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Khajjiar-an exotic destination offering a unique experience with every view. This mini Switzerland of Himachal is definitely the kind of place which calls for an adventurer in the hills. 

Explore the raw cinematic beauty of nature in Khajjiar. This scenic spot is surrounded by beautiful cedar forests-home to a diverse flora, fauna and unseen wildlife. 

And if you go farther west, you will find Dalhousie nearby-a hill station offering magnanimous mountain views sprinkled with temples along with 19th-century British churches. 

A fact more likely to interest you are the heritage sites here. The Khajji Nag temple, in particular, has a unique relevance. The temple is dedicated to a serpent god. As spooky as it may sound, it is a fascinating place to explore.

Popular Places to Visit in Khajjiar

Khajjiar Lake

Khajjiar is a place which is full of some of the most iconic and fun places to travel to. And one among them is Khajjiar lake. The green landscapes around the lake offer mesmerizing views making you want to stay here forever.

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Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

The Kalatop wildlife sanctuary is definitely a place worth travelling. Better known for its conservation efforts, the sanctuary is home to all sorts of animal species-pheasants, serow, black bear and the famed Himalayan Griffon-an endangered vulture species native to the Himalayan region. It is one of the largest and heaviest birds found in the region. The wingspan of this bird of prey can range up to 8-10 feet. The dense deodars and the fir forest covers an area of about 19.63 square km. A visit here could be one of the most memorable trips of your life.

The Lord Shiva Statue

The Lord Shiva statue is one of the most phenomenal tourist attractions in Himachal Pradesh. 85ft in length, it is one of the tallest in the state. A glance at this polished bronze exterior glistening in the sun is a humbling experience.

Things to do in Khajjiar


Who wouldn’t want to feel the wind in their faces riding in a horse like Butch Cassidy or Man with no name straight out of a Sergio Leone movie? Definitely worth a try, we say!

Enjoy Paragliding & Zorbing

We all love a little adrenaline rush, don’t we? For all those adventure enthus who dream of having wings and soaring in the air and those fun loving dorks who wouldn’t mind rolling down the hill wrapped up in a ball-Paragliding and Zorbing are the name of the game. 

The two most popular options to go with when it comes to indulging yourself with amazing and lively activities. 

Visit Golden Devi Temple

The Khajinag or the Golden Devi temple sits by the side of the Khajjiar lake. Absorbing all the beautiful vistas by the lake, the golden spire adorns the temple grounds. One of the most eclectic tourist destinations, it is best suited for a visit with family and friends.

Events and festivals in & around Khajjiar

Kasol Music Festival

Himalayas are a paradise for travellers. Kasol music festival is just another way of experiencing the undaunting Himalayan vibes. It is owing to the popularity of this festival a great number of people attend this festival. Read More..

Minjar Fair

There is something so puristic and ritualistic about this fair. It brings all of Chamba together in a colorful milieu of people and culture. Held every year in July and August at the Chowgan playground near Kishtwar, it is a beautiful sight to witness the locals gather in a spirit of merriment. Read More..

Best time to visit Khajjiar

The best time to visit Khajjiar is the winter months.

How to reach Khajjiar? 

By Air - The nearest airport is Gaggal in Dharamshala, a 120 km away from Khajjiar. It is easy to get a taxi or other local transport facility. 

By Road - Khajjiar is well connected by roads and regular bus service is available from here. You can even go for a self drive.

By Train - The nearest railway station is Pathankot, about an hour away from Khajjiar. There are regular trains available from Delhi, Bathinda and Chandigarh.

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