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Chamba- Himachal Pradesh

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Tours to Chamba
Languages Hindi, Himachali
Population 19,000 metres
Annual Mean Rainfall 785.84 mm
Best time to visit March-June
STD Code 01899

The town of temples

Located in the picturesque valley, Chamba is a beautiful town in Himachal Pradesh. Chamba is a town of temples and scenic locations. The architecture of the temples at Chamba is marvellous and tells the story of the erstwhile Chamba rulers.

Location

The beautiful town of Chamba is located in the north-western part of Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh is in the north of India and is home to some of the most beautiful hill resorts in India. The Chamba town is located on the bank of the Ravi and lies between the two mountain ridges. Chamba is about 56 kilometres from Dalhousie via Khajjiar.

Visiting time

Chamba is one of the beautiful hill resorts in India and can be toured between March and June.

History

Chamba was once ruled by the Rajput rulers in the 6th century AD and made Chamba city as the capital. Later Raja Shail Verman founded the town and named it Chamba after his daughter Champavati. Chamba was also ruled by the Mughals. Later the town came under the Sikh kingdom.

Tours to Chamunda Devi Places to visit

Chamba is home to a number of temples and they make a wonderful tourist attraction. The Laxmi Narayan Temple Complex is a must visit place in Chamba. The architecture of the temples is wonderful and reflect the beautiful art of that era when the temples were built in the 10th century. The other temples that one can visit include Hari Rai Temple, Champavati, Vajreshwari, Sui Mata and Chamunda Devi.

Rangmahal is the old palace that one can visit. The other palace that one can visit is Akhand Chandi Palace. This palace is named after Bhuri Singh of Chamba. Chamba also has an old church-St. Andrew's Church.

Sites nearby

There are a number of beautiful tourist spots around Chamba that one can visit that include Dalhousie, Khajjiar and Bharmaur. One can visit Dalhousie, which is a beautiful hill station 43 kilometres from Chamba. Khajjiar and Bharmaur are other two beautiful stations around Chamba that one can visit.

Fairs and festivals

The Chamaba Valley comes alive during the festive season. The Sui Mata festival is one of most important festivals that take place in the month of March/April. The festival is an ideal time to visit Chamba if you want to get a feel of the valley. The festival is celebrated for four days. The Minjar festival is other festival that is celebrated in July/August.

Shopping

Minjar Festival Handicrafts and brass antiques are two wonderful items that you can shop for in Chamba on your tour to Chamba.

How to reach

Chamba is about 580 kilometres from Delhi. The closest railhead to Chamba is Pathankot, which is 118 kilometres from Chamba. The nearest airport is in Kangra.

Places to eat

Chmaba has quiet few eating joints that serve sumptuous local delicacies. You can try Chuk-Chilli Sauce, which is a mixture of green and red peppers, lime juice, mustard oil and salt.




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