Know about Amazing cool splendid & adventurous Summer Holiday at Palampur Himachal Pradesh North India Hill Station

Hill resort Palampur is famous as the tea capital of north India because of the luxuriant green tea gardens present in the area. Palampur, famous hill station of north India is renowned for colonial architecture and temples in the scenic beauty of the Dhauladhar range and the slopes of the Kangra valley. With the facility for adventure sports like hang-gliding and trekking hill resort Palampur is ideal mountain holiday destination for adventurous tourism lovers.
Colonial architecture, waterfall and Buddhist Monasteries are also among the prime tourist attractions of Palampur. Unmatched scenic beauty, tea gardens and paddy fields of Palampur are explored to a great extant in the recent bollywood Hindi movie Raja Hindustani.
History states that the place was under the Jalandhar kingdom and gets names from “Pulum” indicating or meaning presence of water in abundance. Dr. Jameson, Superintendent of Botanical Gardens tried for tea plantation here in 1849 and Palampur in the years to come become famous as the place of tea estate owners.
Palampur is also associated with Shobha Singh, a world renowned artist famous for his paintings, art pieces related to Punjabi culture. Sair, a local festival celebrated on first “tithi” [Day] of Hindu month “chaitra” [March April] is also among the tourist attractions of Palampur.

Vital Tourist Information : Palampur

Location :
Hill resort Palampur is situated on rising slopes of Kangra Valley in northwestern region of Himachal Pradesh in India.

Mountain Range : Dhauladhar range

Altitude : 1249 Meters

Near By City : Kangra

State : Himachal Pradesh [India]

Region : North India

Famous as / For :
Colonial architecture and temples
Scenic beauty of the Dhauladhar range and the slopes of the Kangra valley

Weather & Climate :
Palampur experiences pleasant mild climate round the year.

Temperature :
At Palampur summer temperatures are ranging from 15°C to 29°C but it drops down even to (-) 4°C due to snowfall in the winter months of November to February.

Tourist Season :
One can plan Palampur tour round the year but months of March to June and mid-September to November are the peak of Palampur tourism.

Spoken Languages :
Pahari(Kangri) - Punjabi - Hindi - English

Souvenir / Shopping :
Tibetan handicrafts and aromatic tea are the prime items purchased by the tourists as the Palampur tour souvenir.

Trekking/Excursions :
Chamunda Devi Temple and Gopalpur are the most popular excursions from the hill station Palampur

Fair & Festivals :
All most all the north Indian festivals are celebrated at Palampur but Holi, the festival of colors, celebrated in February/ March is most exuberant celebrations at Palampur.
Sair, a local festival celebrated on first “tithi” [Day] of Hindu month “chaitra” [March April] is also among the tourist attractions of Palampur. This is a festival associated with new crop and dedicated to Shair deity.

Must Visit Places :
Andretta Village - Baijnath - Bundelmata Temple - Buddhist Monasteries at Bir - Chamunda Devi Temple - St John’s Church

How To Reach Palampur Himachal Pradesh [India]

Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
On the main routes train journey to Palampur terminates at Pathankot railway station from where tourist need to catch narrow gauge train for Plampur which takes about 7 hours to cover the 112 KM distance between Pathankot and Palampur.

Road Travel / Bus Route :
Palampur is connected with all major cities in north India for road travel. Himachal Road Transport Corporation offers good A.C. Luxury buses for road journey to Palampur.

Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
For the Air journey to Palampur, Gagal airport Kangra is the nearest airport, from where tourist need to travel by road a distance of nearly 40 KM for reaching Palampur.