Khajjiar Tourism

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"Mini Switzerland of India" Khajjiar Tourism Often referred to as 'mini-Switzerland of India', Khajjiar is a small town nearDalhousiewhich provides tourists a unique combination of forests, lakes and pastures. The mesmerising beauty of this place has greatly influenced and inspired many kingdoms throughout the years, including the Rajputs and Mughals. Located at an altitude of 6,500 feet, the natural beauty and picturesque landscape of this place are bound to leave an everlasting impression on a tourist. Khajjiar is known for its nine-hole golf-course which is nestled in the midst of lush greenery and a breathtaking landscape. Khajjiar is a small plateau which also has a small lake which is one of the most favored tourist spots in this town. Khajjiar is surrounded by green meadows and dense forests and it is also known for its beautiful temples. This region also attracts adventure seekers and has a lot of options in adventure sports like paragliding, horse riding, zorbing, trekking etc. Khajjiar is a must visit place for everyone coming to Dalhousie and its nearby regions. However, the way to Khajjiar can be closed sometimes during winters because of heavy snowfall. Download Khajjiar PDF Guide > What's Great? Often known as the 'Mini Switzerland' of India, Khajjiar is an extremely beautiful place. The Khajjiar lake and Chamera lake add to its beauty. What's not so Great? It has been commercialised over the past few years and over-exploited as a tourist destination. For Whom Khajjiar is a destination for tourists and adventure travellers alike. It offers numerous trekking opportunities.

Mini Switzerland Due to its topographical resemblance with Switzerland, Khajjiar is ofter called the' Mini Switzerland' of India. This saucer shaped green meadow is engulfed by Deodar trees and has a lake in the middle. On July 7, 1992, Khajjiar was called the 'mini Switzerland' by the then Vice-Counsellor and Head of the Chancery of Switzerland in India, Willy Blazer. He also put a sign board which showed the distance between Khajjiar and Swiss capital-Bern. He took a stone from Khajjiar to be installed in the stone collage around the Swiss Parliament to constantly remind people of Khajjiar as the 'Mini Switzerland'.

Itinerary Day 1-Proceed to Khajjiar from Dalhousie. Enroute visit the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary. Reach Khajjiar and visit the famous Khajjiar lake and the lush green ground. Visit the Golden Devi temple next.Day 2-Visit the famous Khajji Nag temple, known to be one of the holiest temples of Himachal Pradesh. Have lunch and head back to Dalhousie.

Restaurants and Local Food in Khajjiar The choices for food and cuisines here is not exactly elaborate and options tend to be limited. There are just a few restaurants here that serve Indian food. The hotels, resorts and lodges usually have more variety. Other than these one can try thenoodles and soupthat a number of street joints here, serve and are said to be quite popular.

Throughout the yearis the best time to visit Khajjiar Khajjiar can be visited throughout the year. The winters, especially January and February, can be quite chilly and it receives snowfall occasionally. The road to Khajjiar might be a little unpredictable during these two months and a trip could be spoiled if there is heavy snowfall. Weather in Khajjiar Loading... Khajjiar in Summer (March - July) The weather in summers is pleasant. The temperatures remain moderate. This is the best time for sightseeing. Khajjiar in Winter (November - March) The winters are extremely cold with heavy snowfall. This often disrupts the transport facility to the destination. Trekking is also hampered. Monthly Weather in Khajjiar Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C) January 6 17 February 9 23 March 11 27 April 17 35 May 20 38 June 22 38 July 24 34 August 23 33 September 22 34 October 16 32 November 10 26 December 6 22

Events in Khajjiar Lord Shiva Statue Function June - July In the month of June-July, a function is held at this temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Localites and tourists form the crowd and take part in the jagrans which take place in the evening and night. The temple also distributes food and other items of necessity to the poor and the needy.

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