Chamba Tour Information

Chamba, is a small but attractive tourist destination of Himachal Pradesh, is known for its exquisite natural beauty. The place, located amidst picturesque and verdant valleys, is visited by tourist round the year. Sub-Himalayan range of mountains, full of diverse flora and fauna, make Chamba an exhilarating experience. Pleasing climate of the place is another factor why Chamba is one among the popular tourist destinations in the whole of India.

Set between the Dhauladhar and Zanskar ranges, Chamba in Himachal Pradesh lies south of the Inner Himalayas. Dating as far back as the 10th century, Chamba in Himachal Pradesh is known for its historical significance. While Chamba is a popular destination for family vacations, it is also a revered site for pilgrimage holidays. A holiday in Chamba Himachal Pradesh is incomplete without tours of its ancient temples including the Champavati Temple and the Chaurasi Temple complex. Enjoy serene vistas and tours to nearby places during your trip to Chamba. it is bounded on north-west by Jammu and Kashmir, on the north-east and east by Ladakh area of Jammu and Kashmir state and Lahaul and Bara-Bangal area of Himachal Pradesh, on the south-east and south by the District Kangra of Himachal Pradesh and Gurdaspur District of the Punjab. The territory is wholly mountainous with altitude ranging from 2,000 to 21,000 feet. Chamba the land of lord Shiva is famous for its untouched natural beauty. The district has Dalhousie, Khajjiar, Chamba Town, Pangi and Bharamour as main tourist destinations. There are five lakes, five wild life sanctuaries and countless number of temples.

Chamba Town

Resplendent with historically and architecturally important buildings, Chamba town in its temples and palaces preserves much of its rich medieval past. Isolated by high mountains in its beautiful valley is an ancient town in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh.  Located at an altitude of 996 metres (3,268 ft) above mean sea level, the town is situated on the banks of the Ravi River, at its confluence with the Sal River. The town has a large number of temples and palaces, and hosts two popular jatras (fairs), the “Suhi Mata Mela” and the “Minjar Mela”, which last for several days and involve music and dancing.

Dalhousie

Dalhousie is a hill station in Chamba, established in 1854 by the British Empire in India as a summer retreat for its troops and bureaucrats. It is built on and around five hills, Kathalagh, Potreyn, Terah, Bakrota and Bhangora. Located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, it is surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Dalhousie is situated between 6,000 and 9,000 feet (2,700 m) above sea level. The best time to visit is in the summer, and the peak tourist season is from May to September. Scottish and Victorian architecture is prevalent in the bungalows and churches in the town.

Bharmour (Brahmpura)

Bharmour, formally known as Brahmpura, was the ancient capital of Chamba district, India. Situated at an altitude of 7000 feet in the Budhil valley, forty miles to the south-east of Chamba, Bharmour is known for its scenic beauty and for its ancient temples. Some of the temples are believed to date from 10th century. As the whole country around Bharmour is supposed to belong to lord Shiva, it is popularly spoken of as Shiva Bhumi, abode of lord Shiva. It lies between the Pir-Panjal and Dhauladhar range, between Ravi and Chenab valley. The land is blessed with deep beauty of abundant alpine pastures and provides home for nomadic shepherds, known as Gaddi, thus also called Gadderan. The foothills are filled with orchards and terraced farmsteads. The epitome of spirituality lies in this land as it is endow with ancient temples. The area goes through inhospitable terrain and severe climate changes. Along with its ethnic traditions, culture and ancient history, Bharmour forms the perfection of divine splendour.

Pangi Valley

Pangi Valley in the upper part of Chamba District is a remote world in itself. Placed between the Middle and the Greater Himalaya, Pangi remained locked within itself. The Valley is remained land locked for about six – eight months due to heavy snow fall. Pangi valley has number of other beautiful valleys within like Saichu, Hudan, Sural and Kumar parmar etc. The valley has dominantly Hindu population with small Buddhist population. Full of grandeur and tribal majesty is the land locked valley of Pangi, 173 km from Chamba via Sach Pass (4414 m). It is one of the sub-division of Chamba district surrounded by the Peer Panjal & Zanskar ranges.

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