Palampur

The Tashi Jong Monastery is not just a centre for worship for Buddhists but is also the homely abode of various Tibetan refugees. The complex has a college for freshers and a Tibetan restaurant besides the main shrine.

2. Tea gardens in Palampur

Must visit 3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
2 out of 11
places to visit in Palampur

Palampur boasts of being the 'Tea Capital of North-West India'. Tourists coming to Palampur can visit these gardens and marvel at the lush green beauty of this place and appreciate the efficient way in which these gardens are run.

3. Saurabh Van Vihar

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
3 out of 11
places to visit in Palampur

Visit this beautiful park for some relaxed and enjoyable time amongst lush greenery, surrounded by sceneries and mountains. The park has water bodies, Picnic Sheds, Children Park Open Air theatre and more.

4. Neugal Khad

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
4 out of 11
places to visit in Palampur

A picnic spot located 2 km away from town, this is a beautiful place where one can enjoy and marvel at nature's beauty. There is a Neugal cafe here too which is maintained by the government.

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5. Pottery, Andretta

3.1 /5

9 km
from city center
5 out of 11
places to visit in Palampur

Andretta Pottery is a beautiful concept which was started by Mansimran Singh in 1983. The idea was to teach clay pottery-making and designing to interested candidates for a fee, with an opportunity to undertake this course while living in the Dhauladhar Himalayas in the Kangra District. This one is definitely for the bucket list!

6. Baijnath Temple

3.2 /5

12 km
from city center
6 out of 11
places to visit in Palampur

One of the most beautiful built temples in the Kangra Valley, the Shiva Temple of a splendid architectural design which resembles that of the Jagannath temple in Puri.

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7. City Shopping

3.0 /5

0 km
from city center
7 out of 11
places to visit in Palampur

In Palampur, one can shop for Tibetan handicrafts, Thangka paintings, carpets, woolens as well as some Kangra tea.

8. Naam Art Gallery, Dharamshala

3.1 /5

23 km
from city center
8 out of 11
places to visit in Palampur

One can spend some relaxed and enjoyable time here, looking around at a number of works as well spiritual art works. Those interested in collecting art can buy some prints available here at a price of INR 400.

9. Norbulingka Institute, Dharamshala

3.1 /5

24 km
from city center
9 out of 11
places to visit in Palampur

The Norbulingka Institute is a centre for practicing and fostering Tibetan art and crafts. The structure itself is a fine specimen of Tibetan style of architecture and design.

10. Chamunda Devi Temple

10 out of 11
places to visit in Palampur

This hilltop temple of Chamunda Devi, one among the 51 Shakti Peethas is approximately 10 kilometres towards west Palampur, on the banks of river Baner. It is one of the most revered religious sites in Himachal. Chamundeshwari Devi is said to be one of the most powerful avatars of Goddess Durga. Navratri is a prominent festivity of the Chamunda Devi Temple. It attracts several devotees.

11. Toy Train

11 out of 11
places to visit in Palampur

One of the most popular attractions in Palampur is experiencing a toy train ride which is also designated as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The train commutes between Palampur and Pathankot and takes you on a hilly ride amidst lush green forests, shimmering waterfalls and across meandering rivers. While you will definitely enjoy the picturesque vistas enroute, you will also cross rural villages and can witness the rural way of living in the hills.

FAQs on Palampur

What are the top sightseeing places in Palampur?

The top sightseeing places in Palampur are Tashi Jong Monastery, Tea gardens in Palampur, Saurabh Van Vihar, Neugal Khad, Pottery, Andretta, Baijnath Temple.

Can you suggest an 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.

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

How can I commute within Palampur?

Palampur is a small village and can be covered on foot. You can also hire a cab at around Rs. 700 to visit the sites.
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