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.

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Chamera Lake

Sagar Gant
25th Dec 16

What travellers are saying about Chamera Lake

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  • Very Good 6
  • Excellent 5
  • Good 4
  • Below Average 1
  • Average 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Isha Jain

Isha Jain4.3/5

19 reviews

Speed Boating experience

First time experience of speed boating. 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.
  • Speed Boating experience
  • Speed Boating experience
  • Speed Boating experience

Hemmanroy Thaker

Hemmanroy Thaker3.2/5

23 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.
  • Something to view - on large scale
  • Something to view - on large scale
  • Something to view - on large scale
  • Something to view - on large scale

Sagar Gant

Sagar Gant5.0/5

93 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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  • Lake with awesome boating experience

Kamal Rao

Kamal Rao3.6/5

29 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. 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.

Ankit Gupta

Ankit Gupta3.9/5

6 reviews

Natural beauty surrounded by mountains

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.

Narender Rawat

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  Gupta

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 Dalhousie besides its weather, it takes upto 2-3 hours including travel but its worth it.

Sharad Kumar

Sharad Kumar4.6/5

5 reviews

Amazing place and worth visiting

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.

Sumesh Dudani

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 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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  • A rainy boat ride at Chamera Dam

Sunny Nagpal

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

Photos of Chamera Lake

Chamera Lake, Dalhousie

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Hemmanroy Thaker

Chamera Lake, Dalhousie
Chamera Lake, Dalhousie

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Hemmanroy Thaker

Chamera Lake, Dalhousie
Chamera Lake, Dalhousie

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Hemmanroy Thaker

Chamera Lake, Dalhousie
Chamera Lake, Dalhousie

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Hemmanroy Thaker

Chamera Lake, Dalhousie