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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.