3 Places to Visit in Khajjiar

There is a ‘Gulmarg’ in Himachal Pradesh which has much resemblance to Switzerland. Situated at a 26-km stretch from Dalhousie, Khajjiar stands at 6500-feet height. The Natural beauty along with pleasant climate will enchant you while the vast spread green meadows and dense forests will lure you. Also you can see majestic snow-clad Himalayan peaks around. The Khajjiar Lake adds more to the charm of this hill station.

Jhajjar is the starting point for many treks such as Dalhousie and Chamba. You could best explore Khajjiar via trekking.

The best activity to excite, enthrall and entertain you is Zorbing. In this activity, you come rolling downhill when you are inside a plastic zorb.

It is a renowned recreational activity which can be experienced in the months of April and May. Now let’s explore three best sites in this pretty town:

1. Khajjar Lake

Khajjar Lake

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If you want to visit an ever-lively place which comes along with beauty and colours of life, you should visit Jhajjar Lake. The most popular tourist spot and an instant favourite of all visitors, it gives ample of options to enjoy at this place. You can visit here for picnics and strolls. Also if you are a photographer, this place is like a heaven where you can click nature in your frame. It’s one of the loveliest lakes which you might have ever visited. The lake is surrounded by sceneries, hills and lush green landscapes which makes it look prettier.

2. The Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

The Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

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Blessed with rich and rare flora and fauna, this sanctuary is blessed with beautiful landscapes. It’s home to many animals such as bear, leopard, deer, jackal, Barking Goral and Himalayan Black Marten. Also you can trace thousands of rare species of birds here. While the thick forest comprising Deodar trees cover the landscapes, you can also listen to the gurgling sounds of little streams which merge with waters of Ravi river after flowing for some distance.

Once upon a time, the Chamba rulers had used this wildlife sanctuary as a gaming reserve. You can best use this sanctuary for multiple purposes such as trekking, picnics, as well as for nature walks.

3. Khajjiar Trek

Khajjiar Trek

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It’s a 14-km long stretch which comes with lot of challenges. You will be seeing Deodar and Pine trees interspersing with transparent and clean streams of water on your way. The lovely sceneries and pretty views will be saved in your mindset forever. As the trek is challenging, you are advised to seek the help of a guide or a professional. Also you are advised to take up the trekking task in the most organised structure.  Your hotel or tour provider might give you a format which you should thoroughly follow to ensure safety.

It is best to do it in an organised structure on a format provided by your hotel or tour provider. Do take a guide or professional with you.

Khajjiar for sure will woo you with its beauty once you are here.

Besides being blessed by the natural beauty, Khajjiar also has temples dating back to 12th century. They have withstood the challenges given by odd times and could be seen standing straight with majestic splendor. One of the most sacred shrines here is of the Khajji Naga Temple.

Once you visit this hill station, you will fall in love with the landscape and culture of Himachal. You are sure to learn a little of Himachal language as people generally speak the local language. So pack your bags to get the glimpse of Himalayan splendor.