Khajjiar

Mini Switzerland of Himachal Pradesh is Khajjiar.It’s sites a small plateau with a small stream-fed lake in the middle that has been covered over with weeds. The hill station is surrounded by green meadows and cedar (deodar)dense forests and it is 1.5 km long and 1 km wide. It has a rare combination of three ecosystems: lake, pasture and forest, all in one place.

Location Of Khajjiar

It is situated in the northwestern part of the Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 6,500 ft. above sea level.It is 22 km from Dalhousie and 24 km from Chamba.

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Best Time To Visit Khajjiar

The best time to visit is between March and June

Khajjiar Weather

Summers (April-June): It has pleasant day and chiller night. Cotton and light woolens are recommended.

Monsoon (July – September): Whether is very pleasant it clears all the dust. This time is the best time for Nature lovers

Winters (November-February): It is freezing. If you are planning to visit then carry heavy woolens.

How to reach Khajjiar

By Air : Nearest airport is Gaggal ( Kangra ) 134 km. via ‘Siunta’ and Amritsar 213 km.

By Rail : The nearest broad gauge railway station is at Pathankot 142 km.

By Road : Almost each and every part of the state is linked by roads. The Himachal Road Transport Corporation is running its buses covering the whole state. There is huge network of HRTC to cater the needs of the people.
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Khajjiar Sight Seeing

Khaji Nagga Shrine

This 12th-century Golden Devi temple shrine is dedicated to the serpent god from which the name is believed to have been derived. This days this temple shrine is known as Khajinag Temple.  The temple is interspaced with different patterns and images on the ceiling and wooden posts. A curious blend of Hindu and Mughal styles of architecture is reflected in the wooden carvings on the ceilings and wooden posts. Adjoining are other shrines of Shiva and Hadimba goddess also. The age-old tradition of sacrificing a goat is still practiced outside the temple premises.

Kalatope In Khajjiar

Kalatope is a beautiful forested area. A very thick and dark forest crowns the hilltop and perhaps that is why the place has derived its name as Kalatop which literally means a black cap. The Kalatope is really had a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. Tourists can view the valleys,the hills,the hamlets, the greenery, snow-capped mountains, and the ruggedness standing from the place.The place has already been declared a wild life sanctuary by the government.

Lake

Khajjiar has an islet with a small lake surrounding it. The lake is considered to be holy by the locals as legend associated it with Khajinag, the deity in the Khaaji temple.

Golf Course

An added attraction is A nine-hole golf course .

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