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Himachal Pradesh | India
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Palampur is categorised as Heritage / Plantations / Business and Transit

Palampur Views (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 August 2010)
Estate bungalow in Palampur (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 August 2010)
Tea Estate Palampur (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 August 2010)
Baijnath Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 27 March 2006)
View from the Tea Plantations (Nivalink Trip Dated - 27 March 2006)

Reasons to Visit
  • Palampur is a plantation getaway situated in the Kangra valley overlooking Dhauladhar mountain Ranges.
  • Palampur also known as the 'Tea Capital of North India,' is a popular hill station.
  • Palampur is rich in historic temples and forts and known for its spectacular himalayan views.
  • Palampur is home to buildings, which are examples of fine colonial architecture.
  • Palampur is base point to visit Chamunda Devi and Dharamsala can also be visited from Palampur
  • Palampur represents an alternative stay in place of Dharamsala for guests looking at nature centric experiential stay
  • Palampur offers better Himalayan views than Dharamsala and can engage tourists and offer more things to do options for a longer stay.
  • Billing, 35 kms from Palampur is a known hang gliding center.
  • Himalayan Destinations in North India offering Tea Plantation Experience"Palampur is a plantation getaway situated in the Kangra valley overlooking Dhauladhar mountain Ranges.Palampur also known as the 'Tea Capital of North India,' is a popular hill station. Palampur has many stays that are set around tea plantations around it and attracts getaway seekers, nature travellers and offbeat travellers."
  • Hillside Getaways in Kangra Valley"Palampur (3000+ ft asl) is rich in historic temples and forts and known for its Tea plantations and spectacular Himalayan views. Palampur is a popular ex-Chandigarh getaway."
  • Transit Destinations on Katra - Manali Route"Palampur is a plantation and Himalayan getaway lies at about 275 kms from Katra and a convenient stopover for guests travelling on Katra - Manali route."
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Dharamsala (35 kms), Pathankot (120 kms), Kullu (163 kms)
  • Nearest Railway Station - Pathankot (120 kms), Una (138 kms), Gurdaspur (154 kms)

Palampur has 8 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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3 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Palampur

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Holiday (7 or more)1

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List of Holidays for Palampur

Short Break

  • Devi Temples of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu region (5 Nights)
  • Experiential Himachal Break (6 Nights)


  • Pilgrimage Itinerary- HP Temples and Gurudwaras - Jammu - Vaishnodevi - Golden Temple (8 Nights)

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Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Amritsar Airport and PalampurRs. 6806

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Amritsar Railway Station and PalampurRs. 6806
Pickup/Drop between Pathankot Railway Station and PalampurRs. 2934

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Destination Ideas

  • Kangra Valley Devi Temple Pilgrimage
  • Off-beat Himachal Pradesh
  • Palampur Experience

Stay Ideas

  • Tara Villa - Plantation Homestay
  • Taragarh Palace Getaway

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Neugal Khad is located around 2 kms from the main town and serves as an ideal picnic spot. Also called as Bundla Chasm, there is a 300 mt wide stream where tourists can enjoy picnicking. The spot also offers scenic views of the Dhauladhar ranges.
    View Point
    Himalayan Views
    Tashi Jong monastery was built in 1969 by Drukpa Kagyu lineage on 37 acres of land.
    Buddhist Monastery
    A small zoo where a variety of Himalayan birds and animals are housed.
    High Altitude Zoo
    A scenic village that famous playwright Norah Richards and artist Shobha Singh took fancy and spent may years living in. At the small open-air theatre, plays are still performed each summer to commemorate Norah Richards contribution to dramatics Shobha Singhs house has been converted into an art gallery where the famous artist works are on permanent display. A small pottery produces exquisite Andretta earthenware.
    Arts Crafts Culture
    Art Gallery
    Just 24 km from Kangra and 15 km from Dharamshala is the famous temple of goddess Chamunda Devi (Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham). The temple complex offers view of Dhauladhar, the Baner Khad and Dadh. A vast running water pool houses the statues of Lord Shiva and Saraswati. A trek of about 16 km up in the Dhauladhar ranges is the ancient temple of Aadi Himani Chamunda
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Bir is home to a Tibetan refugee settlement with several Buddhist monasteries and a large stupa. Chokling Gompa is the monastery of Neten Chokling Rinpoche, a reincarnate lama in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
    Buddhist Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    Dharmalaya is an Indian charitable organisation devoted to education and empowerment for compassionate living, with a practical focus on sustainable village development, contemplative service-learning, and immersive ecotourism. Dharmalaya hold programmes for sustainable living, group meditation etc.
    Heart of Old Kangra Town is Vrajeshwari Temple, one of the Shaktipeetha temples and visited alongwith Chintpurni and Jwalamukhi Temple as a part of Devi temples.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple, Shaktipeetha
    The Kangra Fort was built by the Royal family of Kangra (The Katoch Dynasty). It is the largest fort in the Himalayas and one of the oldest dated fort in India. Also near to old Kangra is the famous Jayanti Mata temple on a hill top. A lso close to entrance is a small museum which exhibits the history of Kangra fort. Adjoining the Fort is the Maharaja Sansar Chand Katoch Museum run by the Royal Family of Kangra. The Museum also provides audio guides for the fort and the museum and has a cafeteria.
    Heritage Site, Museum
    Heritage Museum, Royal Heritage, Fort
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Bundla Stream is one of the several pleasant walks around the Palampur town. Bundla becomes a large waterfall during monsoon. The stream otherwise is a thin streak running over stony ground.
    At the very start of the town, the tea factory offers an insight to the processing of Kangra tea.
    Activity, View Point
    Tea Estate Visit, Tea Gardens
    Billing is a major centre for hang gliding in India. Every May an annual Himalayan Hang Gliding Rally is organised at Billing.
    Hang Gliding
    The Bir-Billing area is noted as a popular site for paraglider pilots, both Indians and visitors from all over the world. The flying season is from September to November, with some flying also done in October. The village continues to host periodic international competitions and events. The paragliding launch site is in the meadow at Billing (14 km north of Bir), at an elevation of approximately 3890 metres), while the landing site and most tourist accommodations are in the village of Chowgan, on the southern edge of Bir.
    Para Gliding
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    20 km from Joginder Nagar enroute to Palampur is this exquisite temple where Lord Shiva is worshipped as Vaidyanath (The healer). The original temple was built in 804 A.D.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Mahakal Temple (5 kms from Baijnath Temple) is considered to be only one of two temples dedicated to Lord Shiva as Mahakal in the country.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Taragarh10 kms from Palampur on the main highway and home to Taragarh heritage getaway resort.Transit/Holiday/Getaway1
Tea Estate area4-8 kms from Town centre are a set of tea estates overlooking himalayan views. There are number of mid-segment / value segment heritage hotels and resorts situated here.Holiday/Getaway3
Town CentrePalampur town centre is good for guests in transit and where there are couple of value segment hotels.Transit2
Gopalpur13 kms on the Palampur - Dharamsala RoadHoliday/Getaway2
AndrettaAndretta is set in a craft village at 12 kms from Palampur overlooking himalayan ViewsGetaway/Experiential-
Nearest Airport in Palampur
  • Gaggal Airport ( DHM ) , Dharamsala-35 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Palampur
  • Pathankot ( PTK ), Pathankot-120 Kms
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