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Palampur

Palampur, at a height of 1220m, is a small town lying just 35 km from Kangra. Numerous tourist attractions, which include angling opportunities in River Bundla, paragliding and hang gliding and various secluded walks and trails, make Palampur a destination which can be experienced at any time of the year. The erstwhile part of the local Sikh Kingdom and later governed by British, Palampur has derived its name from 'Pulum' which means abundant water. In this scenic hill station tourists can very comfortably pass their time in enjoying natural beauty. However apart from its pristine natural beauty the sites that catch immediate attention are numerous and diverse. Palampur is the tea capital of northwest India. Tea plantations then, no wonder, are the prime attraction if you are visiting Palampur. 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 place enjoys a healthy climate and the pine scented air is said to have curative properties. The scenery presents a sublime and beauti...

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Palampur
Palampur, at a height of 1220m, is a small town lying just 35 km from Kangra. Numerous tourist attractions, which include angling opportunities in River Bundla, paragliding and hang gliding and various secluded walks and trails, make Palampur a destination which can be experienced at any time of the year. The erstwhile part of the local Sikh Kingdom and later governed by British, Palampur has derived its name from 'Pulum' which means abundant water. In this scenic hill station tourists can very comfortably pass their time in enjoying natural beauty. However apart from its pristine natural beauty the sites that catch immediate attention are numerous and diverse. Palampur is the tea capital of northwest India. Tea plantations then, no wonder, are the prime attraction if you are visiting Palampur. 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 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 place is thronged tourists and is now being developed as a large tourist centre. A ropeway and an amusement park is also on proposed to be constructed. An Agricultural University and a Cenral Scientific Research Institute’s IHBT are pride of the town. Some tea factories are also coming up here. While in town one could go for one of the several pleasant walks around the town. A short walk from here takes one to the awe inspiring Bundla Chasm which has a fall of over 100 meters to the Bundla stream. The stream is a thin streak running over stony ground far below the cliff. During the monsoon season, it swells and rages madly over the entire width of the chasm taking stones and boulders along with it making thunder like loud roaring noise.

How to Reach By Train By Bus


•    Air: Nearest airport is at Gaggal 40 km.
•    Rail:  Palampur is connected by Pathankot-Jogindernagar narrow gauge railway line.
•    Road: The main bus station is situated around a km south of the main bazaar. From here frequent bus service are
      available to Dharamshala, Mandi and Pathankot. Taxis are also there to take you to these towns. Many buses are
      available from Dharamshala 40 kms, Kangra 38 kms, Kullu 205 kms & Shimla 259 kms.


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Holi
In the month of March, Holi s riot of colours and celebration of spring comes with laughter and vitality. There are exuberant celebrations at Palampur and Sujanpur. Holi is celebrated with great gusto in Palampur. A festival of colour, Holi has special significance in this district. A day before Holi, the women make up baskets of small twig from the kamal tree, lined with thread, jaggery and pots of coloured water. at night little 'holikas' (bonfire) are lit all over the town. Next day before they commence playing Holi these baskets are offered to elderly men of the town.


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