Khajjiar: India's answer to Switzerland

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Photo of Khajjiar: India's answer to Switzerland by Jimi Tailor
Photo of Khajjiar: India's answer to Switzerland by Jimi Tailor
Photo of Khajjiar: India's answer to Switzerland by Jimi Tailor
Photo of Khajjiar: India's answer to Switzerland by Jimi Tailor
Photo of Khajjiar: India's answer to Switzerland by Jimi Tailor
Photo of Khajjiar: India's answer to Switzerland by Jimi Tailor
Photo of Khajjiar: India's answer to Switzerland by Jimi Tailor
Photo of Khajjiar: India's answer to Switzerland by Jimi Tailor
Photo of Khajjiar: India's answer to Switzerland by Jimi Tailor
Photo of Khajjiar: India's answer to Switzerland by Jimi Tailor
Photo of Khajjiar: India's answer to Switzerland by Jimi Tailor
Photo of Khajjiar: India's answer to Switzerland by Jimi Tailor
Photo of Khajjiar: India's answer to Switzerland by Jimi Tailor
Photo of Khajjiar: India's answer to Switzerland by Jimi Tailor

Khajjiar has been quoted as the ”Switzerland of India”, ”Mini Switzerland” or ”Switzerland in disguise”, but with due respect to Switzerland, Khajjiar is India’s answer to Switzerland.

If people out there have been thinking about visiting Switzerland and to enjoy the glorious meadows, snow capped mountains, snowfall, its majestic valleys and romantic destination, then I am giving you the perfect solution to above to visit Khajjiar: India’s best answer to Switzerland.

The way to Khajjiar is something spentabulous, mind blowing, stupendo, marvelous as we move closer and closer to Khajjiar via Chamba Valley.

Khajjiar has a small lake rests in the center making the tranquility spot known as ” Khajjiar Lake” . The place got the name from ” Khajji Nag” i.e. the deity in the temple from the 12th century . The lake is set in a huge grassy landscape, with evergreen cedar trees surrounding it from all sides. But the saddest part is that the lake has considerably shrunk over the years and is now almost on the verge of vanishing. It’s because of non  maintenance and more number of tourists who are not keeping the place clean.

Khajjiar is encircled by the tall pines, beautiful oaks, lusty deodar trees and is surrounded by the thick forest of the Kalatop Sanctuary and vivid variety of flora and fauna. This is like a magical paradise.

Activities at Khajjiar:

Zorbing: A popular recreational activity that involves rolling downhill from inside a plastic, is a popular activity during April and May and I was unlucky as I had visited the place in January end.

Paragliding
Rock Climbing
Trekking
River Crossing
Tube skiing
Horse Riding
Skiing

No wilderness in Himachal is so beautiful and snowy in winter than any other place which make you realize that there is no magical paradise like Khajjiar in India. Khajjiar is a place of rare combination of lakes, pastures and forests which looks like a “Dreamland” or “Wonderland” found in fairy tales.

One of my friends, Isha, said ” India proves once again that nothing can beat India.” K.A: Best season to travel is from April to November, but I personally feel to travel in January and February to witness Khajjiar as it is termed as most beautiful place in India as it leaves you speechless with beauty, serenity, serendipity, magnificence, opulence, sumptuous to get completely lost in it.  

This travelogue was first published by imglobetraveler87's Blog.

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