Palampur tea gardenDirection
Palampur is a green hill station and a municipal council in the Kangra Valley in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, surrounded by tea gardens and pine forests before they merge with the Dhauladhar ranges. Palampur is the tea capital of northwest India but tea is just one aspect that makes Palampur a special interest place. Abundance of water and proximity to the mountains has endowed it with mild climate. The town has derived its name from the local word palum, 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: plains on one side and the majestic snow-covered hills on the other side. In the backdrop of this beautiful town stands the Dhauladhar mountain range, which remains snow-covered for most part of the year.
How to Reach:
Gaggal airport is the nearest airport from Palampur, located at a distance of only 38 km from nearby Palampur. This airport is connected to Delhi through frequent flights. Contact no.:01892-232374
Palampur has its own Railway Station named as Palampur Railway Station which is connected to the major cities of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated on the major Palampur - Kangra Valley Narrow gauge rail head and is linked with the cities like Pathankot, Kangra and Palampur. Station Superintendent Pathankot: 01862-22041
Palampur is 38 Kms from Gaggal, 35 Kms from Dharamshala, 200 Kms from Manali, 212 Kms from Shimla, 259 Kms from Chandigarh, 483km from Delhi and is connected through goverment HRTC buses or private services. Bus Stand Pathankot: 01862-226966
There are many private hotels available in the vicinity of Palampur.The nearest tourism hotel is at Dharamshala which is 36km away from Palampur. For more info: http://himachaltourism.gov.in/