|Chamba Himachal Pradesh|
Chamba is a well known ancient town located in the Chamba district which is in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at an altitude of 996 meters above mean sea level. This town is located on the banks of River Ravi. This river is taken as a main tributary of the Trans-Himalayan Indus River. You must plane your tour to Chamba once in your life. You can reach this destination by all the three means of transportation. It is very easy to access this place with bus service. The nearby railway station is Pathankot which is over 120 km away from Chamba. The last means of transportation is an airport named as Gaggal (Dharmashala) over 180 km away from Chamba.
This Chamba town or city is demarcated into two zones- the old town and the new town. The old town is the area that was present before the British introduction of the urban architectural styles. You must explore the Monuments that were built before 1846. They have the history of this city. Generally buildings were made from the dry stone masonry. Moreover the walls and the floors of the old houses are well plastered with the concoction of cow dung and clay.
You must visit the popular Champavati Temple built by Raja Varman in the sweet memory of his beloved daughter Champavati. You can also see a marvelous Stone Shikhara temple here which is dedicated to the Goddess Champavati. It is present near to the Police Post as well as the Treasury building. This temple has a wheel roof. This temple is quite often compared with the lovely Lakshmi Narayan Temple. Now, you must also visit the Lakshmi Narayan temple. It is dedicated Vaishnavite sect. This temple was constructed in the 10th century.
Akhand Chandi Palace is another wonderful attraction to see in Chamba town. It is popular for its unique green roof. It was constructed by Raja Umed Singh in the time period of 1747-1765. Later on it is refurbished with the help of British engineers. To gain some good knowledge you should explore the popular Bhuri Singh Museum. It was opened up in the year 1908 on 14th September. The exhibitions show some great costumes, stone carvings, doorways and paintings and so on. The Chaugan is another tourist attraction situated in the heart of the Chamba town. It is notified for its terraced grass garden that measures to be 800 meters long plus 80 meters wide. You should plan your trip efficiently.