Khajjiar Tourism

Khajjiar Tourism

Khajjiar Info

  • State: Himachal Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • District: Chamba
About Khajjiar Tourism

Khajjiar is a beautiful hill station, located in the Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh. Often known as the Switzerland of India, it is situated at an altitude of 1,951 meters and is located in the north-western part of the state.

During the 6th century, Chamba valley was under the reign of Rajput rulers who made this region their capital city. Later in the medieval period, the valley became a part of the Mughal Empire, after which it came under the rule of various Sikh kingdoms. Subsequently, it was taken over by the British, after which on April 15, 1948, it became a part of the state of Himachal Pradesh. 

Since the destination was under the reign of Rajput rulers and the Mughal Empire, the architecture in Khajjiar represents a blend of Mughal as well as Hindu architectural styles. One of the prime attractions of the destination is the Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary that provides tourists a spot to connect with nature. Khajjiar Lake is another sightseeing option which tourists must visit along with the ancient Khajjinag Temple, which comprises images of the Pandavas and Kaurvas. A nine-hole golf course is an added attraction to this hill station.

The major fairs celebrated within the region include Baisakhi fair, Jwalamukhi fair, Dal fair and the Sayar fair. In addition, the destination is also known for its handicrafts, among which the 'rumal' is the most prominent.

Khajjiar, being a major tourist attraction, is well connected to the rest of India and other parts of the world through several modes of transportation such as flights, trains and buses. The nearest airport to this hill station is the Gaggal Airport, which is approximately at a distance of 46 km from the destination, while the closest railway station Pathankot Railway Station, situated at a distance of 95 km from this hill station. Besides, tourists can also visit Khajjiar by buses which are operated by Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) from places like Dalhousie and Chamba.

The best time to visit Khajjiar is during summers, which extends from the month of March to June. 

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Khajjiar Traveller Reviews

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  • Tourist
  • Jagmohan
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  269 readers

"Khajjiar, not worth visit"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Destination is not what it was. Definitely not mini Switzerland as it is described on Internet. Hotel: located at a secluded place windows of rooms open to hutment and cattle and cattle dung is commen site. Then there is no ATM and hotel has no card swipe machine. So you need to be careful where you spend your money or better take enough cash money with you or else face the shortage. Not a nice place to stay over night, and better plan a day trip to Khajjiar.
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Abhishek Jadoun

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  • Abhishek Jadoun
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 7 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  283 readers

"Must visit place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Switzerland of India without doubt it is. Monsoon is a very good time to visit. Calmness of the place connects you to nature. If you want to travel, don't be driven by someone else. Do it yourself. I guess by doing this you can explore yourself the true beauty of nature. Essence of connection between people exists there. Food is cheap and good. I don't know what else was there to enjoy other than vast view of green trees with mist around. I cried on my way back home. I don't know the way through bus. But by road you have to pass through Dalhousie first then Khajjiar. 2 day stay is sufficient to explore the place.
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Hridesh singh Tomar

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  • Hridesh singh Tomar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 photo
  • 21 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  7584 readers

"Mini Switzerland"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
As the name says, it is truly the mini Switzerland of India. Lush green pastures, deodar Meadows, Lake at the Centre and snowy mountains all around, it is truly a fairy tale picture. It is an hours drive from dalhousie. The roads are okay. This place has multiple activities to offer such as zorbing, paragliding, horse riding etc. There are some food options available as well.
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Darpan kaur

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  • Darpan kaur
  • 18 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  650 readers

"The Mini Switzerland of India"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 9, 2016
Khajjiar is a very beautiful and soothing place with lovely scenery! There are lots of exciting activities to do such as paragliding, zorbing, horseriding, etc. We visited Khajjiar in May 2016. We spent two days at Khajjiar. The first day was spent at sightseeing around the lake, clicking pictures, dressing up in local costumes and posing with real rabbits provided by professional photographers in the picturesque valley, sipping hot tea lake side and horse-riding. It started to rain and there was such a beautiful and serene atmosphere around. The pine trees surrounding the lake were so soothing and relaxing. A walk around the lakeside was so relaxing and the air was so rejuvenating. The next day was spent in paragliding activity which required us to hire a paragliding expert, then trek on the hill upwards and come down paragliding along with the professional paraglider. The paragliding experience was truly breathtakingly beautiful. We visited two temples in Khajjiar and we had a very pleasant stay in Khajjiar. The snow clad Pir Panjal mountains seen from Khajjiar were enthralling. We subsequently moved towards Dalhousie the next day!
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Sunil mohapatra

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  • Sunil mohapatra
  • 2 Reviews
  •  862 readers

"Khajjiar is outstanding"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 28, 2016
The place is outstanding. As the name suggests, this one is mini-switzerland. One can feel switzerland in Khajjiar. One can plan to stay 1 night in this place. Book HP tourism department hotels for great view. For kids, there are plenty of sports activities-horse riding, balloon rolling, play boosters and so on.

Transportation is a pain. I took bus which is scheduled at 9 AM and 9:30 AM everyday from Dalhousie. Otherwise, taxis charge 1700 rs for this 24 km journey.
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Lakshya Tangri

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  • Lakshya Tangri
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2135 readers

"Heaven on Earth!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 7, 2016
Someone advised me to visit at least once. Initially I was reluctant but still I went. I must tell you I have not seen a more beautiful place in my life yet. Greenery everywhere. You feel like your isolated from the world in middle of nowhere. Experience can't be described in words. Visit the place to live it.
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Sudha Kapoor

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  • Sudha Kapoor
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 photos
  • 16 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  8089 readers

"Awesome place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 17, 2016
Awesome place. Lovely place surrounded by mountain covered with pine. It's about 30 km from Dalhouise. Its a mini Swiss. Best time to visit is summer because it's snow heavily in winter. Peaceful place to spend 2 to 3 days with family and friends. Beautiful and lovely place to visit.
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Sunanda Bhowmick

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  • Sunanda Bhowmick
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 7 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  1601 readers

"For those who get frequent calls from the hills"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 7, 2016
Two hours drive from Dalhousie, Khajjiar is a small peaceful valley surrounded by Devdar thicket. A perfect place for spending quality time with your loved one. Have a seat at the extreme corner of the valley for a great view and appreciate everything about life. Only the tiny pond needs maintenance. There is nothing much to do. Walk around, use the cute footbridges or go for a pony ride. Though Hotel Devdar is famous for a good view of the valley but Hotel Mini Swiss has lot more to offer if you get the room at the backside with the back-door. The place is all yours.
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  • 2 votes

Anurag Saraswat

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  • Anurag Saraswat
  • Lives in Noida
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  • 18 Reviews
  •  47 helpful votes
  •  8097 readers

"Greenfield between mountain ranges"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 30, 2015
Khajjiar is a really magnificent place for travel with loved ones, in winter Khajjiar field is full covered with fresh snow. Here you should try paragliding its really a overwhelming experience. This place is covered with forests and meadows. Khajjiar you reached from Dalhousie by bus or own vehicle. I visited here in October 2015 with my friends.
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  • 3 votes

Aseem Garg

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  • Aseem Garg
  • 2 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  1907 readers

"Our own Switzerland-Khajjiar"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 27, 2015
If you want to go a place where you can relax yourself and give yourself a much needed break from the city crowd. The big grassland and the memorable balls pin ride is a must experience. You can also try paragliding. Overall one of the untouched and raw hill station.
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