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. It is known for ornately carved temples, palaces and stylised buildings.
Laxmi Narayana Temple
The 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 Chandergupta and Gauri Shankar Temple etc.
Hari Rai Temple
The 11th century shrine is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
This grassy ground is a public promenade in the heart of Chamba. It is a centre for all activities, the most important being the famous Minjar Fair.
Chamba Tour Information
This original capital of Chamba state is studded with a numbe of ancient temples and monuments. The most important existing shrines are – Manimahesh, Lakshnadevi , Ganesh and Nar Singh.
The sacred lakes of manimahesh nestle at a height of 3950 metres at the base of the peak called as maniamahesh Kailash. On the banks of the lake is a small marble Shivalinga called as ‘Chaumukha’. The pilgrim site is considered to be as important as the shrines of Amarnath, Kedarnath and Rameswaram etc.
Chamba Distance Guide