Chamba Tourism
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Chamba Tourism

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  • State: Himachal Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • District: Chamba
Chamba is an ancient town and a district in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh. Chamba is situated at an altitude of 996 metres above sea level at the confluence of River Ravi and River Sal.  The town is bordered by Jammu and Kashmir in the north-west and west, by Ladakh and Lahaul in the north-east and east and by Kangra and Gurdaspur on the south-east and south. From Chamba can be seen the snowy mountain ranges of Pir Panjal, Dauladhar and the Zanskar.

Historically, Chamba was ruled by the Maru Dynasty. Chamba is named after a local princess, Champavati. Bhamour was the capital of the Maru rule at the time of Raju Maru, in 500 AD. But later it was shifted to the town of Chamba in 920 by Raja Sahil Varman on the request of his daughter Champavati.

Chamba has a long history. It was ruled by almost 67 kings of the Maru dynasty. The first ruler of Chamba was the Kolian tribes. In the 2nd century, it was ruled by Khasas and Audumbaras.  In the 4th century the Thakurs and Ranas ruled. It was also ruled by the Gurjara Pratiharas, the Rajput dynasty in the 7th century. Finally the British came and took over Chamba in 1846.

Chamba has many historical sites. The Akhand Chandi Palace is the main attraction. The building is one of the best examples of the fusion of Mughal and British architecture. It was built between 1747 and 1765 by Raja Umed Singh who used it as his residence and is known for its distinct green roof.

Champa is known for its ancient temples. There is a temple which was built by Raja Sahil Varman in memory of his daughter Champavati. The temple exhibits the Shikhara style of architecture and it has a huge roof in the form of a wheel. The walls are covered by stone sculptures. Goddess Durga also called Mahishasuramardini is worshiped in this temple.

The Lakshmi Narayan Temple complex, built in the 10th century by Raja Sahil Verman also draws a large number of tourists. The main temple consists of wooden chatries, a shikara, and a sanctum called Garbhagriha with an antarala and a mantapa.

Fairs like the Suhi Mata Mela and the Minjar Mela also attract lots of visitors every year. The best time to visit Champa is from March to June.



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Laxmi Narayan Temple, Chamba

Ritualistic temple
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Chamunda Devi Temple, Chamba

Chamunda mata temple
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7.0/7

Khajjiar Lake, Chamba

Natural lake in garden
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6.0/7
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Gurjot Sahota

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  • Gurjot Sahota
  • Lives in Ludhiana
  • 8 Reviews
  •  1221 readers

"Nice and historical place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Chamba is nice place to visit, it has its historical importance also, there is a bhur Singh museum in Chamba city which reminds us that people of Chamba were warriors, there is lakshmi narayan temple there which is also a must visit place. Chamba fish is great food for non vegetarians or fish lover's ,,, river Ravi gives a scenic view and great importance to Chamba .. Chamera Dam is there to visit .. I think everyone should must visit Chamba
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Sachin baranwal

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  • Sachin baranwal
  • 3 Reviews
  •  18 readers

"AFE(Advanture, Fear, Enjoyment)"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The distance between Noida to Chamba was 620 km And the Roads were Excellent. We get up early in the morning 2am and we left our house sharp 3 am and we stopped our car near Ludhiana for breakfast around 8. 30 am after countinue driving 350 km. Then we stopped our car 10 km before Pathankot.
The road was good on hills but after Dalhousie to Chamba the road was not in good condition not to much with comparison previous roads it was unmentioned by Government. The were repairing and making new roads. Then finally we reached Chamba but I was little bit worries due to my small new born daughter on the earth she was eight month but she felt little bit uncomfortable near Dalhousie due to tiredness after 550km driving she vomited that time we were scared I took risk to go Chamba after that she feels good she enjoyed 3 Night in Chamba and we covered lots of different places
1. Bharmor
2. Khajjior
3. Dalhouise
4. Banikhet
5. Chamba
Small petrol cars are good on mountains our car was Hyundai eon Delite + less the c. We were 2 males and 3 females and 1 new born baby girl and our luggage.
I derived my 1450 km with in 4 days without any problem.
Safety points.
1. Plan your trip
2. First Aid & Medical
3. Lane driving on hills
4. Blow Horn on curves
5. Nevigation & Internet
6. Same amount of food and water bottles
7. Don't penic
Good fun Guys
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Prabal Awasthi

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  • Prabal Awasthi
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 20 photos
  • 75 Reviews
  •  44 helpful votes
  •  40332 readers

"Chamba ... Is like cute baby in natures lap"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I reached Chamba by taxi indica from McLeodganj . . By jot way .. It was single road with full bloom blossom of nature all round .. Trip was lovely and adventures. Chamba is beau. District near Dalhousie so reach is good from Dalhousie. Chamba is full of Himalayan style beauty ofnature with beautiful lake which allows boating .. Khajihaar (mini Switzerland )is also near to it
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Vidyut Maurya

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  • Vidyut Maurya
  • Soulseeker
  • Lives in Ghaziabad
  • 160 photos
  • 116 Reviews
  •  34 helpful votes
  •  63952 readers

"Old city of India"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 9, 2017
Chamba of Himachal pradesh is on of the oldest city of India. Situated on the bank of river Raavi, Chamba deserves to be heritage city. Chamba has nice old temples and houses. Big Chaugan maidan (ground) in city. Chamba has history of more than 1000 years live city. It is second electrified city of india after Kolkata. Yo can see splendid view of river raavi and apple gardens around Chamba. Can visited around the year but nice for summer. Must by Shoes from Chamba and Chamba Rural.
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Subrata chakraborty

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  • Subrata chakraborty
  • 5 Reviews
  •  332 readers

"Perfect place for a short trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 18, 2016
Spending time in bustling Chaugan is really enjoyable especially in the evening. Other places to visit are heritage Laxmi Narayan Temple with attractive terracotta works and Bhuri Singh Sangrahalaya. One most visit Khajjyar nearly 30 km away from Chamba towards Dalhousie. It is called Switzerland of India due to it's breathtaking beauty. Other two places are Bhalei Mata Tample and Chamera Lake. Nearly 30 km away from Chamba.
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Subrata chakraborty

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  • Subrata chakraborty
  • 5 Reviews
  •  332 readers

"Visit to enjoy the bustling of Chaugan, Heritage Laxmi Narayan Temple and Bhuri Singh Sangrahalay"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 18, 2016
Spending time in Chaugan is quite enjoyable. One must visit heritage Laxmi Naryan Temple. Another place to visit is Bhuri Singh Sangrahalaya. It will enlighten how people here lived in the era ruled by Kings. From Chamba one can visit Khajjyar which is called Switzerland of India. It's breathtaking beauty will mesmerize. Other two places near Chamba, are Bhalei Mata Temple and Chamera Lake.
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Deepak Bansal

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  • Deepak Bansal
  • Lives in Ludhiana
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  • 5 Reviews
  •  813 readers

"A good destination"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Apr 12, 2016
Chamba is a good destination. In Chamba, there are many temple to look but u also see, baba shri chand ji ka gurudwara, it's nice place cool and silent, in chamba no more place to see, o yes in chamba to fames it's garden in the center of the city.

Many more places to see in chamba outer city, 15 km to chamba -khajjiar road a place hilltop, it's beautiful place to see.
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Ajeet k Nigam

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  • Ajeet k Nigam
  • Lives in Kanpur
  • 137 photos
  • 9 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  5696 readers

"Beautiful city with nice surroundings"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 26, 2016
You go to well known places. In Chamba wander little bit. You see beauty spread all around in left Dalhousie and in right Manimahesh from Chamba to Manimahesh you see what you imagine. Temples, mountains range, trekking routes, and snow... A spellbound journey.
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Awanish Singh

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  • Awanish Singh
  • Lives in Varanasi
  • 1 Review
  •  586 readers

"Excellent place with excellent people"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 17, 2016
Its an amazing feel with respect to travel around Himachal Pradesh. It's a religious place as well as very good looking place as there was very good visionary places. Once we have to go on the hills which was looking so beautiful with respect to greenery and the people are also very supportive. I think one time you should go there in your life.
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Sparsh Jain

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  • Sparsh Jain
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  695 readers

"Chamba- a heaven, had a nice expedience"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 16, 2015
Well it was a very nice experience to visit Chamba. Those nine hills are amazing to see my hotel was OK. There were many co curricular activities going on there. It was very cold even in summers. But overall its a nice experience to visit there and stay there :)
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