Chakrata is a small town in the Dehradun district under the Indian state of Uttarakh and sitting between Yamuna and Tons rivers. This township was a cantonment of British Army which is nestling atop an elevation of around 7000 feet, and lying 98km from state capital Dehradun. Due west lies Himachal Pradesh, and due east are Mussoorie and Garhwal.
This remote hilly town is adorned by the Himalayas and is an ideal weekend getaway. With coniferous forests, waterfalls, ancient temples and caves along with trekking, Chakrata is a nature’s paradise.
Kharamba Peak, the highest peak in this hilly region is situated at an altitude of over 10,000 feet is encircled with dense greens and nature’s beauty. The forest is the home of varied wildlife.
It is also a town for trekking; some of the treks pass through the waterfalls, Tiger Falls being one of them. Along with this, camping in the woods and strolling along the green woodlands are other popular activities that visitors would love to do.
This fascinating gateway was named as Jaunsar Bawar derived from the ethnic people Jounsar who are living in this area for years. The place is covered by rhododendron, oak and coniferous forests. The panoramic view of the mountain ranges and the picturesque silent beauty mesmerize the visitors during their stay.