Chakrata is a cantonment town in Dehradun district in the state of Uttarakhand, India, situated at an elevation of 2118 meters above sea level. Chakrata is surrounded by the beautiful Himalayan range.
You can reach Chakrata from Dehradun via Mussoorie or Vikasnagar. You will enjoy the mountainous road trip and feel the freshness of beautiful hills. If you are looking for a less crowded weekend getaway for adventure activities, trekking, hiking, etc., Chakrata is the best place to visit and a top travel destination.
How to Reach:
- By Air – Jolly Grant airport Dehradun is the nearest airport approx. 115 km from Chakrata. Taxi is easily available from the airport to Chakrata.
- By Train – Dehradun is the nearest railway station to Chakrata. From Dehradun, you can avail direct bus or taxi services to Chakrata.
Places to Visit in Chakrata
A popular attraction in Chakrata, Tiger Falls is also a nice picnic spot. Visitors enjoy a rejuvenating and refreshing bath below the 50 meters waterfall which makes a shallow pond. It is 5km trekking route starting from Chakrata town with a scenic view of the snow-clad mountains.
A small village located 27 km away from Chakrata town, surrounded by dense greenery and tall deodar trees this spot is like a natural spa for one’s mind and soul, it also houses Asia’s oldest and biggest Deodar tree. You can bring your own tents or else, you will find luxury tents and with all basic amenities over there. You can plan adventure activities, such as rock climbing, waterfall rappelling, and river rafting in Chakrata.
Deoban is about 13 km from Chakrata town, one of the highest viewpoint located at an elevation of 2200 meters. Surrounded by dense deodar jungle where you will find different types of birds.
Budhar caves also know as Miola caves as it was discovered by a German explorer named Miola. As per the Legends, Budher Caves were built by the Pandavas. If you are looking for adventure activity, this spot is best for you.
Chilmiri Neck is one of the highest peak in Chakrata, popular for stunning sunset view. Chilmiri is approx. 3km from the town. Chilmiri falls within the cantonment area and very famous for sightseeing.
Mundali is a very popular spot for skiing in winters. It is among the most favorite skiing destinations for skiers and snowboarders in India after Auli. It’s also a great place for trekking and nature walks among adventure enthusiasts and couples.