Chamba Valley attractions

Top Choice Hindu Temple in Chamba

Lakshmi Narayan Temple Complex

Far and away Chamba's top historical attraction, this temple compound crowning Dogra Bazaar contains a line of six beautifully sculpted stone sikharas (10th–19th centuries), festooned with detailed carvings. Enter f…
Viewpoint in Dalhousie

Dhainkund Viewpoint

The upland area of Dhainkund (2745m) is the most uplifting of many beauty spots around Dalhousie, with a 360-degree panorama encompassing the Pir Pinjal range and a large distant reservoir.
Museum in Chamba

Bhuri Singh Museum

This museum's rich collection is strongest on Pahari (Hill Country) miniature paintings from the Chamba and other schools, but also intriguing are copper-plate inscriptions (formerly a way of preserving important do…
Hindu Temple in Chamba

Bajreshwari Devi Temple

On the road towards the Saal Valley, 80 steps lead up from opposite a medical centre to this exquisite 12th-century sikhara-style temple, dedicated to Bajreshwari, an incarnation of Durga.
Hindu Temple in Chamba

Chamunda Devi Temple

Dating from 1762, this single-storey wooden temple is well worth the steep 378-step climb from near the Old Bus Stand for wonderful views over Chamba and the valley. It's dedicated to a wrathful aspect of the mother…
Hindu Temple in Bharmour

Brahmani Mata Temple

For the best valley views, continue up the road from the Chaurasi temples gate to the shabby but panoramic Brahmani Mata Temple, 3km above town. The route passes through the upper village, still full of traditional …
Hindu Temple in Bharmour

Manimahesh Temple

The central temple in the Chaurasi compound is a classic stone sikhara dedicated to Shiva. Built in the 7th century AD, it's now dwarfed by a huge cedar growing next to it
Nature Reserve in Dalhousie

Kalatop

Accessed, like Dhainkund, from Lakkar Mandi, this sanctuary covers 31 sq km of forested hills east of Dalhousie, where you might spot langurs and musk deer. There's a ₹250 charge for vehicles to drive the 3km unpave…
Hindu Temple in Chamba

Champavati Temple

This ancient sikhara-type temple was built in the 10th century by Raja Sahil Varman in honour of his daughter Champavati, who is worshipped locally as an incarnation of Durga.
Hindu Temple in Dalhousie

Jai Pohlani Mata Temple

From the main viewpoint at Dhainkund, a beautiful ridgeline walk leads to the Jai Pohlani Mata Temple in around 1km, where there's a teahouse and great views of the Pir Pinjal range to the north.