89.6 kms. away from the capital city of Uttrakhand, Dehradun i.e., lies the mesmerising town of Chakrata. It is a perfect place for backpackers looking for a quick weekend getaway.Away from the noise and pollution of city, Chakrata is a loner’s delight. Want to travel to get that stress of you, nothing’s better than Chakrata.
For the people who really want to satiate their hunger for natural beauty, they should definitely take a trip to Chakrata. Chakrata known for its serene environs and pollution-free atmosphere, is situated at a distance of 98 kms from Dehradun at an elevation of about 7000 ft(2118 mts). The ‘God’s own forest’ is where you can find exotic bird species like white collared blackbird and Himalayan woodpeckers. A walk in the woods gives you a true, peaceful environment and some time for contemplation. Virgin forests of conifers, rhododendrons and oaks are best suited for long walks.
Chakrata is as different as its epithet. It is not only beautiful but also a serene wild place that has the power to rejuvenate your soul. It has an abundance of conifers, rhododendrons, and oaks. Chakrata is excellent for walks and offers excellent Himalayan views. There werent any compromises either regarding food, travel, accommodation, and safety of the traveler The Scenery will leave you completely breathless and you won't stop saying words like incredible, awesome, amazing.
There are many interesting things to do there that will keep your interest in the place alive. Some of the best things to do are trekking your way to Tiger Falls, witnessing the most beautiful sunset at Chilmiri Neck and enjoying the local cuisine.
It is situated at an altitude of 2118 metres above sea level. It was originally a cantonment of the British Indian Army. Due west lies Himachal Pradesh, and due east are Mussoorie. Chakrata is a famous weekend gateway amoung tourists for Camping,Trekking,Mountain Climbing, Family picnic etc.
Places to visit in Chakrata
- Ram Tal Horticultural Garden
- Hathni Kund Barrage
- Asan Barrage
- Tiger Falls