Top things to do in Chamba

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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…
Cultural in Chamba

Minjar Festival

Every year since 935, Chamba has celebrated the annual harvest with the Minjar Festival in honour of the deity Raghuvir (an incarnation of Rama) – nowadays a week of processions, sports, folk dance and music and a v…
Indian in Chamba

Cafe Ravi View

This HPTDC-run snack house is worth a visit for its icy-cold beers (₹150) and excellent river views as well as for its Indian and Chinese veg food – including dosas and bargain thalis (₹125 to ₹175).
Street Food in Chamba

Desa Chicken Corner

Tasty chicken tandoori or chicken curry, cooked in front of your nose, go down very well with chapatis and chutney at this friendly street-food stand on the back side of the Museum Rd shops.
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.