Chakrata is known for its pristine and unparallel beauty. It is situated at an awe-inspiring 2270 mt above sea level, and is only 98 km from Dehradun and 73 km from Mussoorie. A part of this town comes under cantonment area for the Indian army. The northern part of Chakrata attracts the trekkers and nature lovers with its beautiful landscape, virgin forests of conifers, rhododendrons and oaks and attractive villages of the Jaunsari tribe. The area also includes the 3084 mt high peak of Kharamba. On its northern slopes is situated Mundali 2776 mt where from the month of December to March skiers can enjoy skiing.
Note: Chakrata is restricted for Foreign Tourists.
- By Air : Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, 124 km away.
- By Railway : The nearest railhead is 98 km away at Dehradun, which is well connected to all major cities. Taxis and buses are easily available outside the Railway Station of Dehradun.
- By Road : Buses ply to all the major tourist centres in the region. Uttarakhand and other State Transport Corporations ply deluxe and super fast buses to Delhi.
Forest Rest House and private hotels are available. Chakrata to Dakpathar by road 50 kms., nearest accommodation at Tourist Rest House, Dakpathar, Tel.: 01360-222133 and at Assan Barrage. Tel.: 01360-224098. Tourist Rest House-GMVN at Hanoi.
Tiger Fall: After a breathtaking or easy trek of 8 km from Chakrata, lies Tiger Fall a water ballad with unparalleled beauty, falling gracefully from a height of 50 mt Tiger fall creates a small pond, which renders an enchanting effect to the picturesque surroundings.
Deoban: 20 km away from Chakrata this place is surrounded by dense forests, at an altitude of 2200 mt. It provides a panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges.
Lakhamandal: At a distance of 60 km from Chakrata, this area has mythological significance due to its association with the Mahabharata. It is believed that the Kauravas built 'Lakshagraha' (House of Lac) to burn alive the Pandavas here. Many ancient temples of Lord Shiva and Parashuram are scattered around this area.
Hanol: Situated at a distance of 98 kms. from Chakrata, 14 kms. from Tuni, 189 km from Dehradun on Tuni-Mori Motor Road at an elevation of 1500 mt is Hanol. 'Lord Mahasu' is worshipped in this village lying on the eastern bank of river Tons. The temple of the deity has been constructed in the 'Huna' architectural style.
Kanasar: 30 km from Chakrata and 128 km from Dehradun. Kanasar is perched on the Chakrata- Tuni motor-able road. Backdrop 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.
Mundali: 125 km from Chakrata via Tuni, lies Kathiyan, heads to Mundali. From Kathiyan trekking route of the last 5 km Ski slopes of Mundali, has everything a trekker or an enthusiast can wish for. Skiing in Mundali is a unique experience only to be felt. Mundali is easily accessible from Deoban (23 km) by a motorable road.
Moigad fall: 69 km from Dehradun towards Yamunotri. is the serene and tranquil Moigad Fall. Located on the main Delhi-Yamunotri road via Dehradun - Vikas Nagar. On the way to Yamunotri, one can bathe at the foot of the fall, which is a refreshing experience.
- Best Season : Apr - Jun, Sep - Nov
- Weather : 10 to 30°C,
- Winter : -5 to 15°C