Places to see in Palampur: A Complete Guide

Posted by: daisy
Category: Places to visit
Places to see in Palampur

Palampur, the tea capital of Northern India is located on the northwest side of Himachal Pradesh. Located at an altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level, this place tends to be a good place for trekking. It is very famous among tourists for various adventure sports activities. This hill station has numerous tea gardens and paddy fields. Apart from the scenic beauty of Himachal Pradesh, one would appreciate the architecture of the temples situated in Palampur. Dhauladhar ranges and the slopes of the Kangra Valley are aforesaid two places with breathtaking scenes of nature. Some of the best places to see in Palampur are such as –

Baijnath Temple

Baijnath Temple was built by two native merchants Ahuka and Manuka in the year 1204 AD. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated at a distance of 16 Km away from Palampur. The lingam (the Shrine of Shiva) is said to be one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of India and is regarded as a very sacred shrine in the entire state of Himachal Pradesh. The architecture of this temple assumes to have taken inspiration from Orrisa’s traditional style and therefore, has the overall look of the “Nagara” style. The water flowing through this temple is believed to have medicinal value and is known for curing many diseases of various people. 

Many people visited this temple during Shivratri to take the blessing of Lord Shiva. The festival of Shivratri is celebrated with great pomp at this place. This temple is one of India’s rich heritage, security here is pretty tight to make sure that the devotees do not face any problems.

Also Read: Best places to visit in Dharamshala

Tea Gardens

The walk-in and around tea gardens is one of the most refreshing and major attractions of Palampur. These gardens are termed as “Tea Capital of Northern India”. The aroma of tea fields is like stepping into true heaven for tea lovers. The lush greenery and the subtle smell of tea are just what make perfect tea heightens and offer a delightful experience to tourists. Kangra tea is one of the most famous of all the teas. 

Also Read: Your Little Guide to the Dharamshala Trip

Nevgal Khad

This is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Palampur located at a distance of just 2 Km from the main town. This place is also popularly cited as “Bundla Chasm”. This place is one of the perfect picnic spots with a 300-meter wide stream flowing in the region. This spot offers a very nice view of the snow-capped Dhauladhar ranges.

Also Read: Trending 10 Astonishing Places to Visit in Shimla

Saurabh Van Vihar

This place is located at a distance of 5 Km from Palampur and is located on the banks of Neugal Khad. This place encompasses an area of around 13 Km and is dedicated as the symbol to honor the brave soldier Saurabh Kalia who was martyred in the Kargil War. The drive down the park offers a great experience to tourists, as they drive across huge trees on the roadside, mountains towards the riverside. After parking, tourists have to cross a tri-color hanging bridge to reach this place. Snow-clad mountains and a clear water stream flowing close to this place make the view of this place very enchanting. Sitting in the cold and refreshing water on huge pebbles, while enjoying the scenic view of the Dhauladhar ranges is an awe-striking experience. 

Pottery at Andretta

This place is located at a distance of 12 Km from Palampur. Andretta is an artist’s village where one can try his/her hands-on pottery at nominal prices. The concept of pottery was started at this place by Mansimran Singh in 1983. Shobha Singh Art Gallery has made this tourist attraction even more quite famous among tourists. Potter’s Studio which lies close to this place sells whatever the studio makes. 

Brajeshwari Devi Temple

This temple is one of the key tourist attractions of the area, positioned at a distance of 18 Km from the town. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was established by the local merchants called Manyuka and Ahuka in 1204 AD. The architecture of this temple resembles the Nagara style. 

Chamunda Devi Temple

This temple is said to be one of the 51 Shakti Peethas i.e. the place where the parts of Mata Sati have fallen. This temple is located at a distance of 10 Km from Palampur and is contemplated as a very important religious center. The main shrines at this temple are of Goddess Durga and Goddess Chamunda. It is a peaceful place where one can go and meditate without any disturbance from the outside world. It is accredited that this temple was built 700 years ago. A Kund present in the premises of this temple is said to have sacred water. Numerous paintings of different Gods and Goddesses can be seen on the walls of this temple. This temple also countenances an Ayurvedic dispensary and a library on its premises. 

Wrap Up

These are some of the places to see in Palampur. We hope you like these places which we have prescribed above. If you need any help regarding your trip, feel free to Contact Us at Palampur Panorama.



Comments are closed.