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Chakrata Tourism

Chakrata is a small hill town near Dehradun in Uttarakhand, located at a height of 6948 feet known for its coniferous forest, treks, caves and ancient temples.

With mountain climbing as one of the popular activities in Chakrata, it is also becoming a popular destination for camping. With some of the beautiful waterfalls, especially Tiger Falls, Chakrata is a backpacker's paradise and an ideal location for people seeking offbeat tranquil destinations. The highest peak in the hilltown is Kharamba Peak, located at an altitude of 10,000 ft surrounded by dense forests and nature's bounties. The forests of Chakrata is home to diverse wildlife like wild fowls, panther and spotted deer.

Once a small hamlet of Jaunsari tribe called Jaunsar Bawar, Chakrata looks down upon the Yamuna valley. The place was developed by the executives of the East India Company and it also encloses a military cantonment making the access restricted for civilian travellers.

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Why Chakrata?: Perfect Break Amidst Nature

At an elevation of 2118 m above sea level, the secluded hill station of Chakrata is a beautiful place to be relaxing. The climate is always pleasant, making it a great place to roam around. Surrounded by coniferous forests, lovely waterfalls and a great view of the Himalayas, you'll feel like you're in the lap of mother nature.

Restaurants and Local Food in Chakrata

Chakrata does not foster too many options for food, cuisines and restaurants and your choices might get somewhat limited here. However there are a few good restaurants that serve typical Indian food and popular items, off Chinese cuisine.
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Suggested Itinerary for Chakrata

Day 1- Arrive at Chakrata and rest. In the evening, visit local market and food joints.
Day 2- Visit the Tiger Falls, Budher Caves and Deoban.
Day 3- Visit Ram Tal Horticulture Garden. Then go to local handicraft stores.

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Chakrata, Uttarakhand
Chakrata - Beautiful Cantonment Town Situated at an elevation of 2118 m
Budher Caves (Miola Caves) - Located 30 Kms from Chakrata
Tiger Falls - Hidden Hilly Terrain of Chakrata

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What is famous about Chakrata?

Lush green forests. Beautiful scenery. Amazing weather.

What is not so good about Chakrata?

Foreign tourists need to get prior permission. Can be a little difficult to reach.

Who should visit Chakrata?

Chakrata is a great getaway for everyone who loves to rest in nature's lap. Surrounded by forests and lying atop the Yamuna Valley, Chakrata is a sight to behold.

What is the best time to visit Chakrata?

Boasting a beautiful weather all year round, Chakrata is a hill town with rich green woodlands, old sanctuaries and caverns in the state of Uttarakhand. However, Summer (March - June) is the best time to visit this quaint little town that gets densely covered with blossoms which is a glorious sight to behold. Another ideal time is during Monsoon when the entire town looks lively. Winters are rather cold with occational snowfall.

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What is the local food in Chakrata?

Chakrata does not foster too many options for food, cuisines and restaurants and your choices might get somewhat limited here. However there are a few good restaurants that serve typical Indian food and popular items, off Chinese cuisine.
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What is the best way to reach Chakrata?

The nearest railhead is Dehradun, located 92 km away. It is well-connected by a motorable road with Dehradun, Mussoorie and Saharanpur. The most suitable road is from Dehradun via Vikas Nagar. Foreign tourists need to get prior permission from the Inspector General of Special Frontier Force to visit Chakrata.
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How much does a package cost for Chakrata?

The packages for Chakrata start at INR 8000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the things to do in Chakrata?

The top things to do in Chakrata are Tiger Falls, Deoban, Budher Caves, Skiing and Trekking in Mundali, Chilmiri Neck, Ram Tal Horticultural Garden. You can see all the places to visit in Chakrata here

What are the places near Chakrata?

The top places near to Chakrata are Mussoorie which is 33 km from Chakrata, Rishikesh which is located 78 km from Chakrata, Shimla which is located 80 km from Chakrata, Kasol which is located 154 km from Chakrata, Dehradun which is located 45 km from Chakrata

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