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Palampur

Palampur

Nestled in the lap of Daulahadhar River, at an altitude of 1215 m is blessed with serenity and beauty. this word Palampur is derived from a local phrase ‘Pulum’ meaning lots of water. The district witnesses an array of streams flowing in a criss-cross style through the landscape and in the complex network of tea gardens and rice fields. The region is blessed with the mesmerizing natural beauty, bestowed by God.


The town came into limelight after a superintendent of Botanical Gardens, Dr. Jameson introduced tea bush from Almora in the town. Palampur is also considered as the tea capital of northwest India. Located on the rising slopes of Kangra Valley and just behind the city the valley merges with the Daulahadhar ranges. It was a part of the local Sikh kingdom but later on came under the British rule. Palampur travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Palampur tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in North India.


General information about Palampur
Location: North India
State: Himachal Pradesh
Area: 1,085 sq. kms.
Language: Himachali, Hindi, Punjabi and English
Climate: Cold and Moderate
Major Attractions: Lord Ramchandra Temple, Lord Shiva Temple and Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara
Ideal Time to Visit: February to November


Tourist sightseeing in Palampur
The city has a major religious centre featuring ancient shrines and   temples. The temple of Lord Shiva at Baijnath is one of the time-honored monuments. Among the twelve holy Jyotirlingams, Baijnath is the centre of religious activities.


Shakti Peethas such as Chamunda Devi, Jawalamukhi and Brajeshwari Devi are well-admired places among devotees.   Moreover, the shrines housed in Kangra Fort include Laxmi Narayan Temple and Adinath Temple is other significant temples found here in Palampur.


Kangra Fort along with driving Ban Ganga River is another point that adds to the city’s historic testimony. Other places that you can visit Sardar Shobha Singhs Art Gallery in Andhretta showcasing a wide-ranging collection of paintings, which include Sohni-Mahiwal and paintings of Sikh Gurus. Neugal Khad, Neugal Café, Taragarh Palace Hotel, Al-Hilal, Andretta and Bundla Stream are some of the other attractions of the hill town of the Kangra district.


Climate of Palampur
The weather in Palampur is constantly pleasant almost all around the year, making the months from September to June as the ideal period to visit Manali. Here winters are very cold, having temperatures even below zero degree level. Snowfall is a common phenomenon in winters. Summers here stats off with the month of March and remains there in the scene till June, when further the monsoon takes its hold till September.


How to reach Palampur


Palampur By Air:The nearest airport is Googol (Kangra) airport at a distance of about 37 kms.


Palampur By Rail: The broad gauge railway head is at Pathankot at a distance of 115 kms


Palampur By Road:Palampur is well-connected with the major cities through the network of roadways.


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