Khajjiar at a glance:
Coordinates: 32.5558° N, 76.0656° E
State: Himachal Pradesh
Khajjiar is a hill station in Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh, located approximately 24 km from Dalhousie.
How to reach Khajjiar:
By Air :
Khajjiar does not have any airport. The nearest airport is in Dharamshala- The Gaggal airport. Taxis and buses are easily available from the airport to Khajjiar.
By Rail :
The nearest railway station is in Pathankot. Cabs are available from the railway station.
By Road :
Khajjiar is well connected via roadways.
Places to visit in Khajjiar:
Golden Devi temple:
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The temple derives its name from the golden dome it houses. The temple is very close by to the Khajjiar lake and is quite a popular tourist spot. It also has a golf course neighbouring it, where one can find some scenic views amidst lush greenery.
Kalatop wildlife sanctuary:
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The Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Leopard, bear, deer, langur, jackal, Himalayan Black Marten, Barking Goral and countless beautiful birds can be spotted here.
Khajji Nag Temple:
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It is a 12th century AD temple dedicated to Naga, the lord of serpents and you will find some snake idols here. It is mainly a wooden structure and has images hanging from the roof of the circumlocutory path, depicting Pandavas defeating the Kauravas in the epic battle of Mahabharata.
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Khajjiar lake is the most popular, beautiful, colourful and lively tourist spot in the area and an instant favourite of all the visitors. The place is ideal for picnics, photography strolls and more and this can be one of the most breath-taking lakes you ever visit.
The Khajjiar trek is a 14km trek through landscapes of Deodar and Pine’s trees interspersed with streams. While the sceneries and views are breath-taking, the trek can be a bit challenging.
Lord Shiva Statue:
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This is a magnanimous 85 ft statue of Lord Shiva, one of the tallest in Himachal Pradesh. It is polished in bronze and the glistening statue is a sight to behold.
What to Eat :
The choices for food and cuisines here are not exactly elaborate and options tend to be limited. There are just a few restaurants here that serve Indian food. The hotels, resorts and lodges usually have more variety. Other than this one can try the noodles and soup that several street joints serve here which is quite popular.