Khajjiar sits on a small plateau with a small stream-fed lake in the middle that has been covered over with weeds. The hill station is surrounded by green meadows and dense forests. It is about 6500 ft. (1981m) above sea level in the foothills of the Dhauladhar ranges of the Western Himalayas and snowy peaks can be seen in the distance.
Khajjiar is often called the Mini Switzerland of Himachal Pradesh and was officially baptized thus by the Swiss Ambassador on July 7, 1992. It has a rare combination of three ecosystems: lake, pasture and forest, all in one place. Khajjiar can be reached from Dalhousie, the nearest major town and hill station, by bus in an hour or so. There are two buses in the morning that leave at around 9:30. The last bus that returns from Khajjiar to Dalhousie is at 3:30 PM.
How to Reach Khajjiar
By Road: Khajjiar is 26 km from Dalhousie, 520 kmv from Delhi and 24 km from Chamba.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Pathankot approximately 120 km.
By Air: The nearest airport is at Gaggal, in Kangra approximately 180 km.
Places to Visit in Khajjiar
Khajinag templeThe 12th-century Khajinag temple, known also as the Golden Devi temple, is a small shrine dedicated to the local Devi. It has a golden dome and spire. It is a visiting spot for pilgrims.
Khajjiar LakeKhajjiar Lake is situated in district Chamba. It is about 1,900 m above sea level. It is one of the best places for tourist to relax.
Hotels in Khajjiar
Hotel Shinning Star