Chamba town the headquarters of Chamba district is a small town located on the banks of river Ravi amidst a picturesque and verdant valley. The town has numerous temples and palaces and hosts two popular fairs "Suhi Mata Mela" and "Minjar Mela" which are celebrated with great pomp and fervour. Chamba is also known for its handicrafts and particularly its Pahari paintings.