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India's Switzerland

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  • General Information

    District: Chamba, State: Himachal Pradesh, India
    Area: 1.5 Sq. Km.
    Languages Spoken: Pahari, Hindi, English
    Long Distance Code: +91-1899
    Best Time to Visit: March to June
  • Description

    An evitable stop while climbing from the Dalhousie to Chamba is Khajjiar. Also called India's Switzerland, the exquisite glade of Khajjiar is a picturesque town covered with Deodar and Pines and is exquisitely nestled at the foot hills of the Dhauldhar ranges. The beauty of the place is further enhanced with the small islet perched on the clyster clear lake which reflects the beauty of the nature around. The lush green plateaus with blue skies and fresh air, everything that can calm and sooth a weary traveler!!<br />The history of Khajjiar is linked to the rulers of Chamba. The local Rajput rulers ruled Chamba valley in the 6th century A.D. and made it their capital city. This region become the part of the Mughal Empire in the medieval period and later came under various Sikh Kingdoms.
  • Location

    Khajjiar is located in the northwestern part of the state of Himachal Pradesh, in the northern region of India. It is perched at an altitude of 1951m above sea level. Khajjiar is 22 km from Dalhousie and 24 km from Chamba. The climate of Khajjiar is summers are mild and winters are cold and bitter.
Khajji Naga ShrineKhajjiar is famous for the popular Khajji Naga Shrine of the 12th Century dedicated to the serpent god from which the name is believed to have been derived. The temple dating back to the 10th century is a beautiful blend of Hindu and Mughal style of architecture which is reflected in its wooden carvings. It has beautiful images with different patterns on the ceilings and wooden posts. The images some say are those of the Pandav brothers and some believe that the images are that of the cousins of the Pandav brothers, the Kaurav brothers.
KalatopeAn inevitable stop midway Dalhousie and Khajjiar is the beautiful area of thickly covered forests of Kalatope. A very thick and dark forest crowns the hilltop which perhaps gives the town its name, Kalatope, meaning a black cap. The hill top gives a splendid view of the surrounding landscape with snow capped mountains, the valleys beneath, the lush green meadows and small hamlets dotting this verdant landscape. The place is an ideal habitat for many wild species, and has been declared as the sanctuary by the government.
Dhauladhar Ranges Tour

Dhauladhar Ranges Tour
(6 Days / 5 Nights)

Dhauladhar Ranges Tour / PI-0221 (6 Days / 5 Nights)

Taking you away from the hustle and bustle of cities, this tour takes you to the peace and tranquility of the picturesque Dhauladhar Ranges in Dharamshala. Offering a magnificent backdrop to every picture from Dharamshala to Dalhousie, the hills are the apt destination for any nature lover who loves to immerse in the beauty of nature to the fullest.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Pathankot - Dharamshala
Day 2 : Dharamshala
Day 3 : Dharamshala - Khajjiar
Day 4 : Khajjiar - Dalhousie
Day 5 : Dalhousie
Day 6 : Dalhousie

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