Day first visit shall be PALAMPUR TEA GARDENS AND TEA FACTORY. Two leaves and a bud that what makes tea. palampur is beautiful town surrounded with tea shrubs from where world famous kangra tea is manufactured.
On reaching palampur visit the tea factory which explains the prepration of tea and how it comes from the gardens to our cup.
Next visit is BAIJNATH SHIVA TEMPLE.This 13th century temple dedicated to Siva as Vaidyanath, ‘the Lord of physicians’. Originally known as Kiragrama,The present name Baijnath became popular after the name of the temple. The town is located on the left bank of the river Binwa, a corrupt form of ancient Binduka, a tributary of river Beas.
The Baijnath temple has been continuously under worship ever since its construction in 1204 A.D. by two local merchants named Ahuka and Manyuka. The two long inscriptions in the porch of the temple indicate that a temple of Siva existed on the spot even before the present one was constructed. The present temple is a beautiful example of the early medieval north Indian temple architecture known as Nagara style of temples.
Days final destination is BIR TIBETAN SETTLEMENT. Bir Tibetan Colony is a Tibetan refugee settlement on the outskirts of the Himalayan village of Bir Colony was established in the early 1960s following the exile of the Dalai Lama and other refugees from Tibet. The Tibetan Colony houses several Tibetan monasteries (representing the Nyingma, Kagyu, and Sakya traditions), a Tibetan handicraft center, a Tibetan Children's Village school (Suja), a branch of the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute (Men-Tsee-Khang), a medical clinic, and the Deer Park Institute. It is also home to a number of shops, cafés, and guest houses