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Saurabh Van Vihar in Palampur

The beautiful hill town of Palampur has a number of places that attract a lot of tourists all year round. Being located amidst the glory of nature, this place provides a number of breathtaking views and wonderful picturesque locales.  One of such places of great tourist interest and importance is the Saurabh Van Vihar. This is a recent addition to the long list of tourist spots to be visited while you are in Palampur. This is a park that has a number of recreational facilities for both the young and the old alike. Even children can have a lot of fun in this park.

Saurabh Van Vihar in Palampur

Location of Saurabh Van Vihar in Palampur

This nature park named Saurabh Van Vihar is located at a distance of 2 kilometers from the heart of the town in Palampur. It is located very close to the Neugal Café. The Tashi Jon Monastery is Located a t a distance of 2 kilometers from this park and Losel Doll museum is also at a distance of 2 kilometers from this place. On the north and noth-east sides of the park lies the beautiful and lofty mountain ranges of the Dhauladhar mountains.

History of Saurabh Van Vihar in Palampur

The nature park of Saurabh Van Vihar was established to commemorate the martyr named Saurabh Kalia who hailed from Palampur and sacrificed his life in fighting the enemies in the war of Kargil on 9th June, 1999.

Attractions in Saurabh Van Vihar in Palampur

Attractions in Saurabh Van Vihar in Palampur

There are a lot of activities that can entertain the guests or visitors of this nature park named Saurabh Van Vihar in Palampur. This place is maintained by the Himachal Pradesh Forest Department by means of a society that is registered as "Saurabh Van Vihar Management Society, Palampur". There are a number of attractions in Saurabh van Vihar and a manmade lake that has the facilities of boating. The boats can accommodate 4 people at once at a reasonable charge of Rs.100.

Other features of this park are an Open Air theater, Children parks, Bamboosetum, a number shrubs and trees, some picnic sheds that can accommodate families who come here to spend some quality family time and many others. This park also has around 151 species of medicinal herbs and plants. Another attraction in Saurabh Van Vihar is the Tiger Hill Bridge. There are a number of swings in the children park where the children can have a nice time and enjoy themselves.

Facilities of a canteen/cafeteria, toilet, ticket counter, reception block and control room are also available in Saurabh Van Vihar.

How to reach Saurabh Van Vihar in Palampur

How to reach Saurabh Van Vihar in Palampur

There are a number of buses available from the main bus stand of Palampur. These buses travel to this park at frequent and regular intervals. There are also a few local taxis that help people to reach this park. Taxis are available on a shared basis as well.

To summarize, if you want to spend some good time with your family and friends, this place is an ideal spot and should surely be visited while you are in Palampur.


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