- Charming Chamba founded by Raja Sahil Varman in early 10th century.
- Nestles on a plateau on the right bank of the river Ravi, like a medieval Italian village fortress.
- Known for ornately carved temples, palaces and stylised buildings.
MODE OF COMMUNICATION:
- Airport: Satwari Airport, Jammu (IXJ), 245 kms away from Chamba and Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar (ATQ), 230 kms away from Chamba.
- Rail: Pathankot Railway Station, Pathankot, 120 kms away from Chamba.
- Road: Well connected by road.
SIGHTSEEING AT A GLANCE
Laxmi Narayana Temple Hari Rai Temple Bharmaur Manimahesh
ATTRACTIONS OF CHAMBA
- Laxmi Narayana Temple:
- Richly carved temple complex in ‘Shikara’ style was built by Sahil Varman in the 10th century.
- Other shrines in the complex are – Radha Krishna temple, Shiva Temple of Chandragupta and Gauri Shankar Temple etc.
- Hari Rai Temple:
- 11th century shrine is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
- Grassy ground is a public promenade in the heart of Chamna.
ATTRACTIONS AROUND CHAMBA
- 65 kms away from Chamba city.
- Original capital of Chamba state is studded with a number of ancient temples and monuments.
- Most important existing shrine are – Manimahesh, Lakshnadevi, Ganesh and Nar Singh.
- 35 kms from away from Chamba.
- Sacred lake of Manimahesh nestles at a height of 3950 metres.
- The peak called as Manimahesh Kailash.
- On the bank of the lake is a small marble Shivalinga called as ‘Chaumukha’.
- Pilgrim site is considered to be as important as the shrine of Amarnath, Kedarnath and Rameswaram etc.