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Khajjiar
(Himachal Pradesh, India)

 

DISTANCES / LOCATION

  • Chamba to Khajjiar : 20 Kms
  • Kalatop to Khajjiar : 13 Kms
  • Dalhousie to Khajjiar : 23 Kms
  • Bharmour to Khajjiar : 85 Kms
  • New Delhi to Khajjiar : 570 Kms
  • Chandigarh to Khajjiar : 352 Kms
  • Patahnkot to Khajjiar : 103 Kms

GENERAL INFORMATION

Often called India's Switzerland, the exquisite glade of Khajjiar (1960m) has circumference of about 5 km. Khajjiar highlights Himachal Pradesh's rich treasures of natural beauty. In the center of grassy meadow, 1.5 kms long and 1 km wide, and surrounded by cedar forest, a small lake, called Kund, that forms center-piece of Khajjiar, exudes a serenity and charm that can only be rivaled by the hospitable people of the valley.

Khajjiar lake is 1900m above sea level and located in Chamba district, 16 kms from Dalhousie and 25 kms from Chamba. Fed by slim streams, this small lake rests in the center of large glade of Khajjiar. The glade and the lake are held secred to khajjinag - after whom the place is named. Khajjiar has the thick forest of the Kalatope sanctuary surrounding its soft green grass. Khajjiar offers short and medium treks, amongst them being treks through forests to Dalhousie and Chamba. 9-hole golf course can be an enjoyable sporting spot.

PLACES TO VISIT

  • Khajjiar : Khajjinaag Temple, Khajjiar Valley, Apple Orchards and Jagdamba Temple.
  • Chamba (20 Kms) : Bhuri Singh Museum & Laxminarayan Temple & many ancient temples.
  • Chamera Lake (40 Kms) : Water Sports
  • Kalatop (13 Kms) : Wild Life Sanctuary
  • Dalhousie (23 Kms) : Town of hills, pines and oaks.
  • Bharmour (85 Kms) : Known for ancient 84 temples.

HOW TO REACH SHIMLA?

|| BY ROAD ||

Khajjiar is connected by road and is 26 km from Dalhousie and 24 km from Chamba. It is 520 km from Delhi.

|| BY TRAIN ||

The closest railhead is at Pathankot, 120 km away.

|| BY AIR ||

The airport at Gaggal in Kangra is at a distance of 180 km.

CLIMATE CONDITIONS

In winter, the temperature hovers around freezing point with snowfalls, heavy woolens are required. In summer, the climate is mild and light woolens/cottons are recommended.

 

 
 
 

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