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Khajjiar, prominently known as ‘Mini Switzerland of India’, is a famous hill station of Himachal Pradesh. This place is of the limited number places in the world that bear tropical resemblance to Switzerland. The fresh air mountains, picturesque landscapes, snow-laden mountains and encompassing dense devdar forests makes it an adventurer and nature lover’s playground.
Khajjiar is also called the Gulmarg of Himachal Pradesh and serves as the starting point for treks to Chamba, Dalhousie and Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary among others. Zorbing, which involves rolling downhill from inside a plastic ‘zorb’, is a popular recreational activity of this place. The Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is a delight for nature lovers and wildlife photographers.
Class : Deluxe
ADDRESS : The Devdar, Khajjiar (H.P.) – 176314. Tel: (01899) – 236333, 9418002306.
Altitude: 6500 feet
Important distances from Khajjiar
- Dalhousie: 22 KM
- Chamba : 23 KM
- Pathankot : 102 KM
- Dharamshala 130 KM
- Jammu : 210 KM
- Amritsar : 213 KM
- Chandigarh : 322 KM
Facilities at Hotel Devdar, Khajjiar
- Newly renovated rooms
- Airy, spacious and decently furnished accommodation with attached baths and running hot & cold water.
- Satellite Television, Parking, Restaurant.
- Free WiFi
- Vide view of Khajjiar Lake from the rooms/ balconies
- Public Washroom
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS :
Surrounded by cedar forest, the lake is located at an elevation of 1920 m. The lake is a popular tourist spot of Khajjiar where people can enjoy numerous recreational activities or can enjoy the beauty of the landscape. The site is perfect to spend some moments of solitude far away from the hustle and bustle of the modern crowd. It offers peace and tranquillity to the visitors. On a clear and sunny day, tourist can enjoy the amazing view of Mount Kailash from the Khajjiar Lake. The main attraction of the lake is the floating island which is actually a cluster of grass and weed growing on the surface of the lake. The amazing sight of the stunning landscapes coupled with the shimmering lake, makes a visit to Khajjiar lake a must visit spectacle.
The temple stands decked with a golden dome and spire due to which it is known as ‘Golden Devi’ temple. This temple has a perfect blend of Mughal and Hindu styles of architecture as reflected in the wooden carvings on the ceilings and wooden posts. It bears image carvings representing the Kauravas who the hideaway by the Pandavas. The five Pandavas- Yudhishtra, Bhim, Arjun,Nakul and Sahdev are beautifully made of wood strand in the corners of the Mandapam of the shrine.Lake view and can seen from the hotel room/ balconies
Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary
With dense Deodar and fir forests spreading over 19.63 sq. km, the Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary is located at Kalatop near Khajjiar in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at a distance of 6 Km from Dalhousie. The Sanctuary boasts of a huge variety of wildlife like Bear, Himalayan Black Marten, Leopard, Deer, Barking Goral, Squirrel, Serow, Jackal, Langur, Himalayan Tahr, Goral, Ibex, Himalayan Squirrel, Muntjak, etc. Extremely admired by the tourists, the sanctuary has a perfect route for trekking from Dalhousie to Kalatop. Jungle Safari and hiking are other interesting ways to explore the wildlife.
View of Mighty Dhauladhar Range
The mountain range and its snow-captured peaks are proud onlookers of this hill town. One can enjoy viewing of the place and admire the handy work of divine.
Local Shopping Points
Eco tourism society handicraft shops near forest office.
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