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Khajjiar: Travel guide and attractions

Khajjiar a small saucer shaped plateau is the hill station in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. The plateau is located at a distance of 15 kms from the Dalhousie.

Khajjiar is surrounded by heart warming meadows and some exotic forests that add to the beauty of the place. People refer this place as the Mini Switzerland of India and also as the nature lover’s heaven.

About Khajjiar:

The place is a plateau which is surrounded by the dense forests of pine and deodar.    This can be regarded as the tourist resort and is at an altitude of 6500 ft above the sea level. The location is exquisitely serine and in the backdrop there are dense pines and lush green meadows as well as the Western Himalayas.

Reaching the Travel Destination:

There are three options to reach the tourist attraction. These are by air, train and the road. The nearest airport to Khajjiar is the Pathankot airport and it is at a distance of 99 km.

The ones who want to travel by train can opt for the nearest railway station that is at a distance of 94 kms from Khajjiar that is Pathankhot railway station. Regular trains are available from here easily.

Through road the people can opt for personal vehicles, taxis, and even buses. HRTC buses run throughout the state and the main stand re Shimla, Kangra, and Solan, Dharamshala, Pathankot and links with the other states like Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh.

Famous tourist places around Khajjiar:

Khajjiar is the heaven for nature lovers and has some incredible tourist places that the tourists can enjoy. The place is also referred as the Gulmarg of Himachal and the commencing point for this place starts from Chamba, Dalhousie and the sanctuary treks.

The tourists can enjoy great sightseeing experience here. So many beautiful places are there in Khajjiar which one would never want to escape.

Khajjiar Lake:

This is among the best places that you can visit in Himachal Pradesh. It is serine and beautiful. The attraction of the place is due to floating island.

This place is mostly visited by locals and by tourists for their picnics, paragliding, horse riding and many other interesting activities. Moreover, the beautiful view of mount Kailash can also be enjoyed from the lake.

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary:

This sanctuary is spread over 30.69 sq. km. It is also among one of the beautiful places in the Khajjiar. This is located   between the Dalhousie and the Khajjiar Lake. The sanctuary is known for the nature walks, blue pine, green oak, rhododendron and seen the bear, jackal, leopard and many more spectacular creatures.

 Khajji Nag Temple:

This temple is one of the oldest temples in the Himachal Pradesh and is dedicated to the lord of serpents. This was built in the 12th century. The wood carving in the temple reflect the hindu-mughal pattern of architecture and the style. This temple also boasts about the idols of Shiva, and images of panama and koura.

Stay and food at khajjiar:

The tourists can enjoy their stay at Khajjiar by booking hotels and rest houses for their stay. Also, tourists will find some exotic himachali dishes which are delicious. These include siddu, kaddu ka khatta, sepu vadi are the famous dishes of the state.

Those who are non vegetarian can enjoy grilled fishes, chicken anardana, kull trout and most of the popular dishes are for the non vegetarian group. Various accommodations are available and the people can select according to their budgetary preference.

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