Visit Khajjiar and Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
Khajjiar is a mountain resort in India located at an elevation of 1900 meters above sea level. Thanks to a pleasant climate and geographical appearance very similar to Switzerland.
Khajjiar is a mountain resort in India, about 26 km from Dalhousie in the Himachal Pradesh region, located at an elevation of 1900 meters above sea level.
Thanks to a pleasant climate and the geographical aspect very similar to Switzerland, Khajjiar is a tourist destination very popular with tourists for its green meadows, thick forests and spectacular views of the majestic Himalayan peaks that make Khajjiar, together with lake Khajjiar and and to Lake Chamera, a unique place of its kind.
Trekking is the best way to explore Khajjiar and from here treks to Chamba, Dalhousie and Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary start for example.
Kalatop Park, with its rich exotic flora and fauna, is a delight for nature lovers and photographers.
Khajji Naga temple is the holiest splendor of Khajjiar.
Tourist attractions of Khajjiar
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
Situated on the slopes between Khajjiar and Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh, Kalatop park is one of the most famous and well known of India's parks prized for its wildlife.
The thick cedar foliage, snow capped mountains, expansive green meadows and streams make up Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary.
The name Kalatop means "black cap," which refers to the dense black forest cover atop the park's tallest hill. Located a few kilometers from the Chamba Dam and the Chamera Reservoir on the Ravi River, it is known to be rich in flora and fauna. Hundreds of small streams flow into the Ravi River north of the park.
The well laid out trekking and hiking trails in Kalatop park offer great nature walks, always enjoying the view of the impressive and immaculate Pir Panjal range.
Situated at an elevation of about 1,920 meters, Khajjiar Lake is among the most popular tourist sites in the state.
Khajji Nag temple
Khajji Nag temple is embellished with a golden dome and spire. It dates back to the 12th century AD sanctuary. dedicated to Naga, the lord of snakes and you will always find numerous snake idols in this place.
This temple has a perfect blend of Mughal and Hindu architectural styles as reflected in the wood carvings on the ceilings and wooden posts.
It has sculptures of images representing Kauravas hiding from the Pandavas. The dome-shaped temple is made of slates sourced locally from limestone quarries and also adjoins other Shiva and Hadimba shrines. The Khajji Nag temple is built in the pahari style and the images of the five Pandavas: Yudhishtra, Bhim, Arjun, Nakul and Sahdev are beautifully made with wooden threads in the corners of the shrine's Mandapam.
The ancient practice of goat sacrifice is still practiced.
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