Chamba attractions

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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…
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 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

Sitaram Temple

Tucked into a mostly residential area, this photogenic little 17th-century sikhara temple is dedicated to Rama.
Hindu Temple in Chamba

Harirai Mandir

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

Rang Mahal

Up on the hillside above the Chowgan, the rusty-coloured 18th-century Rang Mahal looks like a Victorian prison but was originally the royal granary and treasury. It now houses the State Handicraft & Handloom Cen…
Historic Building in Chamba

Akhand Chandi Palace

Lording it over the town is the unmissable if relatively unexotic Akhand Chandi Palace, the whitewashed former home of the Chamba raja. Built in the mid-18th century, it now houses a postgraduate college; if you ask…