Khajjiar is a hill station of Himachal Pradesh. This beautiful hill station is surrounded by dense forests and green meadows. It is a part of Kalatop wildlife sanctuary. Mr.Willy T Blazer who was Vice Chancellor and Head of Chancery of Switzerland played crucial role to make this place as world tourism place. It was name as Mini Switzerland on 7th July 1992 and made world tourism place. Due to excellent natural beauty this place is known as Gulmarg of Himachal Pradesh. Popular activity in Khajjiar is trekking. The Halmet is the starting point for trekking to reach several places such as Kalatop wildlife sanctuary, Dalhousie, Chamba etc…
What to see in Khajjiar:
Khajji Naga Temple: This temple is carved out of wood. Khajji Naga Temple is dedicated to Khajji Naga. Statues of Kauravas and Pandavas are also placed here. Other name of this temple is Golden Devi Temple. This temple built in 12th century.
Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary: Large varieties of birds, animals and plants can be seen here. Major attractions of this sanctuary are Black Langur, Barking Goral, Bear, Himalayan Black Marten etc… This is covered with Pine forest.
Khajjiar Lake: This is the most beautiful place to enjoy the nature. Large number of tourists attracts towards this lake as water from several stream fills the lake here. This lake is surrounded by Deodar forests and hills. Visitors considered this as perfect picnic spot.
Dauladhar Mountains: Lush green meadows, pines and dense deodars are most attractive in this place.
Kailash View and Horse Riding: Kailash view from Khajjiar is most beautiful experience. Horse riding is very famous here. All the horses are well trained.
Panch Pandav Tree: Though the main root of the tree is same as like others but base of the tree is divided into five parts, which makes it one of the kinds. So this is called as Panch Pandav Tree. This is one of the attractions here.
What to see around Khajjiar:
Dalhousie: Dalhousie is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh. 5 hills are located in this place. They are Bhangora, Bakrota, Tehrah, Potreyn and Kathalagh. Large number of Victorian style mansions can be seen here. It was founded by Britisher Lord Dalhousie in 1854. It is the best place for trekking. This place is located 20 kms away from Khajjiar.
Chamba: This place is famous for Pahari Paintings and temples. Chamba is famous for Snow Skiing, trekking, river crossing, river rafting etc. Major attractions of Chamba are Church of Scotland and Surara Temple. It is located 32 kms away from Khajjiar.
Getting to Khajjiar: This place is well connected with road. From all the major places such as Dalhousie, Chamba, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh bus facility is available. Nearest railway station is located at Pathankot. Nearest airport is Gaggal Airport
Getting around Khajjiar: House riding is most popular to see the hill station. To visit the nearest places buses are available.
Best time to visit Khajjiar: During the winter season temperature in this place comes down to -10 degrees. Best time to visit this place is between March to October.
Where to stay in Khajjiar: All range of hotels are available here but number of hotels are very limited. Panoramic view of snow clad mountains offer by all the hotels.
Where to eat in Khajjiar: Very limited restaurants are available. Only Indian Cuisine is available. Street stalls provide soups and serve noodles.