Chaukori Travel Guide

A lesser known hamlet that boasts a jaw-dropping view of the Himalayan Peaks, Chaukori is everything that a nature lover is looking for in a place for holidaying. Part of Pithoragarh District in the Kumaon Region of Uttarakhand, Chaukori, which is situated at an elevation of 2010 m above sea level, is a paradisiacal destination that has still retained its rustic charm. A perfect vacation destination, it is known for its several Hindu temples, an excellent opportunity of nature photography, and tranquil environment that can provide immense peace of mind.

This beauteous village in Uttarakhand is particularly an allurement for those aspiring to sight the magnificent view of Himalayan Peaks like Nand Kot and Panchachuli.

An ideal tourist destination, Chaukori is covered with forests of deodar, pine and rhododendron and fruit orchards, and is indeed a perfect haven for numerous birds that make a great sight to catch. One can relish leisurely walks and arduous treks, both offering a spectacular view of the landscape in Chaukori. A honeymoon couple, shall enjoy spending some lone time amidst the pristine beauty, as the place still remains a lesser known destination in Uttarakhand.

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Best time to visit Chaukori

Ideally, April to June is considered as the perfect months to visit Chaukori. The weather during these months remains pleasant and best for sightseeing and other outdoor activities. The place becomes sometimes inaccessible during monsoon season. Winters are chilly and are perfect to sight snow and many tourist places.

  • Summer

    The season starts from April and lasts with the starting of July. The temperature remains moderate and varies between 19°C and 25°C. Summer is the best time to enjoy the leisure time in the city. The weather during the summer season is perfect for a sightseeing tour and other outdoor activities.

  • Monsoon

    Chaukori experiences heavy rainfall during monsoon. The season extends from July to September. Although, the heavy rainfall invigorates foliage, the roads to the village become prone to landslides. It is recommended to check weather forecast before planning a trip in monsoon season.

  • Winter

    The winters in Chaukori starts in October and lasts till February. The temperature during the season is extremely low with good chances of snowfall. Generally, it varies between 3°C and 15°C and sometimes even reaches sub-zero. Heavy woollens are needed in these months.

Popular Tourists Attaractions and Things To Do in & arround Chaukori

Chaukori is the sacred city as it is dotted with a large number of temples that attract numerous visitors. The major attraction of the place is the beauty of nature and stunning view of the landscape. There are also lots of activities & things to do in and around Chaukori. Visit Askot Sanctuary to explore wildlife habitat of endangered musk deer and different species of birds.Trek to Pindari glacier is also one of the things to do during your trip to Chaukori. It is considered as on the most astonishing treks of the Himalayas. Besides these points of tourist interests, Dharmanagar, Berinag, and Kausani are some other destinations that are located near Chaukori that must be visited.

  • Kapileshwar Mahadev Temple

    The temple is located in Saur Valley which is situated in Takura and Takari villages of Pithoragarh. The holy shrine is devoted to Lord Shiva and is situated inside a 10 m dark cave.

  • Mahakali Temple of Gangolihat

    The temple is devoted to Goddess Kalika and is situated in the midst of dense deodar forest. Moreover, it is located in Gangolihat which is located at a distance of 36 km from Chaukori.

  • Nag Mandir of Berinag

    Located in Berinag village, Nag Mandir is located mere at a distance of 12 km from Chaukori. You can see numbers of naag (snake) temples in the place. The village is covered with cluster of trees.

  • Ghunsera Devi Temple

    Situated under the Ghunsera Cave. Established by Khol Kings of the Kartikeya Pura, the stone pictures of different goddesses are the major attractions here.

  • Arjuneshwar Temple

    This temple is also known for worshipping Lord Shiva. It is believed that the the temple is built by the Pandava, and is named after Arjuna. It is situated in Pithoragarh district, at an elevation of 6000 ft.

Where to Stay in Chaukori?

The village offers a handful accommodation options that are available in mid-range to budget tariff. The Government Cottages are the best staying option available in Chaukori. One can also book a stay in nearby places like Kausani and Almora, which have more accommodation options in different budget ranges.

How to Reach Chaukori

Chaukori is well-connected with all three means of transport, however, the most convenient way to reach here to take a train till Kathgodam, and then hire a cab to reach here directly.

  • By Air

    Naini Saini Airport in Pithoragarh is the nearest domestic airport from Chaukori. After it, Jolly Grant Airport is the second nearest airport from Chaukori which is in Dehradun.

  • By Rail

    Kathgodam Railway station is the nearest railway station from Chaukori. It is connected with major cities like; Lucknow, Delhi, and Kolkata. One can take a taxi from here to reach Chaukori. The second nearest railway station is Tanakpur railway station which is 174 kms from the town.

  • By Road

    Kathgodam is the nearest bus station from Chaukori. Taxis and buses are also available from the major places like; Almora, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Kausani, Didihat. State-run buses are also available from Almora and Kausani to Chaukori.

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