Chamba, picturesque hill station is located in Himacahal Pradesh. This ancient town of Himachal or Dev Bhumi is tucked at an altitude of 996 meters above the sea level on the bank of Ravi River.
Chamba, the valley of milk and honey lies to the North West side of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh lies to the north-east and east and by Kangra District in the south-east and south. This small and tiny hill station is mostly a mountainous region ranging from 2,000 to 21, 000 feet. The lofty snow capped mountains bounds the whole district. This tiny district is also called as land of Lord Shiva. Its natural and undestroyed natural beauty amuses every traveler who comes to the land of Lord Shiva. Dalhousie, Khajjiar, Chamba Town, Pangi and Bharamour are some of the most popular and important tourist spot of it. Let us see some of the prominent place of interest of this tranquil hill station:
Bharmaur: The ancient capital of Chamab is located at an altitude of 7000 feet in the Budhil Valley. This ancient capital is home to many tourist places and temples namely Manimahesh, Lakshna Devi, Ganesh and Nar Singh. Some of temples found here dates back to 7 th century A. D. and you will be delighted to find that this temples have still preserved its old glory. Not only this here you will find Semi-nomadic Shepherds, the Gaddis.
Pangi Valley: This picturesque valley is the most beautiful place in the whole world. When you see the natural beauty of this valley no word will come out from your mouth. You will become speechless by seeing its beauty. This is perfect and ideal destination for you if you want to get out away from this hustle and bustle of the city life.
Chamba Church: Chamba Church or Scotland Church is one of the major attraction of this thrilling hill station. It is said that that Church was built by Raja Sham Singh. It is said that it took four years to complete it stating date from 17th February, 1899 A.D.to 1905 A.D. After completing this he handed over to Scottish missionary. There are number of hotels in Chamba where you can put up and visit this church.
Laxmi Narayan Temple: This Temple the most blessed and important temple of this beautiful district of Himachal. This 10 th century Shikhara style temple was erected by Sahil Varman. This temple has six shrines dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Shiva. One can visit this temple from 6 a.m to 12. 30 p.m and in the evening from 2.30 p.m to 8.30 p.m. Here in this temple you will find other idols also like Gauri Shankar, Radha and Krisha.
Lama Dal Lake: This holy lake is situated in the bare rock at an altitude of 3, 960 m. The word "Lama Dal" means long lake. It is said that devotes come here for a holy deep in the month of July/ August. This majestic natural lake is devoted or known after Lord Shiva.
These are some of the important place of interest which you will cherish throughout life. It is located amidst picturesque and verdant valleys, is visited by tourist round the year. Well if you are worried about accommodation then you need not worry for there are number of hotels in Chamba where you can stay during your tour.
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