palampur Travel Guide

Welcome to Palampur

Palampur is a green hill station in the Kangra valley at a height of 1219 meters and is surrounded by tea gardens and pine trees. The town has derived its name from the local word pulum eaning ots of water.There are numerous streams flowing from the mountains to the plains from Palampur. The combination of greenery and water gives Palampur a distinctive look.Palampur is also known as the Tea Capital of North India,also a popular hill station because it is does not only carry its identity for its scenic beauty but also for the beautiful temples and buildings built here. The natural beauty of this place would be loved by nature lovers and can enjoy a lot here and an outdoor lover with a taste for adventure can enjoy hand gliding and trekking during the holidays. It has something for people of all tastes, which makes it an ideal holiday spot for many. Palampur includes small places like Ghuggar, Aima, Ram chowk, Holta, Banuri, Sidhpur, Parour, Arla, Maranda, Rajpur, Bundla, Kandi, Kulani, Chandpur and many more.

Places To Visit 

Baijnath Temple
Baijnath Temple is a revered shrine of Himachal Pradesh. It is Located at a distance of 16 kms from Palampur in the Beas valley and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to the inscriptions on the walls, Baijnath Mandir was built by the two native merchants by the name of Ahuka and Manyuka in 1204 A.D. The structure of this temple reveals about Nagara style of temples.

Brajeshwari Devi Temple
The Brajeshwari Devi Temple is located in proximity to Palampur is an important religious centre in the region. The shrine is renowned for it’s wealthy status. This is the scared shrine which is renowned for its great wealth. Over the ages and decades it has been plundered relentlessly. Mahmud of Ghazni was the first plundered and looted it in 1009. After about 35 years, the local King regained its possession. The scared shrine was repaired and a replica of the idol was enshrined. The Brajeshwari Devi temple was filled with gold, silver and diamonds.

Nevgal Khad
Nevgal Khad is one of the most popular attractions of Palampur which is located at a distance of approximately 2 km from the main town. The location is popularly known as Bundla Chasm. There is a stream 300 metres wide flowing through the region that besides being a picnic spot also offers scenic view of the snow covered Dhauladhar ranges. Stream surroundings become serene during monsoons.

Jwalamukhi Temple
Jwalamukhi Temple is one of the Shakti Peethas and also known as Jwalaji. This Temple is located at a distance of 30 km south of Kangra valley and is dedicated to Goddess Jwalamukhi. Goddess Jwalamukhi is also known as Goddess with flaming mouth. This temple features a copper pipe through which natural gas comes out.

Chamunda Devi
Chamunda Devi Temple is a renowned holy shrine of the Hindus. It is Located in Palampur of Himachal Pradesh and is at a distance of 10 kms from Palampur, on the banks of Baner River. The temple is dedicated to Chamunda Devi, who is a form of Durga / Shakti. Chamunda Devi Mandir is believed to be the abode of Shiva and Shakti.Due to this reason, it is also known as Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham.

Sunder Nagar
Sundernagar is famous for its temples which is 24 km from Mandi on the national highway. The beautiful town of Sunder Nagar is known for its shady walks amidst towering trees. On top of a hill and visited by thousands of devotees every year, is the Sukhdev Vatika and temple of Mahamaya.

Area 2.26 km²
Population 70000
Language kangri, hindi
Pin Code 176061

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