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Khajjiar: General Information

A very small picturesque plateau encircled by dense pine and deodar forests, Kajjiar is a famous hill station located in the district of Chamba (Himachal Pradesh). Set at a height of 6500 feet above sea level in the foothills of the Dhaulandhar ranges of the western Himalayas, the hill station is blessed with its natural beauty and pleasant weather. It’s a magical paradise that includes thick forest of the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary adjoining its soft green grass and offering tourists with an opportunity to unfold its wilderness. The Kalatop Sanctuary is a perfect delight for nature lovers and wildlife photographers seeking to spot a huge range of exotic flora and fauna.

The majestic snow-clad Himalayan peaks and the two lakes, Khajjiar Lake and Chamera, simply add charm to its beauty. It sets you feel free in the world of peace and enjoyment. All of that, it will simply make you feel speechless and you just give your heart to the splendid beauty of this natural paradise. Khajjiar is an enchanting place set amidst Dalhousie and Chamba, offering an unforgettable holiday experience with a peaceful stay in the lap of Himalaya. It’s an ideal escape for honeymooners, adventure freaks and nature lovers As soon you enter the beautiful region of Khajjiar, you are welcomed by a yellow Swiss sign for hiking path that was recognized as Mini Switzerland in 1992 by Willy T. Blazer- a Vice Counselor and head of Chancery of Switzerland.

There are villages on the nearby slopes of Khajjiar, offering splendid views of Dhauldhar and Pir Panjal Mountain Ranges. You can also explore the Mountain Kailash from the ground of Khajjiar. The Khajji Naga temple dating back to the 12th century stands as a majestic splendor here. This region attracts adventure enthusiasts and offers plenty of options in sports activities like paragliding, zorbing, trekking, horse riding, etc. Thus, Khajjiar is a must-see place for nature lovers and it gives a wonderful experience that can’t be replaced by any other tourist spot in India.

Famous Tourist Attractions in Khajjiar:With lush green forests and grazing lands all around, Khajjiar is a perfect retreat for the eyes and soul. It serves as an open meadow picnic spot and many tourists from all over the world crowd at this place to enjoy some quality time with their family and friends, amidst the serene atmosphere. Walking around the lake or strolling in the pine forests is one of the best ways to get yourself engaged in the natural beauty of Khajjiar. Some of the best places to visit in Khajjiar are Khajjiar Lake, Kajji Naga Temple and Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary.

Shopping in KhajjarTibetian Handicrafts Center and HP State Handicrafts Center are a few options for shopaholics to buy traditional Tibetan items, souvenirs and gifts for friends and family.

What to Eat in KhajjiarAfter coming back from the sightseeing tour, you may visit an eatery, namely Main Ground which serves delicious Indian Cusine. There are a few street stalls that are popular for serving mouth watering noodles and soups. Delicious local and international cuisines are served at most of the restaurants of Khajjiar. There are some popular restaurants like Bhumeeja Restaurant, Shere Punjab Dhaba and Parul Restaurant are quite popular that serves multi-cuisines with a unique blend of joy. So, enjoy a hearty lunch and a scrumptious dinner at the prime eateries of Khajjiar.

Where to Stay

There are plenty of accommodation options in Khajjiar, including luxury hotels, deluxe hotels, budget hotels and standard hotels.

Some major options to stay are:

  • Hotel Mini Swiss
  • Royal Residency
  • Hotel Devdar
  • Hotel Hritik Palace
  • Shining Star Resort

Climate and WeatherThe climate of Khajjiar is divided into three seasons- summers, monsoons and winter. Summers are quite pleasant and extend from April to June. Tourists from all over the world flock this place in summer as temperatures during summer range from 12° C to 25° C while the monsoon season starts from July and ends till last ofSeptember. During winter, the weather remains too cold (November to February) with temperatures ranging from 2° C to 10° C. In winters, snowfall is common in Khajjiar, so many tourists visit at this time of the year to witness snowfall.

Best Time to Visit: April to October is the best time to visit Khajjiar.