Palampur: Come for great scenic beauty and a cup of tea

On the foothills of Dhauladhar range, lies a quaint, scenic town of Palampur, often overlooked by the tourist.

Palampur, a beautiful gem of a town, is surrounded by huge pine forests, overlooking tea gardens. Tourist often overlooks this town because of neighbouring very famous tourist attractions, Dharamshala and Mc Leodganj. Once a favourite of European tea estate owners, who were responsible for making Palampur, a thriving tea estate. Once you visit this paradise of Himachal, it’s beauty would leave you awe-struck. Here are some places you must visit in Palampur.

  1. Andretta
Andretta is a small sleepy village in the suburbs of Palampur. It is known for its Artist’s colony. So, if you are one of those who love fine arts, this is the place for you. Set up by Irish lady by the name of Norah Richards, who came here from Lahore in the 1920s and stayed till her death. The town boasts of the nurturing the legends like Sobha Singh, B.C. Sanyal. If you are one of those who don’t mind getting their hands dirty and learn pottery, Andretta pottery is the place to be.
  1. Saurabh Van Vihar
The beautiful picturesque garden named after the Kargil Martyr Captain Saurabh Kalia. It is situated by Neugal Khad and is maintained by Himachal Pradesh Forest Department. There are children’s park and picnic sheds for those craving a picnic experience. You can also enjoy boating and view over 151 species of plants in here.
  1. The glorious tea gardens
For all chai lovers, Palampur is an absolute treat. You can smell the luscious tea gardens, and if you are lucky, you can view the tea plucking process by the locals. You can also visit Palampur tea factory or Wah Tea estate to experience the tea processing. Don’t forget to bring back the famous Kangra tea for friends and family.
  1. Jakhni Mata Trek
If you like trekking and view some of the most beautiful landscape, we recommend Jakhni Mata Trek. Even though the temple can be accessed by transport but trekking would be an exhilarating experience.
  1. Walk in the local market
You can enjoy a lovely stroll through the local market, which is full of souvenirs for you to take back such as tea, Himachali cap, shawls, and local veggies and achars. We recommend strolling through the St. John’s church which would take you back in time.

So, when are you planning to visit?