Chamba - A Pristine Hamlet

In the celestial Garhwal Himalayas, lies a tiny hamlet called Chamba snuggled in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. This idyllic town is perched at an altitude of 1,600 metres above sea level, enveloped by the thick woodlands. It is popular destination because of its unpolluted beauty and panoramic excursions. Chamba is frequently visited by tourists as it offers tranquility and exquisiteness.

Since Chamba is in the proximity of Mussoorie, don’t mind extending your trip as this unspoiled hamlet is fairly impressive and alluring. One can plan a combined stay at Chamba accompanied by a short visit to Mussoorie or Dhanolti via Dehradun, Mussoorie, and Dhanolti.

Why visit Chamba?

Chamba is a picturesque hamlet situated in the laps of Himalayas and has successfully tempting tourists from a long time with its celestial and unrivaled bounteousness. Located amidst dense Pine trees and Deodar forests, Chamba offers invigorating views of the Himalayas.

The best part about visiting Chamba is you can experience quietude here and let the whispering winds converse with you while you stroll through the town. If you’ll walk beyond the crowded marketplace, you'll be greeted by the enchanting views of the snow-shrouded Himalayan peaks of Thalay Sagar and Jonli. 

On clear mornings you can soak the unparallel beauty of the kaleidoscopic Langtang range that lies burnished on the northern skyline. During the full moon nights, the pearly white stars appear as if they are at an arms distance. The Gabar Singh Memorial and the Shri Bageshwar Mahadev temple are a must visit. 

You can also explore the nearby tourist places like Dhanaulti, Surkanda Devi Temple, Ranichauri, New Tehri, and Kanatal that can be easily accessed from Chamba.  

Activities in Chamba

Nature Walks: The town of Chamba is enveloped with lush greenery and varied flora and fauna. The possibility of exploring this beautiful region would be hard to resist. Nature walk to the nearby hamlets is something a nature enthusiast would love to try.   

Village Tourism – One can also hike to a nearby village which is surrounded with lush greenery and charming hills and interact with locals to know more about their culture, customs and way of life.

Camping – Camping is another good way to spend time with your family and friends to spend some quality time in the lap of nature. Being situated at an elevation of 1,600 metres, Chamba is an ideal place to camp and enjoy the beauty of nature.  

Staying in Chamba

Although being a lesser known destination in Uttarakhand, Chamba has many accommodation options for tourists to stay as quite a few hotels and guesthouses have mushroomed at Chamba in recent years. The accommodations range from 3-star hotels to budget guest houses that are spread throughout Chamba. 

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Chamba Food Guide

There are abundant road side dhabas and local food joints at Chamba where one can find North Indian cuisines and popular Chinese dishes at affordable prices. Being a small town, it is hard to find a restaurant that serves delectable choices of cuisines. Nevertheless, some high end hotels and resorts tend to have their own restaurants that offer enough variety of cuisines. 

History of Chamba

Chamba was once a part of the Gorkha Kingdom which was later ruled by the kings of Garhwal Kingdom. When the name of World War I comes, Chamba also finds its mention some of the brave soldiers including Victoria Cross recipient, Gabar Singh Negi hailed from this region.

About Chamba 

Chamba is bestowed by the aesthetic beauty of nature, with snow capped hills, verdant gorges and pre-possing valleys dotting the river Bhagirathi. One can admire the snowy Himalayan peaks that are etched on the horizon like an artist’s muse. The best time to visit this place is between the months of March-June and October-December. While some of the best views can be seen in April and November.  

  •   As Chamba is the busiest town and a commercial hub in the Tehri Garhwal, facilities like ATMs, petrol pumps, eateries are easily available. 

Chamba is famous for?

Chamba is famous among tourist as Local Market and Tehri Water Sports.

Chamba is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Business Hub, Emerging Destinations, Hill Station, Weekend Getaway.

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