Are you looking for a quick getaway from the chaotic city life?
Is it a quiet, peaceful and relaxing environment that you seek?
Do you want to be surrounded by trees, overlooked by the mighty Himalayas, breathe in fresh air, and rejuvenate yourself?
Is it just the weekend, when you can escape to somewhere?
If all of the above is you, then you need to take this Short Weekend trip to Palampur– The Tea Capital of North India, located in the lower reaches of Kangra Valley and spend 24 Hours in Palampur at the Great Himalayan Adventure Studios.
To start off with, Great Himalayan Adventure Studios (GHASXP), which started off a few months back, is conveniently located in the sprawling 60 acre Raipur Tea Estate.
Address : Raipur Tea Estate, PO Thakurdwara, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh 176102
Phone : 097699 47009
Surrounded by massive picturesque tea gardens, in the lap of Himalayas, 24 Hours in Palampur, is all you need to relax, rejuvenate, and re-energise.
Not only this, you can do a bunch of other fun filled activities like,
Riding an ATV– like It’s used to be ridden,
Or Indulging in a game of Paintball,
Or testing out your target shooting skills in a round of Archery,
Or exploring the sprawling 60 acre Raipur Tea Estate on a cycle
Or learning about the different processes involved in the process of manufacturing of Tea – by taking the factory tour at The Himalayan Brew Tea Factory,
Or Indulging in a Tea Tasting Session,
Or giving your taste buds a treat, with some yummy Home Cooked Traditional Himachali meal.
Or you can simply find your corner, disconnect with the world, and reconnect with nature and with yourself.
BTW, you will totally love the chilled Ice Tea, which is brewed fresh, from the tea leaves, picked from the surrounding gardens, when the Director of GHASXP – Mr Mayur Sood, will welcome you, and make sure that your 24 Hours in Palampur, will become a memory for a lifetime.
And guess what, you can even camp under the stars for just INR 500, and enjoy a live barbeque, while you get #HighOnHimalayas and soak in the Himalayan Vibes.
In case you are wondering How to Reach Palampur?
This is how you can
By Road : From Delhi, Palampur is at about 490 km. It is a well-connected destination both within Himachal and from Delhi. Regular buses ply to Palampur from Pathankot, Mandi, Dharamshala, Jogindernagar, Shimla, Chandigarh, Gurdaspur, Sandhole etc.
By Rail : Palampur is the nearest railway station which is 3.1 km from the main area. It is further 5.3 km away from the main Palampur area.
By Air : The beautiful Gaggal Airport is the nearest to the Kangra valley and is 40 km away from Palampur.
Basically, this is how your 24 Hours in Palampur will look like:
You reach Palampur, and make your way to the Raipur Tea Estate, and the Great Himalayan Adventure Studio, where you get welcomed with a couple of glasses of Fresh Ice Tea.
Then you relax, and admire the beauty of the place you are in, and connect with nature, until the Himachali Lunch is served. Or you can even try your hand at archery or paintball.
Once you are done relaxing post lunch, it’s time to hop on to an ATV(with proper gear), and have an adventure of your lifetime with Mayur taking personal care of your wellbeing.
Then you can make your way to The Himalayan Brew Tea Factory, where you learn about the different steps and procedures involved in Tea Making, and also enjoy a Tea Tasting session.
Keep in mind that the factory timings are 9AM to 5PM
While you are around the factory, get yourself clicked in the beautiful backdrop of the tea gardens and enjoy seeing the skies burn as the sun goes down.
Once you are back at GHASXP, take time to connect and interact with Mayur, and learn more about the sprawling estate, and how he plans to take this amazing GHASXP ahead in the future.
Thereafter, head to your camp under the stars, where, as you soak in the Himalayan Vibes, a live barbeque is getting prepped up for you. (You need to inform about your meal preferences in advance).
Next morning, wake up to an amazing view, have your morning cup of hot pahaadi chai, and explore the sprawling estate, on a cycle.
And before you know, your 24 hours in Palampur will be up, and it’ll be time for you to head back to the chaotic monotonous city life.
And all you will be thinking on your way back is, that, when will you be back again to experience the hospitality of Mayur and his wife at GHASXP, all over again.
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Disclaimer : No compensation was received for this article, however Great Himalayan Adventure Studios (GHASXP) offered our experiences complimentary, as I was part of the Stay on Skill team of skilled travellers #SOSTribe.
Hi, I am Arnav Mathur, a hard core foodie and a travel aficionado at heart. Having changed over 8 schools in 6 different cities, every 2 years, since birth, traveling and socializing has been in my DNA. “Follow your Passion and Travel to a new place every 3-4 months and Eat, Travel, Live and REPEAT.”That’s my mantra to live a life without regrets.