Chamba has taken its name from the fast flowing Ravi River, was once the beautiful capital of the local kings. The history of the state goes back to the year 920 AD when it was founded by Raja Sahil Varman and survived for 1000 years, until it was taken away by the British in 1845. Since the year 935, the annual harvest festival, known as the “Minjar Festival” has been celebrated in the months of July and or August, in the honor of Raghuvira (an incarnation of Rama). This place lies en route toBharmourand that is a very well-known trekking country, Chamba is not a very prominent tourist destination. Most places of interest are tucked away in the alleyways of Dogra Bazar, which runs uphill past the maharaja’s palace.