Khajjiar, a beautiful hill resort in Himachal Pradesh, is fondly called as the â€œMini Switzerland of Indiaâ€ for its picturesque topography and enormously delightful landscapes. Located between Dalhousie and Chamba valley, itâ€™s a striking meadow where tourists get utmost a calm existence and ambience from the maddening existence of a metropolis. Saucer-shaped with wide stretches of seven emerald-turf meadows encircled by charmingly hilly terrains, pine and deodar trees, Khajjiar is truly a heaven onto earth for its all-round scenic charm.
Besides scenic beauty, Khajjiar invites tourists for other attractions as well and among them, the Khajinag temple (Golden Devi Temple) ranks a place. This 12th century temple adorns a golden dome and spire that gives it the distinct identity of â€œGolden Devi Templeâ€. The Wooden chamber with intricate carvings, along with depictions of mythical tales, makes it a top tourist attraction in the town.
Tourists here savour the natural beauty all around and along with that, they get to enjoy other sightseeing as well. The Khajjiar Lake is another popular place for its saucer-shaped meadow, which is absolutely lush green and has a floating island. The 9-hole Golf Course remains a major attraction of Khajjiar, which draws almost everyone who takes a visit here.
By Air Gaggal in Kangra, at 180 kms, is the nearest airport that connects Khajjiar to rest of India.
By Road Khajjar has a good network of roads that links to almost all major cities of the state, and India as well.
By Train Pathankot, at 80 kms, is the nearest railway station that connects Khajjar to rest of India with regular train services.
The beautiful Khajjiar Lake is located at a height of some 1920 meters above sea level in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. In Khajjiar, and between the towns of Dalhousie and Chamba, the lake is surrounded by a vast stretch of grassy landscape with the green cedar trees forming a charming backdrop. The name of the lake is taken from Khajji Nag, the deity in the temple nearby.
Over the years, the Khajjiar Lake has considerably shrunk and ...
The Khajji Nag Shrine or Khajji Nag Temple is one of the holiest and oldest existing temples in the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh. This 12th-century temple at Khajjira in Chamba district is dedicated to Khajji Nag, the lord of serpents. In fact, the place (Khajjiar) gets its name from the temple itself which speaks volume about its significance. More so, the temple is close to the spectacular Khajjiar Lake.
The Khajji Nag Shrine is basically a...