Nestled on the bank of the river Ravi, Chamba town completes 1000 years of its existence. The town stands on a plateau on the right bank of the Ravi river valley between Dhauladhar and Zanskar ranges south of the inner Himalayas
Day 01 : Dharamshala to Chamba
We travel to Chamba taking the mountain pass road which gives spectacular view of mountains as you are higher up . we also see amazing villages, tribal people and great fauna and flora. The colorful atmosphere of the old market and old temples with breathtaking views are the main attractions of Chamba. Overnight at hotel/guesthouse in Chamba.
Day 02 : Chamba to Dharamshala (enroute Dalhousie / Khajjiar)
Dalhousie is a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Established in 1854 by the British Empire in India as a summer retreat for its troops and bureaucrats, the town was named after Lord Dalhousie who was the British Viceroy in India at that time.
Scottish and Victorian architecture is prevalent in the bungalows and churches in the town. 23 kms from Dalhousie by road and 13 kms from Kalatop is the mini Switzerland of India i.e. Khajjiar, at a height of 6400 ft. Hutchison writes, “Khajjiar is a forest glade of great beauty.The lush green meadows are surrounded by thick pine and cedar forests. Grazing herds of sheep, goats and other milch cattle present a prefect pastoral scenery. There is a small lake in the center of the saucer shaped meadow which has in it a floating island. Much of the lake has degenerated into slush because of heavy silting during rains. Still the landscape of Khajjiar is picturesque and a photographer’s delight.
Later we return back to Dharamsala with great memories of the tour.
Note:- this tour can be extended to 3 days if we include Bharmour.
Bharmour, formally known as Brahmpura, was the ancient capital of Chamba district , India . forty miles to the south-east of Chamba, Bharmour is known for its scenic beauty and for its ancient temples. Some of temples are believed to be existing from 10th century. As the whole country around Bharmour is supposed to belong to lord Shiva, it is popularly spoken of as Shiva Bhumi, abode of lord Shiva. Being the home of an interesting tribe of Gaddis, it is also called Gadderan.