The Best Time to Visit Khajjiar

Khajjiar in Himachal Pradesh, India is a very diverse sort of tourist destination. It has temples and hills, villages and wildlife, but say what you will about it, its profoundly religious. The Hills are the Kailash, home to Shiva, the trees are linked to the Pandavas of Hindu mythology, and temples are all devoted to Hinduism. The Khajjiar tour is short, and incredibly compact. You can hop from site to site in no time, and wrap your tour up fast if you want to. The destination is popular with couples, and the best time to visit is from March to June each year.

Photo by Srinivasan G, CC BY-SA 2.0
Months                     Conditions               Our Recommendation
July to SeptemberMost perfect time to visit, as the rains make the place come more alive, it is during these months when this “Switzerland in India” will show you all its colours. You will surely enjoy trekking, paragliding, horse riding and boating.Popular Tourist Season
April to JuneSummers are mild in Khajjiar. Days are sunny and nights are pleasant and cold. Good time for all the sightseeing and adventure activities.Ideal Time
October to MarchWinter times are for couples and honeymooners. If you love snow, then visit Khajjiar in winters.Peak Time

Summers in Khajjiar are pleasant, warm and sunny and are the most ideal season for touring this place. Sightseeing is a lucrative option, and you better make your hotel bookings fast as the place is teeming with tourists during this season. The ideal touring time is extended to monsoons in some cases, but summers are the safest bet so far.

Monsoons in Khajjiar are very beautiful. The rains don’t pose a substantial enough hazard, and the beauty is rejuvenated with the waters, as is the case with a lot of truly enthralling tourist destinations. This season is pretty popular with tourists too, and you might just book well in advance. A new attraction is added to good old sightseeing-you see Khajjiar in all its flowering glory.

Winters in Khajjiar are pretty severely cold, as expected of proper hill stations. The temperature drops through the scales dragging the mercury below zero a lot of the time, which means you might experience snowfall as one of the plus points, maybe to compensate for the harsh weather out of doors. This is not as popular with wanderlusters as summers here are.

How to Reach Khajjiar

Khajjiar can be got to through either the Gaggal or Jammu airport via air, and Pathankot railway station if you’re taking trains, and you could take taxis to your hotel from the rail station or airport. Buses are connected by road from Khajjiar to places like Dalhousie and Shimla. Khajjiar once reached can be navigated through walking around in it.

Khajjiar India
Photo by Srinivasan G, CC BY-SA 2.0

What to Do and See in Khajjiar

  • The Kailash Vista

The legendary Kailash mountains, home to Lord Shiva and Hindu saints of old times can be glimpsed at beautifully from this place. The view is breathtaking, the photography perfect, the atmosphere calming and the experience profound.

  • Khajjiar Lake and Ground

The twin delights of ground and then lake once you climb closer to it, this double delight of a tourist attraction can be reached from Dalhousie’s Bakrota Hills. This is one of the most popular tourist spots around here, eponymous too.

  • Khajjiar Nag Temple

For a date with the occult, book your calendars for a visit to the eponymous as well Khajjiar Nag Temple, dedicated to the snake lords and a famous tourist destination.

  • Khajjiar Villages

In another eponymous stint, these are a bunch of villages that look like picture postcard features up among the hills so high, and are noted for their spectacular apple orchards.

Khajjiar is the perfect spot for that weekend getaway you have been planning for months now. Replete with hills and gods and orchards, this place is as much a delight to see as it is to be in. Khajjiar can be ideal for families as well as couples, and is very welcoming most of the time. So, whether it is clear skies or snow that you want to see, make sure to use this weather guide and plan ahead. Do enjoy to the fullest and tell your friends all about it!

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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