Sunday, December 16, 2012

Palampur, Himachal Pradesh

   Palampur, just 35 km from kangra, is a quiet town situated on a plateau with the backdrop of the dramatic Neugal chasm and the bundla stream cutting across on one edge 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 shepherds of the area. With a number of interesting areas in the vicinity, angling in the riverBundla, or hang gliding and paragliding at Bir-Billing 35 kms away, Palampur is an inviting destination travelers-old and young.

Around Palampur

Neugal Khad

Neugal Khad situated close to Palampur, is the dramatic Bundla chasm where the river spills through the gorge in splendid fury during the monsoons
The ‘Saran Kalia Van Vihar’ is another interesting place worth a visit.


Andretta is a charming village (13 km) once home to the famous painter Sardar Sobha Singh and playwright Ms. Norah Richards, is now a Centre for varied artistic activities. Well known for pottery, Andretta must be visited by all those with an interest in the art form.


Altitude: 1219 m
Climate: Warm during the day and cool in the evenings is summers.
How to get there: Located close to Kangra(35 km). Palampur is well linked by road. Pathankot(115 km) is the nearest broad gauge railhead. Kangra Airport is around 30 kms away.

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