Thursday, March 26, 2015


 Chamba is a town and nagar panchayat in Tehri Garhwal district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is situated at a junction of roads connecting Mussoorie and Rishikesh with the Tehri Dam reservoir and New Tehri.
Its nearby tourist places are Dhanaulti, Surkanda Devi Temple, Ranichauri, New Tehri, and Kanatal, halfway between Chamba and Dhanaulti.
About 50 km from Mussoorie, the small hill town of Chamba, Uttaranchal, is another of those destinations yet unknown to most tourists and therefore unspoilt and fresh like a daisy for the lucky few who venture out seeking new places to explore and enjoy. Chamba is situated at an altitude of 1600m above sea level. There are pleasant forests of pine and deodar trees, with some good views. Unlike Mussoorie, this place is fairly quiet and picturesque, hence an excellent place to relax and wash off the city blues. One can reach Chamba in about 7-8 hrs from Delhi via Hardwar, Rishikesh and Narendranagar (290 km). One can also combine a stay at Chamba with a visit to Mussoorie or Dhanolti and reach via Dehradun, Mussoorie and Dhanolti.
 It  is popular destination because of its unpolluted beauty and panoramic excursions. Chamba is frequently visited by tourists as it offers tranquility and exquisiteness. 
Chamba is a picturesque hamlet situated in the laps of Himalayas and has successfully tempting tourists from a long time with its celestial and unrivalled beauteousness. Located amidst dense Pine trees and Deodar forests, Chamba offers invigorating views of the Himalayas. 
Gabbar Singh Negi Memorial: Thakur Gabbar Singh joined the Garhwal Rifles as a Rifleman in 1913. Gabbar Singh and his battalion sealed their victory at Flanders in Germany during World War I. For his bravery and courageousness Gabbar Singh was awarded the highest gallantry award of England and the commonwelth nations, the Victoria Cross, posthumously and became the first Indian recipient of this prestigious award. In 1925, a memorial was established in Chamba in his honour. Every year on April 21 the Garhwal Regiment pays homage to this courageous soldier.

Shri Bageshwar Mahadev Mandir: The most popular temple of Chamba, Shri Bageshwar Mahadev is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The lingam here has naturally emerged from the earth and holds immense importance amongst the locals. The temple is at its glorious best on the day of Shivaratri.

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