Chamera Lake, Dalhousie
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Chamera Lake

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Ranked 3 of 25,
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in Dalhousie
Average Rating
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30 Ratings & 26 Reviews

About Chamera Lake

The Chamera Lake, located in Chamba District, is a popular tourist spot of Himachal Pradesh. Located at a distance of 25 km from Dalhousie, at an altitude of 1700 m, Chamera Lake is a reservoir formed by the Chamera Dam. Being a major source of water supply for the villages surrounding the lake and continuously fed by the Ravi River, the water levels in the lake ranges at an average of 750 m.
Nestled in a valley in the midst of pine forests, the lake is an excellent site for activities like fishing, angling and boating. Himachal Pradesh Tourism department has built a boat house adjacent to the lake which has facilities for water sports like river rafting, motor boating, canoeing, and kayaking. Other than the water sport activities, pedal boats and rowing boats are also available for the tourists.
The Chamera Hydel Electric Project, one of the main hydel projects of Himachal Pradesh, is situated nearby.
Chamera Lake, though located in the midst of dense forests, is well connected by roads making it easy to reach the place.
Other tourist spots near Chamera Lake include the Bhandal Valley and the Bhalei temple.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Sagar Gant

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  • Sagar Gant
  • Lives in Pune
  • 66 photos
  • 41 Reviews
  •  43 helpful votes
  •  27747 readers
  • Posted Dec 25, 2016
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Hemmanroy Thaker

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  • Hemmanroy Thaker
  • 23 photos
  • 21 Reviews
  •  44 helpful votes
  •  10628 readers

"Something to view - on large scale"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Just had a glimpse of the lake from atop a hill. Nice place, very huge with clean water. Its water generates electricity - its on the way. Boating is done - but did not see anybody doing so.
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Sagar Gant

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  • Sagar Gant
  • Lives in Pune
  • 66 photos
  • 41 Reviews
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"Lake with awesome boating experience"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Chamera lake is formed where 2 rivers meet up, raabi and seul. The lake is still and it's in the Chamba region. Boating is available for the tourists and it's the popular spot among the tourists. Chamera lake is around 35 km from Dalhousie. Small eateries are present and a lone cafe which was closed when we went. The water is clear and blue. Very relaxing place and boating is 350 per head and it's real good experience as it's a huge lake. Life jackets provisions is available.
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Kamal Rao

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  • Kamal Rao
  • Lives in Ludhiana
  • 51 photos
  • 27 Reviews
  •  18 helpful votes
  •  17194 readers

"Nice place of attraction"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 26, 2016
This Lake is just next to Dalhousie. Nice place of attraction. If you want to enjoy boating then this place is for you. Just hire a taxi from Dalhousie and visit there. Awesome place. When I take a ride in this lake sometimes it scared me a lot but I enjoyed alot. It was a good experience for me.
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Ankit Gupta

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  • Ankit Gupta
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 6 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  3193 readers

"Natural beauty surrounded by mountains"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 27, 2015
This place is heaven on earth very calm and relaxing, and also soothing for eyes. You can do boating here. Rates for 30 minutes are exorbitant but overall good environment.
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Narender Rawat

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  • Narender Rawat
  • Lives in Meerut
  • 6 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Nice place but rates are high for boat rides"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 21, 2015
There is nothing much to do except boating in Chamera Lake. Charges are 300 per person and 200 per child (below 10 years) for less than 30 minutes duration with motor boat which seems to be a bit high. I could not see any options for ordinary boats available. I will say it could be great if there would be ordinary boats available. Nice to visit and take pictures. Also there is not any place where you can sit and enjoy except one small restaurant.
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  • 2 votes

Anubhav  Gupta

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  • Anubhav Gupta
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 2 Reviews
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"A good time pass with family"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Aug 14, 2015
One can easily cherish the beauty of nature with family along with very good photos. The best attraction of Dalhousie besides its weather, it takes upto 2-3 hours including travel but its worth it.
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Sharad Kumar

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  • Sharad Kumar
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  • Lives in Varanasi
  • 6 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  7568 readers

"Amazing place and worth visiting"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Aug 11, 2015
Its worth to go there and take a boat ride it's amazing place for taking stills and videos you have to hire boat for group are small boat for 2 persons. In winter you must carry some snacks, water and muffler because it's windy here. Tea stall and other small outlets you get there.
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Sumesh Dudani

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  • Sumesh Dudani
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 14 photos
  • 10 Reviews
  •  28 helpful votes
  •  16136 readers

"A rainy boat ride at Chamera Dam"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Apr 23, 2015
This dam is one of the known places to visit when you are in Dalhousie and is about 30 kms away from it. The main attraction here is the boat rides which include a one hour normal boat ride or a 10 minute speed boat ride.

Nearby there's a small restaurant where you can get tea/coffee and some snacks like momos. Outside however there are main stalls selling different things. A good place to visit especially if you enjoy boating.
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  • 6 votes

Sunny Nagpal

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  • Sunny Nagpal
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
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"Beautiful dam and boating"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 25, 2014
A walk past the dam and then boating with cold breeze all around. Sangam for two rivers. The staff at the boating adds to the charm of the location by sharing the info and also help you clicks some pics :P
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  • 8 votes

Krishan Garg

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  • Krishan Garg
  • Lives in Indore
  • 5 Reviews
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  •  5958 readers

"One should visit this lake if you are on Himachal tour"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 17, 2014
During our visit to Dalhousie we went to Chamera Lake. Before going there we were under impression it must be a usual place for boating. When we were on the way to lake we enjoyed the route with the natural beauty. When we reached early morning we two were alone for boating. Despite of only two persons we were allowed to boat. Beyond to our expectation, It was not a usual lake. Its a dam for electricity generation. It was really a great experience to of boating between the mountains. It gave us totally a different feeling. Boatmen explained us about the lake and surrounding area very well. We were really surprised to know that people in the valley resides on mountains and use boats to go school or in market. In my opinion one should go for regular boat instead of speed boat for which cost is higher and timing is less. One should go to this lake if they want to have something different. Enjoyed a lot.
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