About Khajjiar Tourism
Khajjiar is a beautiful hill station, located in the Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh. Often known as the Switzerland of India, it is situated at an altitude of 1,951 meters and is located in the north-western part of the state.
During the 6th century, Chamba valley was under the reign of Rajput rulers who made this region their capital city. Later in the medieval period, the valley became a part of the Mughal Empire, after which it came under the rule of various Sikh kingdoms. Subsequently, it was taken over by the British, after which on April 15, 1948, it became a part of the state of Himachal Pradesh.
Since the destination was under the reign of Rajput rulers and the Mughal Empire, the architecture in Khajjiar represents a blend of Mughal as well as Hindu architectural styles. One of the prime attractions of the destination is the Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary that provides tourists a spot to connect with nature. Khajjiar Lake is another sightseeing option which tourists must visit along with the ancient Khajjinag Temple, which comprises images of the Pandavas and Kaurvas. A nine-hole golf course is an added attraction to this hill station.
The major fairs celebrated within the region include Baisakhi fair, Jwalamukhi fair, Dal fair and the Sayar fair. In addition, the destination is also known for its handicrafts, among which the 'rumal' is the most prominent.
Khajjiar, being a major tourist attraction, is well connected to the rest of India and other parts of the world through several modes of transportation such as flights, trains and buses. The nearest airport to this hill station is the Gaggal Airport, which is approximately at a distance of 46 km from the destination, while the closest railway station Pathankot Railway Station, situated at a distance of 95 km from this hill station. Besides, tourists can also visit Khajjiar by buses which are operated by Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) from places like Dalhousie and Chamba.
The best time to visit Khajjiar is during summers, which extends from the month of March to June.