Wed. Dec 8th, 2021

Mysterious Himachal

Land of God & Faith

Khajjiar – Mini Switzerland of India

Khajjiar
Khajjiar is officially proclaimed the mini-Switzerland of India. Khajjiar  is arguably one of the most picturesque places in India. The charm of this place is a large meadow land that would come at sight while moving towards Chamba town. It has a rare combination of three ecosystems: lake, pasture and forest, all in one place.

History Of Khajjiar
The history of khajjiar is linked to the rulers of chamba. The local Rajput rulers ruled chamba valley in the 6th century and made it their capital city. This region become the part of the Mughal Empire in the medieval period and later came under various Sikh kingdoms, finally, it was taken over by the British, and it became a part of the state of Himachal Pradesh when it came into being on April 15, 1948.

Khajjiar lake
In the shadow of the snow-covered Himalayas, Khajjiar Lake is the most spectacular of lakes. Surrounded by cedar forest, the lake is located at an elevation of 1920 m. The Khajjiar lake is situated in the Chambal district of Himachal Pradesh. Hailed as ‘Mini Swiss’, Khajjiar is famous for its paragliding and horse riding activities. It has an exquisite lake right in the centre and a floating island.

History of the Khajjiar Lake
This lake is one of the oldest and lake in the city. It is one of the largest natural lake in the the district. This lake was found during the time of Mahabharata. The people of this believes that this lake is related to the god which is known as Naag Devta i.e. God of Snakes.

The people of this also said that one day some people came here and they are decided to absorb all the water and made here a large ground for the cricket but when they start their work then there snake came from the water, after that the people believes that this is not a lake but it is a temple. And on the one corner of this lake a temple of Khaji Naag is made where a statue of the local Devi and Devta are placed.