Khajjiar is one of the most scenic saucer shaped plateau and is surrounded by dense pine and deodar forests. Its beauty has further been enhanced by a small lake in the centre with a floating Island and a temple of Khajjiar deity. There is plenty of wild life in the forest and the area has been brought under Wild Life Sanctuary, There is a 9 hole Golf ground here but is no more in regular use. The lake has been taken up for improvement. It is known as the Gulmarg of Himachal Pradesh. Tourism accommodation is available for stay.
HOW TO REACH
The nearest airport is at Gaggal, in Kangra ( 180 km ).
The nearest narrow gauge railhead is Kangra (18 Km). The nearest broad gauge station Pathankot, (90 Km), is linked to major towns.
Well connected by road. Some distances are as follows: Delhi 514 Km, Chandigarh 239 Km, Kulllu 214 Km, Shimla 332 Km, Chamba 192 Km.
WHAT TO SEE
It is the magical paradise which quickly makes you realise that there is no place like this in the whole world. The magnificent of majestic ‘deodar’ is at its best here. Khajjiar lake is associated with a legend, it is associated with Khajjinag, the deity that is enshrined in the temple here.
Khajjiar, known as one of the most charming spots in the Himalayas, derives its name from its ancient, golden-domed temple of Khajinag. The 12th-century Khajinag temple is a small shrine dedicated to the local Goddess or the Devi. This temple is also known as the Golden Devi temple, as it is adorned with a golden dome and spire. Pilgrims visiting the Chamba valley often come to this temple.
Kalatope Khajjiar Sanctuary: –
It’s possible to trek 30-km from Dalhousie to Chamba along the eastbound road from Gandhi Chowk. A short but steep ascent leads to the Kalatope wildlife sanctuary, from which one can walk into a pleasant track.
Kailash View and Horse Riding :-
On a clear day, you can see the Mountain Kailash from Khajjiar ground. You can also enjoy the horse riding here. Some local people are engaged in this business and you can ride the whole Khajjiar ground (from outside) for a nominal charge. The riding is very enjoyable, also the horses are well trained and do not scare you away.
Tibetan handicrafts including pullovers and carpets at Dalhousie. Chamba Slippers, ‘Rumals’ and Shawls at Chamba town.
There are few good restaurants in the city and you can also try the restaurants at the luxury hotels.