Khajjiar – the beautiful bollywood location

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Khajjiar which is often described as “Mini Switzerland” is a location made famous through bollywood movies.Some of the bollywood movies shot at this destination include:

  1. Wajood
  2. Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
  3. Himalay Putra and
  4. Lootera

Destination type: Leisure

Location: Himachal pradesh

History of Khajjiar

  1. During 6th century CE Rajputs ruled Chamba Valley 
  2. Khajjiar was capital of  Rajput kingdom
  3. Mughals annexed it during medieval period
  4. By 19th century it was part of British Raj
  5. Post Indian independence in 1947, Khajjiar became part of state Himachal Pradesh

Activities for tourists

  1. Enjoy the Khajjiar lake
  2. Try out paragliding or horse riding
  3. Visit the Naag temple linked with Mahabharat
  4. Have a picnic at Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary
  5. Trek from  Khajjiar to Dainkund

How to reach there


Gaggal airport 110 kms away is the nearest airport. There are domestic flights to :

  1. New Delhi
  2. Chandigarh


Pathankot railway station 96 kms away is the nearest railway station. It has trains to :

  1. Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Amritsar
  4. Ahmedabad
  5. Kochi


Summer months of April to June are the best time to visit Khajjiar

Season Average temperature
Winter season (October to March) 6°C to 27°C
Summer season (April to June) 17°C to 38°C

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Dalhousie (24 kms away)
  2. Dharamshala ( 122 kms away)
  3. Mcleodganj (123 kms away)
  4. Pathankot ( 95 kms away)
  5. Palampur ( 147 kms away)

Some hotels in Khajjiar with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Shining Star Resort

Hotel Ashiana Regency

Alps Resort Dalhousie

Hotel Aroma Palace

Hotel City Heart

Hotel Country Resort

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