Palampur Is Himachal Pradesh's Most Underrated Gem And These Gorgeous Hotels Are Proof!

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Lush green tea gardens, colonial style architecture, pine forests standing tall against mighty snow clad peaks and an infectiously calm environment—these are just some of the very few things the sleepy town of Palampur stands for. A small town situated in the Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh, Palampur is often referred to as the Tea Capital of Northwest India. However, the mountain town is much beyond its tea gardens and is a place that has somehow managed to save itself from excessive tourism, making it the ideal place to explore Himachal and its rich culture.

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Photo of Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siddharth Sujan

If you're someone who's had enough of shelling out big bucks for hotels in Shimla and Manali only to face overcrowded tourist spots, drop everything and plan a trip to Palampur right away! Here are some of the most stunning hotels and home stays in Palampur that deserve your attention because when the hills call, you always listen!

Photo of The Lodge at Wah, Panchrukhi - Paprola Road, Patti, Deogran, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: Panchrukhi - Paprola Road, Patti, Deogran, Himachal Pradesh

Ideal for: The Lodge at Wah is an ideal property for travellers looking to experience a tea estate stay

What's so special: Located within the premises of the Wah Tea Estate established in 1857 by the British, The Lodge at Wah promises to be an extension of its lush green surroundings. The eco boutique resort incorporates construction techniques of local craftsmen who have made the entire structure using mud from the excavation done on site. Extending its idea of community living to food as well, the property serves organic food made using organically grown vegetables and local produce.

Accommodates: The Lodge at Wah boasts of deluxe king rooms that accommodate two guests and come with all basic amenities such as cosy beds, heating, wardrobes, private bathrooms and serene mountain views.

Price: A stay for two at The Lodge at Wah costs ₹11,000 per night, inclusive of breakfast and dinner.

Photo of Rakkh Resort, Jiun, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: Ghamrota Village Post Office Ballah ,Tehsil Palampur, District Kangra, Jiun, Himachal Pradesh

Ideal for: The property will especially appeal to those looking to disconnect from the fast paced city life

What's so special: While other high-end resorts in the area promise world class amenities, Rakkh Resort does quite the opposite and focuses on the one thing we often end up ignoring, love. The sprawling property offers cosy, home-like stays and promotes the idea of giving time to oneself, your friends and family. None of the rooms at the property come with television sets, mini bars and room service. Inspite of all that, Rakkh Resort makes for a dream vacation spot owing to the fact that its all about channelling the good vibes here!

Accommodates: The beautiful chalet rooms at Rakkh Resort are built to accommodate a maximum of two guests at once. Even though the resort believes in cutting down on worldly pleasures, the rooms are well equipped with all basic amenities.

Price: A stay for two in a double room costs ₹11,000 per night. The cost includes buffet breakfast and dinner for guests.

Photo of RS Sarovar Portico, Sugghar, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: Palampur - Dharamshala Rd, Near Ram Chowk, Ghugghar, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh

Ideal for: Family travellers who don't believe in compromising on comfort and luxury

What's so special: When you book a stay at a Sarovar Portico hotel, you know that nothing but the best hospitality awaits you. Keeping up to its strong brand value, Palampur's RS Sarovar Portico boasts of 42 spacious and smartly furnished rooms and suites offering magnificent views of the Dhauladhar mountain ranges. To add to that, the hotel also has a revolving restaurant which happens to be one of its kind in the region. Finally, services such as a well-equipped fitness centre, 24-hour in-room dining and free high-speed internet contribute in making RS Sarovar Portico, hands down the best family hotel in Palampur.

Accommodates: RS Sarovar Portico offers its guests an option of choosing from superior king rooms and the high-end premium king rooms. On the other hand, travellers who take their comfort seriously, can opt for a suite which promises world-class comfort and top notch services.

Price: A stay for two starts at ₹7,500 per night and goes up to ₹11,500 for a plush suite. The prices are inclusive of breakfast for the guests.

Photo of The Earth House, Chandpur, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: Chandpur, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh

Ideal for: The Earth House is an ideal accommodation option for travellers looking for a sustainable living option while connecting themselves to nature

What's so special: Tucked away in the small village of Chandpur, The Earth House is a truly ecological property that offers its guests a taste of Himachali village life. Keeping in mind the idea of being in sync with nature, The Earth House has been completely made up of bamboo, mud and slate stone and is powered solely by solar energy. Take a walk in the open fields, spend some time by the glacier fed stream, indulge in a pottery session or just embrace the glorious views and let time pass by—a stay at The Earth House is all about giving yourself in to nature.

Accommodates: The Earth House lets guests choose from two major accommodation options—double rooms and family rooms. While the double rooms are ideal for couples since they accommodate two guests at a time, family rooms can house up to four people and are designed to appeal to the quintessential family traveller.

Price: A stay for two at the property starts at ₹5,750 per night, inclusive of all meals.

Photo of Seclude Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: Chichian-Mathrehar Road, Chichian Nagari, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh

Ideal for: Travellers looking to unwind in the middle of nowhere while enjoying warm hospitality

What's so special: Seclude Homes is the brainchild of Rohit Sethi, an avid traveller who started investing in property in areas that he fell in love with during his travels around India. While the entrepreneur initially used these houses for his personal use, he slowly started opening his doors to other travellers who love nature and are looking for a quiet vacation. Just like his other properties across India, Seclude Palampur is also built using natural building materials of the region and local labour and maintains a high standard when it comes to comfort, cleanliness and service.

Accommodates: Seclude Palampur boasts of a total of five luxurious rooms all of which come with their private bathrooms and offer optimum comfort. All rooms are equipped with WiFi, air conditioning, television and room service amongst other modern amenities.

Price: Starts at ₹5,850 per night for two. The prices are inclusive of breakfast.

Photo of The Solitude Camp, Vindhiyawasni Devi Road, Surari, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: Vindhiyawasni Devi Road, Surari, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh

Ideal for: Travellers looking to add a touch of excitement to their trip to Palampur by putting up in a tent

What's so special: Nestled at the foothills of Palampur, The Solitude Camp beautifully combines all that the sleepy mountain town is about—beautiful tea gardens, exciting terrain, clean mountain air and a peaceful vibe unlike any other. Promising the most exhilarating stay option in Palampur, The Solitude Camp is a favourite amongst thrill seekers visiting the region.

Accommodates: The Solitude Camp has three basic kind of accommodation options—standard tents, comfort bell tents and luxury Swiss cottage tents. While the first two come with futon beds and shared bathrooms, the luxury Swiss cottage tent boasts of a full size double bed, private bathroom, wardrobes and private sit outs.

Price: Starts at ₹1,499 per night for a basic tent that can accommodate two. All stay options are inclusive of breakfast for the guests.

Serenity Homestay

Photo of Palampur Is Himachal Pradesh's Most Underrated Gem And These Gorgeous Hotels Are Proof! by Siddharth Sujan

Where: Kalholy Road, Kandbari, Palampur

Ideal for: Travellers looking for a unique farm stay experience in Palampur

What's so special: Looking for a quiet holiday that will set your soul free? Palampur's Serenity Homestay with its unmatched setting offers that and much more! Renovated carefully into a modern farm stay, the property retains its glory and rich history which reminds of what life must have been like back in the day in a remote mountain town. While following its ideology of simplicity and sustainable tourism, Serenity Homestay is well equipped with all basic amenities needed to make your stay a fruitful and comfortable one.

Accommodates: The homestay has five beautiful double rooms, all of which are independent have their own bathrooms, to ensure full privacy to all guests.

Price: A stay for two at Serenity Homestay costs about ₹6,000 per night, inclusive of breakfast.

Photo of FLB Resorts Jerry's Jungle Huts, Pālampur, Himachal Pradesh, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: Village Rajnali, Near Neugal River, Pālampur

Ideal for: Trekkers and adventure enthusiasts planning a visit to Palampur

What's so special: Fancy walking around on unknown mountain trails and taking treks where you get to decide your own route? One look at Palampur's FLB Resorts/Jerry's Jungle Hut will convince you that this one is all about the wild ones and the explorers. Be it the jungle-style wooden cabin accommodations or its raw setting, the resort will immediately catch the eye of a curious traveller. To add to that, the fact that the world-famous site for paragliding is only a few kilometres away in Bir Billing, makes it a must visit for every adrenaline junkie visiting the region.

Accommodates: The property has eight double rooms, each of which has private bathrooms, fireplaces, dedicated workspaces and WiFi apart from all essentials.

Price: ₹3,500 per night for a double accommodation, breakfast included.

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