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village of pangi valley of Chamba district
Dharwas is located in Himachal Pradesh
Dharwas is located in India
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 33°8′N 76°21′E / 33.133°N 76.350°E / 33.133; 76.350Coordinates: 33°8′N 76°21′E / 33.133°N 76.350°E / 33.133; 76.350
Country  India
State Himachal Pradesh
District Chamba
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 176323
Telephone code 01897
Vehicle registration HP 45

Dharwas is the northernmost town in Himachal Pradesh in Chamba district.

Dharwas is located in the Pangi Valley, on the Dalhousie-Kishtwar trek route. Pangi Valley is the remotest valley of Chamba district, and according to Dr. Hutchison, "unique in its grandeur and beauty." Dharwas is the largest and the most populated hamlet in the Pangi Valley. The village is located at an elevation of 8000 feet above sea level. Trekking base camps are available here.

The place is famous for the natural water spring of mineral water, Tilmili. The trek trail leading to Sural Valley of Pangi and then up to janskar starts from Dharwas.


State: Himachal Pradesh

Exact Location: Dharwas is the northernmost village of Himachal Pradesh in Chamba district, and is located around 17 km from Ishriari village of j&k state padar tehsil.

Nearest Town: Killar (Pangi Head Quarter)

How to reach[edit]

The nearest railhead is at Pathankot in the state of Punjab, and the nearest airport is the Gaggal airport. From Kilar, one needs to turn north-west, and cross the Sural Nala (also calleds Lujal Nala), and a level walk trek of 8 km leads you to Dharwas. There are buses and taxis available from Killar.

The road connectivity in Pangi Valley is the 170 km road link from Chamba to Killar via Saach Pass. This is known as Alwas-Killar road and it is part of Ahju khara Mukh - Chamba - Tissa- Alwas- Killar road. From Chamba via Tissa Bairagarh and Satrundi, the road is motorable up to Killar,but the road is suitable for jeep ride.

one can also take the route via famous, Manali -Leh national highway up to tandi .After tandi next destination is udaipur . pangi is just 80 km from this place and one can reach in just four hours due to poor condition of the roads . Killar is the head office of the valley and from here government buses runs on every route in the valley . (One route via Jammu, Patni Top, Doda & Kishtwar District (J&K) State)

Other attractions[edit]

Killar: Killar is the headquarters of Pangi valley. It’s located in the deep and narrow gorge of Chenab River. Mahlu Nallah is said to be the gateway to this village. The place is blessed with incredible natural beauty. Killar is also the base for trekking expedition to Kishtwar, through Umasi la into the Zanskar Valley, and to Keylong and Manali. Dharwas is located 9 km from Killar, and 137 km north east of Chamba andother villages in killar are thamoh, karhoti, parmas, kuffa, chowki, mahaliyat, karel, kawas, bhatwas, karyas, punto, changili,parghwal.

Killar is famous for its charming dances and rich natural beauty. It is also a suitable base for trekkers venturing to Kishtwar, through Umasi la into the Zanskar Valley, and to Keylong and Manali. One the way to Lahaul, one will come across the beautiful spot of ' Purthi', renowned for a historical guest house on the banks of Chenab and a fine nursery.

Luj: Luj is located at an elevation of 7000 feet above sea level. Luj primarily consists of four villages, Udaini, Bishthow, Banwas, and Mangalwas. Udaini houses the Sheetla Devi temple. Luj is the last village and boundary of chamba district & himachal state.