(1,219 m) close to Kangra (35 km), is a quiet, un spoilt
town situated on a little
plateau with the dramatic Neughal chasm of the Bundla stream
cutting across one edge. It is surrounded by verdant tea
estates. with forest of pine and deodar on the higher slopes
Palampur has lovely walks and trails. Some of the paths that
wander off into the hills are used by the Gaddis-the nomadic
shepherds of the area. A number of interesting places close
by opportunities for angling in the River Bundla and for
hang gliding and para gliding at Bir-Billing 35 km away,
make Palampur an interesting destination..
Khad: Close to Palampur is the dramatic Bundla chasm a
deep 1000 ft wide gorge where the River Bundla becomes a
raging torrent during the monsoon.
This exquisite village once the home of the painter Sardar
Shobha Singh and the playwright.
An ancient temple (804 AD) to Shiva Vaidyanatha at
Baijnath, is beautifully sculpted in stone.
Alhilal: Very close toPalampur, it was once the
summer retreat of the Dogra rulers of Jammu. The Taragarh
Palace at Alhilal is now a splendid hotel.