7. St. John’s Church
The St. John’s Church is a Raj-era relic of Palampur located in a serene spot of Mcleodganj, among the lush green deodar forests. The ensemble of its architectural beauty, beautiful design, and the surrounding natural vibe is a sight to behold and soak in. The church is dedicated to one of the British Viceroys and it attracts tourists from all over the world, not only for its natural appeal but also for its architectural beauty. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions of Palampur.
The beautiful stained glass windows of the building, which you can rarely see these days with the beautiful mountains in the horizon have made this place a treat for the eyes. It is indeed a unique combination of traditional and natural. The church is open from 7:00 in the morning to 7:00 in the evening.
8. Andretta Pottery
The humble Andretta Pottery is one of the must place to visit in Palampur. Your tour may be incomplete without going through the art of traditional pottery making in Andretta Pottery. It is a sleepy little area in the midst of a village. Many tourists miss the place since it is somewhat mingled with their surroundings. However, it is a must visit place for pottery enthusiasts and art lovers. Here you would come across a range of stuff in the terracotta museum. You can also get to watch pottery making hands on. There is also a pottery shop where you can find some ancient pottery. The pottery is open from 10:00 in the morning to 5:00 in the evening.
9. Jakhni Mata Temple
Located in one of the most scenic places for a temple, this temple in Kangra is also difficult to visit. It demands an arduous trek to reach the temple. Yet, it is one of the most visited tourist attractions of Palampur. However, once you get to it, the view from the top will enchant your senses. The toil is really worth the view that you can get from the temple. There is a viewpoint near the temple, which offers an excellent view of the gorgeous Kangra Valley, the elegant Dhauladhar Mountain Range, and the sleepy and small little hamlets scattered around the district. The temple itself has both religious and cultural value for Hindus. But more than a religious sport, it is a tourist destination and one of the best places to see in Palampur, Himachal. The temple is open from 5:00 in the morning to 9:00 at night, daily.
10. Sobha Singh’s Art Gallery
This gallery showcases some of the most charming and original works of art by the famed artist – Sobha Singh. There are beautiful sculptures and paintings in the gallery. You can see photographs and artefacts related to the artist and also shop for souvenirs like books, mugs, etc. at the adjacent handicraft shop. The gallery is very popular with the locals and tourists because of its cultural and artistic value. It is open from 10:00 in the morning to 5:00 in the evening on all days except Monday. You have to pay a fee of INR 10 to enter the gallery if you are an Indian. For foreigners, the fee is INR 100 per person.
Bir is a picturesque village in the northern part of Joginder Nagar Valley of Himachal Pradesh at a distance of about 30 kilometres from Palampur. Here you can give wings to your dream of flying above enchanting valleys. It is one of the major tourist attractions of Palampur for adventure sports enthusiasts. It is indeed a thrilling experience to be gliding on the thin air at such high altitudes. It is often referred to as the paragliding capital of North India. From up in the air, enjoy a panoramic view of the Dhauladhar Range of Himalayas.