Khajjiar is a small grassy meadow located in the picturesque Chamba valley. It is an important hill town whose quiet environs beckon the tourists traveling between Dalhousie and Chamba. The stopover at Khajjiar is a welcome break for weary tourists.The history of Khajjiar is linked to the rulers of Chamba. The local Rajput rulers ruled Chamba valley in the 6th Century AD and made it their capital city. This region became a part of the Mughal Empire in the medieval period and later came under various Sikh kingdoms. Finally, it was taken over by the British. It became a part of the state of Himachal Pradesh when it came into being on April 15, 1948.
Often referred to as the 'mini-Switzerland of India', Khajjiar is a small town which provides tourists a combination of forests, lakes and pastures.
Khajjiar does not have an airport of its own. Gaggal Airport, is the nearest airport from Khajjiar, located at a distance of 134 km.
Pathankot is the nearest railhead at a distance of 118 km. Trains from Ahmedabad, Bhatinda, Delhi, Hatia, Jammu, Udhampur, etc. run regularly to Pathankot. Taxis are available from Pathankot to reach Khajjiar.
Khajjiar is well connected by road to all the major places in Himachal Pradesh. State owned buses from Shimla, Chamba and Dalhousie ply regularly to Khajjiar.
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