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Chamba Hill Station - Valleys Of Numerous Temples And Palaces - Himachal Pradesh - India

Chamba was founded by Raja Varman who named the town after his daughter Champavati. Located at valley of Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the most beautiful hill resorts and one of the best tourist spot in India. Located at an altitude of 926m. Chamba is 56 km from Dalhousie via Khajjiar.

Location: valley of Himachal Pradesh India
Temperature: In Summer 39C to 8C and Winter 10C to 1C
Languages: Pahari,Hindi and Himachali
Best Time to Visit: March to June
Altitude : 2195 m
Area : 6528sq. Km.
STD Code: 01899
Headquarters : Chamba

Located at an altitude of 996 metres above mean sea level Chamba lies on the banks of the River Ravi and is 56 km from Dalhousie. The beautiful valley of Chamba looks spectacular with its valleys of wild flowers and stunning sunsets. The history of the place can be traced back to the 2nd century BC when it was ruled by the Kolian Tribes. Situated at the height of 996 m. above sea level Chamba Valley was founded in 920 A.D by Raja Sahil Verma who named it after his favourite daughter Champavati. The small hill town is situated in the middle of the Shivaliks and popularly known for its temples. In the olden days, the town was a division of Mughal Empire. To the northeast of the Laxmi Narayan temple lays the small Surara temples and Brajreshwari Devi temple , which is dedicated to the Goddess Durga.

As a former princely State, it is one of the oldest in the century and dates back to the sixth century. The terrain surrounding Chamba primarily consists of hills, valleys, rivers and is a popular tourist resort away from the usual hustle and bustle of the cities. he architecture of the temples of Chamba reflects the unmatched architectural superiority of the Indian sculptures. Chamba's serene beauty makes it the ideal holiday retreat. Along with pleasant climate, the Chamba hill station offers breathtaking sights of the snow clad mountains and lush green forests. Chamba serves as a perfect summer getaway. Once the capital of the Chamba kings the village is also home to the temple of Lakhna Devi the oldest surviving wooden temple in the world and a definite must visit while on a holiday in Chamba.

Best Time To Visit Chamba - Weather At Chamba

The ideal time to visit Chamba Valley is Mid-May to Mid-October. The best time to visit Chamba is during the winter time. At this time of the year, the weather is pleasant and ideal for sightseeing and enjoying the various activities. In Summers temprature in is recorded at maximum 30°C and minimum of 14°C. The summer season at started in months of March and june sometime march is also cold. July is the beginning of monsoons so it's advisable not to visit in heavy rainfalls. The winters at Chamba are really cold and require heavy woollens. The minimum temperature recorded is 4°C in this season. If you want to enjoy snowfall then visit during the months of January and February. The months of July hills into a colour of dark green as well as beautiful. It is the best time for romantic getaways and honeymoon. Chamba is famous for its vivid festivals. The Sui Mata festival is held for four days in March to April every year in memory of princess Sui

Tourist Attractions At Chamba

The town of Chamba is divided into two parts, namely the old and the new town and contains several historical and pre-modern monuments and temples. Here is the short information about all the tourist places which is most popular and famous at Chamba.
  • Lakshmi Narayan Temple : Temples is the principal temple of Chamba.
  • Brajeswari Temple : This temple is dedicated to Sui Mata.
  • Chamunda Devi Temple : This is one of the famous temples in Chamba valley.
  • Gandhi Gate : Built in 1900 is the main gatway of Chamba.
  • Bhuri Singh Museum : Museum is showing the rich culture of Chamba valley.
  • Champawati Temple : Temple dedicated to Goddess Champavati.
  • Chaurashi Temple : The temples of Lakshmi Devi, Ganesh and Manimahesh.
  • Chaugan : Each year celebrating fair at this place.
  • Lama Dal : 'Lamba Dal means "a long lake".
  • Pangi Valley : Pangi Valley in the upper part of Chamba District.
  • Rang Mahal : Rang Mahal palace was built by Raja Umed Singh in the mid 18th century.
  • Chamera Lake : Chamera dam is built over the river Ravi and sports facilities to the available for visitors.
  • Ghadhasaru Lake : Ghadhasaru Lake located in the Churah District.
  • Katasan Devi Temple : This calm and peaceful spot is ideal for picnic lovers.
  • Narayana Temple : The Narayana temple at Udaipur is situated nearly 5 km below Chamba.
  • Hari Rai Temple : The 11th-century Harirai Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Shopping At Chamba

Shawls, chappals and leather works, besides ‘rumal' embroidery are the famous iteam for shpping in Chamba. You can shop all these items from Government Handicrafts Centre at Rang Mahal and in many shops in the town. Shopping in Chamba Uttaranchal is an absolute delight. You will also buy paintings of Chamba and Kangra and the popular Chamba chappals too. After a day of some fine sightseeing and other activities, it’s but natural to indulge in a little bit of shopping.

Restaurants At Chamba

There are no many eating options in Chamba, but there aree not fancy restaurants. Here is the list of some popular and famous restaurants located in Chamba from where you can eat.

Park View Restaurant
Museum Road, Chamba

jagan restaurant
Museum Road, Chamba

Glory Hotel & Restaurant
At Dalhousie

At Dalhousie

Manmahesh Rasoi Pure Vegetarian
At Dalhousie

Old Sher E Punjab Restaurant
At Dalhousie

The Dining Hut
At Dalhousie

Hotels At Chamba

Only mid-range and budget accommodation options are available in Chamba. Most of them are situated on Court Lane. Here is the list of some popular and famous Hotels located in Chamba from where you can Stay.

  • The Iravati (HPTDC)
  • Hotel Ashiana Regency
  • UNA Comfort Swiss Meadows Hotel
  • Hotel City Heart
  • Anantson Resort
  • Chamunda Hotel

How to Reach Chamba

By Air :

Nearest airport to Chamba is Dharamshala connected to Delhi by Vayudoot services. Also second nearest airport is at Gaggal in Kangra valley which is 180 km from Chamba.

By Road :

Well connected to major cities of India such as Amritsar, Chandigarh, Delhi and Manali by a network of well- maintained roads, reaching Chamba by road is one of the easiest ways of reaching the town. Daily bus service is available for Dalhousie and jeeps on hire are also available but it is relatively expensive.

By Rail :

Nearest railhead to Chamba is Pathankot (120 kms) which is connected to all the major cities of India.

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