Alluring places to visit in Palampur
In the north-west of Himachal Pradesh, Palampur is a captivating place that is famous as the tea capital of India. It is a cozy place for trekking because of its location at an altitude of 1,200 m above sea level. There are many adventure sports offered here for the entertainment of tourists. The hill station has uncountable paddy fields and tea gardens, which adds to its scenic beauty.
People also appreciate the architecture of temples situated in the region of Palampur. And, there are some of the alluring places that are must visit while being here.
Chamunda Devi Temple
Counted as one of the 51 Shakti Peethas, this temple is located at a distance of 10km from Palampur and considered as a prominent religious center. The main shrines in this temple are of Goddess Durga and Goddess Chamunda. Chamunda Devi Temple is believed to be built around more than 700-years-ago. There is also a sacred pond said to have holy water placed in the premises of this temple. Apart from all, Chamunda Devi Temple also features an ayurvedic dispensary, a library, and numerous paintings of multiple gods and goddesses on the walls of the temple.
In the year 1204 A.D. two local merchants, Ahuka and Manyuka built this temple 16kms away from Palampur. Bajinath temple is one of the most sacred shrines in Himachal Pradesh dedicated to Lord Shiva. The lingam here is said to be one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of India. And, an architecture of the temple is inspired from Orissa’s traditional style with an overall look of the “Nagara” style. The sacred water flowing through Bajinath temple is believed to have medicinal properties to cure many diseases. Also, it is one of India’s rich heritage and attracts many pilgrims throughout the year.
Being as the Tea capital of India, Palampur has an abundance of tea gardens as a major attraction. These gardens have lush greenery all year round that drive people towards this hill station. The subtle smell of tea and beauty of gardens are merely worth to look at. Tea plantations and production are done on such a large scale that place has gained dignity on the international maps as well. Malhar, Darbari, Bahar, and Bargeshwari are few of the major brand names of tea in Palampur.
Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery
This monastery in Palampur is not just a place for Buddhists, but it is also the cozy abode of many Tibetan refugees. There is a complex here, which is a college for freshers and a Tibetan restaurant behind the main shrine. Tourists can buy a lot of souvenirs and Tibetan artifacts sold in the crafts emporium of Tashi Jong Monastery. The Buddhist temple present here has a beautiful structure and surrounded by a lovely backyard.
Neugal Khad is a picnic spot, located at a distance of 2km from Palampur. It is also known as Bundla Chasm and offers a beautiful view of snow-capped Dhauladhar ranges. There is a 300m wide stream flowing in this region. During monsoons, the location of Neugal Khad becomes more serene.
Saurabh Van Vihar
This is a beautiful garden named after a brave army officer, Captain Saurabh Kalia. Saurabh Van Vihar is managed by the forest department of Himachal Pradesh. There are over 151 species of herbs that are found in this garden. Children park, water streams, open-air theatre, tiger hill bridge and rugged trails help cover the vast area of 35 acres of this garden.
The temple of Jakhani Mata is a famous pilgrim in the town of Palampur. Serene and calm it has the meditative aura that welcomes people to visit here more often. With the narrow lane of roads and located at the hilltop, Jakhani Mata Temple is an ideal place for nature and adventure lovers.
Andretta Artists Pottery Village
Andretta village adopted the concept of artistry and pottery in 1983. The idea was brought by Mansimran Singh to teach clay pottery-making and designing to interested candidates by taking a certain amount of fee. And, gradually it became the career of many out here in the Dhauladhar Range of Himalayas.
Taking an in-depth look at leading travel destinations, the climate, culture, and food of Palampur is also one of the factors that make it a most visited hill station in the state of Himachal Pradesh.