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Palampur has been named the best Paragliding site in the world. It is an ideal hill station for enjoying trekking and paragliding. There are several routes that one can trek on, one being over Sanghar Pass to Bharmour via Holi.
The paragliding site at Bir-Billing in Kangra district near Baijnath is regarded as among the best in the world for Paragliding.
If you love fishing, then you should definitely try out angling in Palampur. Set aside a day in your trip for angling, pack up some delicious food and go out without your friends and family for a fun-filled day by the water.
Located in an important town in the Kangra Valley, also known as the tea capital of north India, RS Sarovar Portico, Palampur is an ideal destination for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.
Palampur is at the center of all major tourist attractions, with Dharamshala on one side and Baijnath and Manali on the other. Some famous places worth visiting around Palampurare:
Chamunda Devi Temple (20 km. from Palampur): This is a very important Hindu shrine with the temple of Goddess Chamunda. Thousands of devotees from all over India visit the temple and offer prayers.
Bir and Billing (35 km. from Palampur): This village is famous for its Buddhist monasteries. Bir, surrounded by tea gardens and an amphitheater of low hills, is an ideal landing around for paragliders. Bir has Buddhist monasteries that are worth visiting. Fine Tibetan handicrafts are also produced here. Billing, up in the hills and 14 km. from Bir with an arena of 200 km for high altitude and cross country flying, is one of the best aerosports sites in the country.
Bundla Stream (2 km from Palampur): Bundla stream with wide chasm of more than 100 metres, swells up and rises madly in monsoons taking stones and boulders along with it making a loud noise like that of continuous thunder. The walk from Palampur to Bundla should not be missed as you can visit the tea gardens too.
Bundla Tea Estate (2 km from Palampur): This is one of the most beautiful tea estates of Palampur, which covers Bundla, Aima and Lohnapanchayats. The tea estate falls on the road between Neugal Cafe and main Palampur town. The lush green tea gardens are at its best in the monsoon. People can be seen plucking tea from April till October. The old Bundla Tea Estate complex, which is over 200 years old can be seen from the road.
Gopalpur Zoo (14 km from Palampur): This zoological park, officially known as Dhauladhar Nature Park, developed by H.P government, is a destination for animal lovers and children. Giant Lions, leopards, bear, porcupine and more can be spotted here. It is a perfect place for picnics and spending your time exploring the natural and scenic beauty of the Dhauladhar mountains.