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Chaukori Tourism

The bowl-shaped town of Chaukori in Uttarakhand is nestled within the Himalayas at a height of 2010masl. As a tourist destination, it offers breathtaking views – be it the lusciously green tea gardens, the majestic snow-capped peaks of Nanda Devi and Panchachuli, the peaceful sunrise and sunsets or the bejewelled night skies with the light of a million stars.

Chaukori is one of those places that can become a part of your yearly escapades to detox your mind and body, alienating metropolitan experiences. Imagine waking up to the Himalayan scenery every morning - out your window. With days of exploring the wilderness, bird watching and walks in the lush meadows or planning a day out, visiting the spiritual retreats that are the helm of the town, Chaukori lets you sit back and let its scenery and hospitality do the talking.

The advantage of escaping to this place, which gets its maximum influx from Kolkata and Delhi, is that business is not the throbbing core of everyone's existence. Life here is something you take as it comes to you - with a cup of tea every morning, watching snowcapped peaks and unadulterated natural bounty.

If you're daunted by travel sickness, Chaukori is an avoidable getaway. 

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Nature Walks and Village Experience

  • The villages in Chaukori are the perfect place to stay, and to experience a quiet and peaceful life as well as the traditions of this little town.
  • The beautiful forests, tea-gardens, and hills, along with the rivers and other water bodies, offer quaint nature trails along the mountains for a little trekking and exploration activity.
  • The famous peaks that can be viewed from here include the Panchachuli, the Nanda Devi and the Trishul, among others. 

Suggested Itinerary for Chaukori

Day 1: Reach Chaukori by morning. After checking into your hotel and relaxing for a while, you can start your trip by visiting the Nagmandir. Then, you can pack your lunch and head out to Patal Bhubaneshwari. Since the travel time is more, it will take around 3 to 4 hours to explore the place. If you return early and still have some day left, you can visit Ghunsera Devi temple.

Day 2: Get up early and stary your second day by visiting Nakuleshwar Temple. After this, you can visit Arjuneshwar Shiva temple. Rest for a while if you want, and then head out to Kapileshwar Mahadev but make sure to visit early in the evening at around 5:00 PM since the temple closes after that.

For the days that you spend in Chaukori, you will want the serenity to seep in. As per the conventional way of exploring the land, go for nature walks and bird watching, for the area has enough green cover to provide for these activities.

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Chaukori, Uttarakhand
Patal Bhubaneshwari
Kapileshwar Mahadev
Nagmandir, Berinag

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What is famous about Chaukori?

Undulating hills with greenery renders this place a beautiful look. Small place and less populated.

What is not so good about Chaukori?

Not many places to explore except temples. Transportation hassles.

Who should visit Chaukori?

Chaukori is perfect for devotional people and those who love hilly regions. Great place for nature lovers and photo fanatics.

What is the best time to visit Chaukori?

October - March
Winters from October through March are the ideal months to be here. Clear skies make for majestic views. Summer and monsoon make it harder to handle travelling on the steep terrain. Winters are a more satiating experience with chilly winds while you're under layers of warm woollens, watching softer-hued sunrises and sunsets.
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What is the local food in Chaukori?

The lack of a variety of food is a common issue in smaller hill-towns of Uttarakhand. In the KMVN hotel and the Ojaswi Inn, where the management goes the extra mile to ensure you have a fulfilling experience, access to popular cuisines like North Indian, Chinese and South Indian is made available. To taste the regional cuisine, dhabas in the town are your best bet. Eat light as travel sickness is common here due to the steep terrain.
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What is the best way to reach Chaukori?

There is no airport in Chaukori. The closest airport is the Pantnagar Airport at a distance of 223 km. Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to Chaukori. Regular trains connect this station to neighbouring towns. Taxi services are available on this route if you choose to reach by road. However, there are few or no buses commuting to Chaukori.
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What are the things to do in Chaukori?

The top things to do in Chaukori are Patal Bhubaneshwari, Nakuleshwar Temple, Arjuneshwar Shiva Temple, Nagmandir, Berinag, Kapileshwar Mahadev, Ghunsera Devi Temple. You can see all the places to visit in Chaukori here

What are the places near Chaukori?

The top places near to Chaukori are Nainital which is 75 km from Chaukori, Almora which is located 44 km from Chaukori, Auli which is located 88 km from Chaukori, Munsiyari which is located 32 km from Chaukori, Pithoragarh which is located 33 km from Chaukori

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Pallavi Siddhanta

3 years ago
- Carry OTC tablets for travel sickness, since the area sees are more than enough instances of travel sickness owing to the terrain.
- Carry light snack for your trip on the road, since having ful (Read More)l fledged meals isn't an option due to the extensive travelling.
- Woolens for winters, but you may want to pack in a raincoat to be prepared for an off season shower that is common here.
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