Top things to do in Palampur

Top Choice Hindu Temple in Palampur

Baijnath Temple

Between Palampur and Bir, don't miss a stop in Baijnath, whose uninteresting main-street buildings hide one of Himachal's most exquisite ancient temples. Though small, the 1204 stone structure retains superb carving…
Top Choice Bar in Palampur

18Sixty

With lashings of dark wood and wrought iron, Infinitea's classy but welcoming bar is decorated with antique items from the tea estate which was founded in 1860 (hence the name) and won a gold medal in London 26 year…
Buddhist Monastery in Palampur

Tashijong

Founded by lamas from Tibet's important Khampagar Monastery who fled to India in the 1950s, Tashijong is a veritable monastic township, 1km north of the Palampur–Baijnath road. To the left behind the main prayer hal…
Indian in Palampur

Cloud 7

Upmarket dining in a revolving restaurant which takes two hours to make a full turn. At weekends there's an impressive buffet.
Tea Estate in Palampur

Wah Tea Estate

One of the Kangra Valley's oldest tea estates, Wah has been continuously cultivating since 1857. Half-hour visits let you walk through tea and herb gardens, tour the drying, rolling, heating and grading operations (…
Buddhist Monastery in Palampur

Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery

In a serene spot along the delightful little lane that short cuts between Wah Tea Estate and Baijnath, this modern Drukpa-Kagyu nunnery is the base of Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, a prominent voice for women's rights with…
Factory in Palampur

Palampur Cooperative Tea Factory

This factory, 2km south of Palampur town, processes the leaves from numerous small local tea growers producing 300,000kg of tea for the Kangra and Himalayan brands (enough for 150 million cups of chai). The free vis…
Viewpoint in Palampur

Birni Devi

From near the Jakhani Temple in Dugh, a good 2.5km walking trail takes you ever upwards to this small, whitewashed shrine whose main attraction is the wide series of views across the valley.
Religious in Palampur

Shivaratri Festival

On the new moon night of the Hindu month of Phalgun, Baijnath Temple is a particular focus for the Shivaratri Festival (www.mahashivratri.org).