A picturesque hill station, Khajjar is located close to Dalhousie. This place is bestowed with natural beauty and pleasant climate. Its breathtaking scenery evokes strong comparisons to Switzerland.
Khajjar is surrounded by green meadows and dense forests. The backdrop of snow clad Himalayan peaks makes for picture postcard kind scenery everywhere where your eyes turn. As mentioned earlier it bears striking resemblance to the Alpine beauty of Switzerland and was even referred to as Mini Switzerland by a representative from the Swiss country. So you can surely explore the beauty of Khajjar if Switzerland seems to be not feasible at the moment.
Things you can do at Khajjar
Trekking is an ideal way to explore this hilly region. Usually, treks to Chamba, Dalhousie and other nearby hill stations start from Khajjar itself.
You could get a chance to do Zorbing if you visit Khajjar during April-May. Zorbing is an adventure activity whereby you come downhill rolling in a plastic ball.
Khajjar Kalatop Sanctuary, a wildlife sanctuary is the best place for experiencing diverse flora and fauna of Khajjar. This sanctuary is surrounded by coniferous forests and oak forests and river Ravi flows through it. Wild animlas that you can spot here include leopards, bears, Himalayan black martens, squirrels, jackals and langurs.
At Khajjiar there is a 12th century temple dedicated to Khajji Nag. Within the temple are life size wooden images of the five Pandav brothers.
Khajjar is an all-weather destination. However, you should plan your trip to this magical land between the months of March and October when the weather is not too cold. Khajjar covered in all snow is a sight to behold and in case you do not want to miss it, plan your trip in the winter months. Weather may get chilly and drop down to as low as minus 10 degrees but the scenic beauty of Khajjar in winters will cover up for all discomforts faced.
Khajjar is located at a distance of around 23 km from Dalhousie making it an ideal day trip option from Dalhousie.
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