An Overview

Chamba is the northwestern district of Himachal Pradesh, in India, with its headquarters in Chamba town. The towns of Dalhousie and Khajjiar are popular hill stations and vacation spots for the people from the plains of northern India. Chamba is the only district in northern India to keep a well-documented history from  500 AD. Its high mountain ranges have given it a sheltered position and helped in preserving its centuries-old relics and many inscriptions. The temples erected by rajas of Chamba more than a thousand years ago continue to be under worship and the land grant-deeds executed on copper plates by them continue to be valid under the law. Two main languages of this district are Chambyali and Gaddi. Chambyali is mainly spoken in Chamba and its nearby areas whereas Gaddi language is mainly spoken in the tehsil Bharmour and Holi. Khajjiar is mini Switzerland in Chamba. Bhalei Mata Temple is very famous in Chamba. It is 35 km from Chamba. The Suhi Mata festival is held for four days in March/April every year in memory of princess Sui. She is known to have sacrificed her life for the cause of her people, that is, the people of Chamba. Chamba with its panoramic rhapsodies offers a plethora of tourist spots like Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary, Satdhara Falls, Bhuri Singh Museum, Dainkund Peak, Shivkul, Khajjiar Lake, Jhandri Ghat, St. Andrew's Church, Rang Mahal, Chamunda Devi Temple etc. To the north of Chamba are three main passes over the Pir Panjal into Lahaul: the Kalicho, Kugti and Chobia passes. From Bharmour a three-day trek is possible to

Manimahesh Lake(3950 m) in the Manimahesh Kailash (5575 m), a spur running off the Pir Panjal. Adventure lovers can have a gala time exploring the innumerable trekking, fishing, and camping options. Trekatribe offers Trekking and sightseeing in all parts of Chamba district including Manimahesh Lake, Khajjiar, Dalhousie, Bharmour, and Lam Dal. We are soon going to open trek from Kangra to Chamba via Indrahar Pass and via Kareri Lake.

Quick Facts-

  • Latitude- 32.768801, Longitude- 76.19957
  • Altitude varying between 500- 6443m
  • Highest Peak-Menthosa 6443 m
  • Population- 519080 (2011)
  • Area- 6528 sq. km
  • Rivers- Ravi & Chenab
  • Literacy- 72.17%
  • Sex Ratio- 986