Palampur Experience

Hillside Getaway | Himalayan Hideaway

Baijnath Temple
Tea Estate Palampur
Estate bungalow in Palampur
Palampur Views

Palampur (3500 - 4000 ft asl) is a tea plantation retreat at 35 kms from Dharamsala (45 kms from Mcloedgunj) and is access point for visiting Kangra Temples (especially Chamunda devi, Baijnath) and Hanggliding centre at Billing (30 kms).

Palampur sports great Himalayan views and view of the tea plantations. Being lower in height temperatures and weather is not very extreme and pleasant all through the year.

Sightseeing around Palampur comprise visit to the plantations. There are number of monasteries in the area that can be visited. Billing is a hang gliding a centre (May - June is the best time to visit). Billing can be trekked upto as well and treks around the area can be organised.

Andretta Potteries (17kms), is a center for varied artistic activities. Pottery lessons could be had here at cost. Kangra Fort and Museum (50 kms) can also be visited.

Baijnath (15 kms) and Chamunda Devi (15 kms) are prominent Temples around the area. Picnics to different spots around the area can be organised. Uttarala (30 kms) is where the Binwa Power Project site is situated and there is a waterfall as well.

Palampur is an ideal stopover for guests on the Himachal Itinerary coming from Manali and looking visit Dharamsala or Dalhousie or even Vaishnodevi.

Palampur enjoys a better feel than now crowded Mcleodgunj and has quite a few activities as compared to Dharamsala (also has plantation backdrop) and therefore Palampur can easily replace Mcleodgunj / Dharamsala stays.

Typical stay - 1 night in transit otherwise 2 - 3 nights Season - Throughout

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