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Chamba – Most Popular Hill Stations

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About Chamba

Located in the Chamba district of the northern state of Himachal Pradesh in India, Chamba is an ancient town that happens to be one of the most popular hill stations and tourist attractions in the country as on today.

According to the census of 2001 in India, the population of this place is only a little over 20,312 people. It is situated at an altitude of approximately 996 meters that is 3,268 feet above the main sea level.

Historically, the Chambial were the fundamental rulers of the Chamba Dynasty, and geographically, the ancient town is situated on the banks of one of Indus River’s major tributaries, the Ravi River.

Chamba shares its borders with Jammu & Kashmir, as well as Ladakh, Lahaul, and Bara Banghal—on its north-west and west, and north-east and east respectively. From the south-east, it shares its border with Kangra, and from the south, it shares its borders with the Pathankot district of the state of Punjab.

Chamba is beautifully surrounded by tall mountain ranges and also well connected via roads to cities like Chandigarh, Shimla, as well as the capital city of New Delhi. During the summer and spring seasons, the waters of the rivers rise in this area, perking the risks of floods.

The minimum temperature recorded that the place witnesses during the winter season is -1 degree Celsius.

The place has a list of interesting spots for tourists to visit. These are as under:

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  • The Champavati Temple, which boasts of a variety of intricate stone carvings and was built by Raja Sahil Varman in the loving memory of his beloved daughter Champavati.
  • The Banni Mata Temple
  • The Lakshmi Narayan Temples—a list of temples devoted to the Vaishnative sector—who are all followers of popular Hindu deity Lord Vishnu. These too were built by Raja Sahil Varam in the 10th
  • The Chamunda Devi Temple
  • Akhand Chandi Palace
  • The Chaugan
  • The Church of Scotland
  • The Bhuri Singh Museum

Other than these, Chamba is also famous for a wide variety of miniature paintings, musical instruments, as well as handicrafts and a long list of cultural events like fairs and festivals.

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