The tea gardens appear on either side of the road well before you enter Palampur, giving you a sense of entering into a dreamland. Since Palampur is called the Tea Capital of northern India, it is famous for its lush tea gardens sprawling over vast acres of land. These splendid gardens are among the chief attractions of the hill-town.
Tea plantation was introduced in and around this area in the 19th century and since then Kangra Tea has become quite renowned. You can also visit the Palampur Co-operative Tea Factory Limited, which is located downhill from Palampur, slightly below the road to Dharamshala. The Kangra Tea Factory is your best bet for picking up genuine tea and for seeing the entire procedure of plucking, picking and processing tea leaves.