Home to beautiful tea plantations, Tibetan monasteries, artistic villages and ancient temples, Palampur lies in the foothills of the impressive snow-capped Dhauladhar mountain range, in the north-west part of Himachal Pradesh. The city's pine-scented crisp air and pleasant climate make it the perfect base for regional excursions. You can either choose to wander around the tea gardens, where you can learn all about the intriguing process of tea-making and sample many varieties, or head to nearby places like Andretta and Baijnath for amazing experiences. While Andretta is an artist village known for its exquisite pottery and a rich cultural scene, Baijnath is home to the Tashi Jong Monastery that was founded by lamas from Tibet's Khampagar Monastery. The Baijnath Temple on the road between Palampur and Bir is another attraction. It has superb carvings that look a lot like those in Khajuraho.


A popular spot among adventure-seekers, Palampur is known for trekking, angling and paragliding opportunities. The cliffs of Dhauladhar mountains boast many well-defined trails that make for an exhilarating and challenging trek. Even the popular Bajinath-Manali trek passes through Palampur.


Taking a walk through lovely surroundings of forests and mountains to reach the beautiful Bundla stream is another great experience you can undertake in Palampur. Lying at a distance of about 115 km from Pathankot, Palampur makes for a delightful excursion.

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