Palampur - Himachal Pradesh

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(added few years ago!)

In local parlance, the word for lot of water is "pulum". This is what has given Palampur (1249 m) its name and its water has given the valley so much of its character. Countless streams criss-cross the landscape and in their intricate mesh, hold tea gardens and rice fields. The town came into being when tea plantation was introduced in the 19th century and Palampur became a focus for the planters. Kangra tea, with its center at Palampur, has been internationally acclaimed since then.

To further bless the area with remarkable natural beauty, the Dhauladhar ranges rise dramatically just beyond Palampur. The town itself has interesting colonial architecture and the area around is richly garnished with historical temples and forts and scores of picturesque hamlets.

ACCESS : The airport is at Gaggal (Kangra) 37 km from Palampur. Nearest broad gauge railway station is at Pathankot at a distance of 115 km and the narrow gauge railway station is at Maranda, 4 km from the town. Taxis and buses are available at all places. By road Palampur is 545 km from Delhi.

CLIMATE : In winter, the temperature can get quite low and heavy woolens are required. It is warm in summer and cottons are recommended.

 

Reaching Palampur

 

From Chandigarh to Palampur, Himachal Pradesh (242 Km)


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From New Delhi, Delhi to Palampur, Himachal Pradesh (489 Km)


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From Dehradun, Uttarakhand to Palampur, Himachal Pradesh (389 Km)


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