Chaukhutia is a small town located on the banks of Ramganga river in the Almora district of Uttarakhand state. The town of Chaukhutia is situated at the meeting point of four picturesque and important places of Uttarakhand.
It's name is derived from a Kumaoni word Chakuta which means four feet in four directions, where first direction is towards Ramnagar, second towards Karanprayag, third towards Ranikhet and Almora and the fourth direction is towards Tadaktaal and Kheera. The entire region of Kumaon and Garhwal is easily accessible from Chaukhutia. It is situated on NH87 which meets at Karnaprayag with NH58 to reach Badrinath Dham.
Chaukhutia's historical past and religious significance can be seen basking in its glory in the nearby areas. Kali temple, Vaishno Devi's temple, ancient fort and ruins of Katyuri dynasty all makes Chaukhutia an explorer's delight.
The valley of Chaukhutia is very fertile and agricultural with bumper crop of rice, wheat and Mangoes. Chaukhutia used to be the Capital of Katyuri Kings during their reign and it was known as Rangilo Gewar at that period. But it's not just the roads that lead one out of it that make it so interesting. Ruins of ancient forts and remains of Katyuri dynasty and a visit to the Kali and Vaishno Devi temple makes it an interesting place to visit. Chaukhutia is an angler's paradise as this place is popular for fishing. The valley of Dwarahat, Ramganga is visible from Chaukhutia.
The place is also famous for its historical past and it is believed that Pandavas had their abode in Chaukhutia and adjoining areas during the period when Pandavas were in secret exile. Chaukhutia can be visited at any time of the year as the weather remains salubrious throughout the year.