Khajjiar (Also known as Switzerland of India) is a small picturesque hill station of Himachal Pradesh. Its beauty mesmerizes all ages of travelers, Khajjiar is derived from the word “Khajji Naga” shrine that is dedicated to the Serpent God or God of Snake. It is a small picturesque saucer-shaped plateau surrounded by lush greenery and dense forests located in the district of Chamba. The scenic beauty of this destination Khajjair has now become very popular among tourists both in India and globally. This place is mostly famous for adventure activities for entertainment to reduce stress from daily lifestyle. Khajjiar is most famous for Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary, which is spread over about 31 kms. The Ravi River flows through the sanctuary and it is home to Pheasants, serow and black bears. Some other famous places in Khajjiar are Khajjiar Lake, Dhauladhar Mountains and Khajjinag temple.
Summer: 22°C to 30°C
Winter: -5°C to 17°C
Monsoon: 08°C to 25°C
Khajji Nag Temple
Khajji Nag Temple is the major attraction of Khajjiar and the holiest temple of Himachal Pradesh. The Temple is located near Khajjiar Lake, which is dated back to 12th century AD. The temple is devoted to Khajji Nag, who is known as the Lord of the Serpents.
Golden Devi Temple
Golden Devi Temple is one of the major temple of Khajjiar, situated on the banks ofKhajjiar Lake. It is named as to the golden dome of the temple.It dates back to the 12th century AD shrine dedicated to lord Naga.
You may get the glimpse of mount Kailash from Khajjiar ground during the clear day. It is one of the major attraction of the town.
Khajjiar Lake and Ground
Khajjiar Lake and Ground is the prime attraction of Khajjiar. One can reach here via the Bakrota Hills from Dalhousie.Khajjiar Ground is the popular for picnic and photography.
Khajjiar Lake is one of the holiest lake of the town due to the association with the idol of the Khajji Nag Temple. Itis a small lake, surrounded by saucer shaped lush green meadow and a floating island.
Panch Pandav Tree
Panch Pandav Tree is located at the Khajjiar groundwhich is known for its shoots. It is said to be that the five shoots of this tree stand for the five Pandavas and the last one symbolizes Draupadi, the wife of Pandava.
There are various small villages are situated near the Khajjiar ground are the other attraction of this town. These villages are popular for apple orchids. Here you can enjoy the spectacular surroundings.
Khalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
Khalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the distance of about 12 kms from Khajjiar, Khalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the popular attraction of this region. It is known for its lush green thick forest surroundings and is the home of wide variety of animal species such as bear, leopard, jackal etc
How to Reach Khajjiar?
By Air:- The nearest airport is the Gaggal Airport in Dharamshala, which is a distance of 108km away from Khajjiar. It is well connected by Delhi and other major cities in India.
By Train:- The nearest major railway Station is Pathankot, which is located at the distance of about 104kms from Khajjiar. The Pathankot railway station is well connected with all major cities of India.
By Road:- Khajjiar has good road network which is connected with all major cities of India. The town is located just one and a half hours driving from Dalhousie and Chamba. Khajjar is well connected with the major cities in and around the state by the buses operated by Himachal Road Transport Corporation.
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Places of Entertainment:
Khajjiar is a small hill station, hence there is no Malls and multiplex are available here. Entertainments in this town is mainly depends local cinema halls which is located around the town.