Activities in Palampur

The captivating hill station of Palampur, in the Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh, is known for being the tea capital of northwest India. At Palampur you will find yourself surrounded by lush greenery and abundant rivers and streams, against the backdrop of the majestic Dhauladhar ranges decked with snow, and a very pleasant climate that will draw you in, and make you never want to leave.

And when it comes to tourist attractions, Palampur has more than enough to offer. Just a walk around Palampur will let you enjoy its beautiful colonial architecture. The tea factory, St John’s Church, Bundla waterfall, Neogal Park are interesting places to visit. The village of Andretta, 13 km from Palampur is known for its pottery. The town of Baijnath, 16 km away is famous for its Shiva temple, and the Tibetan monastery at Tashijong, is 12 km away. Adventure seekers will find trek routes leading out of Palampur and into the Dhauladhar mountains. The towns of Bir and Billing have gained international reputation as paragliding sites. Dharamshala and Mc Leod Ganj are also popular tourist places near Palampur.

Things to do in Palampur?


Location: Palampur | Duration - 3 Hours | Slots: 9:00am & 2:00pm | Operates Daily

Experience a scenic mountain drive in an open jeep. Enjoy the local sites along the way - tea gardens, waterfalls, a scenic and historic old temple, birds and stunning views of the Dhauladhar mountain range at 6100 feet! This trip is everything you come to the mountains for.

₹2,700 per person - Tea & Snacks (2-3 Hrs)

₹3,500 per person - Picnic Veg Lunch (3-4 Hrs)


Location: Palampur | Duration - 3-4 Hours | Slots: 9:00am & 4:00pm | Grade: Easy | Operates Daily

A village walk in Exsul’s backyard is a true cultural experience. You’ll enjoy beautiful views of Palampur and the surrounding mountains as well as experience traditional village life .The Village of DHRED is home to many Exsul employees which lends to a very up front and personal experience as you stroll through the village made of traditional mud houses overlooking the beautiful Kangra Valley. A perfect photo op for amazing sunrise/sunset pics!

₹2700 per person | Tea & Snacks | 2-3 Hours

₹3500 per person | Picnic Veg Lunch| 3-4 Hours


Location: Palampur | Duration - 2-4 Hours | Slots: 9:00am - 4:00pm | Grade: Easy | Operates Daily

The GARHI hike (approximately 14km) is the perfect activity to spend a day outdoors in the lap of nature and to breathe in the essence of the Kangra valley. We walk through jungle trails of thick pine, cedar and rhododendron rarely used by urban tourists, to reach the uninhabited village of GARHI with its traditional mud houses made in the “GADDI” style of architecture.

₹2,700 per person | Tea and Snacks | 2-3 Hours

₹3,500 per person | Picnic Veg Lunch | 3-4 Hours


Location: Mcleodgang | Duration - 6-8 Hours | Slots: 8:00am - 5:00pm | Operates: September - November & January - March (Special requests will be accommodated from April - August)

Immerse yourself in Tibetan culture in the bustling town of McLeodganj - Enjoy a scenic drive with mountain views to Mcleodganj (1.5 hr), tour the Dalai Lama’s Temple and museum, take a walk around the Kora while turning over 400 prayer wheels, place your own prayer flags around the Kora. You can also experience shopping at local Himachali and Tibetan markets, finish your day relaxing and enjoying local Tibetan cuisine overlooking the valley at a local cafe.

₹1350 per person


Location: Andretta | Duration - 45 mins | Slots: 9:00am - 4:00pm | Operates: Sept to June

Situated between the old Shuahk hills and the towering range of the Dhauladhar Himalaya, the small village of Andretta in the Kangra Valley not only offers a fascinating cultural heritage with magnificent surroundings, but allows you an opportunity to experience world renown pottery.

₹1,350 per person


Location: Raipur Tea Estate | Himalayan Brew Tea Estate | Palampur

This multi-generation family-owned estate is steeped in traditions and legends. Discover the tranquil beauty of India’s Northern Tea capital in the Kangra Valley. It’s a hands-on tour guided by the family themselves that will allow you to experience the tea making process from start to finish and enjoy tea infused homemade organic snacks in the tea gardens!

₹550 per person

₹1,250 per person | Private tour by third generation Tea Estate owner


Location: Himalayan Brew | Duration - 2-3 Hours | Slots: 8:00am - 3:00pm | Operates Daily

Experience a scenic drive in the world famous tea gardens of Kangra Valley in an open jeep. Discover the tranquil beauty of India’s Northern tea capital. Enjoy the stunning views of the valley while enjoying snacks and beverages in a picturesque meadow overlooking the magnificent Dhauladhar Mountains! Experience the process of tea making from start to finish with a multigenerational tea estate owner while also enjoying an exciting safari ride. A visit to Kangra Valley cannot be complete without this experience.

₹2,700 per person


Location: Bir/Billing | Duration - 3-4 Hours | Slots: 8:00am - 6:00pm | Operates Daily

Ever wondered what it would be like to soar high in the sky and experience a bird’s eye view of the world? Enjoy tandem paragliding at Billing, a two-seater joy ride with an experienced pilot holding an international tandem flying license and an experience of more than 500 hours of flying. You get enough time in the air to marvel at the breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar Range below, feeling the rush throughout. You will finish your afternoon enjoying local sightseeing near Bir like; Sherbling monastery, Baijnath Temple and Tea/snacks at a local café at Bir.

₹2,840 per person


Location: Raipur Tea –Estate (Thakurdwara) Palampur | Timing: 10:00am - 6:30pm | Operates Daily

Experience ATV Tours which are designed for complete beginners who are welcome to experience the fun of an ATV ride. Guests can ride then on our off-road track. ATV provide some exhilarating experienceof a tea plantation and trails goes through Tea plantation and Pine forests. Besides they can enjoy Archery shoot and Paintball Shoot. So come tighter your boots and strap up your helmets and lets go for off-roading experience.

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