The old name of Chamba was Champavati. Chamba is picturesquely situated on a plateau on the Ravi River. There are half a dozen ancient temples in this town dating back to the tenth century. Richly carved, they throw light on the story of Chamba’s ancient history, a big fair held at chamba every year to commemorate the sacrifice of Naina Devi, a Queen of Chamba.

Famous Attractions

Dalhousie: Dalhousie is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh, established in 1854 by the British Empire in India as a summer retreat for its troops and bureaucrats. Dalhousie is named after Lord Dalhousie, a viceroy of British India, who selected the place for developing a tuberculosis sanatorium. It is built on and around five hills, Kathalagh, Potreyn, Terah, Bakrota and Bhangora

Khajjiar: Khajjiar is a hill station in Chamba district located approximately 24 km from Dalhousie and 15 Km from Chamba. The hill station is surrounded by green meadows and dense forests. It is covered by emerald turf.

Bharmour: Bharmaur, formally known as Brahmpura, was the ancient capital of Chamba district. Bharmaur, the home of colourful “Gaddi” tribe, lies about 65 Km to the southwest of Chamba town. Its ruins provide some of the oldest archaeologicalremains of the erstwhile Chamba .

Mani Mahesh: Manimahesh Lake is a high altitude lake (elevation 4,080 metres (13,390 ft)) situated close to the Manimahesh Kailash Peak in range of the Himalayas of Chamba. Manimahesh is most sacred spot in the region.

Brajeshwari Temple: This is the temple dedicated to goddess Durga and is famous for the fine carved sculptures. The style which makes the temple different from others is the shikara style and in top there is a wooden amalaka.

Banikhet Town: Banikhet is the most famous tourist attraction place in Chamba.

Bhunjraru View: Bhanjraru View is located in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Tissa Valley: Tissa Valley is located in Chamba town in Himachal Pradesh. It is most beautiful valley.

Bhuri Singh Museum: The museum houses a vast number of original Pahari art and sculptures. Some notable collections include Basohli and Kangra paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as, a collection of Rumāls from the 7th century onward.

Akhand Chandi Palace: Akhand Chandi Palaceis located in district Chamba of Himachal Pradesh. The Palace is a major attraction of Chamba. The palace was built by Raja Umed Singh between 1747 and 1765.

Minjar Mela & Sui Mata Festival : Chamba is famous for its vivid festivals. The Sui Mata festival is held for four days in March/April every year in memory of Princess Sui. She is known to have scrificed her life for the cause of her people,that is, the people of Chamba. At the time of the harvest of the maize crop which is the main crop of this region the local people in order to show their happiness and to enjoy after a hard toil celebrate.the festival is named as Minjar festival.

Chamunda Devi Temple: Chamunda Devi temple is dedicated to goddess Chamunda,the wrathful form of Durga.One can find the fine wood carved ceiling featuring animal and floral motifs . This temple is located in the hilltop and gives a clear view of the Chamba valley .The devotees offer little brass bells to get their wish fulfilled.Footprints of the Goddess is one more thing one can see.

Dharwas: Dharwas, known for ita mica water spring, lies in the Pangi valley, at a distance of about 140 km from Chamba town.

Pangi Valley: The entire Pangi Valley holds a great fascination for the hiking enthusiasts because the place is still difficult to have an access and, therefore, has many comparatively unbeaten tracks.