The Plateau called Palampur

Palampur is a hill station in India’s northern state of Himachal Pradesh. It’s known for its tea gardens like the Palampur Cooperative Tea Factory, which also processes the leaves. A waterfall drops into a stream at Bundla Chasm and Saurabh Van Vihar nature park are picnic spots with birdlife, and views of the snow-capped Dhauladhar range. A forested trail leads northeast to hilltop Birni Devi Temple, with mountain views.

Palampur is a quiet town situated on a plateau at an altitude of 1219m. With the backdrop of the dramatic Neugal chasm and Bundla stream cutting across on one edge, it is surrounded by green tea estates and forests of pine and deodar. Palampur has several interesting trails for travelers to trek. Some of these paths leading to the hills are often used by Gaddis – the nomadic shepherd clan of the area. With a number of interesting places in the vicinity, angling in the river Bundla, or hang gliding and paragliding at Billing- Bir 35 km away,

Palampur is a standing invitation to travelers -old and young. Places worth visiting in Palampur include Neugal Khad where the River Bundla spills through a gorge in splendid fury, Saurabh Kalia Van Vihar, Andretta – famous for its pottery and as home to artist Sardar Sobha Singh and playwright Ms. Nona Richards, the ancient Baijnath Temple built in 804 AD, Bir and Billing – one of the best aero sports sites in the world for sports like paragliding and hand gliding and for Buddhist monasteries and Tibetan handicrafts. Palampur is close to Kangra (35km) and Dharamshala (38km). Kangra Airport is around 40 km from Palampur. It is well connected by road. The nearest railhead is at Pathankot (115km).

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