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iXiGOers Jul 26 2013

What is the Colonial History of Chamba? Which British Monuments can I visit here?

Vaishali Singh Jul 26 2013
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Chamba received its first European visitor in 1839, but it was only after the death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and the Sikh Wars of 1884 that the British annexed it. Remnants of their rule include a Post Office, opened in 1863, a Residency (now Circuit House) built for the British Superintendent in 1865, a hospital (1891), a courthouse and the morose-looking Church of Scotland (both built in the 1890s).

Photo of the Church of Scotland in Chamba

By 1910, Chamba also became one of the first Indian towns to receive electricity. Electricity poles dating to this period can still be spotted near the Post Office and Fire Station (1940).

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