Chamera Lake, Dalhousie

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Chamera Lake Dalhousie

Chamera Lake is a hidden gem located in the beautiful hill station of Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh. It is a must-visit place for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. The lake is surrounded by picturesque landscapes and is a favorite among tourists who love to explore new destinations. The Chamera Lake is fed throughout the year by the Ravi river. The water of this lake is also used for irrigation. The place around the lake is surrounded by hills and valleys having beautiful pine woods. During winters, it snows in the high reaches of the areas and the mountains and hills are covered in snow giving overall a mesmerizing view.

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Chamera Lake

The Chamera Lake was created by the construction of the Chamera Dam. The lake with lush green forests, rolling hills, and towering mountains, makes it one of the most picturesque locations in India. The calm and serene waters of the lake providea a perfect backdrop for visitors to enjoy the beauty of nature in all glory.

The Chamera Dam

The Chamera Dam is an engineering marvel that provides power to the surrounding areas. It is an important source of electricity for the entire state of Himachal Pradesh. Those coming to visit the Chamera Dam can not only witness the breathtaking beauty of the lake but the surrounding hills as well.

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Weather in Chamera lake

The weather of the places is just like the rest of the Himachal Pradesh weather. It is the start of spring from February and March, Summer months start from May onward and this is the best time to visit Himachal. During the winter months ie from November to February it snows in many parts of Himachal Pradesh with all heavy snowfall in all the hill stations in this state.

Water Sports Activities at Chamera Dam

Chamera Dam offers a wide range of water sports activities for adventure enthusiasts like boating, kayaking, and fishing. The calm and serene waters of the lake make it an ideal place for water sports activities. For the adventure enthusiasts, the surrounding hills provide an added thrill and they can enjoy activities such as trekking and rock climbing.

Himachal Pradesh Water Sports Centre

Himachal Pradesh Department of Tourism has established a water sports center close to the lake with a goal to promote water and therefore boost tourism. Those who enjoy water sports can also enjoy these varied water sports such as fishing and boating, provided by the Himachal Tourism in Chamera Lake.

Other Places to Visit Nearby 

 There are several places in and around Chamera Lake for tourists. Some of these are Daikun Peak, Ganji Pahari, Khajjiar, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, St Johns Church, Gandhi Chowk Shopping Market in Dalhousie, Ragunath Temple and many more.

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The Khajjiar Lake, also called mini Switzerland is a beautiful glacial lake that is located just a short distance away from Chamera Lake. The lake is surrounded by lush green forests and is one of the most popular destination for picnics and trekking in Himachal Pradesh. Another popular attraction is the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, near Khajjiar Lake. This sanctuary is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including several species of deer, leopards, and the Himalayan black bears. Visitors to the sanctuary can go on guided tours to see the wildlife and learn more about the conservation efforts being made to protect the animals. One can also trek from Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary to Khajjiar.

Where to Stay in Chamera Lake

You can spend a night or two in Chamera Lake since there are numerous hotels nearby catering to different budgets and preferences. There are lots of budget-friendly guesthouses and home-stays, besides off course luxurious resorts and hotels.

Dalhousie to Chamera Lake

The lake is situated just 35 kilometers from the famous hill station of Dalhousie and is observable in the Chamba Pathankot highway as you drive towards the beautiful hill station of Dalhousie. It’s only 35 kilometers from Dalhousie, 38 km from Chamba, and 102 km from Pathankot that’s the closest rail-head too. Chamera Lake can readily be reached via the HRTC buses, taxi/jeep, and own vehicle.

Khajjiar to Chamera Lake Distance

It takes 1 hours approx to travel from Khajjiar to Chamera Lake to cover a distance of 53 kms or 32.9 miles. The travel time refers to the time taken by a car. Chamera Lake can readily be reached via the HRTC buses, Local taxi/jeep, and own car.


Chamera Lake is a hidden gem that offering a unique blend of natural beauty, adventure, and relaxation. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore this hidden gem and experience the beauty and excitement that it has to offer. A must-visit destination for those who love nature, adventure and exploring new destinations.

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