Located in Suraj Mohalla, Rang Mahal is one of the largest monuments in Chamba with high fort like walls touching the skyline. Founded in 18th century by Raja Umed Singh, this fort showcases the blend of Mughal and British architecture. The walls of this palace are decorated with Hill style paintings portraying the life of Lord Krishna. It attracts tourists from around the world due to its history and beauty.
In past time, Rang Mahal’s western part was used as royal treasury and its southern part was built in 1860 by Raj Sri Singh. Later on, the palace has gone under many changes when State Handicrafts Department took control of this palace. It also houses Himachal emporium which facilitates embroidery work by women. This emporium is famous shopping spot for beautiful hand-made goods.
Rang Mahal remains open from Monday to Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM and 2 PM to 5 PM. There is an entry fee of 10 INR for adults and 5 INR for children. The palace is accessible by road, and nearest airport is at distance of 120 kilometers – Pathankot airport. Other major attractions near this palace are Bhuri Singh museum, Akhand Chandi Palace, Dainkund Peak, Subhash Baoli, Laxmi Narayan temple, Panch Pulla and Bhuri Singh Museum.