Chamba

General Info of Chamba

The town of Chamba, the district headquarter of Chamba district is situated in the western Himalayas between north latitudes 32°10' and 33°13' and east longitudes 75°45' and 77°33'. The town stands on a plateau on the right bank of the Ravi river valley between Dhauladhar and Zanskar ranges south of the inner Himalayas. This town was founded by Raja Sahil Varman when he conquered the lower Rani valley from the petty chiefs called Ranas and Thakurs in the beginning of 10th Century. It seems the original name of the town was Champa as mentioned in Kalhan's Rajtarangani. In the bansauli or genealogical rolls of the Chamba Rajas a reference occurs of place which was adorned with highly fragrant Champaka trees and guarded by Goddess Champavati or more popularly known as Chameshni. The temple was built by Sahil Varman in the honour of his daughter Champavati who is worshipped as a goddess in Chamba. Champavati temple became the family temple of the ruling family.

Things to do

  • Enjoy River Rafting in River Ravi
  • Enjoy Snow Fall Pangi Valley
  • Witness the great beauty of “Gulmarg of Himachal” and “Mini Switzerland” at Khajjiar
  • Forest Camping at Saho

Weather and Climate

The temperature of Chamba in summer varies between 38 °C (100 °F) and 15 °C (59 °F) and it reduces to 15 °C (59 °F) and 0 °C (32 °F) in the winter season.

Best Time to Visit Chamba

March to June is the best time to visit in Chamba as the climate remains pleasant.

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