One Day Trip from Chamba
While Chamba, Khajjiar and Dalhousie are the three most popular tourist destinations in the District of Chamba there are many more places, which are equally attractive. Most of these places have now become easily accessible from Chamba and merit equal attention. We have already mentioned Bharmour and Chhatrari. The later is a small town, located on the way to Lam Dal and is famous for its Shakti Temple. To know more, you may visit our page on Trek from Chamba to Lama Dal. Meanwhile, let us visit few other offbeat places around the city of Chamba, where you can go for a picnic or simply a day’s visit.
Sarol near Chamba
This spot is located at a distance of 3.5 km from the main road; you will have to cover this lap on foot. Once you have rested, you may visit the sprawling horticulture farm, consisting of citrus fruit trees, located nearby. There is also a sheep breeding farm and an apiary located close to it. You may visit that also. In all, Sarol offers a scope for an exciting outing.
Kuranha Village near Chamba
Jhumar near Chamba
Many Bollywood movies have been shot at Jhumar. Among them, Taal, a musical romantic drama directed by Shubhash in 1991, is the most famous.
Saho near Chamba
The Shiv Linga in this temple is five feet tall and largest in the district. An idol of Nandi, made out of stone, can be seen just in front of it. An interesting feature about this idol is that if you knock at its throat, it will produce a jingling sound. Buses for this hamlet are available from Chamba main bus stand. There is also a rest house belonging to the Forest Department in Saho and therefore, if you intend to spend a night you may do so.
Salooni near Chamba
Apart from scenic beauty, the town has many places of tourist interest located nearby. For instance, if you drive for another 20 Km, you will be reaching Gamgul Wildlife Sanctuary, famous for its musk deer. To know more about this game sanctuary you may visit our page on Wildlife Sanctuaries near Chamba.
Besides, 28 km from Salooni is the ancient temple of Bhalei Mata. Teluri Boating Point, located behind Chamera Dam can also be approached from here.
Katasan Devi Temple from Chamba
Baira Siul Hydroelectric Project from Chamba
Close to this temple is the Baira Siul Hydroelectric Project, the first of its kind undertaken by NHPC. It utilizes the combined inflow of River Baira - Siul and Bhaledh for generation of power on run-of-the-river basis. All these rivers are tributary of River Ravi. The project is one of the four hydroelectric projects in the district and has a capacity of 198 MW (3 x 66).