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Khajjiar: The Mini Switzerland

By Akshatha Vinayak

You'll be invited by the beautiful meadows, pine forests with a backdrop of mountains in Khajjiar in Himachal Pradesh. One would wonder whether it is a fancy foreign location. Such is the effect of the hill station of Khajjiar.

Khajjiar is one of the beautiful and lesser known hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. The pleasant vistas of this place is ideal for a silent vacation!

Location

Location

Khajjiar is situated at the foot hills of Dhauladhar mountain ranges in Chamba district.

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Unique Ecosystem of Khajjiar

Unique Ecosystem of Khajjiar

Khajjiar has a blend of ecosystems: Pasture (grasslands), forest (pine forests) and lake.

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Khajjiar: Mini Switzerland

Khajjiar: Mini Switzerland

Khajjiar is one of the locations which has the topographical resemblance to Switzerland. It was named as the 'Mini Switzerland' by Mr.Willy.T. Blazer in 1992.

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 Khajjiar to Dalhousie

Khajjiar to Dalhousie

Dalhousie is the nearest hill town located near Khajjiar. Dalhousie is at a distance of 21km from Khajjiar.

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Khajjiar Lake

Khajjiar Lake

Khajjiar Lake is one of the main attractions in the hill station of Khajjiar. The lake is surrounded by meadows and pine forest. It is named after the temple of Khajji Nag.

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 Zorbing in Khajjiar

Zorbing in Khajjiar

The beautiful meadows and slight hilly slopes provide a good ground for Zorbing. It is one of the fun activities which you should try in Khajjiar.

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Khajji Nag Temple

Khajji Nag Temple

Khajji Nag is one the tourist attractions in Khajjiar. It is a 12th century temple dedicated to Nag (snake).

Trekking in Khajjiar

Trekking in Khajjiar

One can also go trekking in surrounding hills. Khajjiar to Dainkund is the easy trekking trail here.

Photo Courtesy: Sandeep Brar Jat

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