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Chakrata

Chakrata in Dehradun District of Uttarakhand State of India is a hill station located at an altitude of about 7000 ft above the sea level. The town was known earlier as Jaunsar bawar, a small hamlet of Jaunsari tribe. Traveling in the monsoon can be tricky as the area sees frequent road blockages due to landslides. The area has an abundance of rhododendron and oak trees. The red rhododendrons are the most abundantly found in this region. It also encloses a military cantonment. Trek up the Kharamba peak at 10, 000 ft. while in Chakrata. One can also enjoy skiing, bird-watching and exploring the wilderness. Many caves are also to be found around Chakrata. 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.

Surrounded by the lush greeneries with dense forests, Chakrata is famed as a tourist destination to spend vacations. Cool but pleasant ambience makes the stay in Chakrata more enjoyable. The northern sloppy regions of Chakrata are ideal for trekking and skiing. Kharamba peak is the highest mount in Chakrata with an altitude of about 10,000 ft. The mount climbing here is wonderfully an adventurous task. Nature lovers, Trekkers, bird watchers and wild life enthusiasts can spend days together here in the lap of Chakrata exploiting the nature’s hidden treasures and beauties. The forest around Chakrata has an amazing flora and fauna. This is the natural habitat of many wild life species including panther, spotted dear and wild fowls. Best season to visit Chakrata is all through the year, may keep off freezing days in January and February. June to September is good with beautiful showers but slippery roads make the travel difficult. October to December is ideal for outings in the picturesque landscapes. January to February is perfect for the indoor activities and honeymoon trips. Those who like freezing temperatures, this season is ideal. March to May is the ideal season for outdoor activities.

Written by sbu