Far from the rush of city life, Chamba is a small town popular for its picturesque views lined with deodar and pine trees, its apple orchards and various temples.
56 kms off†Dalhousie, Chamba is popular for its temples and adventure sports amidst the rolling Himalayan hills. If you like the adrenaline rush, Chamba offers opportunities for rafting, trekking, camping, kayaking and other such sports. The Surara temple and Brajeshwari temples are other popular attractions.
Ganga Dussera Festival, Surkanda Devi Temple
May - June
When in Chamba, camping is the best way to enjoy the place. Otherwise, you can also look for hotels, homestays and resorts.
A secluded and peaceful town which offers the natural beauty at its best.
Nothing much to do around the city. Very few options for accommodation within the town.
Chamba is ideal for a day tour from the nearby cities of Mussoorie, Rishikesh and Dhanaulti. It is also perfect for offbeat explorers.
Chambaut does not have too many options for food and cuisines, hence you might want to make some personal arrangements for the food. The state of Uttarakhand houses a number of local delicacies, that you might chance upon, while here. These include Kappa (a green curry), Sisunak Saag(a dish prepared with green leafy vegetables and many local ingredients), Rus ( a preparation of many dals) and more.
The best option of commuting within Chamba is by hiring a taxi. Otherwise, you can also opt to cover the places on foot.
Day 1- Reach Jolly Grant airport or Rishikesh railway station. Transfer to hotel in Chamba in a taxi. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel. Day 2- Breakfast at the hotel. Take a tour of the apple and apricot orchards, then visit the Shri Bageshwar Mahadev Mandir, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Visit the Gabbar Singh Negi memorial, built in the memory of Gabbar Singh, who was an honorary rifleman during the World War 1. Later visit the Tehri Lake, located on the outskirts of Chamba. Back to hotel. Day 3- Check-out from the hotel You can also visit Kanatal, Dhanaulti, and Mussoorie on the same trip.
Chamba is an unspoken hidden gem of Uttarakhand famous for its pristine vistas of the Himalayan mountains and peaceful ambience. The modernisation hasn't touched the boundaries of Chamba and hence it is a perfect getaway to find solace in nature. The refreshing ambience with the aromatic fragrance of apple and apricot orchards welcomes you in the Chamba region. Chamba is encompassed by places like Mussoorie, Kanatal and Dhanaulti and Rishikesh, hence Chamba is a secret getaway from these tourist destinations of Uttarakhand.