15 December 2020


Tourist Attractions in Palampur

Palampur, the land of freshwater is blessed with not just fertile earth but rich history and traditions not to mention unparalleled natural beauty. For aeons, this has attracted people, from settlers to seekers, from pilferers to pilgrims. Time and again, waves of immigrants have populated these beautiful mountains. Aryans from Central Asia, Gaddis and Rajputs from the plains of Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan, Gurkhas created a little Nepal at Tota Rani, Dalai Lama took refuge here and more recently hordes of modern-day yogis from around the world come to these mountains in search of inner peace. Adventure seekers too, find Palampur irresistible. Let us explore some of the tourist attractions of Palampur that attract travellers of varied interests. Rakkh Resort in Palampur is ideally located to experience each of these places to visit around Palampur and things to do near Dharamshala. 

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Bir and Billing (35 km from Palampur) - This village is famous for its Buddhist monasteries. Hang gliding pilots use it as their landing site. Bir, surrounded by tea gardens and an amphitheatre of low hills, is an ideal landing around for paragliders. Bir has Buddhist monasteries that are worth visiting. Fine Tibetan handicrafts are also produced here. Billing, up in the hills and 14 km from Bir with an arena of 200 km for high altitude and cross country flying, is one of the best aero sports sites in the country.

Baijnath (16 km from Palampur) - The Shiva temple at Baijnath is one of the most remarkable monuments of the Kangra valley. The ancient name of this town was 'Kirgrama'. Baijnath got its name from Shiva Vaidyanatha. The temple consists of an 'Adytum' surrounded by a spire of the usual conical shape with a 'Mandap' covered with a low, pyramid-shaped roof. The 'Adytum' contains the Lingam. There is fine sculpture work associated with Ravana, who worshipped Shiva at this spot and gained immortality. The Shivratri of Baijnath is a well attended fair.

Neugal Khad (2 km from Palampur) - Neugal Khad provides a fine view of the Dhauladhar ranges. It is roaring in the rainy season and gurgling all the year-round. Himachal Tourism cafe provides food and a view from its restaurant. It is a picnic spot.

Bundla Stream (2 km from Palampur) - Bundla stream with a wide chasm of more than hundred metres, swells up and rises madly in monsoons taking stones and boulders along with it making a loud noise like that of continuous thunder. The walk from Palampur to Bundle should not be missed as you can visit the tea gardens too.

Bundla Tea Estate (2 km from Palampur) - This tea estate in Palampur, which covers Bundla, Aima and Lohna panchayats, falls on the road between Neugal Café and main Palampur town. The lush green tea gardens are at its best in the monsoon. People can be seen plucking tea from April till October. The old Bundla Tea Estate complex, which is over two hundred years old can be seen from the road.

Andretta (13 km from Palampur) - It is the home of the artist, late Sardar Sobha Singh and late playwright Norah Richards. Sobha Singh's Art Gallery is also situated in Andretta.
Saurabh Van Vihar (4 km from Palampur) - Named after the valiant Army officer, Captain Saurabh Kalia, Saurabh Van Vihar is on the banks of Neugal stream. Managed by the Himachal Pradesh Forest Department, the Van Vihar was set up with the purpose of providing information to the tourists about nature and environment. The Vihar sprawls over an area of 35 acres and there is a green park located here. The area is surrounded by the Dhauladhar mountains and offers a unique and highly scenic view.

Gopalpur Zoo (14 km from Palampur) - This zoological park, officially known as Dhauladhar Nature Park, developed by the Himachal Pradesh state government, is a good place for animal lovers and children. The park has a wide range of animals such as lion, leopard, bear, porcupine.

Chamunda Devi Temple (21 km from Palampur) - Chamunda Devi, also known as Chamundi, Chamundeshwari and Charchika, is a fearsome aspect of Devi, the Hindu Divine Mother and one of the seven Matrikas (mother goddesses). She is also one of the primary Yoginis, a group of 64 or 81 Tantric goddesses, who are family and friends of the warrior goddess Durga. The name is a collaboration of Chanda and Munda, two monsters whom Chamunda killed. She is carefully related to Kali, another fierce aspect of Devi. The goddess is often represented as haunting cremation reasons or fig trees. The goddess is worshipped by ritual animal sacrifices along with offerings of wine and in the ancient times, human sacrifice was offered too. Initially a tribal goddess, Chamunda was assimilated in Hinduism and later entered the Jain pantheon, too. Though in Jainism, the rites of her worship include all vegetable offerings, and not the meat and liquor offerings.

Jakhni Mata Mandir - The Jakhni Mata Temple is a Hindu Temple in the city of Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India. Dedicated to Mata Jakhni, it is located near Birni Devi Temple at Chandpur Village near Palampur City, Palampur. As per local folklore, it is said to have been in existence since the ancient period around four hundred and fifty years old when a Mata Jakhni Image was brought by a family of Gaddi Group from Bharmour, where her image is worshipped. This place is also explored by trekkers and tourists.

While at Palampur, the best play to reside at is the Rakkh Resort. Nestled in a magnificent backdrop to the hills of Dharamsala, Rakkh Resort near Dharamshala with the nearest airport and railway station to the region being Gaggal Airport and Pathankot Railway station respectively. Rakkh Resort near Dharamshala is an ideal spot for holidaymakers who wish to spend some quality time away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

This resort in Palampur is the perfect blend of authentic design using local materials and all the modern comforts one would expect of a boutique property. Relish authentic and flavorful dishes in the serene ambience of the in house swanky restaurant. Our offers the pinnacle in serenity and ultimate luxury treatments. Let the stress melt away through soothing aromas, ambient music and caring hands transporting you to a place of deep tranquillity. Passionate adventure activities team who will organize mountain biking, hiking trails and climbing wall activities, slacklining as well as dedicated camp skills workshops for our younger guests. Rakkh Resort in Palampur is an ideal place to relax and rejuvenate, away from the hustle-bustle of city life!

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