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Laxmi Narayan & Hari Rai Temples in Chamba

·  Summer: April-June (22°C-38°C)
·  Winter: November–March (0°C-10°C)
·  Monsoon: July-September  

Best time to visit:  October–May

Opening Time: 10:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 5:00 p.m.
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Lakshmi Narayan Temple Complex dating back to the 10th century is the largest and the oldest in the region and was built Raja Sahil Verman. Devoted to the Vaishnavite sect, the temple stands out for its wooden chatries and shikara, which makes it well suited for the cold climatic conditions.

The Hari Rai Temple is a comparatively lesser known but historically important landmark, which is dedicated to the Chaturmurti manifestation of Lord Vishnu. Built by Salabhana in the 11th century, the temple is well noted for its ornate Shikhara.

The Shitla Bridge, which extends up to the temple, is one of the most photographed tourist attractions in the State as well. Though many structures such as the Gandhi Gate and the Fire Station Building were built by British in front of the temple, which spoiled its visual appeal, this temple still remains one of the important landmarks in the state, which draws a steady stream of tourists and pilgrims all-round the year.

Road: Daily bus service is available for Dalhousie and jeeps on hire are also available but it is relatively expensive.

Railway: The nearest rail head is Nurpur Road railway junction, which is at a distance of 41 km. from Laxmi Narayan Temple.

Airway: The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport, Dharamsala which is 31 km. away from Laxmi Narayan Temple.