It is a scenic picnic spot in Dehradun district of Uttarkhand, lies at an altitude of 7000 feet above the sea level. The town was earlier called as Jaunsar Bawar. One can find a Yamuna valley and can get a glimpse of panoramic view of entire region from a hillock. The region was exclusively developed by British men as a summer retreat. Chakrata is a charming town beautified with lush greenery and dense forest all around. It is a graceful gift of Mother Nature and it is an earthy paradise for nature lovers and enthusiasts. It is also rich flora and fauna such as panther, spotted dear and wild fowls. There are many ancient temples and caves located here. It is still away from city turmoil and pollution. The eye-catching back drop, scenic surroundings and secluded environment makes this as a perfect summer rejoice.
Places to visit
It is a hilly terrain around 2200 meters height from sea level. The majestic view of Himalayan cliffs and peaks is the astonishing features of Deoban. The entire region is filled with snowy rocks and dense forest fringed with oak trees. It is also serves as homage for variety of birds and butterflies.
It is the center of attraction. It offers an adventurous trekking experience to adventure seekers. It is around 312 feet in height. The mesmerizing waterfall is located at the scenic backdrop of thick green forest. A small at the foot of the fall offers an ideal place for bathing.
Chilmiri Neck and Ram Tal Agricultural Garden are other noteworthy places.
How to reach Chakrata
Jolly Grant airport is around 116 km from Chakrata is the nearest airport.
Dehradun railhead is around 92 km away from Chakrata is the closest rail head.
Buses are available from Dehradun, Kalsi and Ponta Sahib.
In summer 10 to 30 C and in winter -5 to 15 C. April to June and September to November are ideal time to make a visit.