Himachal Pradesh is blessed with incredible beauty and never-ending charm. The snow-covered mountains, the azure rivers, the deep valleys and the opulent green hills all together form some of the most astonishing landscapes. It is a relaxing escape for most city dwellers residing in North India from their fast-paced and hectic schedules. If you too want to head out to the hills to breathe some fresh mountain air and escape the sweltering weather, head to this quaint little hamlet which can match Switzerland in almost every aspect. Khajjiar is a place in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh that lies in the foothills of the soaring Dhauladhar ranges of the Western Himalayas and its peaks can be seen from a distance. It sits beautifully on a small plateau with a small stream-fed lake in the middle that has been covered over with weeds. The hill station is surrounded by vast green meadows and dense pine and deodar forests.
Khajjiar can be reached conveniently from Dalhousie, the nearest major town and hill station, by car in an hour or so. The place features a rare combination of three ecosystems: serene lake, lust pasture, and dense forest. Once there, you can walk around the lake or go for long walks in the thick pine forests.
Top Things To Do In Khajjiar
The weather in Khajjiar is lovely in the summer season and you will enjoy every bit of your stay here. And if you feel like indulging in some activities that excite you, try to opt for paragliding, trekking, and wildlife spotting. You can intend to visit the following places in this hill station.
1. Khajjiar Lake
Khajjiar Lake is a small lake, surrounded by saucer-shaped lush green meadows and a floating island. The banks of the lake now stand covered by a thick layer of earth, formed by the years of dust settling down on the weeds. Your little ones will enjoy this place too because of the freedom of movement and the sloped terrain which permits them to roll down to the lake without getting hurt.
2. Dainkund Peak
This is yet another stunning tourist place, perched at an altitude of 2755 meters- the supreme mount in Dalhousie. From this peak, you can relish a panoramic view of the entire valley. The noise of the breeze passing through the trees makes a pleasing musical sound, due to which this peak has also obtained the name, the singing hill. The place has a unique scenical charm of its own, with mesmerizing views, fresh mountain air and the picturesque view of the surroundings is sure to take your breath away.
3. Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary
This wildlife sanctuary is situated at Kalatop and Khajjiar in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. It houses tall, dense deodar and fir forest and is surrounded by coniferous and oak forests. You can be lucky to spot pheasants, serow and black bear that are found here.
4. Adventure Activities
Khajjiar is one of the most sought-after Himachal Pradesh tourist places that is frequented by many travelers. Talking about adventure options, you will get many options such as zorbing, trekking, paragliding, and horse riding here. Whether you just want to relax or try some of the adrenaline-rushing activities, you will surely enjoy your time here.
Khajjiar is touted to be among the 160 locations in the world that bear topographical resemblance with Switzerland. The place has some nice hotels and cottages run by HP Tourism where the tourists can stay. The mountains are calling out loud, don't make them wait for too long. Plan a weekend getaway soon!