Chamera Dam

Chamera Dam

  • Dalhousie
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • India
  • Entry Fee No entry fee
  • Time Required 1 - 2 Hours

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Chamera Dam, Dalhousie Overview

Chamera Dam is an earthen dam in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is built over the River Ravi and was constructed as a hydroelectricity project. The total catchment area of this huge dam is 472.5 sq. km. Its construction has led to the solution of many issues like the shortage of electricity and other water problems. A lot of tourists visit this site to spend some good quality time.

Why Is It Famous?
Chamera Dam is a major embankment in the region of Dalhousie. It stands on the River Ravi and serves as a famous travel destination. It creates the reservoir that houses no aquatic creatures. Due to the absence of such creatures, the reservoir of this dam has emerged as a remarkable recreational site and the water sports like canoeing, motor boating, paddle boating, swimming, yacht sailing etc. can be enjoyed here.

Another famous aspect of this dam is the weather around it. During the daytime, the temperature shoots up to 33°C, whereas, drops down and remains between 18°C-20°C.

Best Time To Visit:-
The best time for visiting Chamera Dam can be any season of the year. There lies no such hassle of marking a casual visit to this place during a specific season. But, you can make your trip rewarding by visiting Chamera Dam during monsoons. It is the best season for enjoying the weather and swimming the waters of Chamera Reservoir.

Watch Out!
If you do not know how to swim then this dam is not the right place for you. Any other activity like motor boating, paddle boating etc. can be enjoyed but jeopardizing the life shouldn’t be done if you’re unaware of the swimming techniques.

Reaching There:-
To reach Chamba, you can choose the mode of roadways, railways, or airways. It is connected to the entire Himachal Pradesh via state-run luxury buses, express trains, and flights. Commuting within Chamba can be done easily by hiring the services of the local transit.

Nearest Railway Station:- Pathankot Railway Station
Nearest Airport:- Pathankot Airport

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