Picturesque hill station of Chamba lies in Himachal Pradesh, on the quiet banks of the river Ravi, about fifty kilometers from Dalhousie. This small town was a small hamlet once upon a time. It was once ruled by King Sahil Varman and was named after his daughter Champavati. The small hamlet over a period went through noticeable developments, thus attracting many tourists from all over the world. This hill station is enveloped in nature’s bounty and the Chamba tours surely offer a serene and tranquil vacation for the people who come here.
Chamba is surrounded with scenic splendors, and numerous primeval temples. The picturesque town is nestled amidst the thick forests. Chamba tours include visits to all these exciting places and many more. Chamba is well known as a religious place for the worshipers of Vishnu and Lord Shiva. The town is dotted with many religious places. The dense forests here are home to different species of animals and birds, thus making the place a huge attraction for the nature lovers also.
Various tour operators make the required arrangements for making the tour comfortable and hassle free, which would facilitate you to discover the veiled riches of the Chamba tours that lie in the laps of the impressive Himalayan ranges.
The Laxmi Narayan Temple complex is one of the greatest tourist attractions of Chamba. This temple complex houses six glorious temples, which are adorned with emblematic 'shikara' design, which is the characteristic of numerous temples in Chamba. These temples mirror delicate traditional patterns and showcase the timeless dexterity of the great and unknown architects of the bygone era.
Hari Rai temple is the oldest temple in Chamba and also among the most favorite tourist places of the region. This temple was constructed in the 11th century, and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Chamba tours must also pack a visit to Vajreshwari temple, Chamunda Devi Temple, Sui Mata Temple, Champavati Temple that dot this hill station. Rangmahal is a famous royal residence and is marked by its august structure. This citadel unveils a perfect merge of colonial and saracenic architectural styles. The Akhand Chandi Palace is the former residence of the regal ancestors of Chamba. This palace was later renovated into a college. However, the colonial interiors and the designs are preserved.
Bhuri Singh Museum display a vast array of ancient relics of murals, copper plates, attires of the regal family, stone carvings, various paintings, doorways, etc. This museum is named after the erstwhile monarch Raja Bhuri Singh of Chamba. St.Andrew’s Church reflects the royal illustrations of the great architects. This stone building is adorned with salient Gothic arches.
Apart from all these, the Chamba tours must also include an adventurous visit to Bharmour, which lies at around 65 kilometers from Chamba. Eighty-four glorious temples are found in this site, which are situated at a height of 2141 meters. Other excursions from Chamba tours include visits to Manimahesh that lies at about eighty-three kilometers from Chamba. The excursions to Chatrari and Khajjiar would also make you a nature lover for life.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/07