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Palampur

, Himachal Pradesh

  (part of Dharamsala region)

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State: Himachal Pradesh
District: Kangra
Famous for/as: Hill Station
Languages: Himachali, Hindi
Best Season: Mar - Jun, Sep - Dec
Weather: Summer 8 to 30°C, Winter -10 to 10°C
Altitude: 1472 m
Pincode: 176061
STD code: 01894
Gorgeous, pretty and enchanting, these words would not suffice to express the ethereal beauty of Palampur, which is renowned for its fine quality of tea and celestial ambiance. A hilly resort with pristine surroundings, Palampur is nested within the majestic mountain peaks of Dhauladhar Ranges in the Kangra Valley. At 1219 meters, this sky resort flaunts a dazzling picture of light and shade with its terraced paddy fields, aromatic tea gardens and the deep woods.

The name Palampur is a derivative of the term Pulum, which means abundant water, a name that is aptly suited to the magnificent environ of numerous pour outs and torrents that interlaces the winding paths of the lush terrain of Palampur.

Formerly Palampur was part of the Sikh Kingdom of Jalandhara and it came to limelight only in the 19th century when the British noticed its aromatic freshness and salubrious climate. As a matter of fact, the progressive Englishmen made this sleepy hamlet into a bustling center of trade and commerce. Palampur still houses its colonial elegance in the form of stunning mansions and palatial bungalows that reflects the classic look of the Victorian architecture.

A romantic destination like its sweet name, Palampur offers all the glitz of a typical hill station. A stroll through the crisscross pathways that are perfumed with the pungent fragrance of the deep woods of Pines and Deodars would be an alluring experience to all. Adventurous lots can go further with the hang gliding and trekking activities.

Palampur is often referred as the tea capital of North India, owing to its best quality of tea products. Tourists vacationing in Palampur have the benefit of a first-rate climate that has curative properties. Embark a tour to this dazzling oasis of natural splendor where you would be enthralled with the stunning display of rustic beauty and relaxation.
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A Tryst With The Green Valley - Palampur

  by Akshay Balraj  on Apr 21, 2010
Palampur is a sweet little village which is at perfect harmony with nature. Let your spirits free by exploring the various attractions in Palampur!

Travel within city


The town of Palampur is a magnificent location present in Northern India in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Travelling within Palampur is very easy, as there are a lot of travel options available for the same. The town of Palampur is a very well connected town that has constant bus services, ever ready auto rickshaws and also taxis that cater to tourists and visitors.

Bus


Buses are the preferred mode of travel anywhere in India, as buses are very cheap and economical, and ply to almost all the major parts in any particular city. The same is true with Palampur too, as the buses run by the state in Palampur cover every area of the city. Bus travel is relatively cheap and can cost you around Rs 3 to 10 depending on the distance covered.

Auto Rickshaw


You can also opt for auto rickshaws in the town of Palampur, and these auto rickshaws in Palampur do not run on meter. You will have to negotiate well before climbing into an auto rickshaw; by making sure that the driver agrees to a fixed amount as this can make your transport easier. Auto rickshaw fares may range from Rs 15 to 30, and there are no special night fares.

Taxi


Taxis in the town of Palampur normally charge around Rs 13 per kilometer, and the minimum charge for taking a taxi is Rs 25.

Food


Palampur is dotted by a few restaurants which remain open from 10 am till 10 pm. For quick bites like chats, pakoras and paranthas, tourists can head to Taj. For those interested in savouring Chinese, Indian and Continental cuisines can go to Hotel Surabhi serving mouth watering food. Hotel Sai Gardens is the only bar-cum restaurant in Palampur, serving special Pahari cuisine, Jain foods and vegetarian items.

Shopping


While in Palampur, the aromatic Kangra tea is the most popular shopping item. There is no market place per say, but the streets are lined with shops selling Tibetan handicrafts, carpets, local handiwork and wooden souvenirs.

Excursions


Bir & Billing – 30 km from Palampur, the town of Bir and Billing are also known as the ‘Paragliding Capital of India’. Bir serves as the take-off site while Billing, 14 km from Bir, is the landing site. Best time to enjoy paragliding here is from March to May and in October and November.

Hotels


You can find 6 hotels in Palampur under following categories:
Comments (3) Reviews (5)
Live at hotel at chamunda & enjoy Palampur, Dharamshala, Chamunda And many other places. All are within 10 to 20 kms. You can get a good room for rs 500 to 800, at Chamunda Devi. Shrine.
Posted by Lalit 2 year, 26 days ago
I would like palampur as a holy & peaceful place
Posted by ajay katoch 2 year, 5 months ago
Not Only beautiful, but my beloved Palampur is one of the Most Progressive towns of Himachal Pradesh also.
Posted by Rakesh Sharma 5 year, 10 months ago
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