Khajjiar Travel Guide
Khajjiar is our desi version of Swiss Alps and Switzerland. Situated between Chamba and Dalhousie, the town is picture postcard pretty. Tranquil mountains, lush meadows, untouched beauty, and clouds floating all over, this dainty little town is perfect to spend some quality time with your family or friends.
Khajjiar is a town that epitomizes easy and laidback holidaying. While there is plenty of natural beauty, you can also explore the tourist attractions which include intricately carved temples, immaculate waterfalls, and majestic peaks. Enjoy adventure activities like mountaineering, paragliding, trekking, and zorbing etc.
Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden
10°C to 30°C
(April to June)
(July to Sep)
10°C to 15°C
(Oct to Feb)
A Bit of Switzerland here in India…
Khajjiar is a woodsy valley with a placid lake in its center and Pine forests around it. This visually delightful stretch is of around a mile or so, situated at a height of 1,920 m above sea level and lies between Dalhousie and Chamba Town. Cattles grazing in meadows, fresh air, clear blue sky, tall pine trees and the floating clouds make this place heavenly beautiful. The three eco systems – pasture, lake and forest, together in one place enhance the beauty of Khajjiar. Initially developed and maintained as a golf course by the Brit, Khajjiar’s wavy meadow is a popular picnic spot, at present. The lake has definitely shrunk over the decades, nevertheless its beauty is timeless. A paved walkway encircles the lake for visitors to stroll around and enjoy the breath-taking views.
A hamlet to unwind and relax, Khajjiar a handful of places for sightseeing. The place is famous for its 12th-century Khajinag temple. The Hindu temple dedicated to snakes and has a golden dome and spire.
The ornate wood carvings adds to the grandeur of this temple. Panchpula is also visited by tourist. It is a serene parkland with a small waterfall & a monument of patriot Ajit Singh. Dainkund Peak is a delight for trekkers here. This picturesque mountain has a temple atop and the views from there are spectacular. The uphill trek to the temple is worthy of the effort. Some other places that keep tourist engaged in this quaint little Indian hill station are Pohlan Devi Temple, Chamera Reservoir, Jagdamba Temple, Jandrighat Palace, and Rock Garden at Devi Dehra. Paragliding, horse riding, zorbing, trekking and other activities will keep the restless ones busy.
The picture-postcard beauty of Khajjiar is best enjoyed at ease. When here do not rush. Spend a night at least. Do nothing, just immerse yourself and our inner soul into the beauty of this place, enjoy the sunrise & the sunset, breath in some real fresh air and rejuvenate yourself.