India - Chamba Travel Information

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Chamba 

Chamba is a beautiful town amidst the Shivalik ranges in Himachal Pradesh.

It was founded by Raja Varman who named it after his daughter Champavati. Lying on the banks of river Ravi, it is one of the most beautiful hill resorts of India.  It has spectacular valleys of wild flowers and stunning sunsets.

The town is also famous for magnificiant and ancient temples. The Laxmi Narayan Temple itself has six temples in its complex, three of which are dedicated to Lord Vishnu and other three to Lord Shiva.  

There are small Surara temples and Brajreshwari Devi temple to the northeast of the Laxmi Narayan temple. The Chamunda Devi Temple dedicated to Chamunda has the entire wooden ceiling embroidered with elaborate carvings portraying floral motifs and different deities. The Sui Mata Temple is located between the Chamunda Devi temple and Brajreshwari Devi temple, and is dedicated to Sui Mata.

Other temples of importance are given below.  

  • Radha Krishna Temple
  • Harirai Temple
  • Sitaram Temple
  • Champavati Temple
Other places of interest in Chamba are given below. 
  • Rangmahal / Himachal Emporium
  • Bhuri Singh Museum
  • St Andrew's Church
  • Gandhi Gate
To Reach 
  • By Air: Nearest airport is Dharamshala.
  • By Rail: Nearest railway station is Pathankot (120 kms) which is connected to all the major cities of India.
  • By Road: Important road distances are: Amritsar 245 kms, Kangra 180 kms, Pathankot 120 kms, Shimla 422 kms, Manali 470 kms, Mandi 334 kms, Jammu 229 kms, Dharamshala 180 kms, Dalhousie 56 kms, Khajjiar 30 kms.

 

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