chamba Travel Guide

Welcome to Chamba

Introduction 
Chamba is a small town of Himachal Pradesh. It is a most attractive tourist destination of Himachal Pradesh and is known for its exquisite beauty. It is situated at an altitude of 926 m and spreads in the area of 24 km. It is the valley of milk and honey is known for its streams, meadows, temples, paintings and lakes.It is the land of lord Shiva is famous for its untouched natural beauty. The district has Dalhousie, Khajjiar, Chamba Town, Pangi and Bharamour as main tourist destinations. There are five lakes, five wild life sanctauries and countless number of temples. This town is situated at the junction of River Ravi and River Sal, a tributary of Ravi. The town is famous for its spectacular temple architecture and splendid natural beauty. It is situated amongst beautiful valleys and has tourists visiting the place throughout the year. The area has rich flora and fauna in the Sub Himalayan ranges and is known for a pleasant climate throughout the year. The temples, lakes, and wildlife sanctuaries in the region makes it an ideal tourist destination.

Places to visit 

Lakshmi Narayan Temple
Lakshmi Narayan Temple was built by Raja Sahil Verman in the 10th century. It is most famous Tourist attraction place in Chamba. It is devoted to the Vaishnavite sect. The main attraction of the temple includes the wooden chattries, which are built with regard to dynamic climatic conditions. There are six temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Three temples are dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and another three to Lord Shiva.

Champavati Temple
The Champavati Temple was built by Raja Sahil Varman in memory of his daughter, Champavati. It is built in the shikara style with intricate stone carvings. The walls of the Champavati temple are full of exquisite stone sculptures. The temple holds great historical and religious relevance for many Hindus.

Chamunda Devi Temple
Chamunda Devi Temple is an important pilgrim destination for Hindus. It is located along the Pathankot-Jogindernagar railway line. The Temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali, the Goddess of War. The temple is situated on the bank of river Baner which is around 15 kilometer from the town of Dharamsala. The forests of Pathiar and Lahla, which are near to the temple, make it an ideal tourist spot.

Brajeswari temple
Brajeswari temple is dedicated to Sui Mata, the local princess of Chamba who sacrifice her life for the people of her kingdom. Colourful paintings on the temple wall depicts the story of SuiMata. The style which makes the temple different from others is the shikara style and in top there is a wooden amalaka.

Area 6,486 kmĀ²
Population 518844
Language Hindi, Pahari and Himachali
Pin Code 176310

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