Cradled amidst soaring Himalayan peaks and thick covers of pine, Khajjiar sits as a charming little hill town in Himachal, and is often nicknamed the 'Mini Switzerland of India'. Though popular with tourists throughout the year, it is best visited during summer and monsoon, when the temperatures are mild, and nature’s umpteen bounty provides for that much needed solace.
Starting from April and lasting till June, Khajjiar experiences mild summers, with temperatures fluctuating between between 12 and 25 degrees centigrade. The days are warm, with a pleasant breeze offering ample scope to go sightseeing, venture out shopping, or simply spend a laidback time basking amidst nature’s unmatched bounty. It is important to note that summer is the peak tourist season in Khajjiar, and hence, making accommodation arrangements in advance is highly recommended.
Monsoon in Khajjiar arrives in July and lasts till September. Even though it rains a lot, it does not cause landslides and road blockages, a phenomenon much prevalent in other hill stations during rainy months. During this time, various religious fairs are held which provide a magical glimpse into local folk culture and traditions.
Khajjiar transforms into a winter wonderland from October to March. Quite often, the mercury drops down below zero, which results in frequent snowfall, and makes it a delight for snow lovers and hardcore adventurists. If you have just been married and are looking for an ideal destination to soak in quietude and pristine white scenery, Khajjiar is a must visit place during winter.