Khajjiar, often called as Mini Switzerland is a beautiful town near Dalhousie. It has a very unique combination beauty with picaresque lakes, forests, and pastures.
The heavenly beauty of this place is attracting visitors from ages. From Rajputs to Mughals, all kingdoms were influenced by the beauty of this place. The place is about 6,500ft above the sea level and is famous for its natural picaresque view. The nine-hole golf course is situated here. It is one of the main attractions of Khajjiar, which can be found in the midst of fresh greenery and jaw-dropping landscapes. Khajjiar also has a lake which is a favourite place for visitors. Apart from its natural beauty and heavenly sights, Khajjiar is also known for its temples and tranquility. This place is also fun for adventure lovers. For adventure seekers, Khajjiar has various sports arrangements like horse riding, zorbing, paragliding, trekking, etc. So with all its attractions, Khajjiar has become a place worth visiting for tourists. But due to heavy snowfall, the roads to Khajjiar can be closed during winter. So visitors should make their plan accordingly.
More On Khajjiar
Khajjiar is called mini Switzerland of India because of its natural resemblance to Switzerland. Just like Switzerland, it has green valleys and fields surrounded by Deodar trees and in the middle of the saucer-shaped meadow, a lake is situated. The place is named mini Switzerland by the Head of Chancery and the Vice-counsellor of Switzerland on 7th July in 1992. They even took a stone from Khajjiar and installed it in the collage made of stones around their Parliament as a reminder of this resemblance. A sigh board showing the distance between Khajjiar and Bren (Swiss Capital) is also put by them.
Restaurants and Local Food in Khajjiar
This place does not offer a huge variety of food and cuisines. The options here are very limited. Only a few restaurants here offer Indian food. Five start hotels, lodges and resorts can only server a variety of cuisines here. Among street foods, noodles and soup are quite popular among tourists.
1st Day: one can go to Khajjiar from Dalhousie. The first thing to visit will be the Kalatop Sanctuary for animals. Then the visitor can go to the popular Khajjiar Lake and the green meadows surrounding it. Golden Devi temple should be visited next.
2nd Day: the first thing to visit will be the Khajji Nag Temple. It is considered the holiest temple in Himachal Pradesh. Then visitors can have lunch and return to Dalhousie.