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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What is the history and culture of Palampur?

Kapil Gumasta DEC 10 2012
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Situated in the Kangra valley, close to the Dhauladhar Range, Palampur has riches of both the worlds where plains have an unadulterated rustic charm and nearby high ranges of snow-clad Dhauladhar Mountains humble with its majestic view. But the feather in Palampur crown are its verdant tea gardens which have earned it the sobriquet of "tea capital of North India". Lets know about the history and culture of this beautiful hill station in detail.

  • Its Pine-scented air is said to have curing properties and Kangra Tea of Palampur has been held in highest regard since the colonial times. Palampur got its name from the word pulum that means abundant water and this can be seen in the city as many streams and brooks criss-cross the landscape and their water is used for the cultivation of tea gardens and rice paddies.

  • One of the leading hill states, it was a part of a Sikh Kingdom before it came under the British rule. The town came into being when the tea bush was introduced in the 19th century, 1849 to be precise, when Dr. Jameson, Superintendent of Botanical Gardens, introduced the tea bush from Almora.

  • Before in came under the British, Palampur was a part of the Jalandhar town which was the local Sikh Kingdom. The tea bush introduced by the British flourished and the town became an attraction for the European tea estate owners with the growing popularity of Kangra Tea. Today this Kangra Tea is known and liked internationally.

Palampur, with its rich history and culture welcomes you with its open arms. The best thing about this place is that it has something for all tastes, which makes it an ideal holiday destination and a true getaway from the scorching heat of the cities. Know more about the history and culutre with the best places to visit in Palampur. You can find information about the trains to Palampur at IRCTC train enquiry page on ixigo.

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