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Palampur Tour Guide & Travel Information
Location: Himachal Pradesh
Altitude: 1220 Meters
Palampur Tourist Attractions: Neughal Khad, Andretta Art Gallery, Tea Factory, Gopalpur Zoo
Best Time To Visit: March to June and Mid September to November
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Palampur is the tea capital of northwest India. Set on the rising slopes of Kangra Valley before they merge with the Dhauladhar ranges. But tea is just one aspect that makes Palampur a special resort.
Abundance of water and proximity to the mountains has endowed it with mild climate. The town has derived its name from the local word “pulum’, meaning lots of water. Palampur was a part of the local Sikh kingdom and later on came under the British rule.
The place enjoys a healthy climate and the pine scented air is said to have curative properties. The scenery presents a sublime and beautiful contrast- the plain presents a picture of rural loveliness and repose, while the hills are majestic.
Behind this town stands the high ranges of Dhauladhar Mountains, whose peaks remain, covered for most part of the year. Situated in and about the middle of the Kangra Valley, it is convenient base to explore the surroundings.
This hill station is not only known for its numerous tea gardens and paddy fields but it also known for its colonial architecture and temples. Palampur and places around it are popular for adventure sports like hang-gliding and trekking.
Rail: Palampur does not have an airport or railway station. The nearest railway station is at Maranda, which is 2 km from Palampur and on the narrow-gauge line between Pathankot and Joginder Nagar.
Bus: The main bus station is located 1 km south of the main Bazaar. There is frequent bus service from Palampur to Dharamshala, Mandi and Pathankot. Travelers can also make use of taxis to travel to these towns from Palampur.