Khajjiar is one of the most beautiful hill resorts in Himachal Pradesh. Situated in-between Dalhousie and Chamba valley, this amazing meadow serves as a perfect getaway destination, especially for those who are looking for a respite form the bustling city life. The picturesque locales, serene ambience and captivating charm of Khajjiar lure tourists from far and wide. In this article, we have provided information about the main places that you visit while on a sightseeing tour of Khajjiar.
Khajinag Temple (Golden Devi Temple)
The town of Khajjiar has been named after its ancient temple of Khajinag. Situated near the famous Khajjiar Lake, this temple dates back to as far back as the 12th century. The temple stands adorned with a golden dome and spire, which has led to the temple often being called as the ‘Golden Devi’ temple. It has wooden sanctum with intricate carvings. The ‘mandapam’ of Khajinag Temple has images of the Pandavas and the defeated Kaurvas, seen on the roof of the circumambulatory path of the temple. The temple attracts many devotees and tourists alike.
Khajjiar Lake is a small lake, surrounded by saucer-shaped lush green meadow and a floating island. The dense growth of weed called ‘vacha’ has made its earth spongy. Now the banks stand covered by a thick layer of earth, formed by the years of dust settling down on the weeds.
One of the major attractions of Khajjiar is its huge nine-hole golf course. People visiting the valley of Chamba make sure to visit Khajjiar and enjoy the sport for a while.