Khajjiar: The Switzerland of India

by - 9/03/2020

 Since we still cannot travel freely, (I haven't stepped out yet) let me continue to satiate the wanderlust genes through our previous travels.

Firstly the title does not fascinate me at all. I am not at all a big fan of comparison and comparing a tiny hill station with the entire Switzerland is simply not justified. Maybe it's the Indian obsession with Switzerland. I know you are reminiscing Yash Raj film locales. Swiss is definitely on my bucket list but not for the cliched reasons; and that vacation can wait :D
Anyways Khajjiar is a must visit on a trip to Dalhousie. We had a nice breakfast and then left for Khajjiar in our car. The way was mesmerising. The snow capped mountains on one side and innocent flora on the other. We crossed an idyllic boarding school on the way. Hubs suggested that we would admit our daughter in this school if she turns out to be naughty later. My mind raced back.
It was the year 1999 when I visited Nainital with my parents. On the way to Ranikhet we spotted many gorgeous boarding schools. The hills are known to have famous boarding schools from where eminent personalities have emerged. My mother had said that I was becoming too much of a nuisance and I needed to step out of my comfort zone. She said the best way to develop my personality was to get me into a boarding school./ I was scared as hell. I did not want to move out! I was too comfortable in my cocoon back home. So the day we reached back I bought all my school books and said that since I am ready to continue with my regular school, I could not be thrown away from my home!
Coming back to Khajjiar, I never intend to send my daughter away; though she is tremendously naughty at this age and I take care of her for only few hours! Phew we will see that later.
The moment our car parked in front of the Khajjiar plateau, I felt that I was in a shooting location of  a sci fi movie! The plateau looked like as if a large meteor had fallen and as a result water accumulated in the dent and became a lake! Later on we learnt that our assumption was actually true! A meteor was responsible for this formation.
The grass was green and the plateau was surrounded by tall pine trees. The small lake had tall grasses in it and it was the perfect shooting location. We ran on the grass, ate snacks and relaxed. My daughter was having the time of her life. She ran everywhere with my Dad running behind her. She chased away the pigeons and rabbits or whichever animal that came her way.


There were beautiful wooden houses amidst the pine trees. I wished that I could own one. We loved the sun on our back and we were in no mood to leave. But we had our train (back to Delhi) to catch from Pathankot. Hence we bade goodbye to the place reluctantly.

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23 comments

  1. You guys rock in traveling and your baby is so adorable.

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  2. As I had read titel of post I felt fascinated to know more about it. I had not heard about this place before. Seems like a great place to enjoy some great quality time with your family. Will surely try to visit this when plan my next India visit.

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  3. Khajjiar is indeed beautiful. I have visited that place as a kid. Your post brought back all those memories.

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  4. woow I went to Nainital but never went to Khajjiar But I am so fascinated with picture love to visit it.

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  5. I love armchair travels, and this place stands on its own merit as a place to visit. i love that you enjoyed streetfood in the middle of a 'swiss' holiday :)

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  6. Khajjiar is breathtakingly beautiful, and with the random cattle and sheep grazing on the meadow, it is an illustration straight out of an Enid Blyton book. No wonder, it is called ‘Mini Switzerland’.Dalhousie and Khajjiar in Himachal Pradesh are a must do for people looking for peace and quiet and a system format from city life.

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  7. As u said, I'm sure the comparison might not be as equal as said but your pictures show that it's great place to visit.

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  8. I am not a big fan of comparing our own country to other places but your captures truly bring out the wonders of this place. Khajjair definitely is not quite popular in fact with the beautiful backdrop I was shocked why is it not famous. I guess its all in the eyes of the beholder Nd promoters of vocal for local

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  9. Himachal was on our list last year but it did not materialize. Perhaps because I had to check your blog and add Khajjiar to the places to visit there. Beautiful!

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  10. I would love to visit Khajjiar someday. You guys are setting such lovely travel goals. The lil one surely doesn't mind all the attention, while accompanying you in your travel exploits :)

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  11. The adventures sports looks like a major attraction and also your cool outfit for the day. Always such fun travel posts

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  12. Oh my god Khajjiar does look very pretty. I had never heard of this place before and now it straight goes into my list of places to see.

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  13. Wow! I have never been to Khajjiar... It indeed looks like the Switzerland of India.. So beautiful!

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  14. Khajiaar is a lovely place. I also visited this place with my family and have so many memories of beautiful place.

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  15. Manisha - I would be honest in sharing that I haven't heard about this place but it looks so calming. I hope to visit this sometime.

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  16. Wow the mountains are covered with greenery, beautiful sight. Never heard of Khajjar, thanks for introducing to us.

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  18. Such a beautiful place . I was unaware of this place . Would love to visit once.

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  19. wow i didn't know about this place. this looks like a nice place. Your photos are so beautiful.

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  20. I went to Khajiar with my parents in the year 2006. These pictures bring back my past memories. This is so amazing.

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  21. I have not yet managed to get to this part of the world. It looks very tempting and beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. It looks like such a nice place to visit, it's good you got to travel there, back when we were all able to travel around!

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