Khajjiar lake lies between Chamba and Dalhousie In Himachal Pradesh. Khajjiar Lake is situated in Khajjiar, in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is situated at a height of around 1,920 m above sea level. Its area is approximately 5000 sq. yards but is constantly under threat from weeds. The average depth of the lake is sitated to be thirteen feet as per District Gazetteer. For the local people this lake holds sacredness and they beleive that it is unfathomable. The Khajjiar lake lake takes its name from Khajji Nag, the deity in the temple nearby. It is set in huge grassy glade with surroundings of evergreen cedars. The whole ensemble makes one think of a piece of sapphire set in the background of gold and emerald.
The lake is considered a sacred place to the Khajjinags (after whom this place is named). Khajjiar has a thick forest cover around the Kalatope sanctuary.
Khajjiar (Hindi: खज्जियार) is a hill station in Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh, India, located approximately 24 km from Dalhousie. Khajjiar sits on a small plateau with a small stream-fed lake in the middle that has been covered over with weeds. The hill station is surrounded by green meadows and dense forests. It is about 6,500 feet (2,000 m) above sea level in the foothills of the Dhauladhar ranges of the Western Himalayas and snowy peaks can be seen in the distance. It is part of the Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary. Khajjiar can be reached from Dalhousie, the nearest major town and hill station, by bus in an hour or so. It has a rare combination of three ecosystems: lake, pasture and forest, all in one place.
On 7 July 1992, Mr. Willy T. Blazer, Vice Counselor and Head of Chancery of Switzerland in India brought Khajjiar on the world tourism map by christening it "Mini Switzerland"
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