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Khajjiar lake and Chamera lake

Khajjiar Lake :        Khajjiar lake lies 32°26¢ north and 76° 32¢east about 6300 feet above sea level between Chamba and Dalhousie. Its area is approximately 5000 sq. yards but is constantly under threat from weeds. The average depth of the lake is sitated to be thirteen feet as per District Gazetteer. For the local people this lake holds sacredness and they beleive that it is unfathomable. The lake takes its name from Khajji Nag, the deity in the temple nearby. It is set in huge grassy glade with surroundings of evergreen cedars. The whole ensemble makes one think of a piece of sapphire set in the background of gold and emerald.

Chamera Lake :        The Chamera Hydel Project-Stage I is located on the river Ravi, District Chamba H.P. The project is situated at Churah-23 Kms from Bani-Khet, while the power house is located at Khairi on the confluance of the river Seva and river Ravi. When completed it will produce 540 Mega Watt of electricity. The project is nearing completion and the diversion tunnel has been plugged. Thus, the resultant lake is now under creation.

The project is linked with the nearest rail-head at Pathankot by a 97 kms long road. The Dam site is 36 kms from Dalhousie and located at a height of approximately 892 mtrs above sea level. At its top the Dam is 765 mtrs. High. The Dam site enjoy very sharp fluctuations in climate between April to June. During the day it can get very hot (around 35 degree centigrade) though by the evening, temperatures fall to between 18 to 20 degree centigrade.