Chopta is one of those beautiful places in Uttarakhand that must-have on every traveler's list. Whether an adventure lover or a Hindu devotee, no one wants to miss it. Home to the sacred Tungnath temple and an exhilarating trek, Chopta is based at about 2900 m. It is situated in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, a lush green valley showcasing an exciting view of the Himalayan Peaks.
It is known for its stunning meadow, where camping is no less than a dream. However, what makes Chopta quite a popular travel place in Uttarakhand is that it is the base point of the famous and sacred temple of Tungnath, which is the highest Shiva Temple in India.
Chopta, also popularly known as 'Mini Switzerland' of India, lies 29 km from Ukhimath and 162 km from Rishikesh on the road from Gopeshwar to Guptkashi. The Chopta – Tungnath – Chandrashila trek is a famous destination for trekkers. The Chopta region has many treks and trails cutting through jungles and grasslands. Chandrashilla, Tunganath, and Devariyatal are the best-known trekking routes in the Chopta region. Because of an abundance of birds, Chopta is becoming popular among birdwatchers.
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Why visit Chopta?
If you are in a dilemma about where to visit this year on an adventurous trek or a spiritual trip, Chopta is the best choice. Its mesmerizing views of the mountainside and numerous beautiful varieties of birds make you love this place from the heart. Moreover, this river is fully equipped with anglers and blessed with a good flow of water, and this river makes for a fantastic destination for the water sports adventurist. At an incredible height of about 3680 meters, Tungnath is the highest temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. In addition, one of the auspicious Panch Kedar shrines lends a different religious value to this place. Situated in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, this shrine is a must-go for any religious person.
Places to visit in Chopta
As Chopta is a place for adventure and trek, you will find many places to kick-start your adrenaline. For places to visit in Chopta, Tungnath is always the most beautiful one among all. Other than that, there are 12 spots where you can always plan to spend your leisure time. Chandrashilla, Tunganath, and Devariyatal are the best-known trekking routes in the Chopta region. The Chandrashila Trek has a stunning view of the gigantic Himalayan peaks, including Nanda Devi, Trishul, Bandarpunch, and Chaukhamba.
Things to do in Chopta
Chopta has plenty of activities that can be experienced by the people visiting as it is a place for tourists, worshippers, and those who love adventure and trekking. Camping and trekking are always an option for travelers. Other than that, survival activities, Snow trekking, Snow Skiing, Rock crafts, Rock Climbing, and Rappelling are some of the activities that can be done at Chopta.
Best time to visit Chopta
Chopta is one such place that is good to visit throughout the year. However, if you are an adventure lover, fulfill your dream with the winter trek here. Due to the cool weather and moderate temperature, people enjoy trekking and camping. To know more click here!
How to reach Chopta
Chopta is well-connected to places like Rishikesh, Gopeshwar, and Haridwar by road. The best way to reach Chopta is first to reach either Dehradun or Haridwar and, from there, take a bus/cab to Chopta. One can quickly get buses or cabs from Haridwar to reach the destination. There is decent road connectivity for Chopta from Haridwar, Dehradun, Srinagar, and Rishikesh.
There are state-run buses and affordable taxi services available from these destinations.
How to get around Chopta
Public transport is not available, so you need your vehicle to get around. Or use your feet. The whole area is very scenic.
Accommodation in Chopta
Earlier camping was the popular alternative for staying in Chopta. But due to the High Court's recent order, camping in Chopta has been banned for some time. Nevertheless, you can find several hotels and swiss tents in the region starting from Makkuband, Dugalbitta, Baniyakund, and Chopta. These accommodations offer basic facilities at nominal costs. However, if you visit Chopta in a group or with family, you can stay at Mayadeep Resort in Chopta, which offers a comfortable stay.
Where to Eat in Chopta
Chopta is a tiny village, and therefore it does not have many dining options available around. However, you can find some local eateries and roadside food stalls that offer North Indian and Chinese dishes. In addition, some resorts in the area may also have good in-house dining outlets, which serve delicious food.
Shopping in Chopta
For shopping in Chopta, you will find local markets with stores and shops selling daily-use items. It is not a commercialized tourist destination, but you will find local shops where you can buy some memorabilia for yourself and your family.
If you are willing to enjoy a smooth traveling experience in Chopta, you can choose our well-designed tour packages of Chopta to get a perfect holiday vibe. So contact our tour experts and plan a holiday at this beautiful destination of Uttarkhand and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.