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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular places for sightseeing in Chamba?

Jigyasha Prasad DEC 10 2012
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This beautiful little town clustered with umpteen small villages is a peaceful abode of tranquility. Amidst verdant mountains, deep valleys and lush greenery, this pristine hill station shall amaze you with surreal beauty. Set out to discover its little hideouts and you are in for a memorable sightseeing spree.

  • Central Park

    Central Park is the hub for fun and frolic in this splendid hill station. Head to Central Park for a breathtaking view of the entire town, some peace and lots of fun. The large expanse of greenery is also known as Chaugan and houses the grand Gandhi Gate depicting the British Viceroy, Lord Curson's visit to Chamba.
    cricket ground for Britishers during the erstwhile era, the park is now home to a number of fairs and events.
    Think no more and head here for an eventful day!

  • Bhuri Singh Museum

    Bhuri SIngh Museum is named after the King of Chamba who ruled between 1904 to 1919, which formally opened on 14th September 1908. Bhuri Singh donated a vast collection of exquisite and rare paintings to this museum. The idea to open this museum was the brainchild of J. Ph. Vogel, a reputed Indologist who was serving in the A.S.I, who in his exploration discovered many old inscriptions and after reading and analysing them found that they were mostly in Sarda script and shed light on the medieval history of Chamba. The museum has some inscriptions of Sarahan, Devi-ri-Kothi and Mul Kihar preserved in the museum. The museum houses unique paintings depicting the lives of Krishna and Rama and Bhagwat Puran in Guler - Kangra style, executed by artisans commissioned by Chamba rulers. The museum also has indigenous collection of coins, jewelleries, traditional and royal arms, armour and musical instruments.
    The timings to visit the museum are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm throughout the year except on Monday and other gazetted holidays. The price of a ticket for Indians and foreigners is INR 10 and INR 50 respectively.

    Address: Museum Road
    Himachal Pradesh
    Telephone: +91-1899-222590

  • Rang Mahal

    Treat yourself to an exciting mix of history, culture and shopping! The ancient palace was founded by Raja Umed Singh. Displaying an enthralling combination of Mughal and British architecture, the museum houses elegant Punjab hill wall paintings depicting the life of Lord Krishna.
    Rang Mahal also houses the famous Himachal Emporium, known for its delightful collection of local handicrafts. Indulge the shopper in you with some intriguing sightseeing. Splurge on elegant
    rumals and artistic leather chappals for a satisfying shopping expedition.

  • Chamunda Devi Temple

    This temple is believed to be 750 years old celebrating the most terrific form of Shakti in the form of Goddess Chamunda. As legends say, this was the place where Devi Ambika slain two demons, Chanda and Munda. Situated on the banks of Baner river and built on a raised platform, the temple commands the majestic sights of imperial mountains and verdant forests of Lahl and Pathiar. The main deity is covered in a red cloth which the devotees are forbidden to touch. The sprawling complex of temple houses a big boulder which represents the phallic symbol of Shiva, the Shiva Linga.

With so much to see, plan your days well lest you miss out on some of these gorgeous spots. Explore Chamba as much as you can, unite with nature, dive into its colourful history and you won't be going home empty handed.

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