Chamba is a charming hill station situated in the Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at the intersection of Ravi River and its tributary, the Sal River, with the Shah Madar slope framing the scenery on its eastern side. In spite of the fact that authentic records date the historical backdrop of the Chamba locale to the Kolian clans in the second century BC. In 920, Raja Sahil Varman (or Raja Sahil Verma) moved the capital of the kingdom to Chamba, following the particular solicitation of his little girl Champavati.
Chamba is noted for its scaled-down Pahari Paintings, where the Basohli style of Pahari artworks took roots with Nikku, the craftsman of Basohli relocating from Guler to Chamba in the eighteenth century. Raja Udai Singh and Raja Jai Singh belittled this school of painting. Chamba is a significant place for the creation of conventional painstaking work, and the town has various little workshops kept up by the craftsmen. A considerable lot of the things created are dazzling and sumptuous, a demonstration of the towns’ aristocratic heritage.
The town has various sanctuaries and palaces and hosts two well-known jatras (fairs), the “Suhi Mata Mela” and the “Minjar Mela”, which keep going for a few days of music and moving. Chamba is additionally all around noted for its specialties and artworks, especially its Pahari canvases, which started in the Hill Kingdoms of North India between the seventeenth and nineteenth century, and its crafted works and materials.
Attractions: Bhuri Singh Museum, Akhand Chandi Palace, Chamunda Mata Temple, Sui Mata Temple, Church Of Scotland, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Dam Viewpoint, Gandhi Gate, Old Shitla bridge, Shiv Temple, etc…
Best Time to visit: All year its place which is good to visit. March to June is the best time.
Peak Season: March to June.
How to Reach
- By Air: Nearest airport is Pathankot which situated at a distance of 124 km from Chamba. Amritsar, Chandigarh, and Kangra are other airports close to the town afar from the Pathankot air terminal. You can take a taxi or transports to achieve these air terminals to Chamba.
- By Road: HRTC runs regular buses from major cities of North India like Punjab, Delhi, Chandigarh, Haryana, etc…. To reach Chamba via road is the best and convenient option for tourist, for that they can hire or rent a taxi or cab, or get private buses from major cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar, etc…