Chakrata is a small hill town near Dehradun located on top of the Yamuna valley, amidst lush green forests, caves and ancient temples.
Once a small hamlet of Jaunsari tribe called Jaunsar Bawar, Chakrata located above 7000 ft looks down upon the Yamuna valley and is popular for its picnic spots. The place was developed by the executives of the East India Company. It also encloses a military cantonment. Trek up the Kharamba peak at 10, 000 ft. while in Chakrata. One can also enjoy skiing, bird-watching and exploring the wilderness. Many caves are also to be found around 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.
Private Hotels and Forest Rest Houses are available for stay.
Travelling on foot is the best way. Alternately, you can travel using your own vehicles or rented cabs. Local buses are also available.