Places near Chakrata
List of famous tourist places near Chakrata, which can be easily accessed by motorable roads. You can visit these places while staying in Chakrata.
LakhaMandal: It is located 62 kms from Chakrata, beside the beauty of the place, it is famous for the beautiful carved temple. The inscription dates it to the gupta period 8th to 15th century, besides carved pillars it is famous for its sculptures. As per legends of Mahabharat, a fort at Lakhamandal was constructed by Duryodhana made entirely of wax so that he could kill the Pandavas by burning them.
Hansol Mahasu Temple: The Temple have beautiful sculpture of Gupta period and is (8th to 15th century) is one of the main pilgrim centre of the Jaunsar babar region.
Dakpathar: Dakpathar is situated in Dehradun district and can be reached by a 1.5 hours drive from Chakrata. It is on the left bank of the Yamuna River and 28 km northwest of the city of Dehradun. Dakpathar is a place of utmost natural splendor in the western Doon valley and is a tourist complex with lavish lawns and garden. The Dakpatthar barrage made on the Yamuna river is also popular for the recreational activities it offers.
Mori: The village of Mori and the adjoining valley of the Tons river is a 2-hour drive from Chakrata. Mori is famous for trekking and water sports like white water rafting. It is also popular for the fact that the people living here consider themselves to be the descendants of the mighty Kauravas, the anti-heroes in Mahabharata. It also has a temple dedicated to Lord Karna of Mahabharata.
Paonta Sahib: Paonta Sahib is a small beautiful town in the south of Sirmour district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is an important religious spot for Sikhs and a bustling industrial town. The city has a large Gurudwara, named Gurudwara Paonta Sahib on the banks of the river Yamuna, the river being the boundary between the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Mundali: Mundali can be reached by a drive of 36km mainly through an unmetalled road. The view of the snow laden Himalayas from Mundoli is invigorating. The place has vast ski slopes where the professionals can adventure sports like skiing and snowboarding. The accommodation facility is only available at Forest Rest House.
Dhanaulti: Dhanaulti is situated 108kms from Chakrata and just 25kms from Mussoorie amidst thick alpine forests of Deodar, rhododendron and oak and it offers an atmosphere of perfect peace & tranquillity. Dhanaulti often brings surprise for the tourists as the beauty of Dhanaulti is yet to be explored and is less popular amongst people. The woods, cool environment, scenic valleys, lovely weather and enchanting view of snow capped peaks of majestic Himalayan range makes it an ideal retreat for a relaxed holiday. Located on the Mussoorie -Chamba route, Dhanaulti is situated at an altitude of approximately 2000mts above sea level. The popularity of scenic beauteousness of Dhanaulti is now emerging as a travel destination. If you want to get away from the crowd and busy markets of Mussoorie, then head towards Dhanaulti.
Mussoorie: Mussoorie is a hill station which needs no introduction as it is one of the most frequently visited hill station of India. Mussoorie is visited by lakhs of tourists throughout the year. Set in the foothills of Himalayas in the Dehradun district of Garhwal region in Uttarakhand state, Mussoorie is situated 79kms from Chakrata and is set at an elevation of 2005mts above sea level. The place is situated amidst green hills and is rich in varied flora and fauna that's why Mussoorie is also known as Queen of the hills. Kempty Falls, the mall road, Bhatta falls, Gunhill and Lal Tibba are some of the popular places nearby Mussoorie.
Kempty falls: Kempty Falls is popular among the tourists who visit Mussoorie and this cascading waterfall has successfully lured tourists from the very beginning. Kempty Falls is located 65kms from Chakrata surrounded by high green mountains and is set at an altitude of 4500ft. The fall offers astonishing view of scattered drops of water falling from the height of 40ft and the waterfall splits into five streams and it looks like that the streams are jumping and doing somersaults with each other.
Dehradun: The city of Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and the headquarters of Dehradun district. Dehradun is surrounded by the Himalayas in the north, the Shivalk Hills to the south, the Yamuna to the west and the Ganga to the east. It is the gateway to the famous hill station of Mussoorie and the pilgrimage spots of Haridwar and Rishikesh. Being one of the oldest cities in India it is believed that Lord Rama and his brother Laxman did penance here for killing Ravana. It is situated 87 kms from Chakrata.
Barkot: Barkot is situated at an elevation of 1,220mts above sea level in Uttarkashi district and s one of the important destinations of Uttarkashi district with good accommodation facilities available. Barkot has an ancient temple dedicated to lord Shive and it is situated 49km from Yamunotri. The distance from Chakrata to Barkot is 85 kms.
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