March, 2006

Gold winner Vijay’s village rejoices


MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 19: Pemba Tamang and Vijay Kumar of India pose prior to receiving their Gold medals for the Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Pairs Final at the Melbourne International Shooting Club during day Four of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games March 19, 2006 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)



The Khajjiar Lake.

Khajjiar is a forest glade of great beauty, 6400 feet above sea level. It is also known as Switzerland of India.

The saucer shaped lake, fed by slim streams, rests in the center of the large glade of Khajjiar.
It’s embedded beneath a dense pine forest surrounded by high mountains, and fringed by gigantic deodars.

Adding to the charms of Khajjiar are the sacred temple of Khajji Nag (after whom the place is named) belonging to 12th century A.D.
and a golf course set in the midst of the idyllic surroundings.

Khajjiar is 22 km from Dalhousie and 24 km from Chamba.