In the shadow of the snow covered Himalayas, Khajjiar Lake is the most stunning of lakes. Bounded by cedar forests, the lake is situated at an height of 1920 m. The small water stream of the Himalaya act as a basis for the “Khajjiar Lake”. The lake is a famous tourists spot of Khajjiar where populace can enjoy many leisure activities or can enjoy the loveliness of the landscape. The site is ideal to spend some moment of solitude far away from the hustle and bustle of the contemporary crowd. It offers peace and composure to the visitors.
Khajjiar Lake holds a strong friendship with the legends. The lake is a heaven which makes one understand that there is no place like it in the entire world. On a clear and sunny day, tourists can enjoy the wonderful view of Mount Kailash from the Khajjiar Lake. The main attraction of the lake is the floating island which is actually a cluster of grass, weed growing on the surface of the lake.
Best Place to visit in Khajjiar Lake
- Kalatop wildlife sanctuary
- Khajjiar trek
- Lord Shiva Statue
- Golden Devi temple
- Khajji Nag Temple
- Tibetan Handicrafts Center
- HP State Handicrafts Center
- Panch Pandav Tree
- Kailash View
Kalatop wildlife sanctuary
The “Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary” is home to a broad variety of flora and fauna. Leopard, langur, bear, jackal, Barking Goral, Himalayan Black Marten, deer and countless attractive birds can be spotted here. The landscape are densely covered with Deodar trees intersperse with little streams graceful into the Ravi river. The wildlife sanctuary was enhanced known as a gaming set aside for Chamba rulers, in history. The area is a preferred spot for picnics, trekking and nature walks.
The Khajjiar trek is a 14 km trek through landscapes of Deodar and Pine trees interspersed with streams. While the views and sceneries are breath taking, the trek can be a small piece challenging. It is most excellent to do it in an prearranged structure on a arrangement provided by your hotel or travel around provider. Do take a guide or expert with you. Other than this, the “Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary” is also perfect for trekking.
Lord Shiva Statue
This is a generous 85 ft statue of Lord Shiva, one of the tallest in Himachal Pradesh. It is polished in figurine and the shiny statue is a sight to observe. The nearby temple also holds a purpose in the months of June and July while the statue look all the more covered, majestic with snow throughout the winter months.
Best time to visit Khajjiar Lake
Khajjiar Lake can be visit the whole time of the year. The winters, especially “January and February”, can be quite chilly and it receive snowfall infrequently. The road to Khajjiar might be a little random all through these two months, a trip could be flawed if there is heavy snowfall. Khajjiar is called as ‘Switzerland of India’ which tells a lot approximately its landscape and aura. You can visit Khajjiar anytime around the year but the most excellent time to visit Khajjiar is summers (From March till October).
How to reach Khajjiar Lake
By Air : Khajjiar does not have any airport. The closest airport is in Dharamshala called the Gaggal airport located at a distance of approximately 120 km. Buses and taxis are easily available from the airport to Khajjiar.
By Train : The closest railway station is situated at a distance of approximately 118 km in Pathankot. Trains from Delhi, Chandigarh and Bhatinda are available till Pathankot. Taxis or cabs can be hired to whole the journey till Khajjiar.
By Road : Khajjiar is well linked by road to all the important cities of Himachal Pradesh including Shimla, Dalhousie and Chamba. State owned and private buses work on the route. Alternatively, you can force from these town to Khajjiar.