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‘Shimla Nahin Basna, Kasauli Nahin Basna, Chamba Jana Zaroor’ Settle not in Shimla, not in Kasauli, visit Chamba for sure – are the opening lyrics of a popular Himachali folk song sung by folk singers. Such is the charm of Chamba. Dotted with historical and architecturally significant landmarks, the town in its temples and palaces preserves much of its rich medieval past. For a traveller there is much to explore in and around Chamba.
Chamba, perhaps the loveliest valley of Himachal, is a treasure trove of scenic attractions, sparkling streams, primeval lakes, meadows, dense alpine tree covers, rich wildlife and fertile valleys. At the crossroads of Dhauladhar and Zanskar ranges, the region borders Jammu & Kashmir and is the northernmost district of the state. Fast flowing streams drain into River Ravi on the southern side and into River Chenab on the northern fringes.
Hindi, English are spoken by people engaged in tourism and professional trades.The locals mainly use Chambyali, a dialect.
Summer temperature in Chamba can rise to around 35 degree Celsius and in winter they do hover near Zero degree Celsius. Light cotton clothes are best suited for summers, light woollens for spring and autumn but for winters, heavy woollen clothing is necessary. Those travelling into higher lands would require heavy woollens as morning-evening temperature can get very cold.
How to Reach
|The nearest airport to Chamba is the Pathankot Airport, at a distance of 120 km. The other closest airport is at Gaggal, Kangra, which is at a distance of 150 km from Chamba.
|Nearest railway station is Pathankot, about 120 km from Chamba.
|Chamba is well connected by road. Public and private bus operators run regular services to Shimla, Chandigarh, Delhi and other stations. Taxis are readily available.
|Places to visit
|Distances from Chamba (Km)
|March – June
|20°C – 35°C
|July – September
|18°C – 22°C
|December – February
|4°C – 7°C
The hot sulphur spring in the compound is therapeutic and is known to cure many ailments, especially skin diseases. The place attracts a large number of pilgrims every year.
Stretching along the banks of River Parvati, Kasol is a popular hub for domestic and foreign tourists.
A wind swept commanding pass, Jalori demarcates the catchments of River Satluj from Beas.
Shoja is the base for easy treks to Jalori Pass, Serolsar Lake, Takrasi & Khanag.
Angling in Banjar
Angling in Banjar
The clear waters of the snow fed River Tirthan hold a lot of trout fish.
An archaic Himalayan village tucked deep in the Parvati valley..