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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular attractions in Khajjiar?

Vaishali Singh DEC 10 2012
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Perched on a small plateau and surrounded by lush green forests, Khajjiar is a perfect retreat from the hustle-bustle of a busy city-life. And, this vacation you’d like to keep away from all your worries, right? Khajjiar definitely shall not disappoint you. Here are a few tourist attractions you can try exploring.

  • Kalatope Wildlife Sanctuary

    Located on the outskirts of the town, this exotic abode of multiple hues of flora and a wide variety of fauna is a natural habitat par excellence. The beautiful deodars greet you with fresh breeze as you journey through the zigzag roads.
    Though it is rare to spot wild animals, owing to the dense forests, you will get to view the breath-taking wonders of the colourful fauna all too often. There is a checkpoint at
    Lakar Mandi on the perimeter of the sanctuary, which has breath-taking views of the mountains. It is possible to get a taxi over here or you can walk 3 km into the sanctuary.
    If you are keen on taking your own vehicle inside the sanctuary, then a permission from the Forest Officer (+91-1899-220574, +91-1899-222239) in
    Chamba must be taken in advance.
  • Khajjiar Lake

    Rightly being one of the prime attractions here, the lake is a mesmerising sight to behold. The lake is at a distance of about 20 km from Dalhousie. The floating island at its centre gives it an almost dreamy look. During the snowfall season, the waters on the lake become frozen and give the lake an emerald-like look.
    The surrounding green lushes (
    cedars) and the hills provide a perfect setting for long, uninterrupted walks with family or your partner. Also you can indulge in horse-riding.
  • Khajjinag Temple

    This is considered as one of the oldest and holiest religious shrines in the entire state of Himachal Pradesh. In short, it is the religious epicentre of this small town. Khajjiar derived its name from this temple. Dedicated to Khajji Nag (the serpent god), the temple is believed to have been built in the 12th century.
    This beautiful structure, carved out of wood, exudes an ancient feel, with its golden dome and spire being its highlight.
    The temple also has a fascinating
    mandapa where images of the five Pandavas and the defeated Kauravas hang from the roof.

Isn’t all this so exciting? Khajjiar really seems to be a perfect repository of natural beauty, mythologies and history. Don’t you think?

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