CHAMBA Tourist Guide Chamba Khajjair Dalhousie Circuit Guide

CHAMBA Tourist Guide Chamba Khajjair Dalhousie Circuit Guide - Destination Overview
  • Package Prices
    Chamba Khajiar dalhousie packages starting from Rs 9999/- 4 nights/5 days with breakfast
  • Location: Himachal Pradesh,India -
  • Altitude: 900 meters
  • Nearest Airport: Kangra Gaggal airport or Chandigarh
  • Nearest Train Station: Pathankot is the nearest Broadguage Railway head.
  • How to reach: Chamba lies in the Bharmaur Valley & approx 600 kms from Delhi. The Hill Journey starts from Una Himachal. If you come via Flight, you can reach kanga airport, and from Kangra, Chamba is only 5 hours away. If you come to Chandigarh airport , Chamba is 9 kms away.
  • Season to Visit: Chamba Valley can be visited all year.

CHAMBA Tourist Guide ( Chamba - Khajjair - Dalhousie Circuit Guide)

About Chamba

Chamba town (915m), is one of the most beautiful towns of Himachal , made famous by the Movie "Tal", Chamba is located on the right bank of the river Ravi.
Chamba is a former princely State, it is one of the oldest towns as well as known for its splendid architecture and a base for numerous excursions. Chamba is famous for its Chaugan and Mani Mahesh Yatra. Chamba is  also the district headquarters.

How to Reach Chamba
Chamba is connected by road and is 580 km from Delhi. It is 24 km from Khajjiar, Dalhousie via Khajjair, is 56 km. The closest railhead is at Pathankot, 118 km away. The airport at Gaggal in Kangra is at a distance of 170 km. Taxis/buses are available from these places.
CLIMATE : In winter, the temperature gets very low because of cold winds, when heavy woolens are required. It is hot in summer and the temperature rises up to 38 degrees
Top 10 Reasons - You Must Visit Chamba Himachal

Minjair festival - The World Famous Festival

Minjair Festival in Chamba is a week-long festival ( World Famous) & celebrated in the month of July or August every year. It is celebrated in the month of Shravan according to Hindu calendar. & takes place in the Chaugan area which is converted into market place during the festival. TheMinjar  festival attracts visitors and participants from all across the country. The cenral attraction of the Minjar Fair is the colourful processions of various deities. People dress up in silk tassel,  The procession starts at Akhand Chandi Palace and terminates at the Police Lines Nalhora.

With six main Shikhara style temples and several smaller shrines, this is renowned for its finely executed classical forms.
HARI RAI TEMPLE : This is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and dates back to the 11th Century.
THE CHOWGAN : Chamba's wide concourse is the hub of much of towns activity and also serves as its promenade.
RANGMAHAL : This old palace is an interesting mix of colonial and local architectural styles.
AKHAND CHANDI PALACE : Now a college, this imposing building once housed Chamba's ruling family. Much of the original craftsmanship can still be seen.
BHURI SINGH MUSEUM : Named after Raja Bhuri Singh of Chamba, this is a treasure house of Chamba's rich past. The exhibits include copper plates, murals, doorways, costumes, paintings and stone carvings.
ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH : Over a century old, this is a charming dressed stone structure with lancet windows.
BHARMOUR (69 Km) : Its 84 ancient temples at a height of 2141m are well known. It is also the summer home of the nomadic Gaddi people.
MANIMAHESH (98 Km) : This sacred lake (4183m) is associated with Lord Shiva and is a site of annual pilgrimage from mid of August to mid of September each year. Distance from Bharmaur is 28 Km.
CHATRARI (45 Km) : An attractive temple to Shakti Devi is located here.

Chamba - 25 Quick Points of Interest
Chamba Coordinates:     32°34′12″N 76°7′48″E     
Country     India     
State    Himachal Pradesh     
District    Chamba     
Chamba  is world famous for     Khajjiar Lake+Chamunda Devi Temple+Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary+Bhuri Singh Museum+Chamera Dam
Chamba main Culture/Religion     Hindu     
Chamba Elevation    3,268 ft    996 m
Chamba PIN    176310     
Chamba Telephone code    01899    STD code
Chamba Vehicle registration          
Chamba Nearest Airport      Gaggal airport    135 km
Chamba 2nd Nearest Airport    Pathankot     120 Km
Chamba Nearest Train Station     Pathankot    120 km 
Chamba Nearest Main City     kullu    245 km
Chamba Distance from Delhi    628 km.     
Chamba Lowest Temprature     −1 °     
Chamba Highest temperature    39 °C      
Chamba Tourist Months    March to June     
Chamba Main River    Ravi River     
Top 5 Attractions in Chamba     
Khajjiar Lake     
Chamunda Devi Temple     
Wildlife Sanctuary     
Bhuri Singh Museum     

Top 5 Accomodation  in  Chamba

Hotel Aroma Palace     
Hotel Bharmour View     
Hotel City Heart    
HotelAshiana Regency
Top 5 Restaurants in Chamba       

Hotel Anantson Resorts          
Jagan Restaurant          
Park View Restaurant          
Top 5 Events in Chamba     

Suhi Mata Mela          
Minjar Mela

Best HPTDC Hotels to Stay in Chamba

Modern and centrally located Himachal Tourism runs the Hotel Iravati at Chamba. Surrounded by flowering bougainvillea and set in an attractive lawn, this by far, is the best place to stay in Chamba.
ADDRESS : The Iravati, Chamba (H.P.) - 176310. Tel: (01899) - 222671. Fax: (01899) - 222565 E-mail:
CLASS : Deluxe Hotel

•Rooms are airy, spacious, decently furnished with attached baths and running hot & cold water. Satellite Television
•Room service, Laundry, Parking within premises, Doctor on call, Restaurant.

Best Restaurants in Chamba
CAFE RAVI VIEW : HPTDC runs Cafe Ravi View near Chaugan.
Excursions Around Chamba - Must Visit Places
Often called India's Switzerland, the exquisite glade of Khajjiar (1960m) has a circumference of about 5 km. Along its fringes, thick forests of deodar climb the slopes, the snow-line rests above these woods. At Khajjiar there is a 12th century temple dedicated to KhajjI Nag. Within the temple are life size wooden images of the five Pandav brothers.
How to Reach Khajjiar
Khajjiar is connected by road and is 23 km from Dalhousie and 26 km from Chamba. It is 520 km from Delhi. The closest railhead is at Pathankot, 120 km. The airport at Gaggal in Kangra is at a distance of 180 km. Taxis and buses are available from all these places.
Best Hotels in Khajjiar

On a hill, at the edge of a meadow, Hotel Devdar is sheltered by pines and spruce. The hotel offers a panoramic view of the meadow and surrounding forest. It's peaceful ambience is ideal for those who seek solitude.
ADDRESS : The Devdar, Khajjiar (H.P.) - 176314. Tel: (01899) - 236333 E-mail:
CLASS : Deluxe Hotel
Check availability and book The Devdar
•Rooms are airy, spacious and decently furnished with attached baths and running hot & cold water.
•Satellite Television, Parking, Restaurant.
In western Himachal Pradesh, the hill station of Dalhousie is full of old world charm and holds lingering echos of the Raj era. It covers an area of 14 sq. km. and is built on five hills - Kathlog, Patreyn, Tehra, Bakrota and Balun. It is named after the British governor General of the 19th century, Lord Dalhousie. The town's average height is 2036 m, and is surrounded by varied vegetation - pines, deodars, oaks and flowering rhododendron. Dalhousie has charming colonial architecture, including some beautiful churches. Its location presents panoramic views of the plains and like a long silver line, the river Ravi twists and turns below Dalhousie. The spectacular snow-covered Dhauladhar mountains are also visible form this enchanting town.

How to Reach Dalhousie
Dalhousie is 485 km by road from Delhi and 52 km from Chamba. The closest railhead is Pathankot, 80 km away. The airport at Gaggal in Kangra is at a distance of 135 km . Taxis and buses are easily available from these places.
CLIMATE : In winter, the temperature can drop to freezing point when heavy woolens are required. The summer temperature are mild and light woolens / cottons are recommended.
Why you must Visit Dalhousie

CHURCHES : There are four beautiful churches in Dalhousie. These are St. Andrew's Church and St. Patrick's Church at Balun, St. Francis church at Subhash Chowk and St.John's Church at Gandhi Chowk.
SUBHASH BAOLI (1 km) : It was at this enchanting spot surrounded by majestic trees, that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose spent time in 1937, contemplating and meditating.
PANCHPULA (3 km) : This is a picturesque spot where a stream feed a series of pools. A monument has been built here in memory of the freedom fighter, Sardar Ajit Singh.
KALATOP (10 km) : This wild life sanctuary is a home to the 'ghoral' and Himalayan black bear.
SHOPPING : Tibetan handicrafts including pullovers and carpets at Dalhousie. Chamba Slippers, 'Rumals' and Shawls at Chamba town.
Best Hotels to Stay in Dalhousie 

THE MANIMAHESH - Delux Hotel in Dalhousie

Named after the adobe of Lord Shiva, Mount Kailash-Manimahesh (5656m) visible from Dalhouise, is a modern hotel with all amenities. This deluxe hotel offers commanding view of snow-clad ranges and plains.
ADDRESS : The Manimahesh, Dalhousie (H.P.) - 176304 Tel: (01899) - 242793. E-mail:
CLASS : Deluxe Hotel
Note : During May-June would be sold on CP Plan i.e. Bed Tea and English Breakfast for Rs. 150/- per person.

FACILITIES : •Rooms are airy, spacious, decently furnished with attached baths and running hot & cold water.
•Satellite Television
•Restaurant, Room Service. Doctor on call.
•Conference Hall, Lounge and Bar. Parking within premises.
•Tariff on Continental Plan
•Mastercard / Visa Credit Cards accepted

THE GEETANJALI - Best Budget Hotel in Dalhousie

An economy hotel for practical people, the Hotel Geetanjali offers a good view of the area.
ADDRESS : The Geetanjali, Dalhousie (H.P. )- 176304 Tel: (01899) - 242155. E-mail:
CLASS : Budget Hotel
Note : The tariffs are on CP basis.
•Rooms are airy, spacious and decently furnished with attached baths and running hot & cold water.
•Satellite Television, Restaurant.
•Tariff on Continental Plan

References: Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation web site.