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Khajjiar-Mini Switzerland

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State: Himachal Pradesh

District: Chamba

Destination: Khajjiar

Currency: Indian Rupee

Altitude: about 1525-2378 metres.

Best time to visit: All the year round.

Language spoken: Local, English and Hindi

Khajjiar is often reffered to as "Mini Switzerland of India ".

The lush green meadows are surrounded by thick pine and cedar forests. Grazing herds of sheep, goats and other milch cattle present a prefect pastoral scenery. There is a small lake in the center of the saucer shaped meadow which has in it a floating island. Much of the lake has degenerated into slush because of heavy silting during rains. Still the landscape of Khajjiar is picturesque and a photographer's delight. A little away from the lake is the temple of Khajji Nag belonging to 12th C. AD which is worth visiting. During trip to hill station Khajjiar the famous holiday destination of India enjoy peaceful stay at resorts and Hotels in Khajjiar, Chamba.

AROUND KHAJJIAR


Subhash Baoli : Just approximately 1 km from G.P.O. is a charming natural spot called Subhash Baoli. Neta ji Subhash Chander Bose during his 7 months sojourn in Dalhousie in 1937 is believed to have spent most of his days by the side of this water body, meditating amidst dense woods of Cedar and meeting his party workers.

Laxmi Narayan Temple: This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and was built more than 150 years ago. The temple enshrines a beautiful image of Lord Vishnu.The temple is frequented by local devotees. The temple is located in Sadar Bazar approximately 200 mtrs. from Subhash Chowk.

ST. Francis Church: This Catholic Church is a very prominent monument on the Subhash Chowk. This Church was built in the year 1894 from the contributions made by Army and Civil Officers and Civilians. St. Francis' Church on Prtrain hill is believed to have been built on the lines of a certain church in England.

HOW TO GET THERE


By air: Jammu Airport is 190km and Amritsar Airport is 192 km from Khajjiar and well connected by road.

By rail: Nearest Railway Station is Pathankot (Punjab) around 80km.

By road: Khajjiar is well connected by road. Buses, taxis and coaches regularly plying from Chandigarh and Delhi.

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