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How To Reach Khajjiar
Khajjiar or the ‘Mini Switzerland of India’ is a hill station near Dalhousie in the state of Himachal Pradesh in India. Located at an altitude of 6500 feet, Khajjiar is a charming tourist destination in Chamba district boasting of a beautiful landscape, a golf-course in the midst of lush greenery, small plateau, dense forest and meadows. It is well connected with the neighbouring areas like Dalhousie and Chamba. Read on for details to find out how to reach Khajjiar.
Khajjiar, like most small hill stations, does not have an airport. The nearest airport is in Dalhousie, the Gaggal Airport is located 120 km away. From the airport tourists can find taxis or buses to reach Khajjiar.
Pathankot is the nearest railhead, located 118 km from Khajjiar. Pathankot is well connected by rail to cities like Bhatinda, Jammu, Delhi, Udhampur, Ahmedabad etc. Train journeys to Pathankot encompass sweeping meadows and farms flanked by tall mountains, scenes right out of cinema. Therefore rail journeys have their own little experience that should not be missed. From Pathankot tourists can hire taxis to reach their destination.
Khajjiar is connected by a fairly good network of roads with most important towns and cities of Himachal Pradesh like Shimla, Dalhousie and Chamba. Private carriers, state-owned buses and taxis regularly ply between Khajjiar and these cities. The roads and ghats are a beautiful addition to your holiday thrill, giving you goosebumps by the sheer magnificence of their vista. Some seasons like the thick of winter and monsoons might not be a good time to traverse these roads, so do check the conditions before setting out.
Getting by in Khajjiar
Khajjiar is a small hill station and the best way to explore the town and soak in its beauty is by walking. You may hire taxis for day tours or keep one on rent for the span of your stay. But walking and hiking around here is second to none.