Renowned as a picturesque picnic spot, Chakrata in Dehradun District of Uttaranchal State of India is a hill station and a famed tourist destination located at an altitude of about 7000 ft above the sea level. The town was known earlier as Jaunsar bawar, a small hamlet of Jaunsari tribe.
Yamuna valley is located down the hilly town and the panoramic view of the surroundings from the hillock is astonishing. Chakrata was developed by the British rulers and was a summer retreat for the high executives of English East India Company. Presently Chakrata encloses military cantonment and the access is restricted here for civilian travelers.
Thriving by the lusting greeneries with dense forests all around, Chakrata is famed as a tourist destination to spend vacations merging with the Mother Nature's grandeur gift. Cool but pleasant ambience makes the stay in Chakrata more enjoyable. The northern sloppy regions of Chakrata are ideal for trekking and skiing.
Kharamba peak is the highest mount in Chakrata with an altitude of about 10,000 ft. The mount climbing here is wonderfully an adventurous task. Nature lovers, Trekkers, bird watchers and wild life enthusiasts can spend days together here in the lap of Chakrata exploiting the nature's hidden treasures and beauties. The forest around Chakrata has an amazing flora and fauna. This is the natural habitat of many wild life species including panther, spotted dear and wild fowls.
Many caves and ancient temples nearby add the attraction to this cute beautiful town. Most of the town region are unexploited and unpolluted. Clear and clean atmosphere, calm environment and eye catching backdrops make the city a grandeur attraction for all kinds of tourists looking for tranquil and secluded stay.