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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular tourist spots in and around Palampur?

Mercy Jacob DEC 10 2012
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Want to take a break from the city and enjoy yourself in the lap of nature? If yes, then you would be amazed at how the beautiful hill station known as Palampur offers mesmerizing and beautiful places of interest in and around the town.

  • Kangra Fort

    The fort,also known as the Nagar Kot, is constructed on the confluence of the two rivers namely Banganga and Manjhi. Located at a distance of 27 kilometers from Palampur, this fort entered into the history in the year 1909, when Mahmud of Ghazni attacked the Kangra city. One of the important and the only unconquered fort in the region, it is famous for the miniature paintings and carvings, which is restored in the form of Kangra museum. Apart from the museum, the fort also comprises of various gates, shrines, rampant of old palaces and also features an inscription dating back to Sikh period.

  • Bundla Stream

    Just 2 kilometers from the town, it makes for a lovely walk to the stream through the surroundings of lush green forests and mountains. It has a wide chasm of more than 100 metres which swells up and rises madly in monsoons taking stones and boulders along with it making a loud noise like that of continuous thunder. You will surely enjoy the beauty and serenity of this place.

  • St John's Church

    Get astonished by the magnificence of this creation of mankind. This church is located within the town, built on a low rise. The church offers breathtakingly beautiful views and opportunity to see the splendid architecture. Reconstructed in 1929, with several memorial tables, it forms a lustrous landmark of Palampur. The Bundla Chasm, a spectacular waterfall, is located near this church which is an awesome feast to the eyes.

  • Tea Gardens and Factory

    The tea gardens appear on either side of the road well before you enter Palampur giving you a sense of entering into a dreamland. Since Palampur is called the Tea Capital of northern India, it is famous for its lush tea gardens sprawling over vast acres of land. The tea Gardens and factory make for the USP of this place, don't you think? Well, these splendid gardens are among the chief attractions of the hill-town. Tea plantation was introduced in this area and around in the 19th century and since then the Kangra Tea has become renowned. You can also visit the Palampur Co-operative Tea Factory Limited which is located downhill from Palampur, slightly below the road to Dharamshala. The Kangra Tea Factory is your best bet for picking up genuine tea and for seeing the entire procedure of plucking, picking and processing tea leaves. This modest little factory is a must visit and if you lose your way then just ask almost anybody walking on the road and they'll guide you to it.

  • Al-Hilal

    Located just 12 kilometres from the town of Palampur, Al-Hilal means land of the crescent moon and is a real treat for the eyes. This place once served as a military bastion for Maharaja Ranjit Singh, today this scenic spot is known for its panoramic views and has been converted into a wonderful guest house serving excellent accommodation and is also known as Taragarh Fort.

Excited to go to these places? We are sure you are. So, come and explore the serene hill station yourself.

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