Day 3: Dalhousie - Khajjiar - Chamba Dalhousie
Drive to Khajjiar, approx an hour drive through dense forest area will take you to Khajjiar. This is a small town located in the beautiful Chamba Valley. It lies midway between Dalhousie and Chamba and is a perfect stopover for the tourists willing to visit the state of Himachal Pradesh. Fenced by the tall Deodar trees, Khajjiar is nestled well in the laps of Himalayas. Khajjiar is famous for the ancient, 12th century, golden-domed temple of Khajjinag.
Other attractions are The Lake in the rolling green turf is a small lake
known as one of the most charming spots in the Himalayas, derives its name from its ancient, golden-domed temple of Khajjinag.
Nine Hole Golf Course
A nine-hole golf course is an added attraction at Khajjiar.
Chamba originated in 6th century AD and is one of the oldest princely states. It is situated on the right side of the river Ravi. Located in the beautiful valley, surrounded by the Sivalik ranges, Chamba also has the district headquarters. It is famous for its medieval temples and Chaugan, a public promenade. The architecture of the buildings of Chamba reflects the artistic taste of its former rulers. Chamba is also famous for its local festivals.
Other tourist attractions are Laxmi Narayan Temple : It is one of the major tourist attraction in Chamba. The six temples in this complex display the Hindu shikara style of architecture. Chowgan is the grassy promenade at the heart of the town and is the focus for local festivals. Brajeshwari Devi Temple Nearby the Laxmi Narayan Temple is the Brajreshwari Devi temple, dedicated to Goddess Durga.
Chamunda Devi Temple
This temple is located on a hill overlooking the town of Chamba and one has to climb for about 30 minutes to reach it.Sui Mata Temple Located between the Chamunda Devi temple and Brajreshwari Devi temple, the Sui Mata Temple is dedicated to Sui Mata (a local princess, who gave her life for the people in Chamba). The temple is decorated with colorful paintings depicting the life of Sui.