Chakrata in Uttarakhand -A Famous Hill Station 

Chakrata in Uttarakhand lies in the midst of Nature’s marvel in the Himalayan mountain ranges. It is the most famous hill station in Uttarakhand Chakrata Uttarakhand is located 90 km from Dehradun at an altitude of 2,118. Besides the amazing sight of the Himalayas, this place offers trekking in the woods and skiing in winter. Furthermore, it provides adventure activities in the Himalayan caves.

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Mahasu Devata Temple Chakrata

Mahasu Devata Temple, Chakrata

Chakrata Hill Station

The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport whereas the nearest railway is Dehradun. One can reach this hill station from here either through the bus or cab based on the individual budget and comfort.

Chakrata from Dehradun

Chakrata Hill station is the best vacation destination as it is the best place for nature lovers where one can enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayas.  It is only 90 km away from the capital city of Uttarakhand. Besides this, it is an excellent place for wild lovers whereas one can enjoy the wildness here. For adventure lovers, this place provides ample adventure activities such as Tigre Fall, Hanol, Mahsu Devata Temple, etc.

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Tiger Waterfall, Chakrata, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Tiger Waterfall, Chakrata, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Rule for Visiting Chakrata

A foreign citizen has to take special permission to enter the Chakrata hill station as it is the military base here. If you’re traveling through a private vehicle it is advisable to make sure your vehicle has sufficient fuel throughout the journey. It should be noted that there are no fuel stations in the Chakrata region.

If you plan to visit this amazing hill station during the monsoon, it would be better to be a bit careful as it is a hill station, land sliding is possible and the route will be slippery.

Hotels – Chakrata Hill Station

Chakrata local hotels are the best options for local food as it doesn’t have any fancy restaurants here.

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Aull Village 8 kum from chakrata
Aull Village 8 km from Chakrata

Aull Village

Aull is a village which is located in the Chakrata district of Uttarakhand at a distance of only 8 km from Chakrata which contains many beautiful houses here.

Why Famous?

Mountain climbing is very popular at the Chakrata hill station. Undoubtedly, it is the highest mountain peak in the hill station which is 10,000 feet above sea level. If you are into mountain climbing then definitely you should try this. Last but not least, this sacred place is related to the Mahabharath and one can visit the ancient and divine temples here.

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Hanol Tiuni Mahasu Devata
Hanol Tiuni Rive at Mahasu Devata

What To Do

Auli village is 8 km far from Chakrata Town is the most beautiful village I have seen so far.

The Tigre Fall – the biggest waterfall of Uttarakhand state of India. You may have seen many waterfalls in India but this is unique with unmatched natural beauty.

Mahasu Devata Temple – An ancient temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and is the holiest place for locals.

Kanasar Trekking -Trail is the best adventure activity in Chakrata like Rappeling Mountian climbing Trekking, Ziplining,

Tigre Waterfall is a bone-chilling adventure for adrenaline adventure enthusiasts.

Kimona Waterfall – The Waterfall is the best in Uttarakhand for waterfall Rappelling. Do not miss when you visit Chakrata. It is just 2 km far from the town Chakrata.

Winter skiing The Chakrata is also popular for winter skiing sports in the state. Many tourists travel to Chakrata for winter sports.

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Chakrata Dehradun
Chakrata Dehradun

What to visit this village?

If you want to escape from the stressful life of the city to a quiet place and enjoy the beauty of nature and top of all an amazing architectural homestay, this is a must-visit place. This amazing village is an apt place that is home to Jaunsari tribes and Jaunsari homes.

Whoever visits this place will be perplexed by the Jaunsari homes which have vibrant colors and unique architecture.

Try locals made Rajma dish, which is grown locally here which gives a heavenly taste.

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Kimona Waterfall- Chakrata Uttarakhand India- Known For Waterfall Rappelling
Kimona Waterfall- Chakrata Uttarakhand India- Known For Waterfall Rappelling


Plan a visit to this amazing hill station Chakrata in winter. You can see the carpet of white snow with the bewitching beauty of nature along with the winter games skiing. Besides this one can visit Traditional Jausari homes in Indroli and Kandar of Chakrata.

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Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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