Chamba, Himachal Pradesh

Chamba is a town in the Himachal Pradesh state of India's Chamba district. 20,312 people were residing in Chamba as of the 2001 Indian census. The settlement is situated on the banks of the Ravi River, where it meets the Sal River, at an elevation of 1,006 meters above mean sea level.

Places to visit

  • Khajjiar Lake: One of Chamba's top attractions and one of Himachal Pradesh's most beautiful lakes is Khajjiar Lake. The lake is situated at a height of 1920 m above mean sea level and is surrounded by snow-covered mountains and a cedar forest. From February to April is the finest time to visit Khajjiar Lake because the weather is at its most favorable and visitors may engage in a variety of leisurely pursuits while also taking in the scenery. ‘Floating Island,' a clump of weed and grass growing on the lake's surface, is one of Khajjiar Lake's main draws.
  • Distance: Khajjiar Lake is 21 kilometers away from Chamba

  • Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary: One of the most well-known wildlife sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh is Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary. It is situated between Khajjiar and Dalhousie and covers a total area of 30.69 square kilometers. There is no better way to get to the animal refuge if you enjoy hiking than by strolling through the surrounding foliage. The barking goral, jackal, langur, sorrow, leopard, Himalayan black marten, deer, bear, and many more wild creatures call the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary home. The Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary's main feature is that it is open all year long, from January to December, with hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Distance: Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is 36 kilometers away from Chamba

  • Chamunda Devi Temple: One of the most significant attractions to visit in Chamba is the Chamunda Devi Temple. On the banks of the Baner River lies an important Hindu pilgrimage destination called Chamunda Devi Temple. The temple, which is entirely composed of wood and was constructed by Raja Umed Singh in 1762, boasts Chamba's unique gabled roof. It is said that the temple, also known as Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham, is the home of Shiva and Shakti. The shrines of Lord Hanuman and Lord Bhairav are the temple's focal points. Prior to the construction of the new road; pilgrims had to climb around 378 stairs to get to the temple, which is located 3 km from Chamba.
  • Distance: Chamunda Devi Temple is 15 kilometers away from Chamba

How to Reach

  • By Air - Chamba is not well connected by regular flights to other significant cities in the nation. The closest airport is 45 kilometers away, at Dharamsala.
  • By Train - Regular trains from other significant cities in the nation do not run to Chamba. Located 55 kilometers away at Pathankot, the closest railroad station.

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