Chamba town (915m). stands on the right bank of the river Ravi. As a former princely State, it is one of the oldest in the century and dates back to the sixth century. It is well known for its splendid architecture and as the base for numerous excursions. It is also a district headquarters.
In winter, the temperature gets very low because of cold winds, when heavy woollens are required. It is hot in summer -up to 38 degree C and cottons are recommended.