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Chakrata is a fascinating weekend destination elevated at 2270 mts above sea level in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand state. Chakrata is a cantonment area situated between Yamuna and Tons River, is an exquisite place situated amidst coniferous, rhododendron and oak trees. Chakrata is a secluded hill station with peaceful environment, around 100 kms North west of Dehradun.
About Chakrata Hill Station
Chakrata is a picturesque spot away from the crowd and pollution in the placid environment. Chakrata is blessed with natural beauteousness and panoramic vistas of nature. To the east of Chakrata, lies the famous Mussoorie and on the west lies kaleidoscopic Kinnaur. The access of foreigners to military cantonment of Chakrata is restricted. A person gets relieved and unbounds himself from all the material benefits and tensions of life to indulge in the presence of nature and its mystical creations that can be best seen at Chakrata.
Chakrata is an ideal spot for nature lovers, bird watchers, adventure lovers and wild lifers as the place is more than capable of satisfy in their needs. Chakrata is rich in varied flora and fauna and there are many excursions from here which offers panoramic views. The literacy rate of Chakrata is 75% which is more than then average national literacy rate of India. The climate of Chakrata remains salubrious and pleasant throughout the year. Chakrata is covered with the sheets of snow in winters.
Chakrata Weather and Best Time to Visit
Summers: - Max. 30°C, Min. 10°C
Winters: - Max 15°C, Min. -5°C (Chakarata receives heavy snow falls in winters)
CLOTHING: Winters - Heavy Woolen , Summers - Cotton & Light Woolen
SEASON: April to June and Sept. to Nov.
RAIN FALL: 178 CMs Per annum
Chakrata in summers: During summers the weather of Chakrata remains pleasant and salubrious. Carry light woolens while travelling to Chakrata during summers. The majestic Himalayan peaks are distinctly visible during summers and the mountain breeze steals the show.
Chakrata in monsoons: The snow clad Himalayas plays hide and seek during winters with clouds obstructing the views. A wide variety of verdant colors can be seen from Chakrata during monsoon months. The monsoon months of Chakrata are from July to September. Experience the wilderness of nature during these months. Enjoy the sip of tea, gazing at the verdant mountains and listen to the raindrops falling on the tree leaves. There are chances of getting roads blocked for a couple of hours due to landslides but the scenic beauty of Chakrata during monsoons is worth it. Do carry raincoats.
Chakrata in winters: Chakrata receives snowfall during winters and heavy woolens are required. Tranquility and seclusion are at its best during winter months in Chakrata. Snow capped Himalayas are best seen from Chakrata during winters. Enjoy bonfires and barbeques in Chakrata during winter months.