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Palampur is a green hill station and a municipal council in the Kangra Valley in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, surrounded on all sides by tea gardens and pine forests before they merge with the Dhauladhar ranges. Palampur is the tea capital of northwest India but tea is just one aspect that makes Palampur a special interest place.Abundance of water and proximity to the mountains has endowed it with mild climate.
The town has derived its name from the local word pulum, meaning lots of water. There are numerous streams flowing from the mountains to the plains from Palampur. The combination of greenery and water gives Palampur a distinctive look. Palampur is at the confluence of the plains and the hills and so the scenery shows the contrast: plains on one side and the majestic snow covered hills on the other side. Behind this town stands high ranges of Dhauladhar mountains, whose tops remain snow-covered for most part of the year.
The nearest Domestic Airport is Dharamsala Kangra Airport, Gaggal, roughly one hour drive from Palampur. The Airport is well connected to a spectrum of cities in the country. The second nearest International Airport is Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar, roughly 231 Kms from the city. It is well connected to several major cities like Pathankot, Dalhousie, Delhi and Jammu.
By Rail/ Train
Palampur has its own Railway Station named as Palampur Railway Station which is connected to the major cities of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated on the major Palampur - Kangra Valley Narrow gauge railhead and is linked with the cities like Pathankot, Kangra and Palampur.
Palampur is 39 Kms from Joginder Nagar, 47 Kms from Sandhole, 35 Kms from Dharamshala, 115 Kms from Pathankot, 153 Kms from Gurdaspur, 200 Kms from Manali, 212 Kms from Shimla, 259 Kms from Chandigarh and is connected through Himachal Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (HPSRTC) and some private travel services.
|LOCATION||DISTANCE / TIME|
|Palampur to Dharamshala
||43 KM 1 hrs.|
|Palampur to McLeodganj||43 KM 1 hrs.|
|Palampur to Pathankot||115 KM 2 hrs.|
|Palampur to Gurdaspur||153 KM 2 hrs.|
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