Chamba - Overview

Area: 6,528 kms.
Language: Hindi-English-Pahari

Welcome to the captivating district of Chamba where you can experience the magic of ancient temple, ages-old Tibetan monasteries, museums and a lot more.  With an altitude of 996 mts above sea level, the city is located on the bank of river Ravi. Founded in AD 920, By Raja Sahil Varman who moved from Bharmour, the district remains his capital city till its merger with the union of India. Enriched with the exemplary natural bliss, Chamba’s open grass fields gives you a great time exploring the nearby region. You can also participate in the local festivals being celebrated here, every year.
The city has a high cultured society encompassing unrivaled scenic beauty. Talking about the climatic conditions, the district experiences duly receives heavy rainfall during monsoon, followed by chilly weather in winter months. Visitors flock here between March and June, if you want to experience snowfall with occasional showers, visit the city in the months of September to November. The town is divided into two parts; old and new town wherein you can visit several historical and pre-modern monuments and temples. Experience the magic of the snow-capped Dhaladhar and Zanskar ranges from particular locations of Chamba district. Also, you may take a tour of the enchanting confluence of the Ravi and the Sal river.

Places To Visit In Chamba:-

Akhand Chandi Palace:
Being one of the best known attractions in Chamba, Akhand Chandi Palace was built during 1747 to 1765. The palace has green colored rooftop which is later modernized by Raja Sham Singh. The successors of the king made counted renovations to the Palace.

Champavati Temple:
This temple is built in the memory of princess Champavati by King Sahil Varman around 935 AD. Bestowing the Shikhara style, the temple is known for its elaborate stone carvings.

Lakshmi Narayan Temples:
Raja Sahil Varman also built the famous Lakshmi Narayan Temples in the 10th century which is an important pilgrim spots for the followers of Vaishnavs. The temples also reflect the famous Shikara style of temple architecture in India.

Chamunda Devi Temple:
The Chamunda Devi Temple is one of the most sacred and most visited sites in the region. Dedicated to Goddess Chamunda Devi, the temple was built in 1762 by Raja Umed Singh.

Bhuri Singh Museum:
Bhuri Singh Museum is an important tourist attraction in the Chamba valley depicting the famous Basohli and Kangra paintings and built in the honor of Raja Bhuri Singh on September 14, 1908.

Manimahesh Lake:
This beautiful lake finds its proximity to Manimahesh Kailash Peak in the Pir Panjal Range of Himalayas. Immensely popular among tourists, the lake is located at an altitude of 4,080 mts above sea level.

Bhalei Mata Temple:
Bhalei Mata or Bhadrakali is a temple dedicated to Goddess Kali in Chamba. The temple is situated near the Chohra dam in Chamba district.

Vajreshwari Temple:
Vajreshwari temple is a medieval shrine, located in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh. The temple is said to be 1000 years old, consecrated to Goddess Vajreshwari-the goddess of lightening. Erected in the Shikhara style of architecture, Vajreshwari Temple has extraordinary carvings and delicate masonry.

Chamba Central Park:
Chamba National Park offers an excellent view of the entire Chamba region. A verdant green field, which is the jamboree of all the activities in the town, the central park, is the largest bunch puller in the city in recent years.

Church of Scotland:
Church of Scotland is a beautiful tourist attraction in Chamba. It was initially constructed in 1899 by Raja Sham Singh, who gifted the newly built structure to the Church of Scotland mission for the use of the Christian community in Chamba. 

How to Reach

By Air :
Regular flight services are conducted from Delhi to Jolly Grant Airport which is only 74 kms away from Chamba.

By Rail:
Rishikesh is the closest railhead to Chamba district which is about 60 kms away. Catch your train for preferred location from Rishikesh railway station in Uttarakand.

By Road:
You can reach to Chamba from most of the cities of Uttarakhand and many popular northern cities of North India. Get taxis, cabs and state buses from Mussoorie, Dehradun, Devprayag, Haridwar, Tehri, Sirinagar and Uttarkashi.