Chamba is bounded on north west by Jammu and Kashmir , on the north -east and east by Ladakh area of Jammu and Kashmir State and Lahaul and Bara-Bangal area of Himachal Pradesh, on the south-east and south by the District Kangra of Himachal Pradesh and Gurdaspur District of the Punjab .
The Chamba District is situated between north latitude 32° 11'30" and 33° 13' 6" and east longitude 75°49 and 77° 3' 30", with an estimated area of 6522 square Kilometers and is surrounded on all sides by lofty hill ranges. The territory is wholly mountainous with altitude ranging from 2,000 to 21,000 feet. It islocated at an altitude of 1006 metres (3,301 ft) above mean sea level, the town is situated on the banks of the Ravi River (a major tributary of the Trans-Himalayan Indus River, at its confluence with the Sal River.
Chamba the land of lord Shiva is famous for its untouched natural beauty. The district has Dalhousie, Khajjiar, Chamba Town, Pangi and Bharamour as main tourist destinations. There are five lakes, five wild life sanctuaries and countless number of temples.
The climate in Chamba is warm and temperate. The summers are much rainier than the winters in Chamba. The climate here is classified as Cwb by the Köppen-Geiger system. In Chamba, the average annual temperature is 13.3 °C | 56.0 °F. In a year, the rainfall is 1621 mm | 63.8 inch. The driest month is October, with 24 mm | 0.9 inch of rain. The greatest amount of precipitation occurs in July, with an average of 398 mm | 15.7 inch. June is the warmest month of the year. The temperature in June averages 21.1 °C | 70.0 °F. The lowest average temperatures in the year occur in January, when it is around 2.4 °C | 36.2 °F.
Total population of Chamba district is 5, 19,080 census 2011. More than 70% of the total population depends directly or indirectly upon agriculture for their livelihood. Farm Enterprises in the district includes cereal crops, pulses and oil seed, vegetables, spices, Horticulture, Animal husbandry, beekeeping, Mushroom and floriculture. Other nonfarm enterprises in the district are flour mill, saw mill, Oil expeller , small scale industries etc. Majority of the families rearing cows, buffaloes, bullocks, sheep and goats.