Chamba - its arts and crafts OR it's magnificent scenery

Chamba Travel Guide

If Mother Nature has gifted all her beauty to a place in India, then surely it is Chamba located just 50 kms away from Dalhousie in the state of Himachal Pradesh.  This town of Chamba is named after Champavati the daughter of King Sahi that is renowned as a religious destination such as the Shrine of Lord Shiva and Vishnu. However, the natural beauty and snow covered mountain ranges are all that make it a one stop solution for honeymooners, nature lovers and those who have a passion to play with death through adventure sports. In other words, Chamba Tours are highly sought after among the tourists who want to combine leisure and religious tourism.

Chamba is the home of quite a lot of temples which are astonishing tourist attractions as well as spiritual destinations. Lakshmi Narayan Temple is such a temple shimmering beautiful art of the prehistoric era. This temple was built in the 10th century. Some of the other temples in Chamba include Champavati Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple, Hari Rai Temple, Sui Mata Temple and Vajreshwari Temple. In addition to this, tours to Chamba also cover a few palaces that include the old Ranhmahal Palace and Chandi Palace. Another important place to visit in Chamba is the St Andrew’s Church which is one of the sacred places for all the Catholics in Chamba.

A just right go away from the mundane hustle-bustle of city life, Chamba invites tourists from all over the world to unwind themselves in its picturesque lap. This beautiful hill station of Himachal Pradesh is very famous hill resort in the state. The hill town of Chamba came to be named after Champavati, daughter of King Sahil Varman who was the erstwhile ruler of Chamba. A small historic town slowly developed to become one of the largely visited tourist destinations of Himachal Pradesh. The major contributions to this are the landscaped beauty of Chamba, several magnificent ancient temples that dot the town and dense forests. 

There are also several other tourist spots around Chamba, which include Dalhousie, Bharmaur, Chatrari, Manimahesh and Khajjiar. Bharmaur which is 65 kms from Chamba is popularly known as the summer residence of the nomadic community. An unscathed, tranquil hilly resort shaded with lovely deodar and pine trees, Chamba is a land of antiquity and pristine beauty.

The weather is pleasant through out the year and therefore can be visited anytime. On the other hand, reaching Chamba is not a major issue. You can easily reach here by rail, road and air as well. The nearest airport is shimla, railroad is Shimla and it is well connected to major areas through the road network. There are also a number of accommodation options to stay in the city.

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