Khajjiar – Tourism Spot in India

Khajjiar – Tourism Spot in India

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Khajjiar is a hill station in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the most widely selected tourism package in all over India. Dating from the 12th century, Khajji Nag Temple is dedicated to a serpent god. Nearby, the high-altitude Khajjiar Lake is surrounded by cedar forest. West, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is home to animals including deer and bears. Farther west, Dalhousie is a hill station with mountain views, dotted with temples and 19th-century British churches. It has an elevation of 1,920 km and it is approximately 24 km from Dalhousie. Khajjiar sits on a small plateau with a small stream-fed lake in the middle that has been covered over with weeds. The hill station is surrounded by meadows and forests. It is about 6,500 feet (2,000 m) above sea level in the foothills of the Dhauladhar ranges of the Western Himalayas and peaks can be seen in the distance.

Khajjiar is also referred to as a ‘Mini Switzerland’ because of its natural beauty. There are many places of interest here in Khajjiar, some of them are:

  • Dauladhar mountains
  • Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary
  • Khajjiar Lake
  • Khajji Nag temple

Khajjiar offers numerous trekking opportunities. Khajjiar to Dainkund is a 3.5 kilometre easy to moderate trek. The trek starts 6 kilometres from Khajjiar on the Dalhousie-Khajjiar road and ends at Pholani Devi Temple at Dainkund. This trek with a well-defined trail and moderate ascent is an excellent trek for beginners and children. The trek offers excellent views and a beautiful camping site.

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