Chakrata Travel Guide

A mixture of all things nice like greenery, the Himalayas in the background and perfect location, Chakrata is for sure that one tourism destination in Dehradun district you would like to spend a holiday in Uttarakhand. This hill station which is settled between the River Tons and the Yamuna and set up an elevation of 2133 m above the sea level is well known as a picnic spot because of the presence of a number of tourist engaging attractions. Chakrata is known as Jaunsar bawar, and it was once a tiny hamlet belonging to the Jaunsari tribe. This lesser-known tourist destination in Uttarakhand is situated in the pristine Yamuna Valley and one can find conifers, red rhododendrons, and oak trees in abundance here. If you are one of those people who love travelling alone then this town will delight you in every sense possible being away from the hustle bustle. Once here, trekking is one of the things to do to make your vacation experience in Chakrata top notch.

Starting from Tiger Falls, situated between the hilly terrain, it is a popular attraction for those travelling with their family and friends. You can have a good time just sitting close to or under the 50 m high falls. Besides, Chilmiri Neck is another place to visit for those who like capturing the panoramic views in their hearts and camera as there a number of birds and butterflies wandering here and there.

Himalayan Peaks like Swargarohini and Bandarpoonch are a sight not to miss from this travel place in Uttarakhand. Apparently anywhere you go from Chakrata, like Deoban, Kalsi, even Kanasar which is full of lush greenery, you will come across the beauty of the Himalayas in the background. Moreover, if you travel a few kilometers from Chakrata you will find yourself in Mundali which is known for offering a perfect view and an even perfect panoramic ambience or the scintillating shrine of  Lakhamandal which is of great mythological and historical importance.

Chakrata is indeed a go-to destination if you are looking for a tranquil place which is also a perfect picnic spot in Uttarakhand at the same time. And so our Chakrata travel guide is overflowing with information on best places to visit and amazing things to do, which makes it quite essential for the travellers looking for an impeccable travelling experience. Also, handcrafted for you are the varied holiday packages by Tour My India that ensure a vacation unlike any other.

Best Time to Visit Chakrata

The whole year is perfect for planning a holiday in Chakrata, depending on your season preference. But precisely, summers are the best time to visit this small hill station pampered in Dehradun District of Uttarakhand.

  • Summer

    Sunny and bright days of summer welcome you here in Chakrata as it is considered the best time to visit the town. The temperature in the months from March to June range between 10°C and a maximum of 30°C making the weather so pleasant that you enjoy all the tourist attraction with nothing holding you back.

  • Monsoon

    When you think of monsoons, then you imagine the pleasant and mild wind blowing but don't forget to add that tinge of heavy rainfall too. This is because the months of July, August, and September with the minimum temperature of 12°C are full of rainy days and roadblocks due to which tourists usually give this destination a miss. Therefore if you like monsoons then you can first check the weather forecast and plan your vacation according to it.

  • Winter

    Another good time to visit Chakrata is indeed the winter season where you can enjoy the icy wind and the nearby tourist attractions of the town. The season comes up with the temperature of the maximum temperature of 15°C which may drop down to -5°C from December to February.

Where to Stay in Chakrata?

As small and serene this hill station is so are the accommodation options available here in Chakrata. The few choices for the places to stay in Chakrata are available in the form of 3-star to 1-star hotels and few government guest houses. These hotels come with basic facilities and amenities wrapped up nicely to make your Chakrata vacation special and the stay worth experiencing again.

How to Reach Chakrata?

This town settled in the Dehradun District can be simply and comfortably reached by road as there a number of buses and taxis running to and from here. Besides, travelling by air and rail are also good options to reach Chakrata.

  • By Air

    Located at a distance of 116 km, Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to Chakrata. From there you can easily hire a taxi to reach your travel destination.

  • By Rail

    Dehradun Railway Station which is well-connected with other railway stations at prime tourist destinations is the nearest one located around Chakrata, at an approximate distance of 116 km. One can easily avail a taxi or cab to reach Chakrata.

  • By Road

    The easiest way to reach Chakrata is by road as the town is well-connected to all the major travel destinations in Uttarakhand with good bus and taxi service.

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