Being perched at 1,676 mts above the sea level within the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, Chamba is an ideal retreat for travellers who are in love with everything about Uttarakhand. Situated on the Chamba-Mussorie road Chamba has gained importance as a renowned hill station due to its panoramic excursion spots and unpolluted natural beauty. Chamba has its good share of tourism with a greater level of exquisiteness and tranquility.
The picturesque town of Chamba is situated on the lap of Himalayas and since a long time it has successfully drawn the attention of tempting travellers with its unrivaled charm and celestial magnificence. Chamba offers everything that a tourist looks for like invigorating Himalayan views, Deodar forests, Pine trees and welcoming Garhwali people with their distinct traditions and culture.
Earlier the Chamba town came under the Gorkha Kingdom, but later on the rulers of Garhwal ruled this place. Chamba is a scenic spot with natural splendors that lures nature lovers and travellers year wide. Chamba has accessibility to a lot of nearby villages where a traveller can explore the pastoral life of locals and spend time with them while knowing more about their way of living. Just a small two hour drive from the town of Rishikesh and you’ll quickly reach the beautiful town of Chamba. The town’s average rate of literacy is 76%. The figure is much higher compared to the average national rate.
Chamba can be visited year wide at all seasons while they shower their magical colors on the hills. Occasionally, one can also experience snowfall in winter months with average temperature falling at 4 degrees.
How to Reach
By Road: One can easily reach Chamba through motorable roads that are linked well with most of the destinations within the state. From ISBT Kashmiri gate one will find a lot of luxury and normal buses towards Rishikesh, Tehri and Chamba. Travellers can also catch taxis from major towns like Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Haridwar and Dehradun.
By Train: Rishikesh is the closest railway station to Chamba which is only at a distance of 58 kms. The place is well linked with major Indian cities.
By Air: The closest Airport is the Jolly Grant at Dehradun with daily flights to the National Capital. Motorable roads easily connect the Airport with Chamba.