Khajjiar is a beautiful hill station located in Himachal Pradesh state. It is situated at a distance of about 26 km from Dalhousie. It is among those 160 places in the world having tropical resemblance to Switzerland. The place is situated at an elevation of 6500 feet and enjoys incredible natural beauty and a pleasant atmosphere. With vast stretch of lush green meadows, dense forests and awesome views of majestic snow-capped Himalayan peaks of Khajjiar make it an eminent destination among the tourists. The beauty of Khajjiar is distinguished by Khajjiar Lake and Chamera Lake. Khajjiar is popularly known as the Gulmarg of Himachal Pradesh. It also serves as the beginning point for the treks to destinations like Chamba, Dalhousie and Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary. This wonderful destination is also known for offering a number of adventurous activities.
The exotic flora and fauna of the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary turns into a perfect treat for the nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. History of Khajjiar is not much recognized but it used to be the part of the former state of the Rajput rulers of Chamba. During the 6th century, the place was the capital of the Chamba rulers. Afterward, it was captured by the Mughals and then passed over to several Sikh kingdoms. Lastly, British controlled Khajiar until we got the independence. Now, the hill station has become an essential part of Himachal Pradesh. The temples of Khajjiar date back to the 12th century and have preserved their magical splendor. The picturesque beauty of the place is enhanced with its nine-hole golf course that has boosted the travel and tourism industry of Khajjiar.
Visit in Khajjiar
There are many sightseeing places to visit in and around Khajjiar. From charming scenic spots to religious attractions and from historical attractions to several adventure activities, Khajjiar is waiting for the travelers to ensure them a memorable holiday experience. Know in detail about top things to visit in Khajjiar.
Khajinag Temple is an important temple of Khajjiar, which is why the town is called as Khajjiar. It is among the holiest and ancient temples of Himachal. Located close to the famous Khajjiar Lake, the temple dates back to the 12th century. The temple is dedicated to Khajji Nag, who is Lord of the serpents. Its wooden sanctum enjoys intricate carvings and its mandapam has the images of the Pandavas’ victory over the Kaurvas.
Golden Devi Temple is named so because of being decorated with a golden dome and spire. Located on one side of the Khajjiar Lake, the golden spire of the temple is the key attraction of it. It attracts a number of devotees.
Khajjiar Lake is a small lake, which is surrounded by saucer-shaped lush green meadow and a hanging island. The intense expansion of wild flowers called 'vacha' makes its land soft. It is one of the must visit attractions in Khajjiar.
It is a magnificent 85 feet statue of Lord Shiva, which is one of the tallest structures in Himachal Pradesh. The idol is polished in bronze and this glossy statue is a view to behold. The closely located temple of the idol keeps a function in June – July and the statue appears all the more wonderful due to being covered with snow.
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the primary tourist attractions in the city. It is home to a wide range of flora and fauna and attracts a number of wildlife enthusiasts. Animals that one can spot here are leopard, bear, deer, jackal, Himalayan Black Marten, Barking Goral and numerous beautiful birds.
Golf Course is one of the popular places of interest in Khajjiar. It is a huge 9-hole golf course. Travelers coming to visit the valley of Chamba make sure to explore Golf Course of Khajjiar and enjoy the sport here.
Kailash View is a great attraction of Khajjiar. It surely is going to mesmerize you with amazing landscapes. The best thing about this view is that you get close to the nature and gives a great feeling for it.
April to June, Delightful and Pleasant
End-June to September, Receive heavy rainfall with landslides.
Annual rainfall -85 cm
November to February, Chilled and enjoyable with snowfall
Sights of Khajjiar