Himachal Tourist Guide

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Facts File of Chamba

Area : 6528sq. Km.

Population : 460499 (M:234812 - F:225687)

Literacy Percentage :  63.73 (M:77.22 - F:49.70)

Language Spoken : Hindi, Pahari, Punjabi

Headquarters : Chamba

Sobriquet : None

Chamba's  Altitude : 996 m

Dalhousie's Altitude : 2036 m

STD Code - 01899

Climate : The temperature at chamba moderate  between 36°c in summer and 0°c in the winter. Chamba is 726m. above sea level. 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 (30.2 °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 millimetres (30.939 in). Heavy woollens are required in winter and light woollens or tropical clothes in summer.

Chamba's Best Season : Throughout the year. Dalhousie in Summers.

Clothing Required : Woollens for winters and cottons clothing for summer are required.

Telecommunications : Worldwide links by net, telephones and fax code 01899 and code for Dalhousie 01898

Food Available : From Tibetan and Chinese to India available here in Hotels and Restaurants.

How to Reach / Geeting There/ Access / Reaching Chamba :

Road :  Well Linked roads provide ample public and private transport for chamba. Connected to all major cities in India through Pathankot and Shimla. It is 118 km from Pathankot. Jeeps on hire are also available but it is relatively expensive. Delhi is 627 km & Chandigarh is 357 km from Chamba.

AirBy air upto Kangra and then 140 km by car or taxi or bus. The nearest airport is at Gaggal in Kangra valley, 180 km from Chamba. Indian Airlines operates its flights on the Delhi-Dharamsala sector.

Rail : Chamba is 118 Km from Pathankot (the nearest broad guage railhead), 378 Km from Shimla and 56 Km from Dalhousie. The terminal of Board Gauge train is Pathankot. Pathankot is linked by direct trains to Amritsar, Delhi, Bombay and Calcutta. Chamba is well-connected with places in and outside the state.


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