Chamba popularly known as the 'Florence of Himalayas' is particularly famous among foreign tourists. It is a small city in Himachal Pradesh. Although it is small, it has many tourist spots to see. The pleasant weather of Chamba attracts many tourists. The scenic beauty of Chamba, clad deodhar forests rich in wildlife, have increasingly become popular among the tourists. Going to Chamba for a vacation is a memorable experience. The other reason for its increasing popularity is its easy accessibility. Chamba is directly connected to the major cities like Delhi and Chandigarh by bus.
Travel tips in Chamba:
Tourists who want to go to Chamba should book their tickets in advance. Bookings at the last moment is not advisable as there is heavy rush to visit these destinations.
If tourists want to go by bus to Chamba then they should either go to Delhi, Chandigarh or Shimla as buses frequently go to Chamba from these places. Taking direct bus from Delhi to Chamba is tedious as it takes more than 7 hours to reach Chamba.
Although Chamba has a pleasant climate, at times temperature of Chamba decreases drastically. Therefore tourists are advised to carry sweaters and shawls with them.
If tourists want to go for trekking in Chamba, then should carry trekking shoes with them. Ordinary shoes won't be useful for trekking.
As Chamba is one of the destination spots among tourists, hotel for accommodation should be booked well in advance. Booking at the last minute is not advised for tourists.
If tourists want to go by railways then they should go to Pathankot, which is the nearest railway station from Chamba. From Pathankot, buses are easily available to Chamba.
If tourists want to travel by air then should go to Gaggal.Gaggal is an airport that is near to Chamba. Gaggal is connected by air to major cities of India.
Chamba has many tourist spots. All tourist spots have their own charm and must be visited. By whichever mode you travel in Chamba, see to that you view all tourist spots. Always listen to the guides. Wearing of shoes in temples is strictly prohibited.
Temple, particularly of Lord Shiva and Radha Krishna, should not be missed as these temples are intricately carved. Tourists must also visit Bhuri Singh Museum and Akhand Chandi Palace. They have a rare collection of manuscripts and ancient artifacts.Esspecially one should not forget to see the drawings made by pahari painters.
People going for a forest expedition in Chamba should not forget to carry mosquito repellants.
People, after visiting all tourist spots of Chamba, should not forget to visit Dalhousie and Khajjiar. These places are popular hill stations, located at a distance of 50 kms from Chamba.
Tourists can also carry large amount of money as the area is crime free.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/07