Chamba, Uttarakhand

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This article is about the town in Uttarakhand. For the municipality in Himachal Pradesh, see Chamba, Himachal Pradesh.
Chamba is located in Uttarakhand
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Coordinates: 30°13′N 78°14′E / 30.21°N 78.23°E / 30.21; 78.23Coordinates: 30°13′N 78°14′E / 30.21°N 78.23°E / 30.21; 78.23
Country  India
State Uttarakhand
District Tehri Garhwal
 • Total 4 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation 1,524 m (5,000 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 6,579
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 249145
Telephone code 01376

Chamba is a town and nagar panchayat in Tehri Garhwal district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is situated at a junction of roads connecting Mussoorie and Rishikesh with the Tehri Dam reservoir and New Tehri.

Its nearby tourist places are Dhanaulti, Surkanda Devi Temple, Ranichauri, New Tehri, and Kanatal, halfway between Chamba and Dhanaulti.

About 50 km from Mussoorie, the small hill town of Chamba, Uttaranchal, is another of those destinations yet unknown to most tourists and therefore unspoilt and fresh like a daisy for the lucky few who venture out seeking new places to explore and enjoy. Chamba is situated at an altitude of 1600m above sea level. There are pleasant forests of pine and deodar trees, with some good views. Unlike Mussoorie, this place is fairly quiet and picturesque, hence an excellent place to relax and wash off the city blues. One can reach Chamba in about 7-8 hrs from Delhi via Hardwar, Rishikesh and Narendranagar (290 km). One can also combine a stay at Chamba with a visit to Mussoorie or Dhanolti and reach via Dehradun, Mussoorie and Dhanolti.


As of 2011 India census,[1] Chamba is a Nagar Panchayat city in district of Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. The Chamba city is divided into 7 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Chamba Nagar Panchayat has population of 7,771 of which 4,149 are males while 3,622 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.

Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 1010 which is 13.00 % of total population of Chamba (NP). In Chamba Nagar Panchayat, Female Sex Ratio is of 873 against state average of 963. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Chamba is around 857 compared to Uttarakhand state average of 890. Literacy rate of Chamba city is 89.04 % higher than state average of 78.82 %. In Chamba, Male literacy is around 91.71 % while female literacy rate is 85.99 %.

Chamba Nagar Panchayat has total administration over 1,971 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorize to build roads within Nagar Panchayat limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.

Caste Factor Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 7.73 % while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 0.59 % of total population in Chamba (NP).

Work Profile Out of total population, 2,517 were engaged in work or business activity. Of this 2,085 were males while 432 were females. In census survey, worker is defined as person who does business, job, service, and cultivator and labour activity. Of total 2517 working population, 85.78 % were engaged in Main Work while 14.22 % of total workers were engaged in Marginal Work.

Famous Author and Co-Founder of Magxp Karan Rawat also writes a article about this place according to the author this place is Heaven.[2]


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