Chamba is a small hill-town in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, about fifty kilometers from Mussoorie. Located amidst dense pine trees and deodar forests, it offers invigorating views of the Himalayas. There are several villages around Chamba where a lot of pine related products are being made. These include Rani Chauri, Jadi Paani and Saur. In earlier times when there was no electricity in these villages, the bark of the pine trees was used to light fire. The needles are also used to insulate the ceilings of Kachhe Makaan (Mud Houses) and prevent the rain from washing them away.