Your guide to travel to Chamba

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Your guide to travel to Chamba

May 23, 2022, 6:14 p.m.
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Chamba offers unforgettable sites. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The Chamba hill station of Himachal Pradesh is located at an altitude of about 1,006 meters at the confluence of the Ravi River and its tributary, the Sai River.

Surrounded by the majestic Himalayas, Chamba offers some unforgettable sights, and nature fanatics won’t want to miss it!

Apart from the landscape, the city has several ancient architectural sites including temples and palaces boasting of the glorious past.

The nearest airport to Chamba is Kangra Airport in Gaggal which has flights from Chandigarh and Delhi. You can hail a taxi or a bus to get to Chamba from here.

Pathankot station, 120 km from Chamba, is the nearest railhead.

HRTC offers regular bus services from major cities in Punjab, Delhi and Haryana. The bus stop is located in the center of Chamba.

The climate of Chamba is pleasant throughout the year. However, April to June is the best time to visit Chamba.

Unlike its upper neighbors in Himachal, Chamba’s average summer temperature is above 30 degrees Celsius.

The monsoon can be a problematic time for travelers. Extreme rains often trigger landslides and hamper travel plans.

January and February are the coldest here, but there is no snow.

Be sure to visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple and Chamunda Devi Temple.

Other places to visit are Akhand Chandi Palace, Rang Mahal and Bhuri Singh Museum.

Quench your thirst for natural beauty by visiting Lake Manimahesh and Lake Chamera. You can also try adventure sports.

The Scottish Church is the most significant structure built by the British here, still standing today.

Among the various hiking trails in and around Chamba, you can do treks like Manimahesh and Pangi Valley.

Chamba offers water sports options by a river. You can go rafting on the Ravi River or indulge in kayaking, rowing and good old boating in the lakes.

You can also camp and stargaze under the night sky.

There are plenty of hotels and resorts with varying budgets in Chamba. Most of the accommodation options are located on Court Lane which has lovely views of the distant mountains.

Airbnb accommodations are also available, if you need them.

The Himachal Pradesh Tourism Department operates hotels offering budget accommodation.

You can also opt for a camping experience.

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