Khajjiar also called ‘mini-Switzerland of India’ is a small yet beautiful hill station in the Chamba district situated close to Dalhousie which gives travelers a unique blend of forests, lakes and fields. Endless field of green knolls and thick timberlands other than vistas of glorious snow-clad Himalayan peaks make Khajjiar a famous destination among vacationers.
Activities: Paragliding, Horse Riding, Zorbing, Trekking etc.
Best Places to Visit:
Khajjiar Lake and Ground: The Khajjiar Lake and Ground can be reached through the Bakrota Hills from Dalhousie. While in transit to the Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary, one can see the Lakkar Mandi and further down, the Khajjiar ground with the lake found midway in it. This spot is perfect for photography.
Khajji Nag Temple: Dates back to the twelfth century AD, Khajji Nag Temple is located near the lake and is viewed as one of the holiest and old temples in Himachal Pradesh. This temple is devoted to Khajji Nag, who is the Lord of the Serpents.
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary: Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over a region of 30.69 sq kms out of which 19.63 sq kms of range is secured by dense forests of deodar and fir. Lies in the way of the Ravi River, the sanctuary is encompassed by coniferous and oak woodlands. Pheasants, serow and black bear are some of the common creatures found here.
Kailash View: Mount Kailash is said to be the home of Lord Shiva, the glimpse of which can be effortlessly catch on a clear day from Khajjiar ground.
Panch Pandav Tree: The Panch Pandav Tree is located on the ground of Khajjiar. The tree is well known for its shoots. Despite the fact that the primary base of the tree and the shoots are same, there are six shoots fanning out from the tree. By neighborhood occupants, the five shoots of this tree stand for the Five Pandavas and the last one symbolizes Draupadi.
Some Other great attractions includes: Khajjiar Villages, Golden Devi Temple etc.
Best Time to Visit: March to October