Chamba

Chamba

Chamba (Hindi: चम्बा) is a town in the Chamba district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, in northern India. According to the 2001 Indian censes the town is located on the banks of the Ravi River (a major tributary of the Trans-Himalayan Indus River), at its confluence with the Sal River. Chambial were the Rulers of Chamba State Chambials use suffix Varmans.

Though historical records date the history of the Chamba region to the Kolian tribes in the 2nd century BC, the area was formally ruled by the Maru dynasty, starting with the Raju Maru from around 500 AD, ruling from the ancient capital of Bharmour, which lies 65 kilometres (40 mi) from the town of Chamba. In 920, Raja Sahil Varman (or Raja Sahil Verma) moved shifted the capital of the kingdom to Chamba, adhering to the particular request of his daughter Champavati, Who Further Adopted a Kid Named Pt.Shiv Kumar Upmanyu(Chamba was named after her). From the time of Raju Maru, 67 Rajas of this dynasty ruled over Chamba until it finally merged with the Indian Union in April 1948, although Chamba was under British suzerainty from 1846 to this time.

The town has numerous temples and places, and hosts two popular jatras (fairs), the "Suhi Mata Mela" and the "Minjar Mela", which last for a number of days of music and dancing. Chamba is additionally well noted for its arts as well as crafts, specifically its Pahari paints, which came from capital Kingdoms of North India between the 17th and also 19th century, and its handicrafts and textiles

Best Time to Visit Chamba

The very best time to visit Chamba is between March and also June

How to Reach

BY AIR - The nearby airport from Chamba in Himachal Pradesh is the Gaggal airport in Dharamsala, which is located at a range of 124 km. this airport terminal is well-connected with all the important cities such as Delhi, Chandigarh as well as Kullu. As soon as at the airport, you can work with a taxi to reach your destination.

BY RAIL - The nearest railway station to Chamba is Pathankot railway station. It located at a range of 103 km. from outside the railway station, cab services and also buses are offered to get to Chamba. Trains to as well as from Delhi, Amritsar, Jammu, Hatia, Udhampur, Mumbai, Bhatinda and Kolkata ply between the two stations.

BY ROAD - Chamba in Himachal Pradesh is well-connected by road to a lot of the neighboring towns of the state and also cities of the country. You can select an private cab. To get to Chamba, state-run and also private buses are additionally offered from Dharamshala, Khajjiar, Charmour, Pathankot and also Dalhousie.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Chamba:
  1. Khajjiar Lake
  2. Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuaries
  3. Chamunda Devi Temple
  4. Chamera Dam
  5. Manimahesh Lake