St. John Church Palampur is an eye-catching church that is built on a low rise. St. John Church Palampur was renovated in 1929. The splendid Church attracts number of visitors every day.
Neugal River / Saurav Van Vihar
A snow fed beautiful Neugal river flows at one side of the town(abt 3 km.) There is the awe inspiring Bundla Chasm which falls over the 100 mtrs to the bundla stream in the neugal river. It is roaring in the monsoon season and is very thrilling and a real feast to the eyes. A park dedicated & developed to first martyr of the Kargil war, Amar saheed, SAURAV KALIA runs along the Neugal river is a rare & natural picnic spot.
Tashijong Monastery, 12 Kms from Palampur is a Tibetan monastery and colony. One can also find Tibetan carpets and Thanka paintings here.
The Baijnath Shiv Temple, 15 Kms from Palampur, built in 804 AD, is a splendid example of classical Indian ancient architecture. Situated at the banks of Binwa river, this temple of Lord Shiva – revered as Vaidyanath. The Linga enshrined in its sanctum is one of the 12 Jyothrlingas in the country. King Ravana is believed to have prayed to Lord Shiva for the boon of immoratality at this place, is a major draw of pilgrims and visitors all year round.
Bir, abt 10 kms ahead of Baijnath is a landing sight of Para Sailors and Hang Gliders. There is a beautiful Tibetan monastery and Tibetan handicrafts centre.
Billing, 12 kms up in the hills from Bir is declared one of the best sight for Para-Gliding in the world. Para –Gliding tournaments are held every year at this place. It is also a unique picnic spot.
Andretta (15 Kms): famous English Playwright, Nora Richards and renowned Painter Sant Sobha Singh was so taken in by the enchanting beauty of this place that they decided to settle down here for the rest of their life. An Art gallery displays the original painting of S. Sobha Singh. There is also a pottery and crafts centre at Andretta.
Barot is a picnic spot and tourist location in Mandi district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The road to Broat branches off at Jogindernagar-Mandi high ways and from Jogindernagar the distance is 40 km. If one is lucky enough one can use the trolley up from Jogindernagar which, apart from the thrill, knocks the distance down to 12 km. Through terraced fields and thick cedar forests, the track rises to Jhatingri, an enchanting spot atop the hill.
Chamunda Devi Temple
The Chamunda Devi temple, 18 Km from Palampur, dates back to the story of the goddess Ambika who was harassed by two demons, Chanda and Munda. Enraged, Ambika knit her brows and from their folds emerged a terrifying form of the goddess Kali who slew the demons. Pleased, Ambika declared that Kali would now be worshipped here as ‘Chamunda’ and she is said to have the power to grant boons.
Brajeshwari Devi Temple
The Brajeshwari Devi temple in Kangra, 35 Kms from Palampur, The ancient city of kangra is famous for its temple of Brajeswari Devi. It is one of the ‘Shaktipeeth’ where the breasts of the Goddess Sati is believed to have fallen. The temple was of such legendary wealth that it was plundered by successive invaders – Mahmud Ghazni, Firoz tughlak, Timur the Lame etc. Emperor Akbar have presented gold umbrella to the temple. Held in high esteem by worshippers of “Shakti” the supreme power of God, it draws pilgrims from all parts of India and abroad.
An important pilgrimage of Kangra Valley centered around a temple built over a rock through the cracks of which a sacred flame emnates. Known as Jwalaji, the temple is a prominent Shakti peeth of the country.
By Air : The nearest airport is Gaggal in Kangra, which is located at a distance of 37 km from Palampur. Private taxi or bus ply regularly from airport to the city.
By Rail : Pathankot is the nearest broad gauge railhead, located at a distance of 115 km from Palampur. Palampur is also connected by a narrow gauge railway line, Joginder Nagar located at a distance of 8 km.
By Road : Palampur is connected by good network of roads. The Himachal Road Transport Corporation runs its buses that cover major cities of state. From Delhi, Palampur is located at a distance of 545 km on a stretch of 10 hour drive.