Chamba is a small town in the state of Himachal Pradesh in India. This town serves as the district headquarters of the Chamba district in Western Himalayas. The region has an altitude of nearly 3300 feet above sea level. The town, the valley and the district in which this town is situated share a common name of Chamba. This town is situated at the junction of River Ravi and River Sal, a tributary of Ravi. The Shah Madar hill serves as a beautiful backdrop to the town towards east. The old capital of this region was Bharmour, which is located 75 kilometres from the town of Chamba.In 920, after conquering the Ranas and the Thakurs at the lower Rani Valley Raja Sahil Verma shifted the capital of the kingdom to Chamba, following the specific request of his daughter Champavati. Chamba was named after her.
The town is known for its spectacular temple architecture and splendid natural beauty. The town is situated amongst beautiful valleys and has tourists visiting the place throughout the year. The area has rich flora and fauna in the Sub Himalayan ranges and is known for a pleasant climate throughout the year. The temples, lakes, and wildlife sanctuaries in the region makes it an ideal tourist destination. This place is also known as the Land of Shiva. It has a serene and untouched natural beauty. All this information and lots more is available in Chamba travel guide.