The tea capital of North India, Palampur is dotted with picturesque tea plantations, along with distinct colonial architecture, sacred temples and mountain ranges. The actual hill station is home to one-of-a-kind stores and family-run restaurants, while the surrounding region offers paragliding and a wooded zoo.
Things to do in Pālampur
Immerse yourself in Palampur’s nationally recognised tea culture by touring the surrounding tea plantations or the Palampur Tea Garden, which is closer to town and has local tea leaves for sale. You can also visit the Tea Gardens to sip on the unique Kangra tea. Combine it with a visit to nearby Hindu temples, such as Kali Bari Mandir and Nalle Shiv Mandir.
Outdoor adventurers can explore the Kangra Valley, which reveals panoramic views of the Western Himalayas and is a popular spot for paragliding. Do you want to take on a challenging hike? Experienced trekkers can tackle Singhar Pass in the Dhauladhar Range, which takes you past temples, alpine lakes and charming mountain villages.
If you love meeting local wildlife, visit Gopalpur Zoo to see various Asian animals, including Himalayan black bears, sambar deer and wild pigs. Its surrounded by numerous Indian restaurants serving delicious North Indian cuisine, including Jeet Bahadur Fast Food.
You’ll also find quality dining within Palampur, from the communal atmosphere at Skyroom Restaurant to the freshly-prepared chicken dishes at Republic Of Chicken. Venture out of town to admire local paintings and sculptures at Sobha Singh Art Gallery before admiring the ancient architecture and sprawling valley views at Shree Jakhani Mata Temple.
Getting around Pālampur
Palampur is well-connected to neighbouring towns via taxis and buses, including Delhi and Chandigarh. You can easily explore the hill station on foot but will need to hire a car or driver to access the surrounding attractions.