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Go here for: Week-End Breaks, Hills

Chamba in Himachal Pradesh is a charismatic medieval town hill station amidst lush greenery, scenic picnic spots, and cluster of tiny villages. This historic town was established by Raja Sahil Varman of Pahari dynasty, during the 10th century. It is named after Champavati, the king’s daughter, Champa.

Besides being a lovely hill station, Chamba is also loved as a monsoon getaway by discerning travellers. Subhash Ghai’s musical hit movie ‘Taal’ is perhaps one of the reasons, why travellers love to flock here. The movie captures the breathtaking scenery of Chamba in the rains.

Chamba at an altitude of 930 meters, on the banks of the beautiful river Ravi is surrounded by Zanskar and Dhaulad ranges. Chamba is a fabulous place adorned with natural beauty. Its staggeringly carved sandstone temples, entwined with the calm ambiance of the town makes it perfect hill getaway.

Chamba is 607 km from Delhi. There are many stay options in Chamba. Hotel Iravati run by HPTDC, Hotel Champak, Hotel Aroma Palace, Hotel City Heart, and Himalayan Orchard Hut are some of the good places to stay in Chamba.

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