Chamba is a town in the Chamba district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The town is situated on the banks of the Ravi River (a major tributary of the Trans-Himalayan Indus River), at its confluence with the Sal River. Chambal were the Rulers of Chamba State. Chamba was founded 600 years ago.
Chamba town has numerous temples and palaces. It hosts two popular jatras (fairs), the “Suhi Mata Mela” and the “Minjar Mela”, which last for several days of music and dancing. It is also well noted for its arts and crafts, particularly its Pahari paintings, which originated in the Hill Kingdoms of North India between the 17th and 19th century, and its handicrafts and textile.
Numerous tourist attractions in Chamba. Chamba has numerous temples prominent among them are Sui Mata Temple, Shri Hari Rai Temple, Narsingh Temple, Shiv Temple, Vaishno Mata Temple, Mahakali Temple, Temple of 5 Pandavas, Bhalei Mata Temple, Champavati Temple, Chintapurni Mata Temple, Nag Temple, Radha Krishan Temple, Banni Mata Temple, Lakshmi Narayan temples, Chamunda Devi Temple and many more.
Visitors can also see Akhand Chandi Palace, Church of Scotland, Bhuri Singh Museum, Manimahesh Lake, and Kugti Wild Life Sanctuary.
The temperatures in summer vary between 38 °C (100 °F) and 15 °C (59 °F) and in winter: 15 °C (59 °F) and 0 °C (32 °F). The maximum temperature recorded in summer is 39 °C (102 °F) and the minimum temperature in winter is −1 °C (30 °F). Climatically March to June is said to be the best period to visit Chamba, which is a well-known hill station. The average annual rainfall in the town is 785.84 millimeters (30.939 inches).
Chamba is well connected by road to the rest of the state and country, including Shimla, Delhi, and Chandigarh along several routes. The nearest broad gauge railway stations are at Chakki Bank and Pathankot, the latter of which is 120 kilometers (75 miles ) away by road.