Khajjiar-Himachal Pradesh, Images

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Khajjiar is a hill station in Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh, India, located approximately 24 km from Dalhousie.

Khajjiar sits 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 green meadows and dense forests. It is about 6,500 feet (2,000 m) above sea level in the foothills of the Dhauladhar ranges of the Western Himalayas and snowy peaks can be seen in the distance.

Khajjiar is often called the Mini Switzerland of Himachal Pradesh and was officially baptized thus by the Swiss Ambassador on July 7, 1992. It has a rare combination of three ecosystems: lake, pasture and forest, all in one place. Khajjiar can be reached from Dalhousie, the nearest major town and hill station, by bus in an hour or so.

The 12th-century Khajinag temple, known also as the Golden Devi temple, is a small shrine dedicated to the local Devi. It has a golden dome and spire. It is a visiting spot for pilgrims.


Reaching Khajjiar

From Chandigarh to Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh (313 Km)

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From Jalandhar, Punjab to Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh (206 Km)

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From Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh to Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh (438 Km)

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Khajjiar Images


Tags : Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh, Images, Dhauladhar, Chamba, India, Western, Himalayas, Switzerland, Golden Devi, Ambassador, July, 1992

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