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Chakrata is a small town situated in the Dehradun district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is a cantonment town which was initially a cantonment of the British Army. Located at an elevation of 2,118 meters, this town is at a distance of 98 kilometres from the state capital, Dehradun. It is located between the Yamuna and Tons rivers. The area of Chakrata town belongs to Jaunsari tribe who inhabit the region. Due to this reason, this area is known as Jaunsar- Bawar. It was in 1866 that the British Army cantonment was established in this region.
Tiger Falls is counted amongst the few largest waterfalls in India and is a great Chakrata attraction. It originates at a height of 312 feet, and has a beautiful view with forests at the back. The walk towards the waterfall is extremely interesting and exciting. The calm atmosphere surrounding the waterfall is extremely relaxing. It is a busy picnic spot during peak tourist seasons
Govind Ballabh Pant high altitude zoo is situated around 2km from the bus station. The zoo is set at an elevation of 2100mts above sea level providing high altitude animals a sufficient and habitat like environment. The Zoo consists of animals like Leopard , Hill Fox, Siberian Tiger (snow tiger), Palm civet cat, Wolf, Silver Pheasants, Barking Deer, Sambhar, Monkeys, Rose ringed Prakeet, Himalayan black bear, Ghoral, White Peacock. The zoo is closed on Mondays.
The Ram Tal Horticultural Garden at Chakrata is a great location that has huge variety of flora and fauna. Various species of birds such as Oriental Turtle dove and Black Headed Jay, can be spotted here. The greenery at this place is amazingly refreshing.
Deoban is another picturesque spot in the Chakrata town of Dehradun. The area is surrounded by dense forests of deodar and has amazing terrain that enhance the charm of this place. The surrounding forests are home to rich biodiversity of birds such as White Collared Blackbirds and Himalayan woodpeckers
Thana Danda Peak is located at 16 kms from Chakrata and one can reach here by hiring taxi till 15 km and then 1 km by trek. Nearest rail head to reach Thana Danda Peak is Dehradun Railway Station (78 kms) and airport at Jolly Grant Airport (105 kms).
The temple Chinta Haran Mahadev which is approx.4-5 kms from main Chakrata. Here one can see a huge original Shivling. This temple was built by Smt. Misori Devi & Smt. Tulsi Devi , It was inaugurated by Brigadier R.N. Mishra. The temple is located at height and you have to trek for 10 minutes before reaching the temple.he temple is home to a Tall Shivling and takes a 10 minute stiff walk uphill to reach the temple.
Bhuder Caves, located at 30km from Chakrata, are also known as Miola Caves after a German national who is credited with discovering them.Budher is a place famous for its historic caves, Bhuder Caves. These caves are also well known by the name of Miola Caves as a German national, Miola discovered the caves.
Hanot Mahasu Devta Temple is located on the Tuini-Mori road at Hanol. The temple is dedicated to Mahasu Devta. Lord Mahasu is the chief deity of this area and is worshiped in Hanot Mahasu Devta Temple by the people of Hanol and nearby villages. It is the ancient temple of Mahasu Devta built in the 9th century. The temple was constructed in Huna architectural style initially but, over the ages, acquired a mixed style.
Kalsi is a beautiful tourist destination perched at an altitude of 780 m above sea level in Dehradun District of Uttarakhand. This place, which serves as the gateway to Jaunsar-Bawar tribal region is situated at the meeting point of the rivers, Yamuna and Tons. This place is famous for various ancient monuments, adventure sports and picnic sites.
Kimona is located at a distance of 2kms from chakarta that can be reached either via trek or one can hire a taxi. kimona fall is a beautiful place in the chakarta town that that offers amazing natural sights. The place barely experiences huge footfall and hence is few of the rarely touched destinations in uttarakhand.
Kanasar is situated at a distance of 27 kms near Chakrata and 114 kms from Dehradun on Chakrata-Tiuni motor able road, surrounded by high peaks and dense rain forests the place is ideal for tourists. A forest Rest House in the picturesque surroundings is available for accommodation. Kanasar is an attractive place surrounded by dense green forest.
69 kms from Dehradun towards Yarnunotri. is the serene and tranquil Moigad Fall. located on the rnain Delhi-Yarnunotri road via Dehradun - Vibas Nagar. On the way to Yarnunotri. one can bathe at the foot of the fall. which is a refreshing experience for all. The tourists can take bath at the foot of the fall
Lakhamandal is an ancient Hindu temple, situated in Dehradun district, it is dedicated to lord Shiva. This temple is popular amongst the people who belong to the Shakti Cult. Lakhamandal gets its name from the two words: lakha (Lakh) meaning "many" and mandals meaning "temples" or "lingam". Plenty of Shivling are found in the excavations by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Mundali is situated 126 from DehraDun via Chakrata. From Chakrata to Mundali is 36km. It is around 2.5 km from Dharagarh and is surrounded by lush green forest. Mundali offers an unfogettable view of snow capped himalayas. The place has vast ski slopes on which professionals can enjoy skiing.