Chamba Travel Guide

A picturesque hamlet, some distance away from the popular tourist destination, Mussoorie, Chamba is where you can find the best of nature. Entrenched in the Tehri Garhwal District of Uttarakhand, this hushed land is situated 1600 m above the sea level. Surrounded by the deodar and pine trees, Chamba as a travel destination doesn't fail in creating a world of its own where just a visit at any time of the year can leave one enchanted. Being unexplored, Chamba serves as a perfect weekend getaway destination, a visit of which can be combined with a tour of Mussoorie, New Tehri, and Dhanaulti.

A sightseeing tour here can land you in places like the famous Surkanda Devi Temple,

Gabar Singh Memorial and Bageshwar Mahadev Temple, which are a must-visit. For nature enthusiasts, there are also some lesser explored trekking trails up to the high points of Chamba from where the majestic views of Thalay Sagar and Jonli mountain peaks of the Himalayan Range can be sighted. Chamba is ideal for those seeking quietude, and some time away from the rush of the popular tourist places and city life.

Our Chamba travel guide is overflowing with information on best places to visit and amazing things to do, which makes it quite essential for the travellers looking for an impeccable travel experience. Also, handcrafted for you are the varied holiday packages by Tour My India that ensure a vacation unlike any other.

Best time to visit Chamba

There are infinite reasons to visit this small hill town of Chamba and if you are looking for a getaway full of nature then this is the right place to be in. Whether it be the sunny days of March or the cold ones of November, the land looks like a paradise in every sense possible throughout the year.

  • Summer

    A sunlit summer afternoon in Chamba is perfect for sightseeing tours to the places in and around as the temperature ranges from 14°C to 30°C in the months starting from March till June.

  • Monsoon

    Embrace rain in the sedate environs of Chamba as you plan a vacation here in the monsoon season. Tourists don't miss out on the chance to witness the land turning more beautiful in monsoon beginning from the month of July and lasting till October.

  • Winter

    Let the magic of winters enwrap you in itself here at Chamba in the sometimes snowy months of November to February. With the minimum temperature being 4°C, one can relish hot steaming delicacies touring the hill town with ease.

Tourists Attaractions and Things To Do in Chamba

When planning a vacation here, you would actually be astonished by the beauty Chamba envelopes. The mesmerizing view of the hills and the clear blue skies will leave you speechless and while here if you feel like hovering around, it would turn out to be a great choice as there are a handful of tourist attractions to revel in.

  • Mussoorie

    Special for some and extraordinary for many, this Queen of Hills in the vicinity of Chamba can be reached with ease, if you are looking for more fun things to indulge into. Located at a distance of around 61 km away from Chamba, one can enjoy tourist attractions like Gun Hill, Kempty Falls, Mall Road and much more like these as it is one of the must-visit places in Uttarakhand... Read more

  • New Tehri

    Owning its name as the district headquarters of Tehri Garhwal, this new town is 11 km away from Chamba and is renowned for the pious Chandrabadani Temple dedicated to Goddess Sati and Tehri dam among tourists since it is the highest dam in India and one of the highest in the world... Read more

  • Narendra Nagar

    Head to Narendra Nagar if you are looking for a quaint getaway destination, situated just 44 km away from Chamba. Bask in the beauty of Ganga river and Doon Valley. Besides you can take the privilege of spa facilities available here in the Himalayas for which the whole city is famous.

  • Surkanda Devi Temple

    Devoted to Goddess Surkanda, this beauteous Hindu temple will surely enrapture you from where you can fancy the cities nestled in the South and Himalayas on the North. Settled 23 km away from Chamba and at an elevation of 2757 m, this shrine is best known for its classic architecture and is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths located far and wide on the Indian subcontinent. If you happen to be around this temple in May and June then you can be a part of the auspicious festival of Ganga Dussehra celebrated here.

Where to Stay in Chamba?

To make your vacation more indelible, Chamba comes forth with a number of 3 stars to economic 1-star hotels with good facilities for you to fancy and choose from. Apart from this, you can opt for government guest houses which offer decent facilities and basic amenities and of course a scenic view as an addition.

How to Reach Chamba

Chamba like other tourist destinations of Uttarakhand is easily accessible depending on your choice. If you are already spending your holidays in Uttarakhand then it's easy to access Chamba by road else there are means like air and rail for all.

  • By Air

    Jolly Grant airport is the nearest airport to Chamba, located at a distance of 75 km. One can easily gain access to taxis from the airport to Chamba.

  • By Rail

    Being 60 km away, Rishikesh is the nearest railway station to Chamba which can be effortlessly approached by the means of bus and taxi.

  • By Road

    Chamba is appropriately linked by road via public and private buses to major tourist attractions and cities of Uttarakhand and the country like Mussoorie, Dehradun, Rishikesh, Delhi, Haridwar and many more. Taxi service is also available to Chamba.

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