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Chakrata hill station is a cantonment town in the Dehradun district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is between the Tons and Yamuna rivers, at an altitude of 7000-7250 feet, 98 km from the state capital, Dehradun.... It was originally a cantonment town of the British Indian Army. Himachal Pradesh is situated in its west, and Mussoorie is situated in the east.
History of Chakrata
Chakrata is the perfect place for nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts. Walking far in the evergreen conifers here is fun in itself. There are attractive villages of the Jaunsari tribe in the dense forests spread far and wide in Chakrata. The area is known as Jaunsar-Bawar, with the surrounding villages notable.
It was, in 1901, part of the Dehradun district of the Chakrata tehsil of the United Provinces, with a collective population of 51,101, which included the towns of Chakrata (population 1250) and Kalsi with a population of 760, dating back to the 2nd century AD of the Maurya king Ashoka. to the order of the Rock of the East, was first discovered in 1860 by John Forest. A cantonment of the British Indian Army was established in 1866 by Colonel Hume of the 55th Regiment of the British Indian Army, and soldiers and officers first occupied the cantonment in April 1869.
1. Lakhamandal: Lakhamandal Temple is an ancient temple located in the Jaunsar-Bawar region of Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. This temple is dedicated to the deity Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and the height of this temple is 1372 meters above sea level. This temple is very popular among the Shakti cult as they believe that a visit to this temple will put an end to their misfortunes. The temple is adorned with amazing artwork. Lakhamandal temple gets its name from two words.
Lakh meaning "many" and mandala meaning "temples" or "lingam" two Shiva lingams situated in the temple with different colours and sizes, "The Dark Green Shivling" belongs to Dwapara Yuga, when Lord Krishna incarnated and the "Red Shiva Linga" belong to the Treta Yuga, when Lord Rama was incarnated. The Lakhamandal Temple is built in the North Indian style of architecture, which is common in the hilly regions of Garhwal, Jaunsar and Himachal. Parvati's footprints can be seen on a rock inside the temple, which is a speciality of this temple. The idols of Lord Kartikeya, Lord Ganesha, Lord Vishnu and Lord Hanuman are installed inside the temple in the Lakhamandal temple.
2. Tiger Fall: After driving 5 km from Chakrata, there is a 50 meters high Tiger Falls, where one can see the view of a beautiful waterfall, its height is 1395 meters above sea level.
3. Moigarh Jharna: This calm and clean waterfall is situated on Yamunotri road, 69 km from Dehradun. Travelers going to Yamanotri take bath in this waterfall.
4. Kanasar: This place, 26 km from Chakrata surrounded by high hills and dense forests, is an ideal place for tourists. This place attracts a lot of tourists.
By Road: Chakrata can be reached by road very easily by driving from Delhi by 310Km. Haridwar, Rishikesh & Dehradun are the nearest places to reach Chakrata by road. Buses & taxis are available for Chakrata from these places.
By Train: Dehradun is the nearest station for Chakrata. It is well connected to all major cities of India. Trains are also available from Haridwar, Rishikesh & Delhi.
By Air: Dehradun Airport is the nearest airport to Chakrata. It's well connected to all cities.
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Chakrata Tour FAQs
It is famous as the king of hills. Chakrata is situated at a distance of 90 km From Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand, and it is situated at an altitude of 2118 meters above sea level. The Yamuna river is situated in the east of Chakrataal and the tons river in the west. Chakrata is known for its pure and serene atmosphere.
The month of March, April, October, & November is the best time to visit Charkrata most tourists visit Chakrata from March to June because their weather is pleasant and Clear.
Yes, there are taxis available in Charkrata for local sightseeing as well as traveling from Chakarta to other cities and towns.
Yes, there are a few ATMs available in Chakarta and many of which are located on the main market.
Kanasar: Camping & river Rafting in Chakarta
Tiger falls: Trek to it
Deoban: Bird Watching
Enjoy Local cuisine
Hanol: Seek blessings at Mahasu Devta temple
Paonta Shaib himachal
The Distance between Dehradun to Chakrata by road is 88 km. and the aerial distance is 46 km.
To explore Chakrata and its nearby surroundings at a relaxed pace, one would need 4 days minimum as there are plenty of places in and around Chakrata.
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