Khajjiar Tourism
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Khajjiar Tourism

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  • State: Himachal Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Hill
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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Anindita Bhadra

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  • 6 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
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"A quiet holiday in cradled in nature's lap" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I fell in love with Khajjiar when I was 18, and was passing by the place in the last leg of a family vacation in Himachal Pradesh. We spent a night there in a small home stay, and I decided that I wanted to go back there again, some time. Nearly 18 years later, I was back in Khajjiar, this time with my husband and kids, beginning a family vacation in HP. There were many hotels that had been added to the landscape, but the huge green meadow and the surrounding pine forests had not changed. If you want to spend a couple of days relaxing, spending time with your family, enjoying a book or painting, having a cozy time with your partner or just admiring the Himalayas, then Khajjiar is a great destination.

You can spend hours rolling or sitting on the grass. You can rent a horse and go for a trot round the ground, and catch some beautiful glimpses of the snow peaks. You can take a walk in the woods and listen to the birds and cicadas. A little distance away is a temple with a gigantic Shiva idol, not a great temple, but offers a wonderful sight. If you have a car, you can go for a drive around, and enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas. Khajjiar also offers great options for photography, and the die hard tourist can rent local costumes to pose in. You can reach Khajjiar by road from Dalhousie or Chamba. We had travelled from Kolkata by Air to Dharamshala and taken a car. The nearest railway station is at Pathankot.
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Dheeraj Yadav

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  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 13 Reviews
  •  126 helpful votes
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"Lap of Nature"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Awesome place with almost gentle crowd with sparkling colours, which look so good in big-grass stadium Khajjiar. Suitable for couples as they will get enough time to talk, walk, eat, enjoy, and overall complete package of happiness. Better eat food in your respective hotel itself, as eating with the view of Himalayas will make you more hungry. And also it will avoid garbage in this clean and green nature gift.
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Ritesh Bhandari

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"Mini Switzerland"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Well the place is nice for family trips. You can relax, eat and refresh. Children can try games and horse ridding. Well if friends are going they still can vault for 2 -3 hours for relaxing. View is very nice. Mini Switzerland of India. Its close to mall road in Dalhousie.
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Abhay Raj

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"A natural scenic beauty and perfect place to relax"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Apr 3, 2015
Khajjiar is beautiful place also called Mini Switzerland's. Located at the foot of Dhauladkar mountain range, in the lap of the Himalayas. A fantastic view of dense forests and the meadows and snowy peaks of the Himalayas. It is full of natural scenic beauty and perfect place to relax. The lake surrounded by saucer shaped lush green meadow and a floating island gives amazing view. Paragliding was wonderful and thrilling experience. Pleasant weather gives a soothing feeling. Khajjiar gives an out of world experience. A must visit destination for nature lovers.
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Sai Srinivas

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"A perfect weekend retreat in nature's bed"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Mar 3, 2015
This place is covered with a thick blanket of pine trees with vast grass plains and snow capped mountains in the background, which gives us a feel of Switzerland alps and South American pampas. It's nature at its best and well reminds us the fact that - nature doesn't need us, we need nature and it's at its best when we leave it be.! You can already notice that the pond at this place got polluted :( - the only minus of the place! Nearby there's a huge IDOL of LORD SHIVA atop a temple which again is in the foreground of snow capped peaks. :D This place is best for a romantic weekend getaway from Dalhousie (just 23 km).
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Nikhil Rathi

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"Dirty place"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Nov 6, 2014
The lake in between the field is too dirty, if cleaned regularly, then it can be rated 6 on 7. Visiting Khajjiar was disappointing because it didn't stood up to the expectations. If seen from a distance place looks like heaven, but when u start descending to the field and cow dung starts appearing everywhere, then your reviews start changing about the place. When you reach the lake you, you will definitely think that the place is overrated. Maybe it is good to visit in Winters when this place is covered with snow, because probably then the cow dung will be buried under snow. The restaurants near the lake are not at all god, they are too expensive, and the food they cook is not at all good. Me and my cousins regretted visiting this place. :(
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"Best time to visit is after November"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Oct 18, 2014
A very very nice place to be. Although its a place more for couples are seen, but if you are bunch of friends and family who love peace, you can go there. Wonderful and a beautiful place to be. Best time to visit is after November, when it is covered with ice. Was unlucky to see but would definitely visit again soon.
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Gokul  Kamath

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"A place to relax"

  • 2/7
  • Posted Jul 31, 2014
Having heard a lot about this place, we made a five hours journey from Dharamshala to Khajjiar only to be disappointed. Although it's a nice picnic spot but that's just it. There are good hotels around, although not a lot to do except relax. Go here if you want to seek solitude and a break from busy life. Adventure and thrill enthusiasts should stay away.
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Ravi

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"Great holidays"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Jul 2, 2014
We had a great time here with family. Everyone from our family enjoyed a lot. Kajjiar is a place I would visit again. The people there are really awesome and very helpful indeed.
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"Beautiful and serene"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Nov 13, 2013
Khajjair gives an out of the world experience. You reach there and the view of the meadow/ valley is extremely overwhelming. It is rightly called the Switzerland of Himachal Pradesh.
There is nothing much to do, except sit and relax. There are pony rides though, and phot-ops in traditional Himachali outfits.
It is best enjoyed early in the morning when the no of tourists is less. There are few dhabas which serve fast food.
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