Blessed with some of the most spectacular and beautiful landscapes
anywhere, it is a travellers paradise -lofty snow peaks, deep gorges,
lush green valleys, fast flowing rivers, enchanting mountain lakes,
flower bedecked meadows, beautiful temples and monasteries steeped
in time. May it be for relaxing, sightseeing, trekking, mountaineering,
fishing, para-gliding, skiing, ice skating and golf, Himachal has
it all...Come Explore Himachal with himachaltourist...
In the higher reaches of the Ravi Valley, just 56 km from Dalhousie,
Chamba is perched on a little plateau about 100 m above the river.
The capital of an ancient kingdom, Chamba was founded in 920 AD
by Raja Sahil Varma who named it after his favorite daughter Champavati.
Isolated in this valley by the high ranges, Chamba developed its
own style of architecture and art. Much of this heritage has been
preserved and Chamba is known for the elegance of its temples and
for its exquisite miniatures and handicrafts.
In a group are six ancient temples carved in stone, with tall vimanas.
Dedicated to both Shiva and Vishnu, they were built around the 8th
century AD. The Lakshminarayan Temple, the oldest in this group,
is richly ornamented.
Bhuri Singh Museum
On display is a
collection of fine miniatures from the Kangra, Basholi and Chamba
schools of painting. There are also murals and paintings from the
Rang Mahal Palace which was damaged by fire.
A large grassy meadow forms the heart of the town and the centre
of all its cultural activities. Each year, the colourful Minjar
Mela celebrating the harvest is held here.
Hari Rai Temple
This 11th century temple located near the Chaugan, has an exquisite
bronze image of the Chaturmurti - the four armed Vishnu, enshrined
in the sanctum.
Chamunda Devi Temple
Just 1 km from the Chaugan is a temple overlooking the river, Dedicated
to the goddess Chamunda Devi, the temple is embellished with fine
The nearest airport is Kangra 180 Km away.
The nearest narrow gauge railhead is Pathankot, 122 Km.
Well connected by road.
Between 36 C in summer and 0 C in winter
Throughout the year
Summers : Light Woollens
Winter : Warm Woollens
STD Code : 018992
General Information & Accomdation info on Chamba city of Himachal
Pradesh - India