Located in the Kangra valley about 35 kms from Dharamshala the head quarters of the district, Palampur is a green hill station famous for its tea estates temples and colonial buildings. Palampur is connected by narrow gauge Kangra Valley Railway which connets Pathankot to Joginder Nagar. Baijnath famous for its ancient Shiva temple is about 15 kms from Palampur.
Tea cultivation in Palampur was introduced by the British in 1840s. Camellia tea planted by the British grew so popular that tea from Kangra won a gold medal at an exhibition in London in 1886 for its flavour and quality. Zen Tea Estate which was owned by British till 1940 is probably the biggest tea estate in Palampur area.
Paragliding in Bir Billing
The paragliding site at Bir - Billing near Palampur is regarded as one of the best in the world for Paragliding. Billing at 2290 m is the take-off site and Bir is the village at the landing site.
Neugal Cafe and Neugal park which offers a breathtaking view of Dhauladhar Mountain range is easily the most popular spot in Palampur town. Neugal Cafe and Park is located about 3 kms away from Palampur town. Neugal cafe and the Saurabh Van Vihar is located very close to Neugal Khad which is a small stream flowing very close to the Saurabh Van Vihar. There is a hanging bridge built across Neugal Khad. Neugal cafe and Saurabh Van Vihar with the nature walk and boating is a must do during a trip to Palampur
Chamunda Devi Temple
Counted amongst the 51 'Shakti Peetha' in the country, Chamunda Devi Temple is located about 10 kms from Palampur and attracts thousands of devotees. The temple is believed to be 700 years old and the temple complex also features a 'kund'.