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Khajjar is an offbeat hill village is just 20 kilometers from Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh.

This place is known as ‘Mini Switzerland of India’ . This picture-perfect destination, known for its grassy meadows dotted with a tranquil lake, is a nature lover’s paradise. Immerse yourself in adventure sports like paragliding, zorbing, and horse-riding or challenge yourself at the nine-hole golf course surrounded by lush greenery.

However, be prepared for some possible road closures during the winter months due to heavy snowfall. On your way, don’t miss out on the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, which has enchanted kingdoms like the Rajputs and Mughals for centuries. The ancient Khajji Nag Temple, built in the 12th century, is also a must-visit for those seeking spiritual solace.

The saucer-shaped meadow of Khajjiar was dubbed ‘Mini Switzerland’ by the Vice-Counsellor and Head of the Chancery of Switzerland in India, Willy Blazer, in 1992. He even took a stone from Khajjiar to be displayed at the Swiss Parliament as a reminder of this stunning destination.

If you’re looking to explore more, head to the nearby towns of Mcleodganj (39km), Dalhousie (7km), Manali (111km), Dharamsala (43km), or Kasol (132km). Some of the must-do activities in Khajjiar include adventure sports, a visit to the lake, trekking, exploring the wildlife sanctuary, and visiting the Lord Shiva Statue and Golden Devi Temple.

Food options in Khajjiar are limited, with a few restaurants serving Indian cuisine. However, the hotels, resorts, and lodges usually offer more variety. For a quick bite, try the famous noodles and soup at one of the street joints.

Don’t miss out on this stunning ‘Mini Switzerland’ in the heart of India, where the natural beauty will leave you in awe and the adventure will leave you breathless.”

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Parking Difficulty : High
Walking Needed : For 100 meters
Time Needed : 2-3 Hours
Open Timings : 9.00 AM to 3:00 PM
Still Photography : Allowed
Video Photography : Allowed
Cooler Climate for most part of the year.
Carry Umbrella
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Wear Cotton Dress with pullovers
Carry Binoculars
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market

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