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Chaukori is a dream. surrounded by the towering Himalayan peaks and dense forests. At a height of 2.010 mtrs, above the sea level and 173 km away from Nainital. Chaukori is not just another hill station. but it‘s for the very few. who want to be there, in the majestic proximity of the Himalayas for an unbound view of the Nanda Devi and Panchchuli peaks.

Chaukori is one of the few places in Kumaon. where you will find tea gardens. As the name suggests. it‘s like a bowl, cupped within the Himalayan heartland. It is an idyllic holiday resort amidst unspoilt nature. a land bestowed with natural abundance. fruit orchards. and the jungles of Pines, Oaks and Rhododendrons. One of the most magnificent aspects of holidaying in Chaukori is the fabulous sunrise and sunset that you are treated to. The night sky is studded with a million stars that simply take your breath away. The charming little town of Chaukori is unlike any other hill station you have seen. Chaukori is a somnolent, peaceful hamlet in Pithoragarh district of the Kumaon Hills of Uttarakhand.

How to Reach

Air : The nearest airport is Naini Saini at Pithoragarh (91 kms). No regular flights are available at present.

Rail : The nearest Railhead is Kathgodam. 198 kms.

Road : Chaukori is connected through metalled hill roads with all the major towns in the area. It Is 480 km from Delhi and 173 km from Nainital. The most convenient way to get here is to drive from Delhi. via Haldwani - Aimora.

Where to Stay

  • KMVN Tourist Rest House. : Ph 05964 244345
  • Him Darshan Hotel
  • Hills View
  • Hotel Panch Chuli
  • Angan Resort
  • Jhaltola Estate
  • Uttaiayan Rut House

There are many private hotels at Berinag barely 10 kms from Chaukori.

What to see

Chaukori is the vantage point to the Himalayas. Due to its small population (just 300). high altitude and the magnificent location. it‘s one oi the most ideal spot for the travellers who seek an ideal hideaway. far from the maddening city life. One can look at the awe-inspiring distant peaks. walk m to the forests and orchards and relax.

Beyond Chaukori

Patel Bhubaneswar : It is situated 38 kms from Chaukori. at a height of 1,350 mtrs, on the road to Gangolihat. The temple here is within a cave. It‘s believed to be the abode of 33 crore Gods.

Berinag : Berinag is a small hamlet situated at an elevation of 1,740mts at a distance of 10kms from Chaukori. The town of Berinag faces the massive snow capped peaks of the mighty Himalayas. Berinag was previously known as Bedinag and this place is famous for snake temples. Tea gardens of Berinag yield hight quality tea. The outskirts of Berinag are covered with thick forests with plenty of vegetation and water streams. Berinag is rich in varied flora and fauna.

Gangolihat : 14 kms from Patal Bhubaneshwar. Gangolihat is rich in folk culture. music and religious traditions. and had been chosen by Shankaracharya for the installation of Mahakali Shaktipeeth.