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Want to live in the lap of wild nature, with towering pines, gurgling rivers and chirping birds for company. Imagine waking up every morning to see the sun's golden rays kiss snow-covered mountains. Imagine watching the shifting mist and dancing raindrops perform a spellbinding medley each day. The town has derived its name from the local word "pulum', meaning lots of water. There are numerous streams flowing from the mountains to the plains from Palampur. The combination of greenery and water gives Palampur a distinctive look. Palampur

is at the confluence of the plains and the hills and so the scenery shows the contrast the plains on one side and the majestic snow covered hills on the other side. Behind this town stands high ranges of Dhauladhar Mountains, whose tops remain snow covered for most part of the year.

Palampur Tours

History of Palampur :- The Kangra valley was the Trigarta of old, where the Palampur town is situated. It was one of the leading hill states and was once a part of the Jalandhar kingdom. The Palampur gets its name from 'Pulum' which means the abundant water. Countless streams and brooks criss-cross the landscape and in their intricate mesh, hold tea gardens and rice paddies. The town of Palampur came into being when Dr. Jameson, Superintendent of Botanical Gardens, introduced the tea bush from Almora in 1849. The bush thrived and so did the town which

became a focus of the European tea estate owners. Since then the Kangra tea of Palampur has been known internationally. The future first prime minister of independent India Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru visited Palampur in 1941 when it was still British India. There is a Nehru Chowk in Palampur to commemorate this event. Palampur also known as the 'Tea Capital of North India,' is a popular hill station because it is not only known for its scenic beauty but also for the beautiful temples and buildings built in the Colonial period. Here a nature lover can enjoy a quiet stroll while feasting his eyes on the natural beauty and an outdoor lover with a taste for adventure can enjoy hand gliding and trekking during the holiday. It has something for all tastes, which makes it an ideal holiday resort for many. Our Resort in India offers online booking for accommodation and tour/travel packages to this beautiful hill station which is known as Palampur. Palampur includes small places like Ghuggar,Aima,Ram chowk, Parour, Arla, Maranda, Rajpur, Bundla, Kandi, Kulani and Chandpur.

Trekking in Palampur:- Several trek routes lead out of Palampur, particularly over the Dhauladhar Mountains towards the town of Chamba. Treks of 5-8 days duration are viable from May to October. Some of the interesting treks from Palampur include Palampur to Holi over the Shingar pass, Palampur to Dharamsala via Indrahar Pass and Baijnath to Manali over the Thamsar pass.

Hang/Paragliding:- 28 km from Palampur is an important center for the adventure sport of hang/paragliding. It also has numerous Buddhist monuments and is famous for its Tibetan handicrafts. The town of Billing, which is 42 km from Palampur and 14 km from Bir, is also an important center for hang-gliding.

Fishing:- There are ample opportunities for the angler between 1st March to 1st June and 1st September to end of October for Mahaseer fishing in and around Dehra Gopipur, Nadaun and Pong Dam.

Nature Bloom provides various tour packages for Palampur and holiday packages for Himachal Pardesh.

How to Reach Palampur:

Palampur Road Map

By Train:- There is no railway station in Palampur. However the closest railway station is located at Maranda which is 2 km from Palampur. Hence a train to Maranda can be boarded and from there Palampur can conveniently be reached.

By Road:- From Dharamshala, Mandi and Pathankot bus services can be availed to reach Palampur. This apart, taxis can also be hired to reach.

Palampur By Air:- Gaggal (also known as Dharamsala airport) is the nearest airport to Palampur. Gaggal is about 40 km away from Palampur. Taxis are available from Gaggal to Palampur with a fare of about Rs 1000. Gaggal is connected to Delhi and Mumbai by air. International travelers have to get flight connection from Delhi, which is 522 km away.

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