Khajjiar Himachal Pradesh

Khajjiar is a hill station in Chamba district, in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Khajjiar Himachal Pradesh is often referred to as the “Mini Switzerland of India’.It is about 6,500 feet above sea level in the foothills of the imposing Dhauladhar ranges of the Western Himalayas,, and snow-capped mountains can be seen in the distance. Khajjiar is a part of the Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary. It is located approximately 24 km from Dalhousie.

Khajjiar sits on a small plateau that also has a small lake, which is one of the most popular tourist spots in India. It provides tourists with a unique combination of forests, lakes, and meadows. Khajjiar is surrounded by green meadows and dense forests and is known for its beautiful temples. The mesmerising beauty of this place has greatly influenced and inspired many kingdoms throughout the centuries including the Rajputs and Mughals.

The natural beauty and scenic landscape of this place are bound to leave an everlasting impression on a tourist. Khajjiar is also famous for its nine-hole golf course which is nestled amid lush greenery and a breathtaking landscape. Khajjiar also attracts adventure seekers and has a lot of options in adventure sports like horse riding,  paragliding, trekking, zorbing, etc. One of the best things to do in Khajjiar is to go for long walks in the thick pine forests or walk around the lake. Children enjoy this place because of the freedom of movement and the sloppy landscape which permits them to roll down to the lake without getting hurt.

Things to Do: 

  • Temple Of Khajji Nag: The 12th-century Khajji Naga Small and beautiful ancient temple located at Khajjiar Ground. The temple is dedicated to Khajji Nag, the lord of serpents.

  • Khajjiar Lake:Mini Switzerland Of India. Khajjiar Lake is one of the eye-catching lakes in Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh. It attracts and enthralls us with blissful, beauty, adventure activities, and a beautiful view. 

  • Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary: The Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most prominent and well-known wildlife sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh. It is covered with deodar trees. It is also known to be one of the most visited sanctuaries. 

  • Dainkund Peak: Dainkund Peak is the highest peak in the Dalhousie region and is a popular tourist spot where people come to experience the beautiful views and senses. This lush green peak is popular among trekkers due to its scenic trail and beautiful vistas. 

  • Kailash Village: The Kailash villages are truly a piece of heaven on earth. There is a big statue of Lord Shiva. You can also take a horse ride, which is available at a cheaper rate, and walk around enjoying the beauty of the beautiful place. 

  • Nine Hole Golf Course:This is a large golf course with nine golf holes situated in the town. This perfect Golf course is located around a distance of 25 KM from Shimla.

  • The HP State Handicrafts Centre: The HP State Handicrafts Center in Khajjiar is where you need to be for the most amazing shopping experience in Khajjiar. This place offers all the traditional Himachali items like caps, shawls, etc. It is also a decent place to buy local souvenirs and gifts for friends and family.

  • Panchpula, Chatryara: Panchpula is one of the best places to visit near Khajjiar, surrounded by a cover of green pine and deodar trees. Due to the water flowing under five small bridges, it was named Panch Pula. 

  • The Church of Scotland: It is one of the prime tourist attractions in the whole of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated in the main Chamba market. This church was built by Raja Sham Singh and honoured the Church of Scotland mission for the use of the community of Christians in Chamba. 

  • The Dhauladhar Range: The Dhauladhar Range (The White Range) is one of the ranges of the middle Himalayas. This is a very sacred lake and is considered to be the holy abode of Lord Shiva. This is one of the best places to visit in Chamba, which is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and cedar forest.

  • Zorbing 

  • Horse Rides

  • Boating

  • Trekking, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Paragliding, Khajjiar Lake

  • Fortune Park in Dalhousie

  • Indraprastha Resort

  • EKO STAY – The Cuckoo’s Nest Villa

  • Lall Ji Tourist Resort 

  • Fair Lawn Dalhousie

  • J.K Clark’s Exotic

  • StayVista at Teddy’s Lodge

  • AS Clarks Inn

  • Mastiff Hotel

  • Barei Jungle Lodge

  • NotOnMap – Mystic Village

  • Aamod Aanantham Resort

  • Anjali Cottage – Homestay In

  • BrijVilla

  • Aaroham By Aamod

  • Best Western Dalhousie

  • Hotel Himdhara

  • Aditya Homestay Dalhousie

By Air

Khajjiar does not have an airport. The Gaggal airport in Dharamsala is the nearest airport at a distance of about 122 km. From here, taxis and buses are easily available from the airport to Khajjiar.

By Train

The Pathankot railway station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 118 km.  Trains from Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jammu, Bhatinda, Chandigarh, etc. are available till Pathankot. And from here, you will also easily get buses and taxis that will take you to Khajjiar.

By Road

Khajjiar is well connected by road to all the major places and other neighboring states. State-owned buses from Shimla, Delhi, Chamba, and Dalhousie ply regularly to Khajjiar.

Places to Visit

Distances from Khajjiar

The TempleTemple Of Khajji Nag


Khajjiar lake


Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary


Dainkund Peak


Kailash Village


Nine Hole Golf Course


HP State Handicrafts Center


Panchpula, Chatryara

23.1 km

Church Of Scotland


Dhauladar Range


Best Time To Visit

April to June: Khajjiar is mild in summer. The weather is warm yet sunny and pleasant enough not to hinder your exploration plans and is an ideal season for touring Khajjiar. The days are warm and the nights are long and cold. Sightseeing proves to be a profitable option during all the adventure activities.

However, make sure that you have checked for the availability of hotels, as Khajjiar is flocked by tourists at this time of the year. The hotels get booked at lightning speed, so it is recommended that you make sure of your accommodation arrangements in advance to be on the safe side.

From July to September: The best time to visit Khajjiar is during the monsoons because it becomes very beautiful, during these months that you witness this ‘Indian avatar of Switzerland’ in its full glory. The flowing streams refresh the beauty of Khajjiar, which is a common feature in most alluring tourist destinations. The possibilities of trekking, horse riding, boating, and paragliding during the monsoon make Khajjiar amazingly popular among tourists.

October to March: The coolness of winter may seem severe and snow fakes take over the landscape. Khajjiar converts to a cold harvest from October to March. The temperature falls below the freezing point. Nothing stops snow lovers from having fun on these hills or just seeing this beautiful view from the window.

A lot of tourists indulge in road trips from Dalhousie or Chamba, driving along the majestic views. The cold weather makes for a romantic trip. The treks are extremely popular. Some other famous places to visit in Khajjiar in winter include the Lord Shiva Statue.


Khajjiar is one of the most popular and most beautiful tourist destinations in India. If you are coming to Dalhousie and its nearby regions you must visit the place. However, the way to Khajjiar can be closed sometimes during or because of heavy snowfalls.

F&Q’s Khajjiar Himachal Pradesh

While it is a small hill town, Khajjiar Himachal Pradesh packs a punch in terms of nature, adventure, and culture, making it worth a visit while taking time off in the Himalayas.
The best time to visit Khajjiar for snowfall is in the winter months between October to March.
Khajjiar usually receives heavy snowfall during the last half of December and almost all of January.
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Khajjiar Lake, Kailash Villages, Panch Pandav Tree, and more are the most beautiful and special attractions in Khajjiar Himachal Pradesh.
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