Travel Tips: Not Manali or Kasol, plan to visit these beautiful places of Himachal Pradesh!


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Whenever it comes to spending holidays, people first turn to Himachal Pradesh, but there are many places here that you might not have visited. Most of the people come back only after visiting Kasol and Manali. But Chamba here has its own distinct speciality. Actually, Chamba Himachal Pradesh is a very beautiful city, without visiting your trip to Himachal Pradesh is incomplete.


Khajjiar is a lake which is one of the most beautiful lakes in Himachal Pradesh. The best time to visit Khajjiar Lake is between February and April when the weather is exceptionally pleasant. If you want to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, Khajjiar Lake is an ideal place. The main attraction of Khajjiar Lake is the 'Floating Island', which attracts tourists from far and wide.

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is the most famous sanctuary of Himachal Pradesh, located between Khajjiar and Dalhousie. If you enjoy trekking, the journey through nature to reach the sanctuary is unparalleled. Here, you can see fascinating wildlife like goral-jackal, langur, serow, leopard, Himalayan black marten, deer and bear.


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Chamunda Devi Temple

Located 15 km from Dharamshala, Chamunda Devi Temple is one of the best places to visit in Chamba. Situated on the banks of river Baner, Chamunda Devi Temple holds deep religious significance for Hindus. Interestingly, this temple is made entirely of wood, which was built by Raja Sahil Verma in 1762.

Bhuri Singh Museum

Bhuri Singh Museum is not only a major attraction of Chamba but also one of the major tourist destinations of Himachal Pradesh. Bhuri Singh Museum houses costumes, weapons, coins, royal jewellery, rare paintings, Sharda script, carved doors, copper plates, memorial stones, musical instruments, frescoes, Guler-Kangra paintings and many more. If you want to get acquainted with the art, culture and rich history of Chamba, Bhuri Singh Museum is the perfect place. The museum is open every day from 8 am to 5 pm except Monday.



Lakshmi Narayan Temple

Lakshmi Narayan Temple is the oldest temple of Chamba, which was built by Raja Sahil Varma in the 11th century. The complex consists of about six temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. The main idol of Lord Vishnu is a rare marble idol found in the Vindhya mountain range. It is noteworthy that this marble comes from the Vindhya Mountains. The temple is open twice a day, from 6 am to 12:30 pm and again from 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

How to reach Chamba:

If you prefer to travel by air, the nearest airport is Pathankot, which is 120 kilometres from Chamba. From there you will easily get taxis to reach Chamba. If you opt for train travel, the nearest railway station is also at Pathankot, which is 120 kilometres from Chamba. There are regular trains from New Delhi to Pathankot and you can book tickets at your convenience. Himachal Pradesh's road transport is also excellent, with major bus terminals connecting Chamba to Shimla-Solan, Kangra, Dharamshala and Pathankot in neighbouring states like Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.