Panoramic View of Dhauladhar Range From Palampur

Palampur

is a hill station and a municipal council in the Kangra Valley in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is the tea capital of northwest India, surrounded by pine forests and flanked by the Dhauladhar ranges. The town derives its name from the local word palum, meaning lots of water. There are numerous streams flowing from the mountains to the plains from Palampur. The combination of greenery and water gives Palampur a distinctive look.

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Attractions

Visitor attractions in Palampur include:

  • Neugal Cafe is popular cafe in Palampur. It is owned and run by Himachal Tourism. It is one of those attractions in town from where one can have view of the Dhauladhar mountains as well as the Neugal stream.
  • Devi Latti Jakhni’s temple situated at the top of Chandpur village is a place to feel the beauty of Dhauladhar from very close.
  • There is a trek to the Birni Mata temple from Bundla which winds through thick oak and rhododendron forests.
  • Old Vindhyavasini temple near the Kingerchhoo (Bundla) falls, 328 ft
  • Mata Bandla Devi’s temple, situated around 1.5 km from Neugal Cafe
  • The country’s first ‘bamboo museum’ is set in Institute of Himalayan Bio-resource Technology (IHBT). The museum has a workshop and a laboratory. It also displays bamboo products.
  • Palampur is just 32 km far from paragliding site Bir Billing which hosted 1st paragliding world cup in India in the month of October 2015.
  • Sobha Singh Art Gallery at Andretta is at 10 km from Palampur towards Panchrukhi Road
  • Mata Ashapuri Mandir – view of Dhauladhar range vally view from Ashapuri as well as the Nagri

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