Khajjiar Lake is a small lake, surrounded by saucer-shaped lush green meadow and a floating island. The glade and the lake are held sacred to Khajjinag – after whom the place is named. Khajjiar has the thick forest of the Kalatop sanctuary surrounding its soft green grass.
Khajjiar is famous for the popular Khajji Naga shrine dedicated to the serpent god from which the name is believed to have been derived. The temple dates back to the 10th century and is interspaced with different patterns and images on the ceiling and wooden posts. The Khajji Nag temple is made in pahari style and the object of worship is ‘Nagdev’, carved out of stone in human from. The images of five Pandvas: Yudhishtra, Bhim, Arjun, Nakul and Sahdev beautiful made out of wood stand in the corners of the Mandapa of the temple.
Summers are fairly pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 12° C to 25° C. Winters are extremely cold, with temperatures dipping as low as 2° C to 10° C.
When To Visit
April to October is the best time to visit Khajjiar.Although Khajjiar remains open for tourists throughout the year, it is better to visit this place during summers when you fed up with high temperatures of plain areas.
How To Reach
Khajjiar is well connected from Chamba and Dalhousie from either side. One can enjoy a drive of 24 kilometers through the beautiful and green Khajjiar wildlife sanctuary on Dalhousie Khajjiar road. Another way is from Chamba, if you choose to reach Chamba via Jot.
The nearest Airport is Gaggal (Kangra) 115 km.
The nearest Railway station is at Pathankot/ Chakki Bank Railway Station 104 km.