Information about Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh and places to visit in Chamba.

Chamba is one of the 12 districts of Himachal Pradesh. There are many places to visit in Chamba. This district is basically known for Gaddies.

Information about Chamba

Chamba is situated in the western Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh. Chamba is situated on thee bank of the Ravi river. Chamba was founded by Raja Sahil Varman in the beginning of 10 century. According to Kalhan's Rajtarangani the old name of Chamba was Champa. Chamba is spread across 6528 square kilometers area and the population of Chamba is 4.60 lakh.

Places to visit in Chamba

Some of main tourist attraction of Chamba are listed below

Khajiar sight of Chamba

It is 23 kilometers away from Dalhousie and it is also known as Mini Switzerland of India. It is also called Gulmarg of Himachal Pradesh.

Manimahesh place of Chamba

Manimaheshis a very famous place of not only Himachal but it is a very famous place of India. There is a sacred lake in Manimahesh. It is the major thirth place of Himachal Pradesh. The lake is situated at a hieght of 13500 feet. It is 92 kilometers from Chamba.

Bharmour place of Chamba

It is 65 kilometers away from Chamba. It is the land of Gaddies. In part it was called Brahmpur. It is 27 kilometers away from Manimahesh.

Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Chamba

It is the main temple of Chamba. It was built in 10th century by Sahil Verman. It is built in Shikhar style.

Best time to visit Chamba

Winter is the best season to visit Chamba. November to March is the best time to visit Chamba.

How to reach Chamba by road

Chamba is easily accessible from all the parts of Himachal Pradesh. One can hire bus or taxi from Shimla, Solan, Chandigarh, Delhi and all other parts of Himachal Pradesh.

Staying facilities in Chamba

There are many PWD guest houses and hotels in Chamba. All are providing staying facility at a very reasonable rate.

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