Chakrata is a cantonment town in Dehradun district in the state of Uttarakhand
tis between the Tons and Yamuna rivers, at an elevation of 7000–7250 feet, 98 km from state capital, Dehradun; it was originally a cantonment of the British Indian Army. Due west lies Himachal Pradesh, and due east are Mussoorie.
There are numerous caves and ancient temples near Chakrata which adds the attraction of this secluded hill station. Most of the town regions are peaceful, unexploited and unpolluted. Of the number of temples at Chakrata are the Hano Mahasu Temple and the Lakhamandal which are located on the banks of river Yamuna and traces its existence to the legends of the epic Mahabharata.
Tourists can also find many hiking and small treks around Chakrata and few famous waterfalls, (Tiger Fall being one of them). The alpine meadows of Mundali (2776 mts) also offers skiing opportunities during winters.
Camping in this quaint hill station is one of the exhilarating things to do. You can bring your own tents and other camping equipment or else, many Chakrata camps offer luxury tents and with all basic amenities. Such camping packages are a good deal – ‘cause then you need not worry about stay or food. Also, they plan a few adventure activities, such rock climbing, waterfall rappelling, and river rafting in Chakrata.
Besides camping in Chakrata, tourists can indulge in adventure activities like nature walks and bonfire. Plus, stargazing is an all time delight for hill station campers.
Tiger Falls is one of the highest direct water fall in Uttarakhand. Tiger Falls is 20 km from Chakrata and has an elevation of 312 ft.
Kanasar is surrounded by one of the best-rated Deodar forest of Asia. About 25 km from Chakrata market on Tuini Road, the roads are not in the best shape. The meadows and giant trees more than make up for the bumpy drive. It is one of the best picnic spots near Chakrata. A forest rest house in Kanasar and some tented accommodation allows visitors to spend a night here on prior booking.
Chilmiri sunset point at 4 km from main Chakrata market is a picturesque plateau offering one of the best view of sunset.
Hanol is 100 km from Chakrata and is a beautiful getaway in the middle of nowhere. Those who want to explore and drive/ride nearby, Hanol is a good destination. A Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd. (GMVN) hotel provides basic accommodation in Hanol. Hanol has Mahasu Devta Temple dedicated to Lord Mahasu. (It is a topic of discussion that Lord Mahasu is Lord Mahashiva or Lord Ramchnadra.) Mahasu Devta is worshiped in the entire Jaunsar-babar region and is at seven places across this region like Radina, Thaina, Indroli, Lakhwar, and Lakhamandal.
There are a dozen decent private hotels and some eateries. Petrol and diesel are hard to come by (for civilians) but can be obtained in small quantities from local traders. The famous hotels of chakrata are Blue Canvas Resort, Hotel Burans, Hotel Himalayan Paradise, Hotel Snow View, and Gwasa Water Valley Resort,Hotel MRB Residency.
How to reach Chakrata ?
Dehradun railway station is the nearest railway station from where you can book taxi from us or public transport as per your convenience.
Jolly grant airport is the nearest airport you can book taxi from us at the affordable rates.