Palampur is a town located in the Himalayan foothills in Himachal Pradesh. It is famous for its mountain scenery and tea gardens. This is also known as Green Valley of Himachal Pradesh because it is famous for plantations
 Get in
You can reach Palampur by bus or by train uptil Maranda. The town is well connected by bus routes to neighbouring states. A narrow gauge train is also available and it is a fun travel from Pathankot to Maranda (1 km from main town). Palampur is 5 km from Maranda.
 Get around
 By bus
There is an excellent bus service available from major cities like Delhi (510 km) and Chandigarh (250 km). Himachal Roadways also runs a daily air-conditioned bus service from Delhi to Palampur. HRTC is the best bus to travel from Delhi to Palampur or Vice-versa.
 By train
The nearest broad gauge rail-head is Pathankot(112 km) from where a narrow gauge toy train runs. It is a wonderful experience for those who have ample time (it takes around 7 hrs. from Pathankot to Palampur(Maranda)). Chakki Bank is a station just outside Pathankot that handles a lot of long distance trains arriving from the south and east, as well as Jammu. From here it is possible to take an Auto to Pathankot bus station, and then complete a beautiful 4 hour ride to Palampur on a HRTC bus.
 By air
Kingfisher Red and MDLR airlines  are running daily flights from Delhi to Kangra Airport (Dharamsala) which is just 40 km from Palampur. Kingfisher uses a fairly sizeable plane and the baggage limit is 25kg. Flights are prone to climatic conditions and at foggy times of year can be cancelled - plan your trip accordingly. As of April 2012 , there is no airlines flying to Kangra (Dharamsala) Airport
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The whole area is plush with scenic beauty and tea gardens.
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Buy the local Kangra tea from tea shops which are present at various locations around the town. It smells very nice and has a very good flavour.
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There are some restaurants, few best ones are Lounge, Joy, Taj and Golden Dragon. You can also go to Neugal Cafe which is the best sightseeing in Palampur. It is a nice place and has a very beautiful view of Dhauladhar range.
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 Get out
Dharamshala is another beautiful town about 36 km from Palampur. It is the home of the Dalai Lama and of many Tibetan refugees. The upper part of town where most Tibetans live is called McLeodGanj.
Andretta is about 14 km from Palampur. It is the home of an exceptional artist: Mr. Shobha Singh. His famous work is preserved in an equally beautiful art gallery in this town. It is a place worth visiting for any art-loving person, but is extremely difficult.
Bir is about 25 km from Palampur and is famous for paragliding and hangliding activities. Paragliding lovers from across the world come here for their sport and to participate in the Paragliding World Cup.