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Lama Dal (Lake) ( almost 4000 metres above mean sea level )

At the altitude of 12,000 feet, thirty miles east of Chamba proper near the historic Balaini pass, lie a group of seven tarns . The last and seventh in series constitutes the main Lama Dal. This tarn is the largest in this group and also throughout the district. It has an approximate circumference of one and half miles. Its depth and water content remains not estimated. For the reason of its being largest it is known as a Lamba Dal (long lake); however, this is pronounced as Lama Dal by the local people. There is small Shiva temple at the lake. The main lake serves the purpose of a sacred place for the surrounding villages. Held sacred to Lord Shiva, this lake lies amidst bare rock.

Location: 45 km from Chamba town, Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh. It is 20 km from Dainkund (Dayankund). 

Altitude: 3,960m above sea level. 

Lake Type: High Altitude Lake. 

Dedicated to: Lord Shiva. 

Best time to visit Chamba Valley: The ideal time to visit Chamba Valley is Mid-May to Mid-October. 

How to reach Chamba Valley:
  • By Air : The nearest airport is at Gaggal in Kangra valley, 180 km from Chamba. 
  • By Rail : Chamba town is 122-km from Pathankot, the nearest broad gauge rail head, which is linked by direct trains to Amritsar, Delhi, Bombay and Calcutta.
  • By Road : Well connected by road. 

Contact Person: Anup Ranta (+91 98998 35625) For all information like Tracks, Tourist Guides, Transportation and Stay.


shreenath said…
anup truely, very nice blog. and very informative for traveller like me.