10/30/2010 to 10/31/2010 | Himachal Pradesh , India


My final stop in the Chamba Valley, before I headed back to Delhi, was the regional capital of the same name.  Set down in the valley its setting isn’t as impressive as Bharmour’s, but like Bharmour it has an array of impressive temples dating from the 10th to 19th centuries.  The focal point of Chamba is the Lakshmi Narayan Temple Complex which houses a series of stone towered temples, including the important spiritually and architecturally significant 10th century main Lakshmi Narayan Temple.  I spent an afternoon and a morning walking around to the various temples that dot this hillside town.  In between all the temple hopping I managed to catch a bit of cricket match that was being played on the scenic ground below Chamba’s 18th century Akhand Chandi Palace which dominates the townscape.

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