Chamera Lake Overview

Ranked 3 of 26 sightseeing in Dalhousie
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.

What travellers are saying about Chamera Lake

Experience scale
  • Very Good 6
  • Excellent 5
  • Good 4
  • Below Average 1
  • Average 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayBest Time: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

Famous for: Lakes

Entry: free

Video Reviews

Chamera lake


Review and Ratings

Isha Jain4.3/5

19 reviews

Speed Boating experience

First time experience of speed boating. Superbbbbb. Charges are too much but enjoyed lot. Rs.400 per person for 8 minutes. Motor boats for 30 minutes are also available. mountains around the lake are ultimate must go

Hemmanroy Thaker3.2/5

21 reviews

Something to view - on large scale

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 Gant5.0/5

94 reviews

Lake with awesome boating experience

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 Rao3.6/5

27 reviews

Nice place of attraction

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. owsome place. when I take ride in this lake sometimes it scared me alot but I enjoyed alot. it was gud experience for me.

Ankit Gupta3.9/5

6 reviews

Natural beauty surrounded by mountains

This place is heaven on earth very calm and relaxing.Soothing for eyes. You can do boating here. Rates for 30 minutes are exorbitant but overall good environment

Narender Rawat3.6/5

7 reviews

Nice place but rates are high for boat rides

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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Anubhav Gupta3.6/5

2 reviews

A good time pass with family

one can easily cherish the beauty of nature with family along with very good photos. The best attraction of dalhosuie besides its weather.It takes upto 2-3 hours inlcuding travel but its worth it .

Sharad Kumar4.6/5

5 reviews

Amazing place and worth visiting

Its worth to go there and take a boat ride its amazing place for taking stills and vedios you have to hire boat for group are small boat for 2 persons. in winter u must carry some snacks, water and muflur or topis because its windy here. tea stall and other small outlets u get there.

Sumesh Dudani3.9/5

10 reviews

A rainy boat ride at Chamera Dam

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 mins 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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Sunny Nagpal4.3/5

2 reviews

Beautiful dam and boating

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