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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Lush green forests. Beautiful scenery. Amazing weather.
Foreign tourists need to get prior permission. Can be a little difficult to reach.
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