“If you are coming to Delhi and not heading up to the mountains, you are wasting your time. My favourite place in whole of India is Palampur in Himachal Pradesh, is a bustling little market town surrounded by tea plantations and rice fields about 35 km southeast of Dharamsala. Nestled amidst lush green pine forest, Palampur is one of the most scenic hill station in India. Situated at an altitude 4,829 feet above sea level, it is a paradise for people who like adventure sports. Whether it is rafting, paragliding, mountain  trekking or ski diving, Palampur is the perfect place to get that adrenaline rush. You can take a free 20-minute tour to observe the tea-making process at the Palampur Tea Cooperative Factory, 1.5 km south of the bus station on the Kangra road. Palampur is surrounded by lush green forests and pastures. You’ll find a lot of orange groves growing against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains. What more do you want?”

– Bill Marchetti