Nestled in spectacular position of Shah Madar range of hills, Chamunda Devi Temple is a famous Hindu temple in Chamba district. Devoted to Goddess Shri Chamunda Devi, the deity is in angry form of Shri Durga. Built by Raja Umed Singh in 1762, it is one of its kind wooden temples with gabled roof in Chamba. Interestingly, the footprints of goddess Chamunda Devi can be seen in this temple.
Chamunda Devi Temple is a major holy place which sits on bank of river Baner. Devotees offer brass bells here to fulfill their blessings. The old temple was damaged so new one was built here. According to temple plan, it consists of mandapa and square sanctum sanctorum. The roof of mandapa is divided into nine squares and contains amazing wooden sculptures. And, in entrance of open Mandapa, there is huge brass bell.
The interior of sanctum of Chamunda Devi Temple is decorated with carved silver sheets. Its complex includes handicrafts with various items such as honey, wooden toys, woodcarvings, Kangra tea and much more. The shrine’s architecture is quite simple, but religious influence is overwhelming. Few years back, this temple was accessed through stone paved steep path, but now it can be approached by 3 kilometers motorable road.