Brimming with exotic, pleasurable views, a destination extremely salubrious for peaceful contemplation with a clean and pristine environment, Chamba is a small but exquisite hill station, attractive like an emerging bloom amidst thick Deodar and Pine forests. Perched at height of approximately 1,600 meters above sea level, Chamba is like gold mine for nature lovers and travel photographers who will find a lot of stuff in this beautiful, small hill town to feed their eccentric interests and passions.
Nature has blessed this place with its everlasting bounty as Chamba’s splendors ensnare the tourists all throughout the year. The town was once a part of the Gorkha Kingdom, but later came under the sway of the Kings of Garhwal.
More popular as weekend getaway for spending peaceful time away from the urban chaos, visitors can move around the town, exploring the peaceful pastoral life of people and enjoying the wonderful views, incredible weather and the exotic apple and apricot orchards, for which the place is well known for. Gabbar Singh Negi (a local hero, who served for India in WW1) Memorial and Shri Bageshwar Mahadev Mandir (Temple) remain the primary attractions.
Although relatively lesser known from its other namesake in Himachal, Chamba is adequately connected by rail, road and airways to major nearby towns.
While it is only a couple of hours of drive away from Rishikesh, the nearest airport for reaching Chamba is Jolly Grant Airport (80 km) in Dehradun while Rishikesh railhead (60 km) is the nearest railway connection point to reach the town. Regular taxis run to and fro to ferry the visitors from these locations.
While Chamba is mainly accessed by tourists looking to find some joyful, quiet moments, they can also move out to visit the nearby exotic destinations of the state. The towns of Mussoorie, New Tehri, Devprayag, Rishikesh, Dhanaulti, Kanatal, Uttarkashi and Haridwar are located nearby which the visitors can plan to visit in addition to their sojourn to Chamba.