Chamba attractions

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Lakshmi Narayan Temple Complex

Standing in a compound at the top of the Dogra Bazar, this superb line of six beautiful stone sikharas, covered in carvings, dates from the 10th to the 19th centuries. The largest (and oldest) is dedicated to Lakshm…
Hindu Temple in Chamba

Chamunda Devi Temple

Reached by a steep 378 steps up from near the bus stand (or by taxi), the Chamunda Devi Temple, built in 1762, is well worth the climb for its wonderful views over the town and valley. It's dedicated to a wrathful a…
Museum in Chamba

Bhuri Singh Museum

This well-displayed museum, one of Himachal's best, includes a wonderful collection of Pahari (Hill Country) miniature paintings from the Chamba and other schools. Also here are intriguing copper-plate inscriptions …
Hindu Temple in Chamba

Bajreshwari Devi Temple

On the road towards the Saal valley, a small roadside arch leads to the exquisite 12th-century sikhara-style Bajreshwari Devi Temple, dedicated to Bajreshwari, an incarnation of Durga.
Historic Building in Chamba

Rang Mahal

Up on the hillside above the Chowgan, the fortresslike, rusty-coloured Rang Mahal, built in the 18th century and formerly the royal granary and treasury, now houses the State Handicraft & Handloom Centre, making…
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Sui Mata Shrine

Up above the east side of town, just off the road towards the Saal valley, the small, modern Sui Mata Shrine features colourful paintings telling the tale of the revered Chamba queen Sui, who gave her life to appeas…
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 Chamba

Bansi Gopal Temple

Built in the 16th century and dedicated to Krishna, this temple has a small collection of carved panels from other area temples in its courtyard.
Hindu Temple in Chamba

Harirai Mandir

This 11th-century temple sacred to Vishnu stands just off the north end of the Chowgan.
Historic Building in Chamba

Akhand Chandi Palace

Lording it over the town is the unmissable stately white Akhand Chandi Palace, the former home of the Chamba raja, built in the mid-18th century. It now houses a postgraduate college; you can peep inside from the no…