Adventure Sports in PalampurThe hill station has assembled many accolades for its scenic beauty. This place has been the apple of the eye of the state government of Himachal Pradesh due to its revenue generation capabilities by dint of its capability of attracting tourists. Being blessed with a pleasant weather for all year round, this place becomes a haven of visitors who are looking for a peaceful retreat to break away from the monotony of the busy world back home. Therefore, to promote the tourism industry there has been sizable investments made in the field of adventure sports in Palampur. There are some famous spots in Palampur that becomes the meeting point of many tourists who indulge in a number of adventure sports and enjoy an adrenaline rush.
Let's now talk about some of the popular adventure sports options in Palampur.
Trekking- This is one of the most popular adventure sports amongst the tourist circuits. There are a number of interesting trekking routes that a trekking enthusiast can explore. The trekking routes are ideal for trekking for most part of the year except for the months of December and January when the winter is on the severe side. There most popular route for trekking is through the Sanghar Pass that leads to Bharmour from Palampur via a place named Holi. There are other attractive trekking routes that lead to Dharamsala, Manali, Mcleodganj, Triund and others. There are also resorts like Norwood Green that provide the option of trekking as a means to entertain their guests. They also allow a provision of a day's trek to nearby places from the resort.
Paragliding- This adventure sport can be enjoyed to the maximum in Palampur as the sport of paragliding in Palampur has fetched itself some global recognition and is said to be one of the best paragliding site in the world. The duo of Bir and Billing is the hub of paragliding in Palampur. These two places form a strong combination of one being the take off site and the other being the landing site. So, Billing that is at a height of 2290 meters is the site of take off and Bir that is at a height of 1400 meters is the site of landing. Both these places are situated at a distance of 14 kilometers from one another. A person who undertakes paragliding here can fly upto a height of 400 meters as there are ridges till 5000 meters high behind Bir as it is harbored by the Dhauladhar mountain range. The highlight of the take off point Billing is that it offers conducive conditions for cross country flying and high altitude flying as well.
Camping- There are a few camping grounds available in Palampur and there are a few service providers like Dare Adventures and others who help tourists with the facilities of camping. They provide all necessary things like tents, bonfire materials, food etc. so that one can have a nice time while they experience the taste of adventure amidst the beauty of nature.
Fishing and Angling- The other sports that the tourists can enjoy in and around Palampur are fishing and angling. Places like Pong Dam, Nadaun, Barot, Dehra Gopipur are ideal destinations for angling. One of the famous fishes that often serves as a treat after a successful fishing expedition is known as Mahaseer. Barot has a few fish farms that are ideal for fishing.
To summarise, the town of Palampur promises to provide a gala and fun time to its visitors and tourists and you will surely have an outing that you will cherish for years to come.
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