Churah Valley - Tourist Places of Himachal Pradesh

About Churah Valley

The state of Himachal Pradesh is known for its scenic beauty that encompasses the best elements of nature. Tucked away in a remote corner of the state, Churah Valley is one such place which excels not only in its natural beauty, but also have historical significance. The term ‘Churah’ literally means four paths. In fact, from Bhanjraru, which is the centre place of Churah, four distinct roads radiate to four directions.  A good number of beautiful places are there, along with the Bhuri Singh Museum, which houses, among other things the Indo-Greek silver coins.

How to reach

By Road : This valley is located towards north of Chamba. Chamba also happens to be the nearest town from where one can find buses and taxis till Tissa. From Tissa, one needs to trek to Churah.
By Rail : Pathankot is the nearest railway station which connects this region with the rest of India. From the station, tourists can easily hire buses and cabs for this place.
By Air : Gaggal is the nearest airport. This airport receives flight from all the major airports in India.

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  • When to visit
  • Best time to visit this place is between May and October. The summers in this region is quite pleasant, but during winters, almost all the hilly areas receive heavy snowfall.

  • What to Eat
  • Tourists are advised to carry food on their own, as there are limited chances of finding good eateries in the valley.

  • Attractions
  • Chamunda Temple Devi Kothi : Located around 100 kilometres from Chamba, this temple is believed to be constructed during the times of Raja Umed Singh in 1754 A. D. This temple houses many illustrations, which are dedicated to Goddess Durga. 
    Gadasru Lake : Located 20 kilometres from Tissa, this lake is having an area of around half a mile. A temple stands on its bank dedicated to Goddess Kali. 
    Salooni : Located at an altitude of 6,000 feet, and 56 kilometres away from Chamba, this place offers a panoramic view of the snow covered hills and peaks. 
    Mahakali Dal : Situated at an altitutude of 4100 metres, this dal (lake) lies deep within the lap of nature, and is surrounded by meadows below mountain peaks. This lake is dedicated to Goddess Kali.
    Some other significant places are- Katasan Devi Temple, Mahal nag Dal, and many more.

  • Activities
  • - If you are visiting with your family and friends, then enjoying a picnic along the banks of one of these lakes can be a unique experience in itself.
    - Apart from that, do consider taking a long romantic walk along the bank of these lakes. The cool breeze of these lakes is sure to soothe your soul.

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