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Khajjiar-Mini Switzerland of India

‘Khajjiar’, located in Chamba district,Himachal Pradesh, is an enchanting place nicknamed ‘Mini Switzerland of India’. Although the entire Himachal is known for its beautiful mesmerising beauty and unbeatable culture,but still there is something more which adds on to its invincible greenery.

Located 24 km from Dalhousie, Khajjiar is an extremely eye-popping place. Khajjiar nestles on a small green plateau with a stream-fed lake in the middle that has been 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.This land which thrives its mountains,lakes,sceneries and culture,is itself a flabbergasting beauty of India.

 

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