Chamba is a beautiful town located in the picturesque valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the most beautiful hill resorts and one of the best tourist spot in India .
Chamba lies on the banks of the River Ravi and is 56 km from Dalhousie. The beautiful valley of Chamba looks spectacular with its valleys of wild flowers and stunning sunsets. Apart from its captivating beauty, it also houses many magnificent and ancient temples, which are a source of attraction for all tourists. The Laxmi Narayan Temple of Chamba catches the attention of many tourists. It has six temples in the complex, three of which are dedicated to Lord Vishnu and other three to Lord Shiva. The architecture of the temples is an example of the Hindu shikhara style of architecture. However, the local flavor is distinctive in the temple and makes the carvings here unique. The temple was built in the 10th century AD and was renovated in the 16th century. To the northeast of the Laxmi Narayan temple lays the small Surara temples and Brajreshwari Devi temple , which is dedicated to the Goddess Durga. This temple is also constructed in the traditional shikhara style and is known for intricate carvings on its surface. Chowgan , the grassy promenade at the heart of the town, is the focus for many local festivals.
Then there is Chamunda Devi Temple , which is located on a hill overlooking the town of Chamba and is a 30 minutes climb. This temple is dedicated to Chamunda, the enraged form of Goddess Durga. The entire wooden ceiling of this temple is embroidered with elaborate carvings portraying floral motifs and different deities. The Sui Mata Temple is located between the Chamunda Devi temple and Brajreshwari Devi temple, and is dedicated to Sui Mata. She is believed to be a local princess, who gave her life for the people in Chamba. Colorful paintings within the temple depict the life of Sui. Other temples to visit in Chamba are the Radha Krishna Temple, Harirai Temple, Sitaram Temple and Champavati Temple .
The Rangmahal is another must see in Chambal. It houses the Himachal Emporium , from where the tourists can buy handicraft items. The Bhuri Singh Museum has a good collection of artifacts and miniature paintings belonging to this region. St Andrew's Church and Gandhi Gate are also worth visiting. The picturesque Chamba valley is also home of a number of important places like Dalhousie, Khajjiar and Bharmaur.