Chakrata is one of the hidden jewels of Garhwal region of Uttarakhand state. Situated in Dehradun district at an elevation of 2,270mts above sea level, Chakrata is a quaint little hill station and a cantonment area situated between Yamuna and Tons River. Chakrata was earlier known as Jaunsar Bawar and the region is mainly populated by Jaunsari tribes. Chakrata is an exquisite hill station situated amidst coniferous, rhododendron and oak trees. It is a charming destination situated away from the hustle bustle of the town offering tranquil environs and salubrious weather. Chakrata is blessed with natural splendors and panoramic vistas of nature. The view of the spellbound Himalayan range from Chakrata is enchanting. To the east of Chakrata, lies the famous Mussoorie and on the west lies kaleidoscopic Kinnaur. The access of foreigners to military cantonment of Chakrata is restricted. For visiting Chakrata foreigners have to obtain a permit from the Commandant 22 Force c/o 56 APO.
A person gets relieved and revitalizes his/her soul from all the material benefits and tensions of life to indulge in the powerful presence of nature and its mystical creations at Chakrata. Chakrata is an ideal spot for nature lovers, bird watchers, adventure lovers, couples and families as the place is more than capable of satisfying their needs. Chakrata is rich in diversified flora and fauna and there are several nearby excursions from which offers panoramic views. The literacy rate of Chakrata is 75% which is more than then average national literacy rate of India. Activities that you can perform which travelling to Chakrata are bird watching, trekking, village walks, jungle walks, skiing (in winters), camping, etc. Traveler’s needs would come to an end but Chakrata will still be delivering with scenic and varied natural beauteousness. It is situated 87kms from capital city of Uttarakhand, Dehradun.
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