In a nutshell
"The mini Switzerland of India” and “The Gulmarg of Himachal Pradesh” are just a few names with which the beautiful hill station of Khajjiar is entitled to. Khajjiar is situated in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. Vast green fields, grazing animals, serene lakes and panoramic views of mountains are just the right elements which should be spoken about to give a clear picture of Khajjiar. The hill station doesn't stop here with just her beauty and provides her tourists with adventure sports like Trekking, Horse riding and an excellent upcoming sport Zorbing. If you are one of those who are looking for Adventure and Peace in the same lot then Khajjair is just the apt holiday destination for you.
Khajjiar is among the 160 locations in the world that bear topographical resemblance with Switzerland. The counselor also took from Khajjiar a stone which will form part of a stone collage around the Swiss Parliament to remind the visitors of Khajjiar as a Mini Switzerland of India. Dense deodars, pines and lush green meadows are characteristic of Khajjiar. Not to foregt that since Khajjiar is situated at the base of the Dauladhar mountains, the tourists here can get panoramic views of the mountains.
How to Reach:
Air: The nearest airport is in Gaggar, Kangra (180km from Khajjiar), which is well connected to various places.
Rail: The nearest railhead is in Pathankot (120km), which is well connected to various parts of the country.
Road: Khajjiar is well connected to Chamba (23 km), Dalhousie (26 km) and Delhi (520 km).
Khajji Nag Shrine
One of the oldest and holiest temples in Himachal Pradesh, Khajjinag Temple is dedicated to Khajji Nag (serpent god).A little away from the lake is the temple of Khajji Nag belonging to the 12th century AD. In the mandapa of the temple one can see the images of the Pandavas and the defeated Kaurvas hanging from the roof of the circumambulatory path. The sanctum of the temple has been beautifully carved from wood.This temple is dedicated to snake (N?ga) worship and there are some snake idols inside.
Khajjiar Lake is a small lake, surrounded by saucer-shaped lush green meadow and a floating island. The dense growth of weed called vacha has made its earth spongy. Now the banks stand covered by a thick layer of earth, formed by the years of dust settling down on the weeds.This perennial Lake is fed by small streams and is panoramically situated amidst the cedar forests and hills.
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
Kalatop is a tiny city renowned for its wildlife sanctuary, Kalatop is blessed with natural flora and fauna.Kalatop Sanctuary was recognized as a game sanctuary on July 1, 1949. It lies between Dalhousie and Chamba at the northwestern extremity Daula Dhar. Dalhousie-Chamba Road runs through the sanctuary, which contains about 15 villages. In 1982-1983, there was a total of 1766 people living inside the sanctuary. It's on the way to Khajjiar at the toll barrier for Kala Tope, a road to the left of the barrier leads to the government rest house, a nice quiet spot and a great place for a picnic. The 3-km route through dense pine forests from Lakkadmandi to Kala Tope is simply exhilarating. No cars are allowed on this 3-km route.Khajjiar, Kalatop, Dain Kund, Lakarmandi, and Bara Pathar are the tourist attractions that fall in this sanctuary.
Chamba Jot (Chowari Jot)
Chamba Jot is a mid-way point between Chamba And Chowari.When you move towards Chamba from Jot you will witness the Beautiful Khajjiar on one side and Slopes of Kainthali on the other.Chamba Jot around 8000 feet above sea level and is one of the coldest passes of District chamba.It is often blocked with snow.State Flower of HImachal Pradesh,Rhododenderon can be found here.Whenever you are travelling to Khajjiar via Chowari,this is the must visit spot for the Travellers.
Best Time to Visit
- Must Visit Khajjinag Temple.
- Must go for Horse Ride.
- Perfect Place for the Family Picnic.
- Adventure Sports like Trekking, Horse riding and Zorbing.
- One should Must Take a ride inside the Large Baloons (Zorbing).
- Never miss out on the Horse ride along the beutiful view.
- Get your photo clicked wearing traditional dress of Chamba.
- Chamba Jot