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Chamba is a small town in the Chamba district in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at the banks of Ravi river which meets with the Sal river. The place is exceptionally gorgeous and attracts a lot of tourists every year. The town is filled with numerous temples and palaces and is a host of two major fairs which are truly the crowd-pullers of the state. Both Suhi Mata Mela and Minjar Fair are quite popular and are major attractions of the town. The town is also famous for its arts and crafts. The Pahari paintings over here are worth watching.

Places to visit in Chamba

Khajjiar Lake

This is yet another amazing tourist destination which you must consider visiting with your family and friends. The natural beauty of this place is something out of this world. It is a kind of place which your kids will simply love to go to.

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

The Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is a very famous wildlife sanctuary which is situated in Himachal Pradesh. It is spread over 30.69 sq km and is located amidst the deodar forests which are there between Khajjiar and Dalhousie. Here you will be finding a very diverse range of wildlife animals such as jackal, langur, serow etc.

Chamunda Devi Temple

This is one of the important places for Hindu pilgrimage centers and is frequently visited by a lot of Hindu devotees. Moreover, what is great about this place is the spiritual vibe which this amazing place has to offer. Read More...

Things to do in Chamba

Chamera Dam

The Chamera Dam is situated on the river Ravi. It is one of the most important places to visit in Chamba without a doubt. This lake is the reservoir of the dam and what is interesting to know is the fact that the water level may rise up to around 763 meters during the rainy season and might go up to a height of 747 meters during the summer season.

Also Read: This hill station was the summer capital of Bombay Province during British Raj

Manimahesh Lake

The Manimahesh Lake is situated quite close to the Manimahesh Kailash Peak which is situated in the Pir Panjal Range of Himalayas. Located at a height of around 4,080 m from the sea level and also has quite a high religious significance after Lake Mansarovar in Tibet.   

Bhuri Singh Museum

The Bhuri Singh Museum is one of the major tourist destinations which is quite famous in Himachal Pradesh. This place houses more than 8,500 antique pieces featuring costumes, arms, coins, and even royal jewellery, etc. Overall this is a good place worth visiting with your loved ones.

Events and festivals in & around Chamba

Suhi Mela

The Suhi Mela is held in the month of April and is exclusively for women where they gather and worship the Devi. Moreover, what is quite interesting to know is that Naina was the queen of the king Sahil Verman and had sacrificed herself to bring water to Chamba town.

Bhramaur Jatra Fair

This phenomenal fair is held in the month of August. This jatra starts following the day of Janmashtami and then lasts for around six days. Each and every day the jatra is dedicated to a different deity. The musicians play a lot of musical instruments such as dhols, nagaras and much more.


The Lishoo is one of the most amazing festivals which you can hope to be a part of. In the morning, young boys sing and dance with joy. This is one of those festivals which you must experience at all costs.

Best time to visit Chamba

The months from April to June are the best times to visit with your family and friends.

How to reach Chamba?

By Air -  Here you will be finding several airports which are in the adjacent cities such as Pathankot, Amritsar, Kangra etc. From there, you can find a cab to reach your destination.

By Road - The HRTC runs regular buses from many of the neighbouring states of Delhi, Punjab and Haryana. It is a good option worth considering.

By Train - The nearest railway station is located at Pathankot and is situated at a distance of 120 km from Chamba. Buses and Cabs are quite easily available from Pathankot to Chamba.

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