Chamba is famous for its untouched natural beauty. The place is visited by tourists around the year. The pleasant climate is another factor why Chamba is one of the popular tourist destinations. Chamba has Chamba Town, Pangi, Dalhousie, Khajjiar, and Bharamour as main tourist destinations. It is at an altitude of 21000 feet above sea level.
The summer starts from April to June. The weather remains quite pleasant even in summers when the plains are boiling with high temperature. Cotton clothes are recommended during summers. Here days are little warm and nights are cool and romantic.
The monsoon season starts from July to mid-September. The weather is cloudy and misty. The entire valley is covered with newly washed leaves shining in the glory of after-rain sunshine.
The winter season starts from December to February. The place generally remains dry and cool. The snowfall does occur at higher elevations, during these months. Woolen clothes are recommended during winters.
Fairs & Festivals
The place is known for its festivals. The Sui Mata festival is held in March/April for four days. It is celebrated every year in the memory of Princess Sui. She gave her life to protect the people of Chamba. The ladies in Chamba look up to her and her images. They carry it from the old palace (Rangmahal) to her small shrine accompanied by dancing and singing.
The Minjar festival is celebrated in July/August every year. This festival is celebrated on the harvesting of the annual maize crop. It culminates with a walk to River Ravi and throwing of the silk tassels or Minjars, worn by men and women into the river.
How to Reach
- By Air: The nearest airport is Gaggal located at a distance of 124km. It is well connected with cities such as Chandigarh, Delhi, and Kullu.
- By Rail: The nearest railway station is Pathankot located at a distance of 103 km. Outside cab services and buses are available to reach Chamba.
- By Road: Chamba is accessible by road. You can go for a private cab. Private buses are also available from Charmour, Pathankot, Dharamshala, Khajjiar, and Dalhousie.