Tucked away at 1,676 m above sea level, Chamba is one of the most picturesque hill stations in the state of Uttarakhand. It lies in the Tehri district. Apart from exploring the tourist places that Chamba has to offer in its lap, you can also plan short excursion tours from there. Another distinct feature of this hill station is that pastoral life that villagers lead. It's certainly going to be a wonderful experience interacting with warm-hearted villagers of Chamba. If you are in Rishikesh, you can undertake a 2 hours road journey for reaching Chamba. Given below are some of the most popular tourist attractions that the hill town of Chamba has to offer.
Rang Mahal is one of the tourist destination in Chamba. The Mahal was established by Raja Umed Singh during the 18th century. The ancient site is also famous as the Painted Palace. Currently the Rang Mahal is served as the residence for Royal Women. Tourists love to visit the Rang Mahal as it refreshes the minds and reminds the 18th century as well. People every year make trips to Chamba and come to see this old Mahal
Bhuri Singh Museum
The inauguration of the Bhuri Singh Museum was happened in the late 1908 century on 14th November. This was the time when Raja Bhuri Singh ruled over the region. The name of the Museum was given after the king. This place is located nearer to the Chaugan town of Chamba. In the very start the museum was began with the paintings donated by Raja Bhuri Singh.
Chamunda Devi Temple
This shrine is of Chamunda Mata, which is devoted to Goddess Chamunda. This temple is an incarnation of Goddess Durga. There is one more temple at the backside of the Chamunda Devi Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Chamunda temple is located on the top of a hill which provides the majestic view of whole Chamba region. One can also see the beautiful River Ravi and its surroundings including the rural areas as well.
Chowgan is the central area for the local traders. This is the point where the Minjar Fair starts from. The place is also very famous for its weeklong fair, celebrated here every year. This weeklong fair is also one of the attractive reasons for the tourists and pilgrims.
Wajreshwari shrine is one amongst the most sacred and holy destinations in Chamba. The temple is devoted to Lady God Devi Wajreshwari. The goddess is the Goddess of lightening. The structure and the design of the temple are like Shikhara style. There is nothing historic that can prove the foundation year of the temple. Nevertheless, it is conceived that the shrine is around 1000 years old.
The temple is of Champavati Goddess. This was a patron destination for Goddess Champavati located in Chamba. The temple of the deity was constructed by the father of Champavati, as it is believed. The name of the father of the Goddess Champavati was King Sahil Verman. The carvings of the stone attract many people here.