Places To Visit In Chamba

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Here are the top 18 tourist attractions to see in Chamba:

1. Chamera Lake

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11 km
from city center
1 out of 18
places to visit in Chamba

Tranquility is just a by product of visiting Chamera Lake, as the tourists rave about how they can't get enough of the beauty. The lake and the dam are complementary to each other and add to the view.

2. Manimahesh Lake

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51 km
from city center
2 out of 18
places to visit in Chamba

Manimahesh Lake is said to be the abode of Lord Shiva as per Hindu mythology. It is also known as Dal lake. It is situated in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. It is at the hight of 4080m. Most of the year, it remains closed due to the snow. The place is best suitable for trek lovers as it includes 13 km of walking distance. 

3. Lakshmi Narayan Temple

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0 km
from city center
3 out of 18
places to visit in Chamba

Now you may mistake Chamba to be a run of the mill getaway destination with temples and lakes, and you may wish to steer clear of the Lakshmi Narayan Temple, but we would advise you the opposite.

4. Himachal Emporium, Rang Mahal

3.1 /5

0 km
from city center
4 out of 18
places to visit in Chamba

Handicraft lovers, rejoice! The Himachal Emporium, housed in Raja Umed Singh's Rang Mahal in Surara Mohalla, is the haven of all things handmade. The emporium timings ate 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.

5. Chaugan

3.1 /5

80 km
from city center
5 out of 18
places to visit in Chamba

Chamba is your type of shopping destination if you are into local handicrafts and everything organic. Central Chaugan is where you can find all sorts of stone and metal artefacts, which make lovely souvenirs, and the famous Chamba and Kangra paintings.

6. Hariraya Temple

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0 km
from city center
6 out of 18
places to visit in Chamba

India is known for the beauty it attributes to everything we have ever constructed. One of these aesthetic marvels can be found in the Hariraya Temple in Chamba.

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7. Shopping in Chamba

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40 km
from city center
7 out of 18
places to visit in Chamba

Chamba shopping scene is popular for handicrafts, the really-in-demand chappals and pickles. Here's where you can find them!

8. Church of Scotland

3.1 /5

14 km
from city center
8 out of 18
places to visit in Chamba

Just the spot for you if the words old world, library and architecture appeal to you. The Church of Scotland, built in 1903, is a quiet sanctuary for those in quest of lands that speak of antiquity, class yet still not intimidating visitors from all walks of life.

9. Bhuri Singh Museum

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1 km
from city center
9 out of 18
places to visit in Chamba

The Bhuri Singh Museum is a set in paradise if you are enthusiastic about Indian epics and texts. Originally written pages from the Mahabharata and the Upanishads are on display here, apart from the rare brass and copper engraved coins and such artefacts.

10. Champavati Temple

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from city center
10 out of 18
places to visit in Chamba

Built by Raja Sahil Varman in the memory of his daughter- the namesake Champavati, Champavati Temple is a revered hindu pilgrimage site and is thronged by tourists day in and day out. Located in the heart of the city near Treasury Building and Police Post, the temple has distinctive Shikara style features inspired by the Nepal architectural designs.

11. Akhand Chandi Palace

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from city center
11 out of 18
places to visit in Chamba

Built in the mid 18th century, Chamba Palace or Akhand Chandi Palace is the stately white building in Chamba. Lording over the tinsel town, the palace overlooks Chaughan, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Sui Mata Temple, Rang Mahal, Hari Rai Temple and Bansi Gopal Temple.

12. Vajreshwari Temple

53 km
from city center
12 out of 18
places to visit in Chamba

Situated at the end of Jansali Bazaar in Chamba, Vajreshwari Temple is dedicated to the Goddess of lightning popularly known as Goddess Vajreshwari, and is atleast a thousand years old. Goddess Vajreshwari is believed to be a manifestation of Goddess Parvati and she is worshipped here in her pinid form.

13. Chamunda Devi Temple

53 km
from city center
13 out of 18
places to visit in Chamba

Perched on top of the Shah Madar Range and overlooking a spectacular view of the tiny township of Chamba, Chamunda Devi Temple was built by Raja Umed Singh in the year 1762. Nestled amidst the woods of Pathiar and Lahla, the temple is entirely made of wood and has gable roofs.

14. Sui Mata Temple

1 km
from city center
14 out of 18
places to visit in Chamba

Located in the Saho district in Chamba, Sui Mata Temple was built by King Varman in the memory of his wife Queen Sui who sacrificed her life for her people. Situated on top of the Shah Darbar Hill, the shrine provides a spectacular bird’s eye view of the tiny township below.

15. Hari Rai Temple

0 km
from city center
15 out of 18
places to visit in Chamba

Situated next to the Chaughan Gate in Chamba, Sri Hari Rai Temple is built entirely of woodwork and boasts of Shikhara style architecture with wooden chattris and an elevated platform base. The temple is enshrined by Lord Vishnu, in his three faced avatar- human, lion and boar riding on six horses.

16. Bharmour

40 km
from city center
16 out of 18
places to visit in Chamba

Known to be a well kept secret of the state of Himachal Pradesh, Bharmour is a quaint little hilltown that boasts of lush green scenery and snow clad peaks. Formerly called Brahmpura, the hill hamlet is situated at a distance of 64 km from Chamba. Aside from the scintillating scenic beauty, the village is also known for its several ancient temples, some of which are believed to date back to the 10th century.

17. Thala Waterfall

17 out of 18
places to visit in Chamba

Located at a distance of 9 km from Bharmour near Chamba, Thala Waterfall is a gorgeous perennial waterfall that is a popular tourist spot in the region. The cascading water forms a pool at the base which is a pure visual delight. However, it is advisable not to take a dip at the pond as the water pressure is really high and there are chances that you might get sucked into the bottom.

18. Hadsar Waterfall

18 out of 18
places to visit in Chamba

Hadsar is a small town that is known for the base camp of the famous Manimahesh Yatra. Located in Bharmour, near Chamba in Himachal Pradesh, Hadsar is home to the gorgeous Hadsar Waterfalls that is a major highlight of the place and attracts a large tourist influx. Boasting of enchanting natural beauty and sprawling pastures of alpire woods, the waterfall is a popular picnic spot and can be reached through a short trek.

FAQs on Chamba

Can you suggest an itinerary for Chamba?

You can book a cab for a day from any rental service as all of them are reasonably charged. Bargaining should be done nevertheless without fail. Do carry small non-perishable foodstuff, you may not find food outlets or restaurants in the more remote locations. Visit the well-preserved temples and ancient buildings in Chamba constructed in 500 AD. Visit the Bhuri Singh Museum, which was constructed to honour the king of Chamba- Raja Bhuri Singh. Later visit the Akhand Chandi Palace, Chamunda Devi temple and Laxmi Narayan temples that hold the great religious values.

How can I commute within Chamba?

Commuting within the city is not a problem since Chamba is majorly a tourist destination. Cabs are readily available, however it is advisable to not travel during monsoons or snowfall since the roads tend to get slippery. If you are still out, make a strict venue wise travel plan. For example, if you are in Khajjiar, you can rent horses to and from the lake, and negotiate at all times. Rest assured, a trip to Chamba is very much improvable, for luxury vacation and a budgeted traveler as well.
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How much does a package cost for Chamba?

The packages for Chamba start at INR 15000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top sightseeing places in Chamba?

The top sightseeing places in Chamba are Chamera Lake, Manimahesh Lake, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Himachal Emporium, Rang Mahal, Chaugan, Hariraya Temple.

What are the top shopping places in Chamba?

The top shopping places in Chamba are Himachal Emporium, Rang Mahal, Chaugan, Shopping in Chamba.
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