Weekend Trip to Chakrata, Uttarakhand
- Hill Stations
Winter -5 to15°C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Delhi: 290 kilometers / 5 h ,13 m
Best Time To Visit
A small town in Uttaranchal,Chakrata is located at a height of 7,000 feet above the sea level in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas. The former name of Chakrata was Jaunsar Bawar, a small village of Jaunsari tribe. It is a perfect getaway for honeymooners and for those who are interested in doing nothing except for basking in the glory of sun. It was developed by the Colonel Hume and the fellow officers of the British 55 regiments around 125 years ago. It was a summer retreat for the high-rank officers of East India Company. The northern substandard regions of Chakrata are ideal for trekking and skiing.
How to Reach Chakrata
Dehradun is the nearest railhead to Chakrata. It is around 92 kilometers away from Chakrata. Thereafter, you’ll have to take a taxi from Dehradun to Chakrata.
The nearest airport to Chakrata is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun. It is around 92 kilometers away from Chakrata. From here onwards, you’ll have to take a taxi to reach Chakrata.
The Grand Trunk Road serves as a perfect link between Delhi and Chakrata. The journey via road will take approximately 5 hours There is no direct bus service from Delhi to Chakrata. Chakrata is well-connected to Dehradun (92 kilometers), Ponta Sahib (70 kilometers) and Kalsi (98 kilometers) via bus.