Wiki Workshop and Heritage Mapping, Chamba-2017

Wiki Workshop and Heritage Mapping, Chamba-2017 is being organised by Wikimedians of North India in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh,the area rich in cultural as well as natural heritage.The Participants will be Wikipedians,photographers and eminent art and cultural activists.Major objective of this event is to bring the ameteure photographers and art/cultural personalities from State of Punjab,Himachal ,Delhi and Chandigarh (U.T) etc.on the Wikipedia as new editors who will be imparted basic training of uploading photographs on Commons and create/edit articles in future.In a way it will be a two way experience/skill sharing event.The photographer participants would also provide practical training in photography skills to the other participants.Two participants will be from the local area who are eminent art and cultural activists who will help in identifying and understanding the rich heritage of the area.

Place and timeEdit

The event will be organised from 13th April to 16th April 2017 as per programme given below.


  • The hours in the schedule are tentative, small changes are possible.
Date Time Activity, location Notes
13th April 10:00- Departure from common point Pathankot,Punjab
13th April 12:00-13:00 Photo-tour/visit to on the way the heritage site "Sthan Baba Banda Bahadur"
13th April 16:00-20:00 Photo-tour/visit to Laxmi Narayan Temple Complex Chamba ( 9th and 10 th century temples ) and evening informal Wiki exchange
14th April 9:00 - 12:00 Wiki workshop
14th April 12:00-14:00 Photo-tour/visit Bhuri Singh Museam Chamba and interaction with Chamba Artists related to Chamba Miniatures , Chamba sculptures in stone and metal , Chamba Rumal etc.
14th April 14:00 -20:00 Departure for Bharmaur,Photo-tour/visit to culturally significant village Loona and Chhtaari temple,arrival in Bharmaur and informal wiki exchange in the evening
15th April 9:00 - 16:00 Photo-tour/visit Chaurasee temple complex Bharmaur ( 6th and 7th century temples , known for its wood / stone and metal craft world wide ) and Visit to Brahmaani temple
15th April 16:00-18:00 departure/arrival to Chamba
15th April 18:00-20:00 Informal wiki exchange
16th April 9:00 - 17:00 Departure for Khajjiar (known as Mini Switzerland ) Photo-tour/visit to Dalhousie, Panj Pula ( Smadhi of Sardar Ajit Singh Chacha of Sardar Bhagat Singh ) and Subhash Bauli
16th April 17:00 - 1930 Departure from Khajjiar/Arrival Pathankot


The participants are being invited through the event page created on Facebook[1] and other media as well.