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On 07-07-1992, Mr. Willy t. Blazer, Vice Counselor and Head of Chancery of Switzerland in India brought Khajjiar regarding the globe tourism map by christening it “Mini Switzerland”. He additionally place an indication board of a yellow Swiss climbing footpath showing Khajjiar’s distance through the Swiss capital Berne-6194 kilometer. Khajjiar is probably the 160 areas into the globe that bear resemblance that is topographical Switzerland. The Counselor also took from Khajjiar a stone which will form part of a stone collage around the Swiss Parliament to remind the visitors of Khajjiar as Mini Switzerland of India. 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 that are snowy be observed into the distance. It is an element of the Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary.
Khajjiar is usually reffered to as “Gulmarg of Himachal Pradesh”.
.Khajjiar is a mountain section in Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh, India, found about 24 kilometer from Dalhousie. Khajjiar sits on a plateau that is small a small stream-fed pond in the centre which has been covered over with weeds.
Khajjiar is reached from Dalhousie and Chamba, the nearest town that is major hill station, by bus/Taxi in an hour or so. It has a combination that is rare of ecosystems: pond, pasture and woodland, all in a single spot.
There is a***********************************************************************) that is some cottages run by HP Tourism at Khajjiar where the tourists can stay . Besides there are two rest houses one each of P.W.D. and Forest Deptt. A couple of nice hotels that are private also show up.
Most tourists go Khajjiar by personal or vehicles that are rented. Bus solution normally open to and from Khajjiar.
Places of Interest
The most readily useful entertainment in Khajjiar is always to circumambulate the pond or even to buy long walks into the dense pine woodlands. Children enjoy particularly this spot due to the freedom of motion additionally the slopy surface which allows them to roll right down to the pond without getting harmed. Another attraction like most other mountain section is horseback riding.Dhauladhar mountains:Dense deodars, pines and lush meadows that are green characteristic of Khajjiar. Since Khajjiar can be found during the root of the Dhauladhar hills, the tourists right here could possibly get panoramic views regarding the hills
Khajjiar Lake: Khajjiar Lake is a little pond, surrounded by saucer-shaped lush green meadow and a island that is floating. The dense growth of weed called ‘vacha’ has made its earth spongy. Now the banks stand covered by a layer that is thick of, created by the several years of dirt settling straight down regarding the weeds.
Khajjinag temple: only a little far from the pond could be the temple of Khajji Nag owned by 12th C. AD. In the mandapa regarding the temple one could begin to see the pictures regarding the Pandavas together with beaten Kaurvas hanging through the roof regarding the path that is circumambulatory. The sanctum for the temple is beautifully carved from timber. This temple is focused on snake(Nāga) worship and there are snake idols inside.
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- Source: by “SIDDHYOGA JHEEL“