Let's feel freshness of Palampur Town of Himachal Pradesh, India || A Drive around Tea Capital of North India
Palampur is one of my favorite place to live and I visit this place at least thrice in an year. Here I am trying to share some of the photographs shot during latest trip to Palampur. Most of these photographs are shot from moving car, so excuse for bad quality, but I am sure that you will enjoy this Photo Journey around Palampur...
Palampur is popular for it's natural beauty and beautiful Tea Gardens all around. Most parts of Palampur town has wonderful view of snow covered Himalayan Ranges of Dhauladhar Mountains. Above photograph shows tea gardens on both sides of road and this road connects Palampur with Baijnath. Baijnath is a very old town popular for an ancient Shiva Temple.
Here is a photograph of ladies plucking tea-leaves from gardens. Tea is then made out of these leaves after some processing. Leaves plucked during April are considered as best for tea. Green Tea of Kangra Valley is very popular among Teat Lovers.
This Photograph is shot during evening while driving towards Chamunda Devi Temple near Palampur Town. This whole stretch shares wonderful views of snow capped hills of Dhauladhar Mountain Ranges. This road further goes till Dharmshala/Mcledoganj and a very well maintained road. Generally roads in Himachal are well maintained, at least in Kangra region of the state.
Agriculture is main occupation of folks in Himachal and above photograph shows stepped fields shining in front of snow covered peaks of Dhauladhar Mountain Ranges in Kangra region of Himachal Pradesh.
Palampur Town itself has some interesting colonial architecture and the area around is richly garnished with historical temples and forts... The stretch between Palampur and Dharmshala has most beautiful views of Dhauladhar Mountain Ranges.
Several trek routes lead out of Palampur, particularly over the Dhauladhar Mountains towards the town of Chamba, Himachal Pradesh. Palampur also has numerous Buddhist monuments and is famous for its Tibetan handicrafts.
Behind Palampur stands high ranges of Dhauladhar mountains, most of the times covered with white shining snow, whose tops remain covered for most part of the year. There are various water streams, which keep flowing inside the city and this place has no problem with respect to natural resources. Many parts of Himachal don't get appropriate supply for water because of challenges in building good infrastructure in hills, but Palampur needs not worry about all those things.
Apart from touristic attraction, Palampur has got some of the major educational institutions on road which connects Palampur with Baijnath/Mandi. An Agricultural University is already functioning near by, which is only Agricultural university in Himachal Pradesh. One Ayurvedic hospital is situated, also one Ayurvedic medical college is there in Paprola is about 10 km away from here some tea factories are also in operation Kangra valley is also known as tea capital of India this tea was quite famous among the British.
On the outskirts of Palampur, Neugal stream is a thin streak running over stony ground far below the cliff. It offers great scenic beauty with snow covered peaks. A recreational spot, called Saurabh Van Vihar, is also located in Bandla, which gets its name from Capt. Saurabh Kalia who hails from Palampur... Photo Journey will keep sharing more photographs from Palampur to express our love for this wonderful town.