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Khajjiar

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"Mini Switzerland of India"

Khajjiar Tourism

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 mesmerising 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.

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Mini Switzerland

Due to its topographical resemblance with Switzerland, Khajjiar is ofter called the' Mini Switzerland' of India. This saucer shaped green meadow is engulfed by Deodar trees and has a lake in the middle. On July 7, 1992, Khajjiar was called the 'mini Switzerland' by the then Vice-Counsellor and Head of the Chancery of Switzerland in India, Willy Blazer. He also put a sign board which showed the distance between Khajjiar and Swiss capital-Bern. He took a stone from Khajjiar to be installed in the stone collage around the Swiss Parliament to constantly remind people of Khajjiar as the 'Mini Switzerland'.

Restaurants and Local Food in Khajjiar

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.
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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1- Proceed to Khajjiar from Dalhousie. Enroute visit the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary. Reach Khajjiar and visit the famous Khajjiar lake and the lush green ground. Visit the Golden Devi temple next.
Day 2- Visit the famous Khajji Nag temple, known to be one of the holiest temples of Himachal Pradesh. Have lunch and head back to Dalhousie.

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What are the places near Khajjiar?

The top places near to Khajjiar are Mcleodganj which is 39 km from Khajjiar, Dalhousie which is located 7 km from Khajjiar, Manali which is located 111 km from Khajjiar, Dharamsala which is located 43 km from Khajjiar, Kasol which is located 132 km from Khajjiar

What is the best way to reach Khajjiar?

The town of Khajjiar is a part of Chamba district and is well connected to Chamba and Dalhousie (24 km) and can be easily reached via taxis. The nearest railway station is in Pathankot and then a taxi can get you to Khajjiar. Alternatively, you can reach to Chamba or Dalhousie by bus and then take a cab from there.
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What is the best time to visit Khajjiar?

Khajjiar can be visited throughout the year. The vast stretches of dense forests and green meadows constitute the natural beauty of Khajjiar, and the pleasant climate amplifies the effect. The winters, especially January and February, can be quite chilly and it receives snowfall occasionally. The road to Khajjiar might be a little unpredictable during these two months and a trip could be spoiled if there is heavy snowfall.

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What are the things to do in Khajjiar?

The top things to do in Khajjiar are Adventure Activities in Khajjiar, Khajjiar lake, Kalatop wildlife sanctuary, Khajjiar trek, Lord Shiva Statue, Golden Devi temple. You can see all the places to visit in Khajjiar here

How much does a package cost for Khajjiar?

The packages for Khajjiar start at INR 4000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What is the local food in Khajjiar?

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.
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What is not so good about Khajjiar?

It has been commercialised over the past few years and over-exploited as a tourist destination.

Who should visit Khajjiar?

Khajjiar is a destination for tourists and adventure travellers alike. It offers numerous trekking opportunities.

What is famous about Khajjiar?

Often known as the 'Mini Switzerland' of India, Khajjiar is an extremely beautiful place. The Khajjiar lake and Chamera lake add to its beauty.

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Dhiman Kuldeep 5 months ago
Dalhausie and Kajjiar is the best place to spend time in summers. I have visited more then 11110 times. "Link Hidden"
Vinay Singh 2 years ago
Can I visit this place in December ???
Divya Sachdeva 2 years ago
Khajjiar has been one of my favorite destinations since I stepped among the clouds there for the very first time. I stood there in the middle of this huge ground and all I could see were clouds and clouds only. As I mentioned, the ground is very massive which makes it a perfect picnic spot. You can take a long walk, get a horse ride, eat snacks from the local vendors there and spend the whole day having the time of your life. I would recommend it for everyone as I do think that experiencing this is a must at least once in a lifetime.
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