Palampur : A place which is free from Commercialization of Tourism

Palampur a place that is free from the commercialization of tourism, unlike other hill stations. Palampur means an abundance of water and this one hill station where you will find an abundance of water.

Palampur is situated at the height of 4000ft above sea level. It is a small green hill station which is full of nested pine trees.

History of Palampur:-

In the 19th century, Dr. Jameson introduced Palampur to the world as Tea Capital of Northwest India. The Kangra and Palampur tea holds a significant position in the Tea market.

Palampur is also famous for its beautiful view of Dhauladhar Mountain ranges and dazzling green valleys.

From Hindu culture and history standpoint,  Palampur plays a central place for visiting famous temples like Shri Chamunda Devi, Jwala Ji, Baijnath, Jakhni Mata temple.

How to reach Palampur:-

Nearest Airport:

Dharamsala Kangra Airport is 35 km from Palampur which will take roughly one hour and


Nearest railway:

Palampur has its own railway station which is connected to the major cities of Himachal Pradesh. The kangra valley narrow gauge is linked with cities like Pathankot and kangra.

So anyone who prefers to travel via train can need to board train twice, the first destination to deboard is a chukky bank (Pathankot) and again boarding a toy train to Palampur.


By Taxi / By Car:

  • From Delhi to Palampur
  • From Chandigarh to Palampur


Detailed Itinerary for Palampur:-

Talking of Palampur, it can be reached by buses which are quite frequent (they pass by every 20-30 minutes). Palampur is nothing like a mainstream hill station. It feels like another place in itself – nothing even remotely close to the fast-paced life of a typical Indian city. The people are laid back, the market place is extremely simple, there are hardly any street lights, there is no specialty, no mall road.

There are quite a few restaurants and bakeries that offer simple food. The market is closed on Monday and the fact that even the locals failed to point that out to us on our journey to the market made us realize how confined the town is to itself.

Day 1 :

Baijnath and Tashi Jong and Palampur Negul cafe.

Day 2:

Chamunda Mata, Dharamshala and Mcleodganj, night stay in Dharamshala.

Day 3:

Jwala Ji temple, Chintpurni Mata temple and in the evening back to Delhi or Chandigarh.

Note: This is a 3-day itinerary and one can customize its trip depending upon the holiday one has got.


7-day Itinerary for Palampur:-

Day 1 – Saturday – Arrives at 8:15 am in McLeodGanj. Visit Bhagsu Nag Waterfall and Dal lake, Dalai Lama Monasteries. Night Halt at Mcleodganj.

Day 2 – Sunday – Go to Palampur and come back to Mcleodganj. Night Halt at Mcleodganj.

Day 3 –Monday – Departure from McLeaodganj to Khajjar. Night Halt at Khajjar.

Day 4 –Tuesday –Khajjar-Chamba-Bharmour-Hadsar-Khajjar. Night halt at Khajjar.

Day 5 – Wednesday – Spend the whole day at Khajjar and in the evening move to Dalhousie. Night Halt at Dalhousie.

Day 6 – Thursday – By afternoon move from Dalhousie to Mcleodganj and in the evening take a bus from Mc Leodganj to Delhi.

Day 7 – Friday – Arrives in Delhi and then join the office.

Hotels in Palampur:-

Palampur has a quite good low-cost stay option, one that I suggest to my user is T-bud hotel.

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