Champak in chamba is a very decent place
to stay as one can get spectacular views of the place
around. The Region can only be accessed by Road. A
Train Journey is possible upto Pathankot before one
has to embark on a Motor Journey into Chamba, Dalhousie
and Khajjiar. Gaggals in Kangra at 140 km and Pathankot
at 118km are the nearest Airports to Chamba.
Chamba town (915m). stands on the
right bank of the river Ravi. As a former princely
State, it is one of the oldest in the century and
dates back to the sixth century. It is well known
for its splendid architecture and a base for numerous
excursions. It is also the district headquarters.
is connected by road and is 580 km from Delhi. It
is 24 km from Khajjiar, Dalhousie via Khajjair,
is 56 km. The closest railhead is at Pathankot,
118 km away. The airport at Gaggal in Kangra is
at a distance of 170 km. Taxis/buses are available
from these places.
CLIMATE: In winter,
the temperature gets very low because of cold winds,
when heavy woolens are required. It is hot in summer
and the temperature rises up to 38 degrees
PLACES OF INTEREST
LAXMI NARAYAN TEMPLE COMPLEX: With six main Shikhara
style temples and several smaller shrines, this
is renowned for its finely executed classical forms.
HARI RAI TEMPLE: This is dedicated
to Lord Vishnu and dates back to the 11th Century.
OTHER TEMPLES: The
profusion of temples in Chamba and their craftsmanship
is remarkable. Some important shrines are Champavati,
Vijreshwari, Sui Mata and Chamunda Devi.
THE CHOWGAN: Chamba's
wide concourse is the hub of much of towns activity
and also serves as its promenade.
RANGMAHAL: This old palace is an
interesting mix of colonial and local architectural
AKHAND CHANDI PALACE: Now a college,
this imposing building once housed Chamba's ruling
family. Much of the original craftsmanship can still
BHURI SINGH MUSEUM:
Named after Raja Bhuri Singh of Chamba, this is
a treasure house of Chamba's rich past. The exhibits
include copper plates, murals, doorways, costumes,
paintings and stone carvings.
ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH:
Over a century old, this is a charming dressed stone
structure with lancet windows.
BHARMOUR (69 Km): Its
84 ancient temples at a height of 2141m are well
known. It is also the summer home of the nomadic
MANIMAHESH (98 Km): This
sacred lake (4183m) is associated with Lord Shiva
and is a site of annual pilgrimage from mid of August
to mid of September each year. Distance from Bharmaur
is 28 Km.
CHATRARI (45 Km):
An attractive temple to Shakti Devi is located here.