10 Best Places to Visit in Chakrata - 2020 (Photos & Reviews)
Dehradun wears a secluded hilly town, Chakrata, which is situated at 2,118 meters above sea level, surrounded by coniferous forests sliding out of the Himalayan range and blessed with many places to visit in Chakrata. The scenic cantonment hill station makes for a weekend gateway, ideal to spend some serene time with nature away from the city life.

Located in the terrains of Uttarakhand, the tourist places in Chakrata make for an exploratory and adventurous eye.
Not only can one get mesmerised into the serene gardens of the Ram Tal or wear an investigative hat to ponder over mysteries of Budher caves but there are many activities like camping in the wilderness of Hathni Kund, bird watching in delightful Tiger Falls and submerging in the river while rafting at Yamuna Adventure Park that is as bewitching. Along with many photo opportunities in the forests of Deoban, Chakrata is an upcoming destination to experience.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Chakrata:

01

Chilmiri Neck

Chilmiri Neck

Chilmiri Neck is the highest peak in Chakrata fenced by lush green deodar forests. Known as the Sunset View Point, the view also includes a majestic view of the enchanted Himalayan peaks - Bandarpoonch, Rohini and Swarg - that enhance the visual journey of the sun’s descent. Considering the height, the temperature is much colder than Chakrata.

Chilmiri Neck seems like a big flat land on top of a hill enough for a picnic or to relax — spend time with family or just walk around observing the pleasant ambience. Apart from paranoiac views and the sunsets, the Chilmiri is explored by birdwatchers.

Location: Near 
Chakrata market.

02

Deoban

Deoban

The word ‘Deoban’ comes from “Deo” meaning Deodar trees and “Ban” meaning forest. Known for treks and forest trails, the sunlight lush of shadow and light in between the army of pine trees is a tourist delight. The pleasant blots of light form popular camping spots.

Located at a height of 2200 meters to 3025 meters above sea level, the Deoban witness scenic terrains - Vyas Shikhar is the highest peak and gets the marvellous views of the distant Himalayas. With engaging peaceful quadrants that reflect inner peace, Deoban also known as ’Gods own Forest’(Devban), is one of the picturesque 
places to visit in Chakrata.

Location:
Kanaser Range

03

Yamuna Adventure Park

Yamuna Adventure Park

Situated on the purest part of Yamuna, with clean river slates and amidst the cliffs and ranges, Yamuna Adventure Park, located in Chakrata, is one of the popular places to visit in Chakrata.The upper stretches of Yamuna offer a fast and furious retreat for the adventurous water sports enthusiast. On one hand, the charming river, rich with round pebbles, and on the other resident green backdrop of mountains forms the perfect getaway for camping, hiking, trekking, rappelling, swimming and river crossing.

With ample stay options, this relatively unexplored river provides a plethora of activities, the tourists could also indulge in oar boating, surfing and cliff jumping. The cost of the activities can be obtained on request.

Location: Yamuna Bridge

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04

Ram Tal Horticultural Garden

Ram Tal Horticultural Garden

Ram Tal Horticultural Garden is located on Chakrata-Mussoorie route,  9 km away, and is one of the popular tourist places in Chakrata.With a symphony of green lushes like lichen, ferns, with varieties of climbers, conifers, flowering plants and several woody trees like Rhododendron (Burans), many tourists visit the garden as a picnic spot.

With sightings like Black-headed Jay, Grey Treepie and Oriental turtle dove, Ram Tal is popularly visited by the birdwatchers. The main attractions in the horticultural garden are the vast expanse of green lawns, the apple garden and the natural pond.

Location: Nagaou
, Uttarakhand.

05

Tiger Falls

Tiger Falls

Tiger Falls is a perched but magnificent waterfall located amidst hilly terrain of Chakrata.Untouched by the hustle of commercialisation, the Tiger Falls is known for trekking and for serene ambience for a picnic.With clean spurs of water plunging from the height of 312 feet above the sea level, it is also amongst the highest waterfalls of Uttarakhand.

The five-kilometre trek trail from Chakrata to the Tiger falls is dotted with views of the lush forest, rich exuberant greenery and with crowned pearls of oak and rhododendron trees. Heaven for birdwatchers and nature lovers, the chanting waterfalls in tune to the chirping of birds makes the Tiger Falls, one of the most popular
 places to visit in Chakrata

Location:
Kanaser Range, Chakrata

06

Koti-Kanasar

Koti-Kanasar

Koti-Kanasar is a picturesque location marked ideal for a picnic or a honeymoon. It is surrounded by a dense green forest-the green meadows allure tourists and make it perfect for an excursion.A little town Koti Kanasar is also situated here with few houses.Kanasar is known for maintaining very old Deodar trees, exceptionally well. Asia’s biggest Deodar tree with a circumference of 6.35 meters is present in its woodland.

Popular for trekking, treks to Buder Gupha takes 2 hours and Deoban takes 3 hours from Kanasar 
About 3 km away from Kansar is a Forest Rest House, placed creatively on a slope, this gives segregated coloured hallmark of the terrains.

Location: Kanasar range.

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Hathni Kund

Hathni Kund

The Hathni Kund is set overlooking the Yamuna River in Yamuna Nagar region of Haryana State.  The cascading water body spitting out of the Himalayan foothills of Paonta Sahib residues into these plains of Haryana. It was built to create a water system and was completed in June 1999.

Hathni Kund is a hub hosting activities like rafting, camping and body surfing along with wildlife tracts for adventure sport. Apart
 from adventure, bird watching is very popular. The peaceful calm surrenders of the reservoir fill 31 types of waterbird. The presence of a restaurant helps in attracting tourists to stop-over here in longer journeys.

Location: Major district marg.

08

Kimona Falls

Kimona Falls

The quiet, meditative perched inlands to rejuvenate, Kimona fall, placed in the surroundings of Himalayas are situated 2kms away from Chakrata. They are surrounded by dense Oak wood trees and are an untouched and unexplored magnificence in Chakrata town.A small trek from the town will lead to this moist vista waterfall of 35 meters height.Some tourists enjoy rappelling down with water, others spend a picnic or spend time reflecting in the atmosphere.

The place makes mornings sing with paradise-like harmony tuning out time and place. Most visitors visit early during the day to feel this. The winters are way cooler and frosty, hence the best time to visit Kimona fall is in Summers.

Location: Near 
Chakrata market.

09

Budher Caves

Budher Caves

Situated at a distance of 30 km from Chakrata, Budher caves are one of the most popular places to visit in Chakrata. The caves, also known as Budher Gopha, have both historic significances and are also a spot that churns adrenaline.Since the caves were discovered by a German national Miola, the caves are also known as Miola Caves. The 150kms long caves are believed to be dug by Pandavas during their exile before Mahabharata.

Formed out of limestone rocks with brilliant stalagmite and stalactite formations, with a
  difficult task of navigation, the Budher caves are still not completely explored. Hence making them a popular spot for spelunking or exploring or caving

Location: 
Bagani, Uttarakhand.

10

Moigad Fall

Moigad Fall

Close to Chakrata, situated on the Delhi-Yamunotri Street, is the milky stretch of Moigad falls ideal for an outing and relaxing scenic encounters with nature.  Tourists enjoy taking blissful drives into the milky water sweats surrounded by the dense forest and enchanting loudly in-between the hills. The tranquil fall itself is 50 meters long and is one of the popular places to visit in Chakrata.

It is recommended to carry supplies as the falls are uninhibited by commercialisation.

Location: On Yamunotri road.

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13 November 2018
Excellent
To tell the truth, we started this trek with many doubts and inhibitions. Especially since we had 2 children aged 7 & 8 who had done only single day treks till date. Our trek leader Makkhan Singh gave us a complete overview of what we could expect but nothing prepared us for the unadulterated natural beauty that was all around us from the start to the finish of the trek. From Deodar trees in the lower ranges to tall pine forests on taller peaks. The autumn colours were visible in full glory. Many moments bring a smile back to our faces like speaking to the villagers we met on the way, finding a couple of langoors spying on us, having black tea with herbs that instantly refreshed us and many more such memories. Camping was a whole new experience for all of us. It taught us the discipline of timing and the regard for others comfort. The cooks who accompanied us were very thoughtful about our children and tried their best to serve food that kids would enjoy. Needless to say, the snow was the best part of the trek. We made a snowman with the help of trek guide Ashish. He was wonderful with our kids. He played with them, but was also very careful about their safety. I wish to wholeheartedly thank each and every one in the team who helped organize this trek so perfectly. We didn't feel a single moment of confusion or uncertainty over any of the arrangements made. This experience has definitely made us wish to do more such treks in the future.
05 July 2019
Excellent
Hi All, I took Har Ki Dun trek, booked via Thirllophila. The operator made all the arrangements. Though I was travelling Solo, I was surrounded with company of good locals and other fellow trekkers, all heading towards Har Ki Dun. It was 07 days trek & was a awesomely memorable journey. I really enjoyed whole trek and company of Rishab & Nitin bhai (Guides). They really took good care of me and my fellow trekkers. I meet many people and few became good friends of mine with whom I'm still communicate. Guys, I recommend every new trekkers, solo or group to go for it. This trek is easy to moderate with mesmerizing views with really tasty foods along the trek camping. Though, I visited at end of June but rain was at beginning and bothered us very little. Those snow covered mountain tops and chilled water river streams are beautiful. Along the way, is wooden bridges, water steams, cold clouds, lush green dense forests and few Maggie shops by local peoples to take rest and spend some time with nature. Thanks again to Thrillophilia!
06 December 2019
Excellent
I booked the Har Ki Dun Trek through Thrilloplilia for November 24 to November 30. Its been the most incredible trek of my life. The trek operators are professionals & took very good care of us. The camps & food was awesome mostly. The guides were responsible & cooperative & knew their role. On the last day we got snow and could not proceed to Har Ki Dun but the trek through the snow was awesome. All in all a great trek experience. I would definitely recommend this awesome trek through Thrillophilia.
03 October 2019
Excellent
It's been a great journey for all of us and also this was our first ever trek and we all give a big thanks to Thrillophilia who provide us great service like their food, transport service, camping facility and their treck guide and the all facilities from their side is up to the mark ..and we really enjoyed there ....we all had a great memory. One suggestion for those who planned for nag tibba trek is "not an easy trek specially from nag tibba camp to nag tibba summit it's difficult ...it's really difficult ...
"The things I have seen , the things I have done are pretty amazing . I can tell you tales about it , show you volume of pictures , speak on lengths about it but you wont understand . And its not your fault . Beautiful things are hard to understand and even more hard to earn. Unless you are there breathing in all what I had , you wont get it. And such an everlasting impression could only be created by wonderful people around - my trek guide Nanu , cook Jeeta and Trek coordinator Raj mohan . Rightly called as Valley of Gods through alpine meadows, ridges, glacier basins, pine forests and ancient villages will leave you spellbound in its web of magic , will give you 7 days of peace amd tranquility and lifetime of memories . "
12 March 2020
Excellent
We were not sure about our physical fitness so we had a call with Thrillophilia Sales Executive and she has cleared the doubts and recommended us to start walking 5 km a day for over 20 days to prepare well for the trek. Her suggestion was truly helpful. We had to trek 45 km in total and someday the trek was for 14km. Preparing for it makes it quite easy for us to complete the trek and enjoy it thoroughly.
05 March 2020
Excellent
We visited there in the month of November which was a very peak time to see snowfall. Although the level of snow was around 4 feet which makes it difficult to trek but luckily the guide was motivating enough and the crampons and microspikes helped a lot in climbing up. The feeling of accomplishment when we reached the summit was amazing.
25 February 2020
Excellent
Har Ki Dun is indeed one of the best treks in Uttarakhand. It also gave us a glimpse into the KedarKantha Trek. We got to see mountain ranges, rivers, forests, villages, and glaciers. It had everything a trekker was looking for.
18 February 2020
Excellent
Exploration of 500 old villages was the best part about the trek. People do live the traditional way, growing its own food, the wooden houses and all. It was amazing seeing that and learning more about the village from the guide. Worth a visit.
11 January 2020
Excellent
The trek is for 5 days and 2 days are for the drive only. The Sankri Village is indeed beautiful and the hotel accommodation was great and had the best views of the mountains. We joined a group departure and it was the best group.

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