Activities in Chaukhutia
Village Walk: Chaukhutia is known for its vast agricultural fields and enveloping lush greenery. The region can be easily explored and impromptu visits can be made to local villages to learn about their way of life, customs and festivals. The rustic life of hills is always inspiring.
Nature Trails: There are many natural trails in and around Chaukhutia where one can indulge into natural walks amidst the oak and deodar forests by the riverside. The serenity of the place is something that attracts travelers to Chaukhutia. Due to its relative obscurity, Chaukhutia is one of the hidden jewels of Uttarakhand.
Camping: Camping is another good way to spend time with your family and friends to spend some quality time in the lap of nature. Being situated by the river side, Chaukhutia is an ideal place to camp and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Staying in Chaukhutia
Being a small hamlet, with picturesque natural surroundings, Chaukhutia doesn’t have many options in terms of accommodation. Only a handful of budget guesthouses and lodges are available with limited facilities. Another option is to find a place to stay in Almora which is only 88 kms from Chaukhutia and opt for a day trip to Chaukhutia. Almora has plenty of accommodation options ranging from luxury to budget accommodations.
Chaukhutia Food Guide
Due to being a scarcely populated town, food eating options are limited at Chaukhutia. One will find roadside food stalls and local restaurants that offer known North Indian and Chinese dishes like noodles, momos etc. Local Kumaoni cuisines is worth giving a try as one can taste all sorts of indigenous dishes like Chainsoo, Gahat Dal, Sisunak Saag,Kappa to name a few. Restaurants at Almora may offer the variety and quality as there are plenty of eating joints there.
History of Chaukhutia
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.
Mythology of Chaukhutia
According to the Hindu mythology, during their exile, the Pandavas chose Chaukhatia and its surrounding areas as their abode and named it ‘Chaukhutia.’