Green Valleys of Himachal
Sitting at the height of over 996 meters on the bank of the river Ravi, Chamba has become a destination of choice for many tourists visiting Himachal Pradesh. Chamba was ruled by the Maru Dynasty and named after a local princess, Champavati. It was ruled by 67 kings of the Maru Dynasty. Established by Raja Sahil Verma in 920, the hamlet has maintained its medieval glory. The district is divided into three main ranges namely the Dhauladhar range, the Pangi or Pir Panjal range and Zanskar range.There are five lakes, five wildlife sanctuaries and numerous temples in the region.The town is also the base for Gaddi shepherds who, though nomadic in their way of life, return to Chamba periodically to stock supplies. Chamba district has surreal valleys at Dalhousie and Khajjiar. Kangra is one of the most picturesque valleys in Himachal Pradesh. The massive Dhauladhar range of mountains looms over Kangra as its protectors. The history of Kangra valley dates back to vedic times, more than 3,500 years ago. Apart from the Kangra town, Tourists visit Dalhousie, Palampur, Baijnath and Dehra Gopipur.