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Best things to do in Palampur and sightseeing in Palampur

A picturesque and quiet little town, Palampur is a panorama of stunning tea gardens, brooks, creeks, rice paddies and colonial era buildings all set against the backdrop of the breathtaking snow-peaked Dhauladhar ranges. It is perfect for those who seek a getaway from noisy cities and most importantly crowds. A not so popular tourist destination, Palampur is a town early to rise and early to sleep, whilst being a haven for to those who seek solitude, especially in the lap of nature. Places such as the Neogal Park is highly recommended for refreshing and soothing walks amidst the forest overlooking a river, which even consists of a small man-made lake for boating activities. For all tea lovers out there, visit the tea gardens and the Palampur Cooperative Tea Factory to understand the entire process behind tea manufacturing, which will be happily explained to you through a free tour by the people working there, wherein you can also purchase fresh Kangra tea leaves and many different types of tea. For handcraft enthusiasts, especially pottery, Andretta Artist's Village is the perfect place for one to not only purchase those clay crafted beauties but also to learn how to make them from scratch. Palampur is open to both Indian and Western cuisines, with a number of commendable and affordable restaurants to eat at. To try something more authentic or 'Pahari' for that matter, Sai Gardens is highly recommended for its versatility and prowess especially in the Himachali cuisine. Adventure seekers can enjoy paragliding and other activities in Bir, a place about an hour away from Palampur, guaranteed to give you a memorable time.

Saurabh Van Vihar - Palampur

This is a nature park dedicated to the Captain of Indian army named Saurabh Kalla who lost his life in the year 1999 during the Kargil War. He is also said to have had to tolerate a lot of torture by the Pakistani army for over 20 days. The park is a symbol of honour for all the brave hearts who had to lay their lives in wars to protect their countries. This park is known for the lovely greenery, shady trees and a lot of variety in terms of flora and fauna. Bird Watching is also an important activity to be enjoyed in this park. Overall, this park is one of the most popular tourist attraction of Palampur.
Saurabh Van Vihar is named after Captain Saurabh Kalia, who sacrificed his life during Kargil operation on 9th June, 1999. There are swings and a small artificial pond for boating inside the van.
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A small park, with an artificial Lake dedicated to the memory of Capt. Saurabh Kalia, a martyr of the Kargil War
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Tea Plantation - Palampur

Keep aside your Darjeeling and Assam Tea as it is now time for the very fragrant Kangra tea. The name is such because the tea leaves used are all grown on the lush meadows of the Kangra Valley and especially the small town of Palampur. Palampur is rightly known as the 'Tea Capital of North India'. Every side you look at here will be filled with lovely green tea plants. These are properly trimmed and are broken at places with canopies formed with large trees providing the tea plants with a little shade. The tea from here is fermented till it is brown and the look of it is quite different from other varieties you usually taste. These are a beautiful honey- gold in colour and have a milder flavour comparatively. The Darjeeling and Assam varieties are no doubt the best but the Kangra Variety is also not to be ignored. Sadly, this variety is still not popular everywhere compared to other varieties but you should definitely explore the aroma once you are here.
Palampur is called the Tea Capital of northern India. Tea plantations on both sides of the road when you drive through Palampur are mesmerising. The tea produced is known as Kangra Tea. The various stages of processing of tea leaves can be seen by visiting the Palampur Tea Factory.
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