Chamba Industrial Visit

Chamba going students can have their industrial visit in Pathankot also, Pathankot has Asia’s foremost Hydraulic Research Station at the Upper Bari Doab Canal which is worth paying a visit, and here you can see various models of dams and irrigation systems before they are actually commissioned. In Chamba you can visit Hydro electric power projects

There are many stunning, intriguing places around the world, but very few are as beautiful and awe-inspiring as Chamba. Located in the blossom of green mountains with perennial falls and streams, Chamba is one of those places that not only lives up to its image, but exceeds it.

A travel to this place evokes many images… fairy-tale snow-capped mountain vistas, rushing torrent of the Ravi River and beautiful temples. One of the most famous hill stations in India that has been holding a magical allure for travellers, Chamba, a former princely state, is the administrative headquarters of the district of the same name.

Sights to See

Laxmi Narayan Temple
Built in 10th century by Sahil Verman, and enlarged in succeeding centuries, the Laxmi Narayan Temple complex is a group of six main shrines dedicated to either Shiva or Vishnu. Built in the Shikhara style, these shrines are famous for its finely executed classical forms.

Akhand Chandi Palace
Once the residence of the Chamba ruling family, Akhand Chandi Palace is known for its unique style of architecture. Built by Umed Singh around 1747-1765 AD and renovated by the Sham Singh, the building has now been converted into a college.

Bhuri Singh Museum
Named after the famous ruler Raja Bhuri, the museum is a repository of many masterpieces of the Chamba, Kangra and Basholi schools of painting. The museum remain closed on Mondays and public holidays.

Chaugan
A large grassy meadow in the centre of the Chamba town, it is the hub of all activities.

Hari Rai Temple
Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Hari Rai Temple was built in 11th century. Constructed in Shikhara style the temple stands on a stone platform.

Rang Mahal
It was built by Raja Umed Singh in the mid 18th century, with additions made in the later years by his successors. The paintings on the walls of this palace are splendid, based on religious themes with Krishna stories being particularly popular. One of the largest monuments of Chamba, Rang Mahal was built by Raja Umed Singh in the mid 18th century, with additions made in the later years by his successors.

Chamundadevi Temple
Located on the spur of the Shah Madar Hill overlooking the Chamba town to its southeast, the temple boasts artistic carvings on its lintel, pillars and the ceiling. Behind the main temple is a small shrine of Lord Shiva in the Shikhara style.

St Andrews Church
Over a century old, this is a charming dressed stone structure with lanced windows.

Bajreshwari Temple

Dedicated to Devi Bajreshwari, Goddess of lightning, this ancient temple is believed to be 1000 years old. Situated on the northern most corner of the town at the end of Jansali Bazaar, the shrine is built in the Shikhara style with wooden Chhatris. The Shikhara of the temple is elaborately carved. There are two other minor temples on either side of the main shrine.

Champavati Temple This temple is located behind the City Police Post and Treasury building. As mentioned earlier Raja Sahil Varman built the temple in memory of his daughter Champavati who is believed to have influenced her father to set-up Chamba at its present location. The temple is in the Shikhara style with elaborate stone carving and the wheel roof. The size of this temple is equivalent to the largest of the Laxmi Narayan Temple.

Sui Mata Temple
This temple can be divided into three parts, which can physically spread apart. The temple of Sui Mata is on an elevation of Shah Madar Hill. A steep flight of steps comes down to a small pavilion just above the Sahoo road. From the Saho road the flight of steps continues down to the main town a little to the east of Chauntra Mohalla. At the end of the flight of steps there is another small pavilion with gargoyles with running water. The flight of stone steps to the aqueduct from the Sarota stream was built by Sarda, the Rani of Raja Jeet Singh (1794-1808).

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Industries

  • NHPC Chamera Hydroelectric Project
  • Sago Fruit Industries

And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries

Excursions

Jhamwar (10 Km)
Located amidst dense forests, Jhamwar is known for its apple orchards.

Sarol (11 Km)
An interesting place for an excursion, it attracts visitors for its lovely landscaped gardens.

Sahoo (12 Km)
Situated on the banks of the river Sal, it is famous for the temple of Lord Shiva .

Katasan Devi Temple (20 Km)
A popular place of pilgrimage, the temple has a commanding view of the Chamba valley.

Chhatrari (40 Km)
The temple of Shakti Devi dating back to the 8th century, is rich in archaeological wealth.

Salooni (56 km)
A place of immense beauty, it offers breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountain ranges and valleys.

Bharmaur (69 Km)
The original capital of the state of Chamba, Bharmaur still retains its ancient temples and monuments, its erstwhile glory. It is renowned for its cluster of temples – collectively known as the ‘Chaurasi’.

Mani Mahesh (97 Km)
35 Km. from Bharmaur, the Lake of Manimahesh, located an altitude of 3, 950 metres near the base of the Mani Mahesh Kailash, is the highest of the sacred lakes in Chamba district.

Mundal (125 Km)
It attracts devotees for its Devi temple in the Pangi region.

How would you like to travel?

AIR
The nearest airport is Amritsar and Gaggal (136 km) connected by various airlines with Delhi and other cities of India
RAIL
The nearest railhead is Pathankot/ Chakkibank 120 km, which is connected by rail with major cities and towns in India.
ROAD
Chamba is connected by motorable roads with different cities and places in India
Chamba is:
  • 136 km from Gaggal
  • 640 km from Delhi
  • 229 km from Jammu
  • 180 km from Kangra
  • 334 km from Manali
  • 120 km from Pathankot
  • 260 km from Manali
  • 442 km from Shimla

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