Where Mother Nature has showered

Places to visit in Palampur

Places to visit in Palampur

Saurabh Van Vihar :- In order to enable the visitors to enjoy the nature & make them aware of the importance of nature & environment, a nature park namely "Saurabh Van Vihar" at Palampur over the area of 13 hectare has been established. It is located on the right bank of Neugal Khad near Kandi Bridge in the lap of Dhauladhar ranges, in village Kwat, 4 Km from Palampur town. Saurabh Van Vihar is developed in the memory of Martyr Lt. Saurabh Kalia, who sacrificed his life during Kargil operation on 9th June, 1999. This tourist park is bounded by majestic and picturesque Dhauladhar mountain ranges in the north and north-east. It is being managed by H.P. Forest Department through a registered society called "Saurabh Van Vihar Management Society, Palampur".

Neugal Khud :- Roaring in the rainy season and tinkling all the year around, Neugal Khud offers a fine view of the Dhauladhar range over a mountain stream gushing through a gorge. At Himachal Tourism's Café Neugal one can enjoy an idyllic evening amidst breath taking scenery.

Taragarh Palace Hotel :- Low rolling hills criss-crossed by narrow fast-flowing streams, scores of tiny hamlets, lush tea gardens and paddy fields with the backdrop of the majestic Dhauladhar Mountains - all combine to make Kangra one of Himachal's most beautiful tracts. Here, built in 1931, by the 27-year old ruler of Bahawalpur, Nawab Sadiq Mohammed Khan Bahadur is Al Hilal (literally the Land of the crescent moon), now called Taragarh after Maharani Tara Devi, of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, who became its subsequent owner. Now a heritage hotel, this is a splendid art-deco mansion set amidst large grounds. Memorabilia of past adorn its elegantly appointed rooms while the grounds host a 'jungle camp'.

Andretta :- Andretta is 12 Km from Palampur and is the home of the famous artist late Sobha Singh and late playwright Nora Richards. The place is famous for Shobha Singh art gallery. There are beautiful paintings in their private houses. It affords an excellent view of Dhauladhar range.

Baijnath Shiv Temple :- This particularly beautiful ancient Shiv temple at Baijnath is 16 Km from Palampur, on the Pathankot-Mandi national highway. Built of stone in the 9th century AD in the shikhara style, it is a fine blend of sculpture and architecture. The temple is easily accessible from both Palampur and Kangra. The linga enshrined in its sanctum is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in the country. Every year during the Shivratri fair, pilgrims descend on Baijnath for the colourful fair and festivities.