Chakarata is a conspicuous hill station in the district of Dehradun , Uttarakhand located 7000 feet above sea level in the lap of Himalayas . You can reach here from Dehradun which is 98 kms away, via Mussoorie or Vikasnagar . Originally this place was a cantonment of the British Indian Army . It is the perfect place for loners as it is a place way above the hustle of the cities .
Chakarata was earlier known as “jaunsar bawar”. It is known for its adventure sports like rock climbing , trekking , river rafting and many others . People who love freezing winters will find this place a heaven even in hot months of May or June . The temperature fluctuates from 10 degrees to 30 degrees in summers , whereas -5 degrees to 15 degrees in winters . Himalaya eco lodge is a hotel in Chakarata that offers great hospitality and food .
There are a lot of things to do in Chakarata . In winters people from all around the world visit this place for their love of skiing and snow . this place is a paradise for all those backpackers who love to go camping near a beautiful river . Trekking is another attraction of this place . You can trek all the way to mesmerizing tiger falls .
Deoban is a small forest located 13 kilometres from Chakarata that is the perfect spot for all bird lovers with a high view point located 2200 metres above sea level . Go and find different and beautiful birds from all around the world . Some of the rare beautiful birds to spot are Russet sparrow , Yellow crowned woodpecker , Chukar partridge and Common hawk cuckoo .
You can do many other things like exploring the Budher caves located 30 kms from Chakarata . This cave was believed to be built by “The Pandavas” . The trek to this cave is nothing less than an adventure . When you reach the top of the hill you’ll find a view that is so amazing and beautiful as if it is nothing less than heaven . Chilmiri is a popular picnic spot located 4 kms away from Chakarata and is a lovely location for all the picnic lover as it is a combination of view and weather .
Chakarata is a perfect spot for all , whether it is a big family group or a group of friends . This place is not so popular yet but is gaining popularity slowly due to its awesome weather and eye dropping view of the Himalayas merging with the clouds .