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Situated in the Chambal district, the scenic Khajjiar Lake is perched on a massive height of 1920 meters and presents a picture-perfect bird's eye view of the surrounding valley. Hailed as 'Mini Swiss', Khajjiar is famous for its paragliding and horse riding activities.

The waters of Khajjiar Lake sparkle against the blue of the sky, and you can enjoy it in a number of interesting ways - take a walk through the landscape as the sun goes down, or visit the Khajji Nag temple which features intricate wood carvings and a gilded dome. If you're lucky and the sky is clear, you can also catch a glimpse of Mount Kailash from Khajjiar Lake. 

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Coupling scenic natural beauty and thrilling adventure sports such as paragliding, you will enjoy each and every experience over here. Paragliding here is a must, for it's a unique chance to capture the Himachali terrain from an altogether new height. And of course, the exhilaration of the ride is amazing in every way! A paragliding trip will cost you anything between INR 3000 and INR 4000. You can also traverse the gentle Himachal hills on horseback, and it will certainly give you a regal feeling. A charming destination, Khajjiar is the perfect weekend getaway!

Located near the site of the lake, Khajji Nag Temple was built in the 12th century. Dedicated to Khajji Nag or the Lord of the Serpents, this is believed to be the holiest temple in the state of Himachal, and by association, the Khajjiar Lake is also greatly revered. The construction of the temple is simple and is a subtle reflection of both Hindu and Muslim architecture. Made out of wood, the Khajji Nag temple features the statues of Lord Shiva and Goddess Hidimba while the inner sanctum houses the hanging images of the Pandavas defeating the Kauravas in the epic battle of Mahabharata.

Khajjiar forms a part of the Chamba district and is well connected to Dalhousie via taxis. Alternately, you can reach Chamba or Dalhousie by the means of a bus and take a cab to Khajjiar Lake. 
Dalhousie to Khajjiar Lake - 16km
Chama to Khajjiar Lake - 25km

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