Photographer's Note

The reason I titled this picture "Have you seen this place before" is because in all probability you have seen other pictures of Khajjiar before and probably most of them have been taken by the photographer while standing in the green bowl itself.

Till I made a trip to Khajjiar myself, my perception of it was restricted to the pictures showing the grass meadow and the forests around it from close quarters. However this climb that i took to the H.P. tourism guest house gave me a new dimension of this place.

While undoubtedly Khajjiar is naturally beautiful and serene, there is plenty of commercialization. The structures that can be seen on the left hand side of the photo are a mix of hotels, eating joints, homes and even a temple.

The plastic on the meadow are actually huge balls made of some synthetic material and are used for the sport of Zorbing( hope I've got the spelling right). Essentially these are balls into which people are strapped and sent rolling on the slopes.

However to me what was most interesting is the pole like structure in the forefront of the pic. Khajjiar was described as being a Switzerland of the east and the signage on the pole directs you to Switzerland!!

For those who enjoy nature trails, I recommend taking any of the paths that are found in the thick forest cover... you could be surprised at what you find.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: udisha sahay (udisha-s) (25)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-08-17
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/4.6
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-08-28 1:55
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