Chakrata is a small cantonment town of Indian state Uttarakhand sitting between Yamuna and Tons rivers. This township was a cantonment of British Army which is nestling atop an elevation of 7000 to 7250 feet. This fascinating gateway was named as JaunsarBawar 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 is mesmerising the visitors during their stay.

Travel Tips

  • People can visit all through the year. Though the best season to visit is April to June and September to November.
  • Light woollen clothes are must during summer time.
  • Heavy woollen clothes with adequate warm accessories is a must during all the time.
  • Do not litter the place by depositing plastic and any garbage.
  • Keep emergency medicines and a first aid kit along with you.
  • Make a dig to the delicacies available in this place.
  • Don’t stroll alone in the forest area without a licensed guide.
  • International tourists must obtain permit from commandant of 22 force c/o 56APO.
  • Private travellers coming in this area must obtain fuels in a small quantity from the pump only.

When to visit

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
sprinkles Pleasant
  • 28° Max
  • 20° Min
  • 43.6 mm
  • Light woollen
Things to do

The best thing to do in this area is taking a nature walk through its green coverage. There are short trekking routes are available also.

Getting Around

Best way to roam around this small hillock is by walking.

Places to Stay

How to Reach

  • There are no airport or airstrip connecting directly this township. Jolly Grant is the closest one with a distance of 115km. this domestic airport is connected by several daily flights of New Delhi. New Delhi is connected with other major metro cities of India on regular basis.
  • There is no railway station at Chakrata. The nearest railway station is at Dehradun. This is 87km away from the area. Regular trains are connecting this station with other major metro cities of India. There are fast trains available from New Delhi also.
  • There are public and deluxe AC coaches are available from Kashmiri Gate of New Delhi on regular basis. Major township of Garhwal regions are completely connected by motorable roads also. There are hired cars and rental or shared taxis are available also.

Surrounding Attractions

There is a waterfall named as Tiger Fall which is the main attractiong surrounding the region. MoilaDonba is near to this hill station which offers a panoramic view of the area. There are some temples which can be visited also.

Important Numbers

Police: 100

Fire: 102

Ambulance: 103