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Chamba

Chamba, the land of antiquity, art and scenic beauty, is a wonder in itself for every visitor. Situated at the height of 996 m. above sea level on the south bank of the Ravi River, the ancient Pahari capital was founded in 920 A.D. by Raja Sahil Verma, who named it after his favourite daughter Champavati. Chamba valley is noted for the magnificence of it's scenery-touching the fringe of the Shivaliks and having three well-defined snowy ranges, the Dauladhar, constituting the outer Himalayas, the Pir Panjal or the mid Himalayas, and the Zanskar range or the inner Himalayas. Chamba's serene beauty makes it the ideal holiday spot. The land of mystic serenity, enchanting vistas, refreshing air, lofty mountain passes and slopes, provides plenty of opportunities to nature lovers. The place and adjoining areas have immense scope of leisure pursuits. The waters, hills, plateaus and the snowline, which can be sighted from any of the buildings and the main square, make a spectacle that can become an inspiration for many painters and poets. Chamba boast of a romantic ambiance with its und...

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Chamba
Chamba, the land of antiquity, art and scenic beauty, is a wonder in itself for every visitor. Situated at the height of 996 m. above sea level on the south bank of the Ravi River, the ancient Pahari capital was founded in 920 A.D. by Raja Sahil Verma, who named it after his favourite daughter Champavati. Chamba valley is noted for the magnificence of it's scenery-touching the fringe of the Shivaliks and having three well-defined snowy ranges, the Dauladhar, constituting the outer Himalayas, the Pir Panjal or the mid Himalayas, and the Zanskar range or the inner Himalayas. Chamba's serene beauty makes it the ideal holiday spot. The land of mystic serenity, enchanting vistas, refreshing air, lofty mountain passes and slopes, provides plenty of opportunities to nature lovers. The place and adjoining areas have immense scope of leisure pursuits. The waters, hills, plateaus and the snowline, which can be sighted from any of the buildings and the main square, make a spectacle that can become an inspiration for many painters and poets. Chamba boast of a romantic ambiance with its undulating pathways and fringes of Deodar and pine woods. An untouched, tranquil hilly resort, which is shaded with lovely deodar and pine trees, Chamba offers an unexplored pristine location. The snow covered crests of the majestic Himalayas, the breath taking views of the luxuriant ravines, the captivating valleys and the glittering waters of river Bhagirathi make this hilly terrain a dream destination of all the people. This unpolluted, woody village is an all time favourite to the tourists folk since it offers a captivating beauty all around the year. Known for the gorgeous apple orchards, strings of rhododendrons, this valley looks as if carpeted with red flooring. These colorful marvels of nature adorn Chamba with its radiant tints, which present a vibrant and glowing appeal. Chamba’s close propinquity to other renowned places gives it the advantage of an ideal stop over location. Rishikesh, the sacred place of Hindus, Tehri Dam, Surkenda Devi Temple are the some of the nearby locations en route to Chamba. This quaint place offers pleasant evenings in solitude that are fabulously painted with splendorous vistas. Chamba with its meandering paths and unspoiled ambiance would be a perfect holiday spot for all.

How to Reach By Air By Train By Bus


Air :The nearest airport is at Gaggal (Kangra) 180 km from Chamba and 140 km from Dalhousie.
Rail : Chamba town is 122 km from Pathankot, the nearest broad gauge rail head which is linked by direct trains to Amritsar, Delhi, Bombay and Calcutta.
Road  : Chamba is 52 km away from Dalhousie. Bus run Chamba to Pathankot, Delhi, Dharamsala, Shimla, Chandigarh, Jammu and most of the Punjab cities along the national highway.


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Minjar Mela
Highly popular amongst the locals is the annual Minjar mela which is organized on the second Sunday of the Shravana month. The fair commences with the distribution of minjar or the silk tassel which is symbolic of the paddy and maize grown at this time of the year. A flag is hoisted in the Chowgan which is followed by a week long cultural and social programmes. At the end of the week, a colourful procession is taken out from the Akhand Chandi Palace for the venue near the Police Line Nalhora. The chief guest at the occasion throws a coconut, a rupee, a seasonal fruit and a minjar tied in a red piece of cloth into the river water. In the erstwhile era, this ceremony was performed by the king. Coming back to the present, this ceremony is followed by common people throwing their minjar into the water as well. Thereafter some traditional songs are sung. Betal leaves as well as ittra are offered to guests as a mark of respect.


Attraction points
» Champavati Temple
» Vajreshwari Temple
» Chamunda Devi Temple
» Sui Mata Temple
» Chaugan
» Akhand Chandi Palace
» Bhuri Singh Museum



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