Jagdamba Mata Shiva Statue


Half a kilometre southeast of Khajjiar meadow towards Chamba, a 25m-high statue of Shiva makes a photogenic landmark near the roadside.

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1. Khajjiar

0.42 MILES

The bowl-shaped, pine-ringed meadow at Khajjiar is a major tourist draw, 22km down the Chamba road from Dalhousie. It's touted as a 'mini-Switzerland' and…

2. Khajjinag Temple

0.46 MILES

Hidden among the restaurants at Khajjiar is the Khajjinag Temple, with its crude effigies of the five Pandavas installed in the 16th century.

3. Jai Pohlani Mata Temple

2.31 MILES

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…

4. 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…

5. Kalatop

2.67 MILES

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…

6. 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…

7. Harirai Mandir

3.53 MILES

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

8. Gandhi Gate

3.53 MILES

This unsophisticated red-painted arch makes a useful landmark, spanning the street at the northern end of the Chowgan.