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Palampur Tourism / Must See Places
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.
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Palampur Sightseeing Attractions /Tourist Places to visit
Palampur Attractions places are many but some Imoportants Tourist Places are -A scenic hamlet Chauntra situated at an altitude of 4250 feet became a Tibetan rehabilitation center in the 1990s. Today the panoramic village features exquisite Buddhist monasteries interspersed with tea plantations. A large Institute of Tibetans is also there that works for rehabilitation of children and youth.Tea Gardens are among the chief attractions of the hill-tow, due to which it is also referred as 'Tea Capital of Northwest India'. The hill station has lush tea gardens sprawling over vast acres of land.Â Tea plantation was introduced in the region during the middle of the 19th century by Dr. Jameson, Superintendent Botanical Gardens, North-West Frontier Province.Due to this, Palampur progressed as tea plantation site and found a place in the international map by 1883 when 'Kangra Tea' became renowned.Chamunda Devi Temple is one of the prime religious centres, which is also counted among 51 Shakti Peethas and is located at a distance of 10 km to the west of Palampur. The shrine dedicated to Goddesses Durga or Chamunda, provides an ideal ambiance for meditation and seeking blessing of the Goddess.
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Palampur Historical Background
The Kangra valley is the Trigarta of old, where the Palampur town is situated. It was one of the leading hill states and was once a part of the Jalandhar kingdom. Palampur gets its name from Pulum which means abundant water. Countless streams and brooks crisscross the landscape and in their intricate mesh, hold tea gardens and rice paddies. The town of Palampur came into being when Dr. Jameson, Superintendent of Botanical Gardens, introduced the tea bush from Almora in 1849. The bush thrived and so did the town which became a focus of the European tea estate owners. Since then, the Kangra tea of Palampur has been known internationally.
The first prime minister of independent India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru visited Palampur in 1941 when it was still British India. There is a Nehru Chowk in Palampur to commemorate this event.Palampur, also known as the 'Tea Capital of North India', is a popular hill station because it is not only known for its scenic beauty but also for the beautiful temples and buildings built in the Colonial period. Here, a nature lover can enjoy a quiet stroll while feasting his eyes on the natural beauty and an outdoor lover with a taste for adventure can enjoy hand gliding and trekking during the holidays. It has something for people of all tastes, which makes it an ideal holiday resort for many. Palampur includes small places like Ghuggar, Aima, Ram chowk, Parour, Arla, Maranda, Rajpur, Bundla, Kandi, Kulani and Chandpur.