Chamera Lake

Lake / Backwaters

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Distance (From Dalhousie): 26 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 3-4 Hours

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 26 km from Dalhousie, the Chamera Lake is an artificial lake situated at Chourah village in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the scenic lakes in Himachal Pradesh and among the must-include places in Dalhousie packages.

The Chamera Lake is formed by the Chamera Dam on the Ravi River, which is positioned at an altitude of 1700 m. It is a major source of water supply for the villagers and is continuously fed by the Ravi River. The Chamera Hydel Electric Project, one of the main hydel projects of Himachal Pradesh, is situated nearby. It is one of the best Dalhousie tourist places.

Nestled in a valley amid pine forests, the lake is an excellent site for activities like fishing, angling, and boating. Himachal Pradesh Tourism department has built a boathouse adjacent to the lake near Taleru, which has facilities for water sports like river rafting, motor boating, canoeing, and kayaking. Other than the water sports, pedal boats and rowing boats are also available for tourists. The Bhandal Valley and the Bhalei temple are the other tourist spots near Chamera Lake.

Chamera Lake is well connected by roads making it easy to reach the place.

Boating Charges: Rs.300 for Adults and Rs.200 for Children for 30 minutes.