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Top 5 attractions to enjoy on your weekend trip to Khajjiar

Top 5 attractions to enjoy on your weekend trip to Khajjiar

By Aquib Nawab

06 Jun, 2024

In Himachal Pradesh, Khajjiar is a perfect hill station that captivates travellers with its enchanting beauty. It is a haven of peace in the world. The town is famous for its lush green pastures, sparkling lakes, scenic vistas, and some stunning wonders. Let us take you on a tour of what is known as the quirky attractions in Khajjiar so that your trip to Khajjiar-Dalhousie becomes an event to be remembered!

Exploring The 5 Gems in Khajjiar

1. The mesmerizing Khajjiar lake

Hidden amidst the mountains and heavily wooded jungles a small freshwater lake is named Lake Khajjiar. The small but beautiful water body lies over a lush green carpet, along with the towering deodar trees, providing a picturesque view. You are free to walk leisurely around the lake, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and feel the silence. Zorbing and horseback riding are also very popular around the lake, if you fancy!

The mesmerizing beauty of the Khajjiar Lake (Credits: Canva)

2. Khajji Nag temple

Covered in verdant growth from the nearby woods of Khajjiar, Khajji Nag Temple is an ancient shrine made in respect of the snake god. The 12th-century stupas, with their amazing wood carvings and unique pagoda bells, are a stunning piece of architecture. As you enter the temple, the space will give you an ambience of spiritual serenity. Find a spot in the sun and soak up the serene setting that envelops this place, as well as admire the stunning craftsmanship.

Glimpse of Khaji Nag temple nestled amidst the Himalayan beauty (Credits: Canva)

3. Dainkund peak Trek: A roller coaster ride

The Dainkund Peak Trek is a marvel that's waiting to be explored by all the adventure lovers out there. It is a moderate trek offering a panoramic view of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges. Rumbling through dense forests, gurgling streams, and undulating meadows, these routes are an ideal escape from the chaos of a bustling city. The climax is amazing panoramic views that will create a sense of admiration for the sheer beauty of Mother Nature.

Breathtaking vistas of Dainkund peak (Credits: Canva)

4. Panoramic splendors from Khajjiar

Perched high atop a small plateau, Khajjiar Hill Station offers breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of the lush green meadows, rolling hills, and snow-capped mountain peaks. Trek up to the vantage points and viewpoints scattered throughout the hill station to fully take in the majestic scenery. The panorama at sunset when the hills are bathed in a warm golden glow is especially stunning. Don't forget your camera to capture photos of the picture-perfect landscapes.

Khajjiar's serene lake. (Credits: Canva)

5. The enchanting Kalatop wildlife sanctuary

Take a scenic drive through the lush Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, home to a wide diversity of Himalayan flora and fauna. This high-altitude forest is blanketed in oak, deodar, pine, and rhododendron, creating an enchanting, almost magical atmosphere. Keep your eyes peeled for unique species like the Himalayan black bear, leopard, and monkey. The winding forest roads offer stunning vistas of the mountains beyond. Immerse yourself in the natural splendor and tranquility of this otherworldly sanctuary, a hidden gem just minutes from Khajjiar.

Gentle gaze capturing the essence of wild beauty (Credits: Canva)

Escape to The Hosteller Khajjiar

If you feel you would like to relax and unwind at the end of the day by exploring the gems of Khajjiar, The Hosteller Khajjiar is the perfect place to do so. Follow the trail to the enchanting forest barrier to this charming hostel and experience authentic hospitality. The Hosteller Khajjiar brings to you all modern amenities with a rustic charm for an unparalleled experience for everything Khajjiar and beyond.

The hostel also offers several facilities to make your stay as convenient as possible, like free wifi, power backup, and housekeeping services. Enjoy a round of indoor chess or carrom, or just relax with a book in front of the fireplace.

At the end of the day, join fellow travellers by the bonfire and talk about the adventures of the day. There is nothing quite like being near a warm fire with other individuals who share the same bond; it creates one of those memories you will never forget and one you cannot wait to revisit until your next trip.

Enchanting view of The Hosteller Khajjiar

Enchanting view of The Hosteller Khajjiar (Credits: The Hosteller Khajjiar)

The local culture of Khajjiar

If you happen to be in Khajjiar during the month of August, make sure to seize a chance to witness the Minjar fair. This festival is celebrated in the month of late July or early August and the main highlight of this festival is where the locals adorned in colorful attire parade through the streets carrying decorated stalks of maize and barley, symbolizing ripened crops. Moreover, it features colorful processions, traditional music and dance, local arts/crafts, and more, do check it out. This fair is an explosion of colors, music, and dance, captivating the ultra-rich cultural heritage of the place. So, come and partake in the celebrations, enjoy the flavors of those places, and make some memories you can pass on to your grandchildren someday! 

Minjar fair Khajjiar (Credits: Canva)

Final thoughts

Some of these gems of Khajjiar allow you to take a fresh look at how beautiful and culturally rich this town is by nature. Amidst the tranquillity of the Khajjiar Lake, the spirituality of the Khajji Nag Temple, and the adventure of the Dainkund Peak trek, you will discover that these experiences are what make Khajjiar uniquely exceptional. The memories you collect and the bonds you form with the people of the island and fellow travellers will stick with you for a long time to come.

It is thus important to get your bags ready and set out on an adventure, discovering gems of this beauty destination. When you require some peace, The Hosteller Khajjiar will open its doors to give you a warm space to relax and recharge after your journey, offering a pleasant stay in the heart of this beautiful place.

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