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Chamba is a small hill town, which is 50 kilometers away from Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. The beautiful hamlet is perched at an altitude of 1676 meter above the sea level, situated in the district of Tehri. This hill station was discovered by Raja Varman, who gave the place the name Chamba. The name of the place was taken from his (Raja Varma's) daughter Champavati.
The small hill town is situated in the middle of the Shivaliks and popularly known for its temples. In the olden days, the town was a division of Mughal Empire. Later on, it also became a part of Sikh Kingdoms. Eventually the area was occupied by the British and attached as a division of Himachal Pradesh.
This is a picturesque town and a quite tempting tourist place in India. The scenic beauty of Chamba and pleasant & clean environment attract viewers in thousands from all over the globe. It is a perfect location for sightseers. Chamba is just a two hour's drive from Rishikesh.
Chamunda Devi Temple is the beauty in the valley of Chamba, and the biggest focus of people from the corners of India and foreign. The shrine is devoted to the Goddess Chamunda, the valued form of Durga. Sui Mata Temple is also one of the attractive domes for the devotees in the valley, attracting numbers of followers throughout the year. This temple is constituted in between the Chamunda Devi and Brajeshwari Temple. This is consecrated to Sui Mata, the native princess of Chamba who performed sacrifice for the resident of Chamba.
The impressive art and culture of this locality has found a place in the Bhuri Singh Museum, which remains a perfect window to Chamba. The museum offers to see yhe Basohli and Kangra style of paintings.
The Gandhi Gate is called as the main entrance of Chamba. At that time Lord Curzon the Viceroy of the British Government was welcomed through this gate which was constructed in 1900. Laxmi Narayan Temple is the most visited attraction in Chamba town. There are half a dozen domes devoted to the Lord Shiva and Vishnu. Three are for Lord Shiva and the rest three are for Lord Vishnu.
Chamba Tourist Place
The best thing about Chamba is its rich cultural beauty. Apart from enjoying the scenic beauty of this hill town, tourists can also explore the customs and traditions of this tiny hamlet and spend some quality time with their near and dear ones. A lot of pilgrims visit the town regularly.
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