Driving the dizzying road from Dalhousie to Khajjiar
The Dalhousie-Khajjiar road is a very exciting journey situated in the northwestern part of the Himachal, in the northern region of India.
The road is asphalted but very narrow. Its many twists, turns and narrows can pose a challenge to even the most experienced drivers. It’s 21.6 km long with 11 hairpin turns. The area has a humid subtropical climate. Late summer and early spring see torrential rainfall due to monsoonal influence.
Its highest elevation is at 2.496m (8,188ft) above the sea level. This route is not recommended if your passengers are prone to car sickness. Don’t stuff your belly too much. Eventually, you might feel vomiting temptations. The road links the villages of Dalhousie and Khajjiar. Khajjiar is known as the 'Switzerland of India' for the meadowy scenery. The road can be closed sometimes during winters because of heavy snowfall.
Pic: VRUSHIKESH BHOSLE