Location and Information

Chamba in Himachal Pradesh

Chamba, the valley of milk and honey is known for its streams, meadows, temples, paintings, rumal ( handkerchief ) and lakes. Chamba has few rivals for its scenic beauty. Chamba is situated at an altitude of 926 metres. and spreads in the area of 24 km. There are three well defined ranges in the district - The Dhauladhar range, the Pangi or Pir Panjal range and Zanskar range. Located on the banks of the Ravi river the township resembles an Italian village fortress. Chamba's temples are mostly dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu and are built of richy engraved stone. The town is also the base for Gaddi shepherds who, though nomadic in their way of life, return to Chamba periodically to stock supplies. Chamba is so sheltered by snow-clad mountain barriers that its monuments escaped destruction at the hands of invaders, which is why it still remains one of the best preserved heartlands of the Himalayan arts.

Chamba in Himachal Pradesh
Chamba in Himachal Pradesh
Chamba in Himachal Pradesh

Access Route

Delhi to Chamba

Shortest Route: 12 hours 45 minutes (580 km) via NH-44, NH-154, Diversion at Nurpur to SH-28 (Nurpur to Chamba-Dalhousie Road)

  1. via Sonipat - Karnal - Kurukshetra - Ambala - Ludhiana - Jallander - Pathankot - Banikhet - Chamba
  2. via Sonipat - Karnal - Kurukshetra - Ambala - Chandigarh - Hoshiarpur - Phatankot - Banikhet - Chamba
  3. via Sonipat - Karnal - Kurukshetra - Ambala - Chandigarh - Ropar - Nangal - Una - Talwara - Jassur - Nurpur - Lahru - Banikhet - Chamba
  4. via Sonipat - Karnal - Kurukshetra - Ambala - Chandigarh - Ropar - Nangal - Una - Talwara - Pathankot - Banikhet - Chamba

Shimla to Chamba

Shortest Route: 10 hours (335 km) via NH-103, NH-205, NH-154, NH-103, NH-3, NH-303, SH-23, NH-154, Diversion at Nurpur to SH-28 (Nurpur to Chamba-Dalhousie Road)

  1. via Solan - Chandigarh - Hoshiarpur - Phatankot - Banikhet - Chamba
  2. via Solan - Chandigarh - Hoshiarpur - Phatankot - ( via Dalhousie ) Banikhet - Dalhousie - Khajjiar - Chamba
  3. via Solan - Chandigarh - Ropar - Nangal - Una - Talwara - Jassur - Nurpur - Lahru - Banikhet - Chamba
  4. via Solan - Chandigarh - Ropar - Nangal - Una - Talwara - Pathankot - Banikhet - Chamba
  5. via Solan - Nalagarh - Kiratpur - Nangal - Una - Talwara - Jassur - Nurpur - Lahru - Banikhet - Chamba
  6. via Bilaspur - Hamirpur - Jawlaji - Kangra - Nurpur - Lahru - Banikhet - Chamba

Chandigarh to Chamba

Shortest Route: 8 hours (355 km) via NH-205, NH-344A, NH-103A/NH-344A , NH-344A, NH-44, NH-154, Diversion at Nurpur to SH-28 (Nurpur to Chamba-Dalhousie Road)

  1. via Chandigarh - Hoshiarpur - Phatankot - Banikhet - Chamba
  2. via Ropar - Nangal - Una - Talwara - Jassur- Nurpur - Dunera - Banikhet - Chamba
  3. via Ropar - Nangal - Una - Talwara - Jassur- Nurpur - Lahru - Banikhet - Chamba

Air Route

Chamba is not yet directly connected by Air. The nearest Airport is at

  1. Gaggal 125 km 4 hours via Nurpur SH-28, NH-154 ( Kangra Airport )
  2. Pathankot 110 km 4 hours via NH-154A, Nurpur SH-28, NH-154, NH-44 ( Pathankot Airport )
  3. Amritsar 240 km 6 hours via NH-154A, SH-28, NH-44, NH-54, NH-354 ( Shri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport ). Any kind of transportation is very easily available from both the airports.

Train Route

Chamba is not yet directly connected by Train. The nearest broad gauge railway station is at Pathankot 120 km. which is linked by direct trains to Amritsar, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. Regular bus service is available from Pathankot to Chamba. any other kind of transportation is easily available.

Chamba Climate

Chamba town experiences variation in climate and temprature in different passing seasons. Because the town is surrounded by high altitude mountains, there are occasions when Chamba town experiences snowfall in winter if the right weather conditions are met. The summer temperatures range between 15° C and 38° C, while the winter temperatures usually remain between 8° C and 15° C. The Monsoon season is rich in rains and the temprature drops down below 30° C during the passing of season. Chamba town remains accessible throughout the year via road.

Chamba Climate
Chamba Climate