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Khajjiar - The Mini Switzerland Of India in Himachal Pradesh


  • Mini Switzerland in India.
  • Khajjiar often called as India's Switzerland, is a hill station in Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, India. Khajjiar sits on a small plateau with a small stream-fed lake in the middle that has been covered over with weeds. The hill station is surrounded by green meadows and dense forests.
  • It is about 6,500 feet (2,000 m) above sea level in the foothills of the Dhauladhar ranges of the Western Himalayas. It is part of the Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary.
  • It has a rare combination of three ecosystems: lake, pasture and forest all in one place.



Khajjiar - The Mini Switzerland Of India in Himachal Pradesh

  • Khajjiar is a hill station in Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh, India, located approximately 24 kilometres (15 mi) from Dalhousie.

Mini Switzerland:

Khajjiar - The Mini Switzerland Of India in Himachal Pradesh

  • On 7 July 1992, Mr Willy T. Blazer, Vice Counselor and Head of Chancery of Switzerland in India brought Khajjiar on the world tourism map by christening it "Mini Switzerland". He also put a signboard of a yellow Swiss hiking footpath showing Khajjiar's distance from the Swiss capital Berne-6194 km.

    • Khajjiar is among the 160 locations in the world that bear topographical resemblance with Switzerland. The counsellor also took from Khajjiar a stone which will form part of a stone collage around the Swiss Parliament to remind the visitors of Khajjiar as a Mini Switzerland of India.


Khajjiar - The Mini Switzerland Of India in Himachal Pradesh

  • Khajjiar is a hill station in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Dating from the 12th century, Khajji Nag Temple is dedicated to a serpent god. Nearby, the high-altitude Khajjiar Lake is surrounded by cedar forest.
  • West, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is home to animals including deer and bears. Farther west, Dalhousie is a hill station with mountain views, dotted with temples and 19th-century British churches.


Khajjiar - The Mini Switzerland Of India in Himachal Pradesh



Khajjiar - The Mini Switzerland Of India in Himachal Pradesh



Khajjiar - The Mini Switzerland Of India in Himachal Pradesh



Khajjiar - The Mini Switzerland Of India in Himachal Pradesh


Travel Guide:

How To Reach Khajjiar:

  • Khajjiar can be reached from Dalhousie, the nearest major town and hill station, by bus in an hour or so.