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Lesser Known Destinations

Chakrata


92 kms from Dehradun and 73 kms from Mussoorie at 2118 metres rests Chakrata. once a cantonment town in British India. One look at Chakarata and it becomes clear that this place is blessed to be the eternal home of natural beauty. Virgin forests of conikrs, rhododendrons and oaks are best suited for long walks. Alongside these forests, picturesque villages of Jaunsari tribe compliments, and in the overpowering Kharamba peak (3084 mts.) Chakrata has its share of Alps too. On its northern slopes is situated Mundali (2776 mts.) where skiing is possible during Novemeber to April. 


Season  : Round the year 


EXCURSIONS 


Mundoli : 35 bms from Kathyan, onwards Tuni, unfolds Mundoli. After trekking up the last 5 kmsrns. ski slopes of Mundoli are everything a trekker or an enthusiast can wish for. Skiing in Mundoli is an experience only to be felt. Mundoli is easily accessible from Devban (23 brns) by a jeepable road. 

Tiger Fall : After a breathtaking easy trek of 5 kms from Chakrata, Tiger Fall is a water ballad with no equal. Falling gracefully from a height of 50 rnts. Tiger Fall creates a small pond which renders an enchanting effect to the picturesque surroundings. 

Kanasar : 26 kms, frorn Chakrata and 105 kms from Dehradun. Kanasar is perched on the Chakrata- Tuni motorable road. Rackdrop of towering peaks and dense rain forests, cuts out Kanasar as the idyllic retreat. The night halts are facilitated by the equally picturesque Forest Rest Houses. 

Hanol : Located at an elevation of 1429 rnts. Hanoi is 186 kms from Dehradun. This harnlet of a village is fenown in the region for a temple dedicated to Lord Mahasu. 

Moigad Fall : 69 kms frorn Dehradun towards Yarnunotri. is the serene and tranquil Moigad Fall. located on the rnain Delhi-Yarnunotri road via Dehradun - Vibas Nagar. On the way to Yarnunotri. one can bathe at the foot of the fall. which is a refreshing experience for all. 

Devban : 16 kms, away frorn Chaferata this place is surrounded by dense forests and lies at an altitude of 3025 rnts. It provides a panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges. 


ACCESSIBILITY

Rail    : Nearest railhead is Dehradun-92 bms. 
 
Road : Well-connected by a motorable road with Dehradun 92 kms. Saharanpur. 122 kms 


ACCOMMODATION

Forest Rest House and private hotels are available. Chakata is restricted for Foreign Tourists, prior permission of competent authority is essential

 


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