Often called India's Switzerland, the exquisite glade of Khajjiar (1960m) has a circumference of about 5 km. Along its fringes, thick forests of deodar climb the slopes, the snow-line rests above these woods, about 26 km from Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh, the hill station is bestowed with natural beauty and pleasant climate.
Vast expanse of green meadows and dense forests besides vistas of majestic snow-clad Himalayan peaks make Khajjiar a popular destination with tourists. Khajjiar Lake and Chamera Lake add to the charm of Khajjiar. For its stunning natural beauty, Khajjiar is also referred as Gulmarg of Himachal Pradesh.
The picturesque landscape of Khajjiar has acted as a magnet for tourists from across the world. Khajjiar’s picturesque beauty evokes strong comparisons with Switzerland. Khajjiar was bestowed with the title of Mini Switzerland in 1992 by Wiily Blazer, Vice Chancellor and Head of Chancery of Switzerland. Khajjiar is one of the 160 places in the world that bear tropical resemblance to Switzerland.
It is popular destination with trekkers too. The hamlet serves as the starting point for treks to Chamba, Dalhousie, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, etc. Trekking is the best way to explore the Khajjiar. Zorbing, a popular recreational activity that involves rolling downhill from inside a plastic orb, is a popular activity in Khajjiar during April-May.
Khajjiar Kalatop sanctuary is a delight for nature lovers and wildlife photographers. One can spot a wide range of exotic flora and fauna in the sanctuary.
Not much is known about Khajjiar’s history. However, temples dating back to 12th century still stand in majestic splendour in Khajjiar. The Khajji Naga temple is the most sacred shine in Khajjiar.
CLIMATE : In winter, the temperature hovers around freezing point with snowfall and heavy woolens are required. In summer, the climate is mild and light woolens / cottons are recommended.
What To See
Khajjiar lake is the most beautiful and popular tourist spot in the area. The place is ideal for the picnic and photography the scenery is breath taking at this place is surrounded with thick deodar forest.
Kalatop Wild Life Santuary
The kaltop wild life Seantuary is home of vide verity of flora and fauna. Leapord, Bear, Deer, Langur, Jackal, Himalayan Black Marten, Barking Goral and many beautiful birds can be seen here.
It’s a 14Km long track passes through thick deodar and pine forest around Khajjiar. While the scenery is beautiful and breathtaking, the track can be challenging.
Khajji Nag Temple
Its a 12 century AD temple dedicated to naga, the lord of serpents.Its mainly a wooden structure and has images hanging from the roof, depicting Pandavas to defeting Kaurvas in the epic battle of Mahabharata.
How To Reach
Khajjiar is connected by road and is 23 km from Dalhousie and 26 km from Chamba. It is 520 km from Delhi. The closest railhead is at Pathankot, 120 km. The airport at Gaggal in Kangra is at a distance of 180 km. Taxis and buses are available from all these places.
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