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Location: Chamba, Himachal Pradesh
Houses: Himachal Emporium, Women's College
Built By: Raja Umed Singh
Built In: Mid 18th Century

In Chamba, situated the beautiful Rang Mahal palace, which was built by Raja Umed Singh in the mid 18th century. The palace walls here are lined with exquisite examples of wall paintings in the Punjab Hills style, all of which depict the life and times of Lord Krishna.

The architecture reflects Mughal influences. Additions were made by Jit Singh and Charat Singh. It became the women's residence until 1947 and now houses a college.

The Rang Mahal or the old palace, Rang Mahal also houses the Himachal Emporium. Here one can purchase rumals - small cloths featuring very fine silk embroidery, a traditional craft executed by the women of Chamba, which dates back almost 1000 years.


The emporium is open from Monday to Saturday fro 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. and 2 to 5 P.M. .

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