A hilly village in the district of Pithorgarh in the Uttarakhand state, Chaukori is a lesser known tourist destination. Perched on a valley and surrounded by the high mountains of the Kumaon region, this village features nature's blissful landscapes, unpolluted and quiet. Chaukori is located at the Indo-Tibetan (in the north) and Indo-Nepal (in the south) boundaries. The scenic Greater Himalayan peaks of Nanda Kot, Panchchuli, Nanda Khat and Nanda Devi are visible from here.
Chaukori is nothing like a typical hill station as there are no sightseeing spots inside the village, except for the panoramic and breathtaking Himalayan views, and no market place either. All you can expect is to relax for a few days taking long walks amidst the forest of deodars, rhododendrons, spruce, oaks and pine trees, listening to the chirping of the birds and feeling the fresh air.
Aside from this, Chaukori is in the vicinity of Gangolihat that is known for its Hindu temples. These temples have historical as well as spiritual significance. A drive to Chaukori on the hilly roads and passing through dense alpine to temperate forests is enthralling. The mountainous terrain is a perfect location for trekkers, nature trailers and skiers. The snow covered peaks look attractive from the village during the sunrise and sunset. The Mahakali River in the east of the village is a great site for river rafting. Pilgrims who visit Gangolihat, 35 km from Chaukori, also prefer to make a stop at the village for a night or two to feel rested before beginning their journey to return home.
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