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COVID-19 : CHAMBA is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 18 Dec 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to CHAMBA?
  • Entry is open for domestic travellers from other state. However, thermal screening will be conducted by state health authorities upon arrival.
  • No e-pass required to for Inter-state travel to Himachal Pradesh.
  • Entry/Exit from state borders will be allowed only from 6am to 8pm.
  • Face masks are compulsory when going out in public. Fine of Rs 1000 to be imposed on those not wearing masks.
  • COVID-19 test is not required on entry to the state. However, thermal screening shall be done for all passengers entering the state.
  • Night curfews (8pm-6am) declared in Mandi, Kangra, Shimla and Kullu till Jan 5.
  • All supermarkets, parks, malls and attractions are open with strict COVID-19 prevention norms in place.
  • Social distancing to be followed mandatorily when out in public.
  • E-passes/ permissions not required for inter-state travel.
  • For passengers arriving from red zone districts outside of Himachal Pradesh, carrying a COVID-19 negative test report from ICMR authorized lab, not older than 48 hours from the date of departure,14 days of Home Quarantine is allowed.
  • 14 days of institutional quarantine is required for passengers arriving from any Red Zone district outside of Himachal Pradesh or passengers having ILI (Influenza Like Illness) symptoms irrespective of the zone from where they are arriving.
  • All passengers must download Aarogya Setu App.
Flights

Nearest airport to Chamba is Dharamshala. Domestic flights are operational to the airport from Delhi and Chandigarh.

Trains

Himachal has two important railway stations in Solan and Una. Passengers can alight at these two stations from Pathankot, Punjab and Delhi.

Buses

Inter-state entry of private and government buses in restricted in the state, however, intra-state bus services are functioning in the city from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. with 60% passenger capacity.

Local Transport

Local transport services, like taxis, autos and buses are functioning in the state.

The government of Himachal Pradesh has taken several steps to curb the spread of Covid-19 while allowing travellers and tourists to visit the state. Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines and safety measures issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to keep yourself safe.

Nestled in the point of confluence of the Dhauladhar and the Zanskar mountain ranges, Chamba is the northernmost district of the state. Popularly voted to be the most scenic town of Himachal Pradesh, this region borders  Jammu and Kashmir in the southern end.

Full to the brim with its natural wonders, the lovely little valley is dotted with a number of alpine forests, fast flowing rivers, sparkling lakes and streams, vast, open meadows and rich wildlife. During winters, the valley remains snow-capped, offering up a sight of extreme ethereal beauty.

Apart from its natural beauty, however, Chamba boasts of a splendid cultural heritage also. Its massive stone-carved temples, such as Chamunda Devi Temple or the Laxmi Narayan Temple, offer an aesthetic treat to the visitors. The sheer craftsmanship is a skill depicted through the architectural wonders in Chamba is something to marvel at. The beautiful miniature paintings that form an essential part of the state’s history can be viewed at the Bhuri Singh Museum, which also houses a fine collection of ancient Himachali artefacts.

A number of little villages dot the outskirts of Chamba, each with its own unique attractions.  One cannot possibly miss out on a visit to the Saho Village while visiting CHamba. Located on the banks of the Sal River, the village is known to house a 1100-year-old Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, which has a naturally built Shiva Lingam. Owing to the scenic beauty of the Jhanwar apple orchards, a visit here is almost mandatory for anyone visiting Chamba. The little valley also hosts a number of fests and festivals throughout the year, such as the Minjar Fair in July, Sui Mela in April, and Chhatradi Jatar in September.

Owing to its fairly moderate climate, Chamba is one of the year-round destinations in Himachal Pradesh. In summer months, between March to June, the temperature remains relatively high and may even go up to as much as 35 degree Celsius. The monsoon months, between July to September, experience moderate temperature and a decent amount of rainfall. The temperature remains fairly low during winters, even falling to sub-zero levels occasionally. December and January in Chamba witnesses heavy snowfall, and the valley remains snow covered until March.
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