Khajjiar Tourism

Khajjiar Tourism

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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. 

Khajjiar is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Chamba and Dalhousie.

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Amit Bhardwaj

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  • Amit Bhardwaj
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 1 Review
  •  5 readers

"Khajjiar to Chamba" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
I have been there in mid august. 30 mins drive from Dalhousie. As people call it mini Switzerland I didn't found it to be. The main place which was kind of a huge garden where you can enjoy the nature, horse riding. One thing that I didn't like about the garden is that it was full of horse and cow's dung. You can't even walk on this.
So we left this place within 20 mins and took a ride to Chamba which is 25 to 30 km from khhajiar.
This ride was worth for lifetime. The view and weather was amazing. The whole place was beautifully surrounded by cedar trees.
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Simar Toor

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  • Simar Toor
  • Lives in Patiala
  • 2 Reviews
  •  105 readers

"Purely heaven!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 13, 2017
Absolutely loved the place. Pleasant weather, cool breeze, no noise. I highly recommend you to keep your phones switch off while travelling Khajjiar. Hotels are really good and affordable at price. Hotel mini Swiss and Shining stars are couple of the good hotels I recommend
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Vidyut Maurya

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  • Vidyut Maurya
  • Soulseeker
  • Lives in Ghaziabad
  • 160 photos
  • 116 Reviews
  •  34 helpful votes
  •  64733 readers

"Super holiday"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 9, 2017
Khajjiyar is best location in India for summer holidays. Here you can enjoy three days or more. It is certified mini sweetjerland. Climate is cozy all the year. You can see here Khajjiyar ground, Khajji nag temple and village around the Khajjiyar. You can track near by villages. Some tourist use to stay Dalhousie and take a day trip for Khajjiyar. But try to live here some days to enjoy the nature. But remember no ATM and medical store in Khajjiyar. Some time you have to live in power cut zone.
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Shubham Patil

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  • Shubham Patil
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 64 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  506 readers

"Mini Switzerland"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 8, 2017
Awesome Adventure place .! Khajjiar also known as mini Switzerland. In Khajjiar Para gliding is there and many more adventures sports are there .! Good location for Outdoor Photo shoot and videography. The area to explore is very wide and beautiful
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Deepika vinika

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  • Deepika vinika
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 photos
  • 51 Reviews
  •  22 helpful votes
  •  48454 readers

"Beautiful location .."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 30, 2016
Switzerland of India .. Yes it is !.. Without any doubt! I visited khajjiar 5 years ago and at that time it was perfect place. Horse riding, paragliding & other adventures were available. Dalhousie, Dharamshala are the nearest hill stations & you can plan these places together. North Indian food is always amazing at these places such as Aloo Parathas, Samosas, etc!
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Jagmohan

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  • Jagmohan
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  878 readers

"Khajjiar, not worth visit"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Jul 13, 2016
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 Delhi
  • 7 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  891 readers

"Must visit place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 5, 2016
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
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  13876 readers

"Mini Switzerland"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 23, 2016
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
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1301 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
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"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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