Chakrata is a small town situated in the Dehradun district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is a cantonment town which was initially a cantonment of the British Army. Located at an elevation of 2,118 meters, this town is at a distance of 98 kilometres from the state capital, Dehradun. It is located between the Yamuna and Tons rivers. The area of Chakrata town belongs to Jaunsari tribe who inhabit the region. Due to this reason, this area is known as Jaunsar- Bawar. It was in 1866 that the British Army cantonment was established in this region. The town surrounded by lush green forest enables the tourists to unwind and relax in the lap of Mother Nature. The pleasant atmosphere of the hill station makes it an ideal destination for calm vacations.
Chakrata is the ideal destination for those who loves nature as the region is wonderfully attached with the natural beauties of hills. It is houses various kinds of birds. The bird watchers are able to also visit the place to make their holiday memorable. Separately from those it is a finest location for adventurer and wild lifers also. It is also very trendy among the tourist for its diversity of Flora and Fauna. A Person gets calmed and can unshackle himself from all the stuff benefits and tension of life to spoil in the attendance of scenery and its spiritual creation that can be most excellent experience at Chakrata.
Uttarakhand, besides being the Land of Gods, is also a land of mystery with many hidden gems that will surprise you. You have to search and you will find perfectly scenic, peaceful destinations that will charm your soul. Chakrata, about 100 km from Dehradun, is one such resort. Located between Yamuna and Tons Rivers, this is a scenic, unspoilt, secluded resort nestling in the mountains and studded with oak trees and rhododendron bushes. Once famous as a cantonment area, today, Chakrata is where people had for when they want to relax far from the hustle and bustle of civilization. Take a 4 days 3 nights trip to the land of utter quiet and return fully refreshed.
A 4 days 3 nights typical itinerary of Chakrata tour package would go like this:
Day-1: Delhi – Chakrata
Arrive in Delhi to be greeted by our tour guide who then escorts you to the waiting coach. The 360 km drive to Chakrata is a night journey.
Day-2: Chakrata Arrival and Excursions
Check into a modest but warmly comfortable hotel and refresh yourself. We then set out to visit the nearby Tiger Falls, a splendid sight that is a feast for sore eyes. Tiger Falls is the highest waterfalls with water cascading down tumultuously over a height of 312 feet and the roar and sprays of water will leave you spellbound. You can walk around and marvel at the beauties of nature. We then return to Chakrata and explore this weekend getaway some more as the sun sets over the mountains and it is time for dinner and sleep.
Day-3: Chakrata Trek & Adventure
Breakfast on North Indian food and set out for some strenuous activity. You have the option of going rock climbing, rappelling or water rappelling. How much you want to do is up to you but the day ends by a campfire.
Day-4: Chakrata – Delhi
Breakfast and board the coach for the return drive to Delhi with lunch at a wayside stop. Admire the changing scenery as mountains give way to plains and reminisce about the lovely time you had in Chakrata. Tour ends as the coach arrives in Delhi and the tour guide offers assistance with onward transportation for the return journey. Chakrata is something you should experience again, even if it is for a couple of days over the weekend. We are always here to offer customized experiences.
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The Jolly Grant airport of Dehradun is the nearest airport to the town, at a distance of 116 kilometres by road.
The nearest railway station to Chakrata is Dehradun railway station at a distance of 92 km. from the town. Dehradun railway station is connected with the major Indian cities through a network of trains.
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Chilmiri Neck is the peak point in Chakrata where the mess and quarters of military cantonment are located. The view of the scenic verdant land and dense forests from Chilmiri Neck leave an unforgettable impact. It is an ideal place for bird watching and butterflies of different colors are in plenty here.
Deoban is located in the hilly terrains of Chakrata covering the elevation from 2,200mts to 3,025mts above sea level. Deoban is the perfect spot in Chakrata from where you can see the captivating and eye feasting views of the enchanting Himalayan range. Deoban covers area with lush green meadow on the top of the hilly regions and by dense dark deodar green forests.
Tiger falls is the main attraction in Chakrata - 20 kms from Chakrata. This mesmerising waterfall can be reached by an easy 5km trek with rhododendron and oak trees everywhere. The adventurous trek to the Tiger Fall is an enthralling experience. Tiger falls is one of the highest waterfalls in India falling from a height of about 312ft.
Kalsi represents the post-warfare era when king Ashoka converted himself to the Buddhist faith. The edicts ever aimed at the moral elevation of his people. An edict at Kalsi made up of quartz is 10ft in length and 8ft in breadth. This spiritual site is preserved by the National Archaeological Department as this edict has great historical significance.