Chakrata: 7 Places to visit near Chakrata


Chakrata is located at a distance of about 340 km from the country's capital Delhi, while it is located at a distance of about 88 km from Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand. Chakrata is a small village-like cantonment area, which is famous for star-causing. Although there are many places to visit here, this place is very much liked by the tourists for star-causing. Chakrata is situated at an altitude of about 7500 feet above sea level. Here tourists get a great view of the snow-capped hills of the Himalayas. 

About the Chakrata

Chakrata is the perfect place for nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts. Walking far in the evergreen conifers here is fun in itself. In the dense forests spread far and wide in Chakrata, there are attractive villages of the Jaunsari tribe. This city comes under the Jaunsar Bawar region of North West Uttarakhand. Chakrata was founded by Colonel Hume and his associate officers. He belonged to the 55 Regiment of the British Army. Looking at the environment here, the British used this place as a summer army base. At present, army personnel is also given command training here.

7 Places to visit near Chakrata

Places to visit in Chakrata

1.) Tiger Fall

Leaving the hustle and bustle of city life and away from the crowded life, people often prefer to go in the lap of nature, where they get peace and peace. Tiger Falls is located at a distance of about 20 km from Chakrata. Which is a place amidst dense forests, where a waterfall flows down from a height of 312 feet. Which is the highest direct waterfall in India. This place is also famous for picnic spots and trekking for tourists.

2.) Budher Caves

It is about 30 km from Chakrata. Also known as Miola Caves. People who like adventure can come to this 150-meter-long cave and have a great experience of walking in the cave. These caves are mainly made of limestone.
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3.) Devavan Chakrata

Situated at an altitude of 2220 meters above sea level, Devvan offers excellent views of the Himalayan hills. The whole area is surrounded by forests made of deodar trees. Tourists get to see unique species of birds in this forest. For those who are fond of bird watching, this place is a very good picnic spot.

4.) Budher Forest

One of the best forests in Asia is Budher. It is situated at an altitude of about 2800 meters near Chakrata. The Velvet Meadow is known as Budher. Due to the abundance of limestone, many small caves have also remained here. There is also a rest house built by the Forest Department in the midst of deodar trees. Which provides a very enjoyable experience for the tourists.
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5.) Lakhamandal

It is situated at a distance of 62 km from Chakrata and is situated at an altitude of 1372 meters above sea level. There is a collection of about 1.25 lakh Shivlings in this area of ​​Lakhamandal. Here an ancient Shiva temple is built on the banks of the river Yamuna, whose height is about 18 feet. And the local residents here call this temple as Pandava period.

6.) Mahashu Devta

The most famous temple of Mahashu Devta in Chakrata is located in Hanol of Chakrata. This temple built in Nagara style is situated at an altitude of about 1200 meters above sea level. Mahashu Dev is the deity of the local people here.

7.) Tuni Bazar

Chakrata has the center of four districts. Which is the center of Dehradun-Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand and Shimla-Shirmore district of Himachal Pradesh. This place is built at an altitude of about 1000 meters above sea level.


This Whole article is originally written by Deepak Bisht on With his permission, It is translated into English. if you find some errors. Please correct us. :)

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