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Chamba is the ancient town in Himachal Pradesh. This town is famous for several Palaces and Temples. This is the most beautiful hill station located at the heights of 3268 feet. In 920 this was established by Raja Sahil Verma. Sal River and Ravi River can be seen here. Famous activities near these rivers are river crossing and river rafting.


Both private and government organisation conducts this rafting. School of art is most attractive place to the tourists. This was flourished between 10th to 17th centuries. Major attractions for the shopping lovers are hand woven textiles, chappals, Pahari paintings. Suhi Mata Mela and Minjar Mela are most famous festivals celebrate here.


What to see in Chamba:

Hariraya Temple: This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is constructed during 11th century in Shikhara style. Idol of Lord Vishnu is made out of 8 different materials.

Bhuri Singh Museum: This is named after Raja Bhuri. Paintings of Raja Bhuri, Guler Kangra style of paintings are most attractive to the visitors. Other collections of the museum are ornaments, musical instruments, costumes, coins, armour, and arms.

Church of Scotland: This place is famous for arched windows and carvings. Other name of this church is St.Andrew’s Church .Now this is converted into museum.

Laxmi Narayana Temple: It is the biggest temple in Chamba which is built in 10th century by Sahil Varman. This temple is best example for Shikhara style architecture. Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu.

Central Park: From this park one can view entire hill station. Lord Shiva temple is a part of this park. Other name is Choughan.

Chamunda Devi Temple: Shrines of several Gods and Goddess can be seen here. This temple is dedicated to Chamunda Devi who is incarnation of Goddess Kali. It was built 750 years ago.

Rang Mahal: In 18th century this was constructed by Raja Umed Singh. Mughal and British architecture can be seen on this Mahal. Things like Chappals, Shawls, and Kerchiefs are sold here.

Other Place to see in Chamba: Gauri Shankar Temple, Bansi Gopal Temple, Chobia Pass, Chamera Dam are other places to see in Chamba.


What to see around Chamba:

Dal Lake: Deodar tree is major attractions in this place. Near the lake a small Shiva Mandir is located. Base camp for the trekkers is organised here. People believe that if they take a dip in the lake they will be blessed by Lord Shiva. It is located 92 kms away from Chamba.

Dalhousie: Dalhousie is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh. In this place river rafting is very famous. 5 hills are located in this place. They are Bhangora, Bakrota, Tehrah, Potreyn and Kathalagh. Large number of Victorian style mansions can be seen here. It is located 43 kms away from Chamba.

Chattrari: Shakti Devi temple is most famous here. It is located 45kms away from Chattrari.

Saho: Entrance of this village is having images of Nandi and Lord Shiva. Lord Chandra Shekhara temple most famous here. It is located 20kms away from Chamba.


Getting to Chamba: It is well connected by road. From Dalhousie, Khajjiar, Bharmour town’s buses are available to this place. Nearest railway station is located at Pathankot. Nearest Air port is Gaggal airport.


Getting around Chamba: Private vehicles, autos and taxis are available to visit the surrounding places of Chamba.


Best time to visit Chamba: During the winter season temperature goes below zero degrees. Best time to visit this place is between March to October.


Where to stay in Chamba: Only budget and midrange hotels are available. Luxury hotels are not available. Most of the hotels are located at Court Lane.


Where to eat in Chamba: Restaurants in this place are very limited. Most popular food here is Rajma in curds. Continental, Chinese and Indian food is also available.

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