Vale of Milk and Honey, Chamba the land of antiquity, art and scenic beauty lie at the height of 996 m on banks of the Ravi River. The town was name sahil verma daughter Champavati in 920 A.D. The valley is fringe of the Shivaliks and having three well-defined snowy ranges, the Dauladhar, constituting the outer Himalayas, the Pir Panjal or the mid Himalayas, and the Zanskar range or the inner Himalayas.
The land of mystic serenity, enchanting vistas, refreshing air, lofty mountain passes and slopes, provides ample opportunities to nature lovers. Out of them one is Khajjiar enchanting place nicked with the ‘Mini Switzerland of India’.
It is located 24 km from Dalhousie and extremely eye-popping place. It is nestles on a small green plateau with a stream-fed lake in the middle that covered over with a weed known as ‘vacha’. This alluring land has a rare combination of three ecosystems i.e. lake, pasture, and forest and is surrounded by saucer-shaped lush green meadow and forests which put stars to its scenic beauty.
Khajjiar is not simply a land to be known for its illecebrous beauty, but it also holds a fascinating history. This Mini Switzerland of India is among the 160 locations in the world that bear topographical resemblance with Switzerland. On 7, July 1992, Mr. Willy T. Blazer, Vice Counselor and Head of Chancery of Switzerland in India brought Khajjiar on the world tourism map by calling it “Mini Switzerland”.
Khajjiar owns an ancient Khajji Nag temple which belongs to the 12th century AD .In the mandapa of the temple; one can see the hanging images of the Pandavas and the defeated Kauravas. The temple is dedicated to snake worship and there are some snake idols as well in the temple.
The tempting landscape of Khajjiar does not require words to decorate its overwhelming greenery and beauty.