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Home>>North India>>Himachal-Pradesh>>City>>Chamba

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Chamba

Chamba, Chamba city, Chamba travel Guide, Chamba Travel and Tourism, Chamba tours, travel to Chamba, Chamba Travel InfoChamba : Chamba town stands on the bank of river Ravi. It is one of the oldest princely state and dates back to the sixth century . It is well known for its splendid and beautiful architecture and also has a district headquarters Chamba is connected by road to Delhi, which is about 580 k.m . It is 24 k.m from Khajjiar and 56 k.m from Dalhousie . The closest railhead is at Pathankot, 118 k.m away.The airport at Gaggal , Kangra is at a distance of 170 k.m away .

Best Activity
:
Camping at Minjar

Fairs and Festival : The Sui Mata festival and the Minjar festival. Nearby Tourist Destinations: Dalhousie, Khajjiar and Bharmaur When to Visit: March to June

Major Tourist attractions in Chamba :

Laxmi Narayan
Temple It is one of the major tourist attraction in Chamba. The six temples in this complex display the Hindu shikhara style of architecture. Three of these temples are dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and the other three to Lord Shiva. The temple was built in the 10th century AD and was renovated in the 16th century. The Laxmi Narayan Temple complex also has some fine sculptures of residing deities, which include figures of Lord Vishnu (of the Hindu trilogy), Goddess Laxmi (Goddess of wealth), Narasimha (Lion form of Lord Vishnu) and Lord Krishna.

Chowgan Chowgan,
 is the grassy promenade at the heart of the town and is the focus for local festivals.

Brajeshwari Devi
Temple Nearby the Laxmi Narayan Temple is the Brajreshwari Devi temple, dedicated to Goddess Durga.

Chamunda Devi Temple
This temple is located on a hill overlooking the town of Chamba and one has to climb for about 30 minutes to reach it. The temple is dedicated to the wrathful form of Goddess Durga, Chamunda. The temple's wooden ceiling is ornamented with intricate carvings portraying floral motifs and different deities. This temple has a number of brass bells, offered by the devotees, and it also has the footprints of the Goddess on a small pillar.

Sui Mata Temple
Located between the Chamunda Devi temple and Brajreshwari Devi temple, the Sui Mata Temple is dedicated to Sui Mata (a local princess, who gave her life for the people in Chamba). The temple is decorated with colorful paintings depicting the life of Sui.

Hari Rai Temple
Built in the 11th-century, the Hari Rai Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is constructed in the Shikhara style. The temple has a triple-headed statue of Lord Vishnu made from eight different materials.

Other temples to visit in Chamba are the Radha Krishna Temple, the Sitaram Temple and the Champavati Temple.

Rangmahal
The Rangmahal or the Old Palace is one of the most visited places of Himachal Pradesh. It also has the Himachal Emporium, from where the travelers can buy handicraft items.

Bhuri Singh Museum
The Bhuri Singh Museum owns a good collection of artifacts of this region. There's also an interesting collection of traditional miniature paintings.

St Andrew's Church and Gandhi Gate are also worth visiting.

Chamba, Chamba city, Chamba travel Guide, Chamba Travel and Tourism, Chamba tours, travel to Chamba, Chamba Travel InfoGetting There :

By Air : Chamba is not connected directly by Air. The nearest airport is at Gaggal (Dist. Kangra). From Gaggal to Chamba transportation is easily available.

Rail : Chamba is not connected directly by train. The nearest railway-station is Chakki-Bank and Pathankot. From Chakki-Bank and Pathankot to Chamba regular bus service is available.

Road : The bus station in Chamba is located near the Chowgan. The bus service from Chamba to Bharmaur (3 hours), Dharamshala (10 hours), Khajjiar (1 hours), Dalhousie (3 hours), and to Pathankot (6 hours) is very good.  

Taxis/Buses are available from these places . Chamba is famous for its slippers,'rumals' and beautiful shawls.

 

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