This mountain town was founded in the 10th century by Raja Sahil Varman. The earlier name of this place was Champa as dedicated to the daughter of Raja Sahil Varman, who builds a temple in the middle of this mountain town. Later the name was changed to Chamba. The temple still stands in the same place where it was build and the local people worship Goddess Champa as their native God. Chamba is situated in the western Himalayas. The town is setup on top of a plateau on the right banks of the river Ravi valley.
The two famous mountain ranges like Dhauladhar and Zanskar guarding from the south of the inner Himalayas. Chamba is inhabited by around 4-5 lacs and spread over an area of over 6500 sq.km. Chamba does not have a particular season for the tourist to visit this lovely mountain town. During winter Chamba holiday packages offers winter sports which attract number of tourist from different countries. The snow clad mountains are worth watching during that time. Most of the villages during the winter are accessible by foot. Chamba experiences all the seasons throughout the year.
Being a valley the summers are hot and the temperature shoots upto 38 C and during monsoon the valley experiences lot of rain fall which lashes the river banks and the pre-winter and post winter Chamba experiences number of colourful wild mountain flowers and birds, butterflies hovering around this mountain town. During this time Chamba is thronged by tourist from all over the world. A pleasant aroma is filled in the air as if the whole valley has become a flower. Chamba has majestic sceneries with snow covered mountains in the back drop provides the love, warmth and hospitality.
The simple villagers who live in this land believe. The old local saying, that Chamba is Gods own Land and the local people do respect that and you would start respecting the same once you be there and mingle with them. Spending a vacation at Chamba with Chamba holiday packages is really a life time experience. During the early morning the air around Chamba is filled with the chanting of hymns and ringing of temple bells would begin your day. Chamba is very easily accessible by road from Dalhousie.
Chamba is well connected to the National Highway with major nearby cities like Punjab and Delhi. When visiting this place with Chamba holiday packages you would feel that you did not miss out a single thing that nature had created. The local villagers depend upon agriculture and tourism as their main source of living. Different varieties of foods are available at Chamba. The local markets offer wood handicrafts, hand woven shawls and woollen caps. In all Chamba is a place worth visiting once in our life time, so pack your back bag and make your vacation tour exciting with Chamba holiday packages.
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