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Manish Kumar

Manish Kumar4.3/5

8 reviews

Peaceful and serenic view

Chakrata is quite peaceful place to go. It is 84kms from Dehradun. Deoban is quite good for camping point of view. Tiger fall is also a nice place to visit. In winter this place is worthy of visiting once. There are two ways to go to chakrata, one is via Mussoorie and other is via vikash nagar.

B S Negi

B S Negi5.0/5

7 reviews


Excellent place to visit. A cantonment of British Indian Army, was established in 1866 by Colonel Hume of the 55th Regiment, British Indian Army, [2] and the troops and officers first occupied the cantonment in April 1869 . Chakrata is an access-restricted military cantonment, and foreigners face severe restrictions in visiting. Notably, it is the permanent garrison of the secretive and elite Special Frontier Force, also known as Establishment 22 ( called "Two-Two"), the only ethnic Tibetan unit of the Indian Army, which was raised after the Indo-China War of 1962. Various kinds of weapons and survival training is also imparted by R&AW and other intelligence services in Chakrata, in support of various Indian foreign policy goals, especially pertaining to other countries in the Indian Subcontinent . Chakrata can be reached from Dehradun via Vikasnagar or Mussoorie. Both routes pass through beautiful mountainous road. Travelling in the monsoon can be quite tricky as the area sees frequent road blockages due to landslides

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Chakrata Overview

Chakrata is a town located at a distance of around 98 km from Dehradun District in the state of Uttarakhand. The town, enclosed between Kinnaur in the west and Mussoorie in the east, is known for its beautiful and pollution free atmosphere. Located at an altitude of 2,118 metres above sea level, Chakrata was a cantonment town during British rule.

The town was earlier known as Jaunsar Bawar, a small hamlet of Jaunsari tribe. Jaunsar Bawar included two regions, Jaunsar, the lower half, while the snow-clad upper region was called Bawar. This popular tourist attraction was a summer retreat for officials of the English East India Company. A summer retreat of colonial times features a military cantonment; hence, access is restricted for civilians.

With green valleys and dense forests of conifers, rhododendrons and oaks, the destination is an ideal retreat from city life. Beautiful landscapes attract nature lovers, trekkers, bird watchers and wild life enthusiasts for exploring the small hill resort.

Kharamba Peak, with an elevation of 10,000 feet above sea level, provides opportunities for climbing and skiing. Along with adventurous activities, caves and ancient temples are added attractions.

Places such as Ram Tal Garden and Kanasar are situated in close proximity providing beautiful views of the surroundings. The chief attraction around Chakrata is a waterfall named Tiger Fall and a leafy hamlet of Deoban that provides views of the Great Wall of China.

Chakrata can be reached by flights, trains and buses. Tourists can board flights to Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is the nearest domestic airport. Visitors from international destinations can arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.

Chakrata can also be reached by trains served by the Dehradun Railway Station. It is a major railway junction in the northern part of India and is connected with cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Varanasi, Lucknow and Mussoorie. Both state owned and private operators render bus services to Chakrata.

The climatic conditions in the region vary from moderate to severe cold. The weather remains pleasant in summers. Winters are comparatively cold with mountain ranges getting flanked by snow. April to June and September to November are the ideal months to explore Chakrata.

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