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Chamba (Hindi: चम्बा) is an ancient town in the Chamba district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, in northern India. According to the 2001 Indian census, Chamba has a population of 20,312 people. Located at an altitude of 996 metres (3,268 ft) above mean sea level, the town is situated on the banks of the Ravi River (a major tributary of the Trans-Himalayan Indus River), at its confluence with the Sal River. Chambial were the Rulers of Chamba State Chambials use suffix Varmans. Though historical records date the history of the Chamba region to the Kolian tribes in the 2nd century BC, the area was formally ruled by the Maru dynasty, starting with the Raju Maru from around 500 AD, ruling from the ancient capital of Bharmour, which is located 75 kilometres (47 mi) from the town of Chamba. In 920, Raja Sahil Varman (or Raja Sahil Verma) shifted the capital of the kingdom to Chamba, following the specific request of his daughter Champavati (Chamba was named after her). From the time of Raju Maru, 67 Rajas of this dynasty have ruled over Chamba until it finally merged with the Indian Union in April 1948, although Chamba was under British suzerainty from 1846 to this time. The town has numerous temples and palaces, and hosts two popular jatras (fairs), the "Suhi Mata Mela" and the "Minjar Mela", which last for several days of music and dancing. Chamba is also well noted for its arts and crafts, particularly its Pahari paintings, which originated in the Hill Kingdoms of North India between the 17th and 19th century, and its handicrafts and textiles.

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Home to pretty treasures, Chamba is India's best kept secret. Chamba is located at a short trip away from Amritsar a major city in India. Amritsar, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like The Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Wagah Border. Also, to reach Chamba, you'll have to take a flight to Amritsar; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Chamba.

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Facts and Stats for Chamba*

  • Pollution Statistics in Chamba

    Know the pollution level of Chamba before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 36.11 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 36.11 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 63.89 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 38.89 (Low)
  • Chamba: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Chamba for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Chamba.

    • Burglary and Theft 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 33.33 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 91.67 (Very High)
  • Living in Chamba - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 92.19 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 38.51 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Chamba

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Chamba

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.79 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 51.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 62.52 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40.86 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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