Chamba is one of the quietest hill in Tehri - Garhwal Uttarakhand. It is a junction of all traffic routes comming from Rishikesh, Mussourie and New Tehri.
Chamba Uttarakhand offers a enchanting view of Garhwal Himalayan ranges and the Bhagirathi valley.
Surkhanda Devi Mandir ( 20 kms ) is one of the many highlights of Chamba. This temple is dedicated to Sati Devi. Legendary belief is that Lord Shankar carried Sati Devi's dead body from Haridwar and brought it here.
One has to take a 2km trek to reach the temple. The temple is the highest point of kanatal at at elevation of almost 10000 feet above sea level.The temple provides a spectacular view of the Gadhwal Himalayas.
*Picture by Manish Topwal
The temple is famous for its Ganga Dussehra fair in autumn. The other temples around here are Chandrabadni temple and Kunjapuri temple. The together form the Devi Darshan triangle, which also offers ample trekking opportunities.
The hill station provides on of the best Himalayan views in the region and is also a perfect getaway from the boring cubicle city life.
Chamba is just 10 kms away from the Tehri Dam the biggest dam in India and the second largest in Asia. Nearby tourist places to visit are Dhanaulti, and Kanatal halfway between Chamba and Dhanaulti.
Chamba Uttarakhand is a part of Garhwal tourism , and the local languages spoken are Gadhwali and Hindi. Cotton and light woolens in summer and heavy woolens winter are advisable.
The best time to visit Chamba would be from Feb - April and September - October. The summer season extends from April to June. The winter season is from October to Febraury.
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