Palampur Cooperative Tea Factory is an amazing place of breathtaking ambience and calmness surrounded by vast acres of land of lush green gardens and sprawling tea plantations.
Tea plantations were introduced in Palampur and the enveloping areas in the 19th century and since then Kangra Tea has become quite famous throughout the world. Visiting the site, tea gardens appear on the either side of the road much before one enters Palampur, making the journey full of alluring views and of cool and salubrious atmosphere. Palampur Cooperative Tea Factory is located on the road downhill to Palampur, slightly below the road leading to Dharamshala. At the site, one can witness in front of them, the entire process of plucking, picking and processing of tea leaves and the process of its commercial production. Palampur Cooperative Tea Factory is run and managed under the guidance of Tea Board of India and produces nearly 4,000 tons of tea every day between the months of April and November. Visiting the factory becomes quite a learning experience for a traveler who can ask anyone working there to explain the amazing tea making process. The premises, though overall a small structure is popular in the area and is easily locatable for the one walking down the nearby road. One can also collect a perfect tea souvenir as their memory of visiting the site, from the sales counter.