(Last Updated on : 13/04/2013)
Chamba is a small town, and also a Nagar Panchayat located in Tehri Garhwal District
in the state of Uttarakhand
, India, and is perfectly placed at the junction of roads leading from Rishikesh
, Tehri Dam
Lake and New Tehri. It has been noted that previously Chamba was a part of the Gorkha Kingdom, but later the Kings of Garhwal ruled this place. Chamba is famous for scenic beauty with natural splendor which attracts nature lovers throughout the year, and offer panoramic view of the Himalaya Mountain
. The average literacy rate of Chamba is 76%, which is of course higher than the national average literacy rate.
The nearby tourist spots are Surkanda Devi Temple
, Ranichauri, New Tehri and Kanatal, mid way through the Dhanaulti-Chamba road. About 50 km from Mussoorie, a small town of Chamba is located. Chamba is one of those destinations which are lesser known and stands oblivious to most tourists. As a result it is fresh and unspoilt as there are only a lucky few who venture out to seek the beauty of this place located at an altitude of 1600 meters.
There is thick forest cover with lots of deodar and pine. This place, unlike Mussoorie, is very quite and serene, with picturesque locale and excellent place to relax and unwind. Reaching this place can be easy. It is well connected via road. One can reach Chamba in 8 hours from Delhi
via Hardwar, Rishikesh and Narendra nagar
(290 km). One can also look to combine stay at Chamba with one at Mussoorie or Dhanolti and reach via Dehradun, Mussoorie and Dhanolti.
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