Places near Chamba
Mussoorie: Mussoorie is one of the most visited and most popular hill stations of India. Visited by lakhs of tourists throughout the year, Mussoorie is set in the foothills of Himalayas in the Dehradun district of Garhwal region in Uttarakhand state. Mussoorie is situated 54kms from Chamba and is set at an elevation of 2005mts above sea level.
New Tehri: New Tehri is the only planned town of Uttarakhand state which was created during the construction of the Tehri dam. Every month thousands of tourists visit Tehri to see the pristine water of the massive Tehri lake. The Dam is situated amidst high mountains many of which are submerged under water. New Tehri is very well connected with motorable roads and is being turned into a major adventure tourisn destination by the state government in coming months. Tehri is situated at a distance of 18kms from Chamba.
Devprayag: Devprayag is the sacred confluence of the two holy rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda making its water holier with the formation of Ganga River. Devprayag is one of the five confluences of Alaknanda River and the origin of Ganga River.It is the seat of the pundits of Badrinath Dham and is located at an elevation of 472mts above sea level at the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi River. It is located 82kms from Chamba.
Rishikesh: Rishikesh also known as the yoga capital of world is also an ideal spot for white water rafting and camping on the beach of Ganga. Rishikesh comer under the shivalik range of the Himalayas and the place is also the home of numerous temples and ashrams. It is one of the busiest places of Uttarakhand where lakhs of tourists visit every month throughout the year. Rishikesh is situated 59kms from Chamba.
Dhanaulti: Dhanaulti is situated 27kms from Chamba and just 25kms from Mussoorie, amidst thick alpine forests of Deodar, rhododendron and oak and it offers an atmosphere of perfect peace & tranquillity. Dhanaulti often brings surprise for the tourists as the beauty of Dhanaulti is yet to be explored and is less popular amongst people. The woods, cool environment, scenic valleys, lovely weather and enchanting view of snow capped peaks of majestic Himalayan range makes it an ideal retreat for a relaxed holiday. Located on the Mussoorie -Chamba route, Dhanaulti is situated at an altitude of approximately 2000mts above sea level. The popularity of scenic beauteousness of Dhanaulti is now emerging as a travel destination. If you want to get away from the crowd and busy markets of Mussoorie, then head towards Dhanaulti..
Kanatal: Kanatal is situated 16kms from Chamba on Mussoorie-Chamba Road in the Tehri District of Garhwal region of Uttarakhand state. Kanatal is a picturesque lake with pristine water which was forgotten and the lake almost died. But Kanatal is now emerging as a popular tourist destination. The lake stands at an elevation of 8500mts above sea level amidst forest and lush fruit orchards. The peacefulness of this place is impregnable, the reflection of the enchanting surroundings blesses the place with illusionary elements of life and the sound of the wind is the only thing that could be listened without making an effort.
Uttarkashi: Perched at an elevation of 1,352mts above sea level at a distance of 87kms from Chamba, Uttarkashi is a picturesque spot well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state. It is situated on the banks of the holy Bhagirathi River. Uttarkashi houses the most reputed mountaineering institutes of India i.e. Nehru Institute of Mountaineering.
Surkanda Devi Trek: The deity of Surkanda Devi is Goddess Sati - Wife of Lord Shiva. This sacred temple is set at an astounding altitude of 3030mts above sea level near Dhanaulti. The temple can be reached by an easy trek of 2km on foot through dense verdant forest. The trek affords panoramic views of snow clad peaks of the splendid Himalayan range. According to mythology the head of Goddess Sati fell here when Lord Shiva was taking her charred remains along with him. The temple holds enormous importance amongst the Hindus.
Haridwar: Haridwar is situated at an altitude of 295mts above sea level on the banks of the sacred Ganga River. It is the gateway to the Char Dhams of Hindus situated in Uttarakhand, namely Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, also written as Hardwar, The meaning of Haridwar in Hindi language means Dwar of Hari or Gateway to God where 'Hari' means god and 'dwar' means gate. Haridwar is visited by lakhs of devotees every month to take a sacred dip in the holy water of Ganga River. Kumbh Mela is celebrated after a long span of 12 years in Haridwar, the last kumbh at Haridwar was in the year 2010. Har-ki-Pauri, Mansa Devi and Chandi Devi are the main attraction of the town. Haridwar is situated 81kms from Chamba.