Often referred to as 'mini-Switzerland of India', Khajjiar is a small town near Dalhousie which provides tourists a unique combination of forests, lakes and pastures.
The mesmerizing beauty of this place has greatly influenced and inspired many kingdoms throughout the years, including the Rajputs and Mughals. Located at an altitude of 6, 500 feet, the natural beauty and picturesque landscape of this place are bound to leave an everlasting impression on a tourist. Khajjiar is known for its nine-hole golf-course which is nestled in the midst of lush greenery and a breathtaking landscape. Khajjiar is a small plateau which also has a small lake which is one of the most favored tourist spots in this town. Khajjiar is surrounded by green meadows and dense forests and it is also known for its beautiful temples. This region also attracts adventure seekers and has a lot of options in adventure sports like paragliding, horse riding, zorbing, trekking etc. Khajjiar is a must visit place for everyone coming to Dalhousie and its nearby regions. However, the way to Khajjiar can be closed sometimes during winters because of heavy snowfall.
The choices for food and cuisines here is not exactly elaborate and options tend to be limited. There are just a few restaurants here that serve Indian food. The hotels, resorts and lodges usually have more variety. Other than these one can try the noodles and soup that a number of street joints here, serve and are said to be quite popular.
There are only a few options here including few hotel, few cottage run by Himachal Tourism and a couple of rest houses.
It is a small area and walking is the best way to get around.
Nice place people say it mini Switzerland, yes it is. Go around Dec to Feb everything is covered with snow. Paragliding and Zorbing are must when u visit the place
By Pallavi Siddhanta
I love adventure and trekking. What is the difficulty of the trek from Dalhousie to Khajjiar?