Switzerland, The dream or the fantasy of every Indian whether for holiday, honeymoon, family outing etc. But not every Indian can really afford the tour. Only the High class people can afford the package. What if you get a chance to visit Switzerland with an affordable price.
Doesn’t it sound like WOW!!!
Lets know about KHAJJIAR(HIMANCHAL PRADESH), The Mini Switzerland of India. You can feel the Switzerland exactly here and the best thing is, it is cost effective also you didn’t need to go out of India.
Before we explore our mini Switzerland. Have a look-
This hill station is situated in the lap of the Himalayas, which means that the weather there is cool throughout the year. Winters are harsh because of its geographic location. And the monsoon season is not advisable because it is a hilly terrain. The months from March to September, excepting July and August, present the perfect time to undertake a trip to the Switzerland of India.
HOW TO REACH KHAJJIAR?
Going to the Khajjiar hill station is relatively easy once you reach Dalhousie. There are cabs and share cabs available. You can also drive from Chamba which is at a distance of 26 km from Khajjiar.
WHAT TO DO IN KHAJJIAR-THE MINI SWITZERLAND OF INDIA?
There a some beautiful places in Khajjiar, where you can spend your valuable time & money. Lets go one by one to explore the Switzerland of our India.
1. KHAJJIAR LAKE
This lake is easily one of the highest lakes in the country and all over the world. Surrounded by dense deodar trees and pine forests, the lake provides a bird’s eye view of the valley situated at a slightly lower slope. The sparkling water of the lake has a refreshing effect on both the mind and the body. You can just plop down beside the calm waters of the lake and enjoy a nice picnic with your loved ones.
2. ADVENTURES SPORTS
If you are a adventurer, then its for you. You will get chance for paragliding in Khajjiar- The Mini Switzerland Of India. Para gliding is the primary sport while zorbing is a good option for the ones who aren’t too athletic or fit to endure para gliding. Horse riding is also a good option for anyone and everyone who wishes to explore the vicinity.
3. KHAJJIAR TRECK
The Khajjiar trek is a 14km trek through landscapes of Deodar and Pine trees interspersed with streams. While the sceneries and views are breath-taking, the trek can be a bit challenging.
4. KALATOP WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
The Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Leopard, bear, deer, langur, jackal, Himalayan Black Marten, Barking Goral and countless beautiful birds can be spotted here.
The landscapes are thickly covered with Deodar trees interspersed with little streams flowing into the Ravi river.
5. DEVI GOLDEN TEMPLE
The Golden Devi temple is one of the most eminent tourist spots of the region. Situated near the Khajjiar Lake, this temple has turned into quite a popular tourist spot in recent years. The simplistic design of the temple captures the hearts of every religious soul. The calm and tranquil atmosphere surrounding the temple is a nice getaway from the din and bustle of the city.
6. LORD SHIVA STATUE
This is a magnanimous 85 ft statue of Lord Shiva, one of the tallest in Himachal Pradesh. It is polished in bronze and the glistening statue is a sight to behold.
The nearby temple also holds a function in the months of June-July, while the statue looks all the more majestic, covered with snow during the winter months.
There are number of travel agents, who are providing various package to Khajjiar- The Mini Switzerland Of India. Do compare all the package before you go there. Do not forget to visit the above places there. I think this is the best option to fulfil your fantasy to visit Switzerland.