Dalhousie- Chamera Dam

Dalhousie- Chamera Dam is one of the most frequented tours from Dalhousie. The Chamera Dam lies on the route to Chamba at an approximate distance of 36 kilometers from the center of the city of Dalhousie. The Chamera Dam is built over the River Ravi and supports the hydroelectricity project in the region. The reservoir of the dam is the Chamera Lake that is the hub of various water sports near the city of Dalhousie.

The first phase of the hydroelectricity power generator project on the Chamera Dam generates 540 MW of electricity. The second phase, which is under construction, is expected to generate 300 MW of electricity. The Chamera Lake is the artificial reservoir built along with the dam. The unique feature of the region is the fluctuating day and night temperature. The temperature during the day near the dam rises upto 35º Centigrade and drops to a minimum of 18º to 20º Centigrade at night.

The water level in the Chamera Lake rises to a maximum of 763 meters while the minimum water level is 747 meters. The absence of aquatic life in the lake has made it an ideal location for water sports. According to the plan developed by the tourism department, the lake shares the scope of sports activities like rowing, motor boating, paddle boating, sailing, canoeing, angling and kayaking. House boats and shikaras are also available. The government attempts to provide all these facilities to the tourists.

Last Updated on 9/13/2011