Garima | Dec 29, 2018 | 2
Khajjiar- Mini Switzerland of India
Khajjiar is a famous Hill station in Himachal Pradesh, about 26 km from Dalhousie. It is referred to as India’s mini-Switzerland located at an elevation of 6500 feet. It is a divine place with a pleasant climate.
With a small-town atmosphere, fresh mountain air and scenic landscapes surrounded by dense deodar forests, green meadows, and snow-loaded mountains, it is an adventurous and nature lover’s park.
Khajjiar has plenty of opportunities for exciting sports and more.
Trekking – In Khajjiar you have a well-developed and designed walking trail through the fields up the hill. You will have a guide and, will stay in tents while you are trekking. The Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is considered a good place to trek.
Zorbing – It is a leisure activity where you roll down the hill in a big plastic ball.
Horse riding – You can explore the slopes of Khajjiar while riding the horse. The horse-riding team will follow the identical route as of trekking. One can have a good view of the Khajjiar plains.
Paragliding – It is seen as an unusual sport. You are attached to a bean-shaped large parachute along with your trainee. You can enjoy a splendid view of Khajjiar while floating in the air.
Point of Interest in Khajjiar
Mount Kailash – Mount Kailash is regarded as the home of Lord Shiva, the main deity of the Himachal region. From the Khajjiar ground, you can see Mount Kailash on a clear day.
Khajji Naga Temple – It is one of Himachal Pradesh ‘s most sacred and ancient temples. This temple was established in the 12th century AD and is dedicated to the snake lord Naga. Kauravas and Pandavas images hang at the top of this temple. Locals still believe in the goat sacrifice tradition in this temple. The chambers of the Temple are carved out of wood.
The temple is open at 7 a.m. and closed at 5 p.m.
The Panch Pandav tree – The tree is located on Khajjiar ground and is renowned for its roots. Although the main root of the tree and the shoots are alike, the tree contains six shoots. According to the local people, the five shoots of this tree represent the Five Pandavas, and the last one represents Draupadi.
The Panch Pandav tree is an incredible tourist spot with an interesting story behind it.