10 Best Places to Visit in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh

Total Area – 6528 sq. Km

Language spoke- Chambiali, Hindi

Chamba is a district in the state of Himachal Pradesh famous for having some beautiful places best suited for Trekking, Honeymoon destination etc. Chamba town is an ancient town of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh. Chamba is situated on the bank of Ravi River. Chamba is the most northwestern district of Himachal Pradesh. The whole territory is Mountainous with altitude varying from 2000 sqft to 21000 sqft.

There are three well defined snowy ranges of the Himalayas in the Chamba, the one nearest to plain is the Dhauladhar range(2400 meter – 4600 meter), Zanskar range(5500 meter- 6100 meters), Pangi range or Pir Panjal range( above 5800 meters).District Chamba has two main rivers, Chandrbhaga, and Ravi.

The historical portion of Vamshavali commences with the name of maru who was then the head of the family. The most important ruler of Chamba is Meru Berman and Sahil Verman.

Meru Verman was the most important ruler who extended his boundaries with conquesting neighboring states and ceded them into his region successfully.Meru Verman was the great patron of the temple and have constructed very famous temples. Mani Mahesh, Lakshana Devi temple, Narasimha. Sahil Verman built Lakshmi Narayan temple and Kameshwara Temple.

Chamba has several Historic places, Religious places, and some beautiful places best suited for Adventurous sports etc.

1 Chaurasi Temple

Chaurasi temple Chamba, Himachal Pradesh

Chaurasi Temple is located in Bharmour Chamba in Himachal Pradesh was build around 1400 years ago. This place holds immense religious importance for the people of Chamba.This temple is named Chaurasi temple for being constructed 84 temples in the complex of this area.

How to reach Chaurasi temple 

By Air – Gaggal Airport is the nearest Airport which is 185 kilometers away from Chamba. From there you can go by bus or hire a Cab to Reach Chamba.From Chamba, you need to go to Bharmaur which is 65 kilometers from Chamba town.Chaurasi temple is Located nearby to Bharmaur Bus stand.

By Train – Pathankot Railway Station is the nearest Head to reach Chamba which is 118 Kilometres away from Chamba. You can board a Roadways bus or can hire a Cab to reach there.

By Road – Perhaps the best way to reach Chamba is through Road, Road to reach Chamba is well connected to Kangra, Manali, Chandigarh etc. you can deboard at Bharmaur bus stand, Chamba bus stand.

Things to do in Chamba & Chaurasi Temple 

  • Pay visit to Temple
  • Sightseeing
  • Trekking
  • Adventurous Sports activity

Main Attractions At Chaurasi temple Complex – Ganesha temple, Swami Kartika temple, Ma Chamunda temple, Ma Sheetla temple, Hanuman temple, Manimahesh temple (Lord Shiva), Ardh Ganga ( Holy pound for the purpose of purification by bathing )

2 Mani Mahesh temple

Manimaheshvara_Temple,_Brahmaur,_Chamba

Manimahesh Temple is located in  Bharmour town of District Chamba, Himachal Pradesh is built by Meru Verman in the honor of Lord Shiva. This temple is a pilgrimage center for the people of Chamba. This temple is the part of famous Chaurasi temple Complex in Bharmaur in Chamba. This temple is located in the Center of Complex and is the main temple of the complex having a Large Shiva linga.

How To Reach Mani Mahesh Temple

By Air – Gaggal Airport is the nearest Airport which is 185 kilometers away from Chamba. From there you can go by bus or hire a Cab to Reach Chamba.From Chamba, you need to go to Bharmour which is 65 kilometers from Chamba town.Chaurasi temple is Located nearby to Bharmaur Bus stand.

By Train – Pathankot Railway Station is the nearest Head to reach Chamba which is 118 Kilometres away from Chamba. You can board a Roadways bus or can hire a Cab to reach there.

By Road – Perhaps the best way to reach Chamba is through Road, Road to reach Chamba is well connected to Kangra, Manali, Chandigarh etc. you can deboard at Bharmour bus stand, Chamba bus stand.

Things to Do at Manimahesh temple

  • Pay visit to Temple
  • Sightseeing
  • Trekking
  • Adventurous Sports activity

Places Of Attractions at Manimahesh temple –  Ganesha Temple, Swami Kartika Temple, Ma Chamunda Temple, Ma Sheetla Temple, Hanuman Temple, etc.

3 Bhuri Singh Museum

Bhuri singh Museum Chamba

Bhuri Singh Museum is located in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh is built in 1908 to Honor king Bhuri Singh. the Idea was initially was to keep the paintings created by Raja Bhuri Singh. but later on, it is transformed into one of the most important center holding the Collection of Vamshawali’s Ancient Coins, Miniature etc.

If you are keen to know the history of Chamba then this place can be a must visit place for you.

How To Reach Bhurisingh Museum 

By Air – Gaggal Airport is the nearest Airport which is 185 kilometers away from Chamba. From there you can go by bus or hire a Cab to Reach Chamba.From Chamba town, it’s just 700 mt away.

By Train – Pathankot Railway Station is the nearest Head to reach Chamba which is 118 Kilometres away from Chamba. You can board a Roadways bus or can hire a Cab to reach there.

By Road – Perhaps the best way to reach Chamba is through Road, Road to reach Chamba is well connected to Kangra, Manali, Chandigarh etc. you can deboard at Salooni Bus stand Chamba and board local buses to reach Chamba town and then it is in Chamba town.

Things to do at Bhurisingh Museum 

  • Knowledge gathering.
  • To Spend some peaceful moments.
  • To see old paintings and miniature.

Attractions places nearby Bhurisingh Museum – Kalatop wild Sanctuary, Bansi Gopal TempleLaxminarayan Temple, Chamera lake, Khajjiar Lake etc.

4 Khajjiar ( Mini Switzerland)

Khajiiar Chamba

Khajjiar is a very beautiful place having a lake in between is 24 km away from Dalhousie is in Chamba district of HimachalPradesh State of India. khajjiar is a hill station at the high altitude of 6500 feet. This place is known as Mini Switzerland for the striking similarities with Switzerland and is famous among the tourists visiting Chamba.

Khajjiar is a part of Kalatop hill Sanctuary and is best suited for Trekking and Boating in the lake it is having in the vicinity. It can be reached through Dalhousie through bus or car. This is among one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh.

How To Reach Khajjiar 

By Air – Gaggal Airport is the nearest Airport which is 185 kilometers away from Chamba. From there you can go by bus or hire a Cab to Reach Chamba.From Chamba town its approx 27 kilometers away by road.

By Train – Pathankot Railway Station is the nearest Head to reach Chamba which is 118 Kilometres away from Chamba. You can board a Roadways bus or can hire a Cab to reach there.

By Road – Perhaps the best way to reach Chamba is through Road, Road to reach Chamba is well connected to Kangra, Manali, Chandigarh etc. you can deboard at Salooni Bus stand Chamba and board local buses to reach Khajjiar which is 26.7 kilometers away from Chamba town.

Things to do at Khajjiar, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh.

  • Trekking
  • Adventurous Sports
  • Sightseeing
  • Boating in Khajjiar lake

Places Of attractions nearby Khajiaar, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh – Kalatop Wild Sanctuary, Khajjiar lake, Khajjiar (Khajji) Nag temple, Khajjiar Village etc.

5 Kalatop Wildlife sanctuary

Kalatop Wild Sanctury

Kalatop wild Sanctuary is An animal Sanctuary located at kalatop and kahjjiar in the district of Chamba of Himachal Pradesh.It has a very dense forest of Deodar trees, and it is having black bear, Leopards, Deer, and many species of Birds. If you are a nature lover and is planning to tour Chamba this can be an ideal location for you.

How To Reach Kala top wild Sanctuary, Himachal Pradesh

By Air – Gaggal Airport is the nearest Airport which is 185 kilometers away from Chamba. From there you can go by bus or hire a Cab to Reach Chamba.From Chamba town its approx 36  kilometers away by road.

By Train – Pathankot Railway Station is the nearest Head to reach Chamba which is 118 Kilometres away from Chamba. You can board a Roadways bus or can hire a Cab to reach there.

By Road – Perhaps the best way to reach Chamba is through Road, Road to reach Chamba is well connected to Kangra, Manali, Chandigarh etc. you can deboard at Salooni Bus stand Chamba and board local buses to reach kalatop which is 36 kilometers away from Chamba town. Alternatively, you can board to Dalhousie and from there you can board in a Local bus to Lakkad mandi and from there it’s just 3 km Away.

Things to do at Kalatop wild Sanctuary, Himachal Pradesh.

  • Trekking
  • Adventurous Sports
  • Sightseeing
  • Boating in Khajjiar lake

Places Of attractions nearby Kalatop wild Sanctuary, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh – Khajjiar, Khajjiar lake, Khajjiar (Khajji) Nag temple, Khajjiar Village etc.

6 Chamera Dam

Chamera Dam

Chamera Dam is Located in Dalhousie a very beautiful town in the district of Chamba of Himachal Pradesh. This dam is Built on Ravi river and supports the hydro project. this lake has the absence of aquatic life which makes it the perfect place for Water Boating etc. if you are in Dalhousie you can visit here.

How To Reach Chamera Dam Chamba, Himachal Pradesh

By Air – Gaggal Airport is the nearest Airport which is 185 kilometers away from Chamba & 108 Kilometres away from Dalhousie. From there you can go by bus or hire a Cab to Reach Dalhousie.

By Train – Pathankot Railway Station is the nearest Head to reach Dalhousie which is 80 Kilometres away from Chamba. You can board a Roadways bus or can hire a Cab to reach there.

By Road – Dalhousie is well connected to all major cities by Roadways transportation.

Things to do at Chamera Dam, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh.

  • Trekking
  • Adventurous Sports
  • Sightseeing

Places Of attractions nearby Chamera Dam, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh – Kalatop Wild Sanctuary, Khajjiar lake, Khajjiar (Khajji) Nag temple, Khajjiar Village etc.

7 ManiMahesh lake

Manimahesh lake Chamba

Manimahesh Lake is a high altitude lake located in district Chamba of Himachal Pradesh and is pious for the people of all over Himachal Pradesh is at the height of approx 13000 sqft. This holds such religious importance for the people of Himachal that this lake is considered State Level Pilgrimage by the Govt. of Himachal Pradesh.

There is a legend that this lake was created by Lord Shiva and he has done penance over here. this is a beautiful and peaceful place you can visit at a higher altitude of Chamba and can spend some time. so this is one of the best places to visit in Chamba.

How To Reach Manimahesh Lake 

By Air – Gaggal Airport is the nearest Airport which is 185 kilometers away from Chamba. From there you can go by bus or hire a Cab to Reach Chamba.From Chamba town its approx 27 kilometers away by road.

By Train – Pathankot Railway Station is the nearest Head to reach Chamba which is 118 Kilometres away from Chamba. You can board a Roadways bus or can hire a Cab to reach there.

By Road – Perhaps the best way to reach Chamba is through Road, Road to reach Chamba is well connected to Kangra, Manali, Chandigarh etc.

Things to do at Manimahesh Lake, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh.

  • Trekking
  • Adventurous Sports
  • Sightseeing
  • Boating in Khajjiar lake

Places Of attractions nearby Manimahesh Lake, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh –Ganesha temple, Swami Kartika temple, Ma Chamunda temple, Ma Sheetla temple, Hanuman temple etc.

8 Lakshmi Narayan Temple

Lakshami Narayan Temple Chamba

Laxmi Narayan Temple or Lakshmi Narayan Temple is the important temple built in 10 century by the famous ruler of Chamba Sahil Verman.It has a wheel-shaped roof to avoid cold inside the temple. Lakshmi Narayan temple shrines are dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.

There is a story that the statue of Lord Vishnu is created with very very rare Marble which was taken from Vindhyas. In order to get this Stone king, Sahil Verman Sacrificed his eight sons’ only one succeeded to get this Stone. If you visit Chamba this place can be a place to visit for you.

How to reach Laxmi Narayan temple Chamba, Himachal Pradesh

By Air – Gaggal Airport is the nearest Airport which is 185 kilometers away from Chamba.

By Train – Pathankot Railway Station is the nearest Head to reach Chamba which is 118 Kilometres away from Chamba.

By Road – Perhaps the best way to reach Chamba is through Road, Road to reach Chamba is well connected to Kangra, Manali, Chandigarh etc. you can deboard at Bharmaur bus stand, Chamba bus stand.

Things to do in Laxminarayan Temple 

  • Pay visit to Temple
  • Sightseeing
  • Trekking
  • Adventurous Sports activity

Main Attractions Laxmi NarayanTemple Complex – Champavati Temple, Vajeshwari Temple, Hari rai Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple etc.

9 Rang Mahal Chamba

Rang Mahal Chamba

Rang Mahal is located in Chamba was built by Raja Umed Singh in the 18th Century is a perfect blend of British and Mughal Architecture.this Is a High walled Fort was used By royal  Family and now a Government property used by handicraft Departments. Some of the paintings of this Mahal can be seen in the Raja Bhuri Singh Museum.

How to reach Rang mahal Chamba, Himachal Pradesh

By Air – Gaggal Airport is the nearest Airport which is 185 kilometers away from Chamba.

By Train – Pathankot Railway Station is the nearest Head to reach Chamba which is 118 Kilometres away from Chamba.

By Road – Perhaps the best way to reach Chamba is through Road, Road to reach Chamba is well connected to Kangra, Manali, Chandigarh etc. you can deboard at Bharmaur bus stand, Chamba bus stand.

Things to do in Rang mahal 

  • Pay visit to Temple
  • Sightseeing
  • Trekking
  • Adventurous Sports activity

Main Attractions Nearby Rang mahal – Champavati Temple, Vajeshwari Temple, Hari rai Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple etc.

10 Chamunda Devi temple

Chamunda devi Temple Chamba

Chamunda Devi temple is the only wooden temple with the gabled roof in Chamba just 15 kilometers away from Dharamshala. This temple was built by Raja Umed Sing in the 2nd half of 18th Century. This has a legend that it was built to worship the Goddess kali after Killing Chanda & Munda Named Rakshas( Devils).

How to reach Chamunda Devi temple Chamba, Himachal Pradesh

By Air – Gaggal Airport is the nearest Airport which is 185 kilometers away from Chamba.

By Train – Pathankot Railway Station is the nearest Head to reach Chamba which is 118 Kilometres away from Chamba.

By Road – Perhaps the best way to reach Chamba is through Road, Road to reach Chamba is well connected to Kangra, Manali, Chandigarh etc. you can deboard at Bharmaur bus stand, Chamba bus stand.

Things to do in Chamunda Devi Temple Chamba, Himachal Pradesh.

  • Pay visit to Temple
  • Sightseeing
  • Trekking
  • Adventurous Sports activity

Main Attractions Laxmi NarayanTemple Complex – Champavati Temple, Vajeshwari Temple, Hari rai Temple, Laxmi Narayan temple etc.

Conclusion -: Chamba is An ancient town which is ruled by many Rulers and has an important place in History. This place is mentioned in Vedas and Puranas and has many ancient beautiful temples and natural places which can mesmerize anyone with its beauty.Chamba is considered among the best places to visit in India with family and friends for being at the higher altitude and rich with flora and fauna. I hope you have liked my article and to stay updated with upcoming such places do subscribe to this blog.

 

 

 

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