Unexplored, untouched, overlooking the snow-clad peaks on one side and offering a magnificent view of the valley on the other, about 60 kms from Mussoorie is the small hill station of Chamba. An unspoilt territory and covered with lot of pines and deodar, this place offers you a never explored interlude. Unlike Mussourie, this place is very quiet and picturesque and is an excellent place to relax and drive away the city blues. The snow capped peaks of the Himalayas, the awe inspiring views of the gorges and the enchanting valleys all around the river Bhagirathi will leave you spell bound, amidst the salubrious apple growing fields. Once a part of the Gorkha kingdom and later ruled by the kings of Garhwal, Chamba has many unknown jewels still unexplored by the outer world. Neighbouring districts of Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Pauri, Rudraprayag and Tehri give this town a unique advantage of being the entry point to the inner Himalayas.
Height: 1676 m
Climate: The summer is mild and light cottons and light woolens are suggested. In winter, the sunny days are pleasant – though the nights are cold and fairly heavy clothes are required. Through the rest of the year, light woolens/cottons are suggested.
Getting There & Away: How to reach Chamba
Rail: Nearest railway station is Rishikesh, at a distance of 60 kms. Dehradun railway station is at a distance of 118 kms.
Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant at a distance of 118 kms.
Tourist Attractions in Chamba
Stroll around the hills, breathe purest air, go for a trek, visit the local temples and see the mists encircling the town are perhaps the most important attractions of Chamba.
Mussoorie: 60 kms from Chamba, known as the Queen of the Hills. The Mall, Kempty Falls, Lal Tibba, Gun Hill are the major attractions. Read More>>>
New Tehri: the district headquarters of Tehri Garhwal is 11 kms from Chamba and a new town adjoining one of the biggest dams in the hills. This place has the confluence of the two rivers, Bhagirathi and Bhilangana. Read More>>>
Rishikesh: Around 60 kms away, Rishikesh is one of the holiest cities of India. Read More>>>
Narendra Nagar: 44 kms from Chamba, it is a picturesque hill resort and offer fine views of the Ganga and Doon Valley.
Surkhanda Devi Temple: Located 24 kms away from Chamba, it is a famous pilgrimage centre in the Himalayas. A 3 kms trek takes you to the temple complex at the top of the hills.