Chamba is a town and a hill station 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, Uttarakhand, 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 Haridwar, 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.
How to Reach Chamba
- By Bus: Chamba is well connected by public and private transport buses from neighbouring cities. It you are driving from Delhi, follow the route to Mussoorie from Roorkee, then take the forested road to Chamba via Landour, Dhanaulti, Kanatal and Kodiya. Distance from Chamba to Rishikesh is 59 km, to Mussoorie is 67 km and to Delhi it is 283 km.. Luxury and normal Buses to Chamba, Rishikesh, and Tehri etc. are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate
- By Train: Rishikesh is the nearest railway station, Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Trains to Rishikesh Railway station are frequent. Chamba is well connected by motorable roads with Rishikesh. Taxis and buses are easily available from Rishikesh to Chamba. Rishikesh Railway station is situated 58 km before
- By Air: Jolly Grant Airport near Dehradun is the nearest airport to Chamba at a distance of 75 km (2to3 hrs via Rishikesh). The taxi may charge approximately about Rs. 1400-1500 from Dehradun to Chamba