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Chandra River

When glaciers high up in the Himalayas melt, they flow in two directions—one towards north to form Chandra River and the other down south to form Bhaga River. A confluence of these two forms Chenab River. Mountains overlook Chandra Rover on one side and a magnificent cirque presents stunning views on the other.

Chandra River rises from the snow of Shivalik Ranges or lesser Himalayas in the Lahaul-Spiti District of Himachal Pradesh. From there onwards, the river flows for a considerable distance in the south east before finally taking a U-turn and taking a south west course to merge into Spiti Valley. This valley falls in the rain shadow area and hardly receives any rainfall—from scant or limited. The important human settlement along this river is Koksar.

How to Reach Chandra River

One can get to Chandra River by reaching Kaza in Spiti, which is approachable via all means of transport.

By Air

The nearest airport that connects you to Kaza is Bhuntur Airport of Kullu. From here one can take a cab or bus to travel around Chandra River.

By Rail

The railway station closest to Kaza is at Jogindernagar, which is a narrow gauge station. Chandigarh is the nearest broad gauge railway station.

By Road

One can get to Rohtang Pass from Chandigarh, Shimla and Manali.

Climatic Conditions

Climatic conditions in this region are pleasant throughout the year. However, winters can get extreme because Chandra River lies close to glaciers. Summers is a good time visit this region because weather is pleasant and comfortable for visitors. This is also the time you get to see beautiful Himalayan landscapes. If you do plan a visit during winters, it’s best to be well prepared.

Best Time to Visit the Chandra River

Chandra Tal and Chandra River have an aesthetic charm and grace because of which they attract tourist expeditions all through the year. Chandra Tal is famous for its exotic beauty as well as for adventure sports and related activities that can be carried here. Some of these include:

  • Angling and Fishing
  • Camping
  • Golfing
  • Para Gliding
  • River Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Skiing
  • Trekking
  • Vehicle Safari

The best time to enjoy all of this along with Himalayan beauty and to witness beautiful landscapes is from April to July or from September to November.

Places to Stay

Himachal Pradesh is considered one of the world’s most exotic places. Little wonder, it attracts tourists from across the globe. This has made the state a great place to stay and explore. The state has got some of the best residential and hotels for the tourists. Depending on where you are while visiting Chandra River, you can choose a place of stay. Some popular ones include:

Swan Group of Houseboats

These hotels essentially provide tourists with rooms at one of the traditional houseboats on Dal Lake. The lake is close to Lal Chowk and houseboats here offer a comfortable stay. They also have a 24-hour attendant and room service. All rooms and bathrooms are provided with modern amenities for a comfortable stay. These houseboats lie about 14 km from Srinagar Airport.

Aamod at Dalhousie

If you are staying at Dalhousie, Aamod is a great place to stay. This hotel lies atop a scenic mountain and it’s close to Kalaptop Wildlife Sanctuary. The hotel gives visitors stunning views of the snowcapped Pir Panjal range. The rooms are comfortable and spacious with all modern amenities for a convenient stay.

Aamod lies 80 km away from Pathankot. It is also easily approachable from Dharamshala Airport.

KC Residency

If you are planning to stay at Vaishno Devi, this is a good stay option. The hotel has modern rooms with all amenities. Rooms of this hotel overlook Trikuta Hills and give many scenic views to the visitor. A vegetarian restaurant here also serves delicious Indian and Chinese cuisines.

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