Surrounded by high lush green mountains, this quaint little town known as Bharmour, remained capital of the princely state of Chamba for over 400 years. About 69 kilometers from Chamba, this fascinating little town ( 2130 m) surrounded by high ranges was then known as Bharmour. Its ancient temples endow Bharmour with an aura of a hallowed place. The abundant alpine pastures in the region are home to the nomadic Gaddi tribesman.
Bharmour, ChambaBharmour, formally known as Brahmpura, situated at an altitude of 7000 feet in the Budhil valley, forty miles to the south-east of Chamba. The country around Bharmour is regarded as belonging to Lord Shiva and is sometimes called Shiva-Bhumi, abode of lord Shiva. Being the home of nomadic shepherds Gaddies it is also called 'Gadderan'. Bharmour is also known for its delicious apples and local blankets. Life in Bharmour centers around the Chaurasia – a temple square which owes its name to the data 84 shrines built with in its periphery. With varying architectural designs these temples were built between the seventh and tenth century.