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Travel to the Valley Town of Chamba

By Manoj Menon

Chamba is a beautiful hill station located in the Tehri Garhwal District of Uttarakhand. The destination is situated at a height of 1524 mt above sea level.

The place is popular among tourists for its natural surroundings and unpolluted beauty. The unexplored region of Chamba, surrounded by deodar and pine trees, is a dream destination for nature lovers.

Travel to the Valley Town of Chamba

Scenic View of the Chamba Valley.
Photo Courtesy: Fulvio Spada

Gabbar Singh Negi Memorial

Gabbar Singh Negi Memorial is a popular tourist attraction of Chamba. It was built in 1925 in honour of Thakur Gabbar Singh, who served as a rifleman in the Garhwal Rifles in 1913.

During World War I, Singh and his battalion won the battle at Flanders in Germany. After his death, he was rewarded with the highest gallantry award, the Victory Cross. The Garhwal Regiment, on 21st April every year, pays tribute to this brave warrior.

Shri Bageshwar Mahadev Mandir

Shri Bageshwar Mahadev Mandir is a renowned religious centre of Chamba, devoted to the Hindu Lord Shiva. The Shiva Lingam enshrined in the temple is believed to have appeared from the ground on its own.

During the popular Hindu festival Shivaratri, devotees visit the temple in large numbers.

How to Reach Chamba

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to Chamba and is located at a distance of around 80 km from the destination. This airport is connected to the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi by regular flights.

By Rail: The railway station of Rishikesh is the closest railhead to Chamba, which is situated at a distance of about 60 km. This railway station is well connected to various important cities of the country.

By Road: Chamba is well connected to several nearby cities by buses and taxis. Numerous luxury and normal buses to Chamba are available from places like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Devprayag, Tehri, Uttarkashi and Srinagar.

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