Palampur Himachal Pradesh

6 Amazing Places to Visit in Palampur

Feb 13, 2018 6:04:45 AM

Palampur is a beautiful hill station located in Kangra Valley in in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, surrounded by tea gardens and pine forests. It gets its its name from pulum meaning ‘abundant water’.

Palampur is an attractive tourist spot surrounded by tea gardens and pine trees. This small town is located in the Kangra valley behind the high mountain ranges of Dhauladhar. The sublime contrast of the landscapes and mountains is truly a treat to the eyes. 

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So check out the Himachal Pradesh tour packages to plan a trip to this beautiful hill station and spend a lovely weekend with your family or friends

1.    Tashi Jong Monastery

Tashi Jong Monastery is located about 15 kilometers from Palampur. The monastery is embellished with spectacular wood carvings, painting, and slithering. Many intricate idols of Buddha are placed in the monastery which gives a divine look. This is not just a Buddhist worship center; it is the home of Drugpa Kagyu which is an important tradition of Buddhism. The Monastery has a school in its complex along with a Tibetan restaurant. Tashi Jong Monastery has Tibetan artifacts which is one of the main attractions of this place.

2.    Tea gardens.

These lush green tea gardens are popularly known as ‘Tea capital of Northwest India’. The tea garden is spread across vast acres of land. You should not miss out this spot when you are visiting Palampur.

3.    Pottery, Andretta

If you want to do something more other than traveling then indulge yourself into creative activities like making clay pottery and painting? This is something which you should add to your bucket list while visiting Palampur. Making beautiful potteries can be fun with your loved ones and you will learn a different form of art.

4.  Bundla stream

It is a wide stream flowing from Palampur to Budla.  This beautiful stream is a wonderful tourist spot because it offers magnificent views and sceneries that can leave anyone awestruck. This is an ideal place to take a long walk along the riverside.

5.    Baijnath Temple

Baijnath temple is located in Kangra valley it is one of the ancient temples in Palampur. The local people consider this temple as one of the most sacred places to worship lord, Shiva. The temple has a sculpture which resembles Ravana and it is believed that he worshipped Lord Shiva at this temple and gained immortality. The mythological links of this place make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Palampur.

6.    Neugal Khad

Neugal Khad offers a spectacular view of huge Dhauladhar range. This spot is around 2 km from the town of Palampur. The river remains full and roars all the year round. So when you are in this place, try to stay in a hotel from where you can enjoy this beautiful scenery.  This place is just perfect if you are looking to escape from the bustling city life.

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Best Time to Visit Palampur

So now you know which places to visit when you are in Palampur. The best time to visit this place is during the months of February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October and November.  The weather remains favorable during this time and you can enjoy various shades of nature. You can go for sightseeing in the morning or in the daytime to enjoy lovely views and if you are a photographer, you will certainly have a great time exploring this wonderful place. Two to three days is just enough to visit this small hill station and you will leave with lifetime memories.  So surprise your loved ones by planning this delightful trip!

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