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Chakrata - Hill Station of Uttaranchal


Do you love visiting hill areas? Are you looking for best destination for holidays this year? If your answer is yes then try Chakrata a beautiful hill station of Uttaranchal State, India. This Indian tourist place is turning as favorite destination for people because it is the calm place with countless natural beauty spots. This picturesque spot is registered under Dehradun region. This means you are getting another spot to visit once you reach the Chakrata. Altitude of Chakrata is around 7000 feet from the sea level. Earlier this place was known as Jaunsar bawar.  



Major attraction of the town is Yamuna valley that is placed towards down area of hill. The astonishing view of nearby area from this hillock gives different feeling to the visitors. Experts say Chakrata is the heaven on earth having astonishing sightseeing. This town was actually developed by the rulers of British Empire. The basic reason for its creation was it was treated as summer spot for the British government associates. Only high profile people were allowed to attain to Chakrata. Even Indian ministers were not allowed to stay in such place especially in British residences. At present this town is turned as military cantonment. Access to some area is restricted in Chakrata for civilian visitors.  

The lush greenery and dense forest is best part of Chakrata. This Indian tourist place is famous for vacations and visiting such place could be like Mother Nature’s splendor gift. Its cool and pleasant environment forces the people to spend maximum time of their vacations. People love adventure can do trekking in northern sloppy areas of Chakrata.  



When we talk about the highest peak of Chakrata the first name comes in list is Kharamba hill. Enjoy the mountain climbing in this place as adventurous mission. If you are nature lover then you take pleasure of trekking, bird watching and wild life parks. You can try for safari in this area as you can watch wild animals like panther, wild fowls, spotted dear, etc.  

Few more enjoyable spots of Chakrata are caves and oldest shrines located close to the city. Chakrata region is completely free from pollution and many spots of town are unexplored to the world. Clean atmosphere and calm environment is key factors of the town.  



Attraction of Chakrata: 
Chilmiri Neck: if you heard about the Bandarpoonch range then you might know the Chilmiri Neck point. It is the peak hill area in Chakrata that is popular for military cantonment. Lush green landscape and forest surrounding this place offers dreamy view of valley.  



Ram Tal Horticultural Garden: Himalaya ranges are world famous so attaining to Chakrata allows you to view the Himalayas from the garden knew as RTHG (Ram Tal Horticultural Garden). This most famous spot of town is regularly visited by the local people for picnic. This garden is full of conifers, climbers, lichen, flowering plants, ferns and woody trees.  



Tiger Falls: Fantastic waterfalls known as Tiger falls are natural beauty spot of Chakrata. This adventurous trek place is the site that gives enthralling experience to voyagers. Tiger waterfalls are listed in India’s highest waterfalls. The average height of waterfall in such area is 312 feet.  



Deoban: climate of Chakrata is chill most of the times so do not forget to take warm clothes along with you. If you like the snow covered areas then visit Deoban that is positioned in the hilly terrains. Deoban is one of the Himalaya ranges so do not miss to watch the scenic view of city.  



Attaining to Chakrata: 
If you are coming from Chandigarh towards Chakrata then you have to cover the distance of 189 kms. However, Delhi is 290 km away, Shimla is 304 kms away, Nagpur is 1397 kms far and Mumbai is 1712 kms distant from the Chakrata.  

By Train: closest big railway station to reach Chakrata is Dehradun connected to almost every major city of India. You have to travel for 92 kms distance from Dehradun to reach Chakrata. Private taxies are available from Dehradun station and outer areas for Chakrata, though the average cost for taxi will be Rs 1,500. Train for Dehradun is available from ChennaiDelhi and many other cities.

By Air: closest airfield for Chakrata is Jolly Grant Airport located at 92 kms distance. Flights for Jolly airport is available from DelhiBangaloreChennai and some more cities. Delhi is the easiest way for foreign visitors for Chakrata.

By Bus: state buses are available for Chakrata from Dehradun, Kalsi and Ponta Sahib. They charge around Rs 200 to 300 for Chakrata depot.

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