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Khajjiar – The Mini Switzerland of India


HIMACHALPRADESH, DEC 7,(UITV): Khajjiar is a hill station, located around 23 km away from Dalhousie, in Himachal Pradesh. Situated at a height of 1960 meters above sea level, it is also fondly known as the Switzerland of India. The beauty of this place lies in the rolling fields, the imposing deodar fauna, cheerful rivers, and scenic grandeur. Khajjiar is a lake noshed by the limitless brooks, which makes the region more attractive and a perfect trekking destination. Its mesmerizing beauty has dramatically influenced and inspired many kingdoms throughout the years, which includes the Mughals and the Rajputs.

 It is connected to the leaders of Chamba. The regional Rajput rulers attacked Khajjiar in the 6th century and took over Khajjiar as their capital city. As time progressed the area fell into the hands of the Mughal Empire and later under various Sikh Empires. Dainkund Trek In Dalhousie The land is known for being spongy, owing to the thick development of a wildflower known as Vacha, over which dirt has shaped a thick level to the land. It is considered as one of the most appealing spots in the Himalayas. The place gets its name from the golden shrine of Khajinag, which is dedicated to the mother goddess.

 Khajjiar is situated at a distance of 24 km away from Dalhousie, 595 km away from Delhi and 360 km from Chandigarh. There are ample buses that operate from Delhi and Chandigarh to Khajjiar. The nearest railway station is at Pathankot, which is 105 km away.

 It can be visited throughout the year. The months of January and February can be quite chilly and it receives snowfall occasionally. The roads during winters tend to get blocked due to the heavy snowfall. From March to July the temperatures remain moderate and are also the best time to go around the place.