Chakrata, Photo: Aashu Punetha

Chakrata FAQs

Chakrata is famous as Hill Station, Honeymoon Destination, Weekend Getaway, Hot Destination, Emerging Destinations, Camping, Christmas and New Year, Secluded, Bird Watching, Hiking, Biking, Leisure, Cantonment Area, with over 14 Places to See in Chakrata. Nearest Airport from Chakrata is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, 126 kms and Nearest Railway Station is Dehradun, 96 kms. There are over 18 Hotels in Chakrata.

There are lot of questions while planning a journey. To ensure that your preparations run smoothly, we have the answers to the questions most frequently asked about travelling to and in Chakrata. Chakrata useful information for travellers with reliable local advice. Latest Chakrata Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for your upcoming visit to Chakrata. Get all the solutions to your query with eUttaranchal Travel Help Desk.


What is the best time to visit Chakrata?

The months of March, April, October and November are considered relatively pleasant. Most tourists flock to Chakrata from March to June as the weather is pleasant and clear, offering best sights and one can partake in adventure activities. The monsoon season makes the hamlet even more beautiful. You can expect snow covered Chakrata from December to February as it peak winter season in Chakrata.

Is it safe to travel to Chakrata?

The road conditions in Chakrata largely remain unaffected during the monsoons. Therefore, it is safe travelling to Chakrata in a personal vehicle in the day as well as in the night. However, common sense is always important to keep oneself out of troubles. A weather update before starting a journey is always a good idea.

Are there taxi services available in Chakrata?

Yes, there are taxis available in Chakrata for local sightseeing as well travelling from Chakrata to other cities and towns. One can book taxis in Chakrata for visiting the surrounding areas like Dehradun, Vikasnagar and Mussoorie etc. The rates of the taxis vary depending upon the vehicle requested and the kilometers covered.

What type of weather can be expected in Chakrata?

The climate of Chakrata is considered moderate due to its altitude and proximity to the Himalayan range. It has cool winters, pleasant summers and chilly monsoons. Chakrata receives rainfall in between June and September. Due to pleasant weather, Chakrata can be visited throughout the year.

Is there ATM facility available in Chakrata?

Yes, there are a few of ATM machines available in and around Chakrata, many of which are located on the main market.

Are there any bars and pubs in Chakrata?

No, It is quite difficult to find any bars or pubs in Chakrata. Chakrata is a small and less crowded hill station therefore this kind of facility is hard to find. However, you can find some wine shop easily in Chakrata.

Is it worth visiting Chakrata?

Yes, it is absolutely worth visiting Chakrata, no two opinions about it. Chakrata offers some of the most picturesque and breathtakingly beautiful views of the Himalayan range. Moila Top, Budher Caves, Tiger Falls, and other excursions around it make it all the more interesting.

Is it true that foreigners are not allowed in Chakrata?

Unfortunately, it's true that Foreigners are not allowed to stay overnight Chakrata because it is strictly guarded by the Indian Army because there are a few intelligence bases here. While traveling to Chakrata you’ll come across many such army barricading’s where it is prohibited to enter or even take photographs.

Travel (Trip Planning)

What are the other destinations in and around Chakrata?

Apart from Chakrata, there are several other tourist destinations in the vicinity of Chakrata. Like Kalsi – The town well known for only Ashoka's Rock edict located in north India, is just 40 kms away from Chakrata, Tiger Falls – A roaring waterfall and famous picnic spot is just 20 kms away, Lakhamandal – An ancient temple of Mahabharat era, is at a distance of just 62 kms while Mussoorie is at a distance of 80 kms from Chakrata. Capital city Dehradun is just 88 kms from Chakrata. Chakrata is also a famous weekend destination from Dehradun city.

How to Reach

How to reach Chakrata from Delhi?

Chakrata is at a distance of 335 kms from Delhi. There are various modes of transportations that are available to reach Chakrata:

  • By Road: Chakrata is well connected with major northern cities via motorable roads. It is always difficult to find direct buses from Delhi to Chakrata. In order to reach Chakrata, one can easily get buses from Dehradun. 

  • By Rail: Dehradun railway station is the nearest railway station to Chakrata and well connected with various major Indian cities like Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata etc. The frequency of trains to Dehardun is quite high as it is the capital city of Uttarakhand and the gateway to the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. You can easily find the taxis, buses and shared vehicle from outside the Dehardun Railway Station for Chakrata.

  • By Air: Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun is nearest airport for Chakrata that offers daily connectivity with New Delhi and other major Indian cities as well. Chakrata is approx. 115 kms from Jolly Grant Airport. Taxis and cabs for Chakrata are available from Jolly Grant Airport as well as from Dehradun.

How can one reach Chakrata from Dehradun?

Dehradun is well connected to Chakrata at a distance of 87 kms. There are daily buses operating from Dehradun to Chakrata. In addition to that, various private cabs operators offer services from Dehradun to Chakrata. Vikasnagar is other town near Chakrata, If you can’t find direct bus for Chakrata then you should split your journey in two parts first you take bus for Vikasnagar from Dehradun and then take a ride for Chakrata from Vikasnagar. 

How can one reach Mussoorie from Chakrata?

Mussoorie is at a distance of 80 kms from Chakrata. From Chakrata, one can hire a taxi or take a local or state-run bus to Mussoorie that offer daily services between the cities. In addition to that, various private cabs operators offer services from Chakrata to Mussoorie.

Hotels and Accommodations

How is the Food and accommodation facility in Chakrata?

As one of the popular tourist destination, Chakrata has plethora of small quality restaurants and Food joints that serves variety of local and Indian cuisines. Accommodation in Chakrata caters to needs of discerning travelers as there are numerous hotels and guesthouses available in Chakrata. Most of the hotels have in-house restaurant facility, which serves quality foods to their guests. .

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