Top 10 Places to Visit Near Chakrata

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Places to Visit Nearby Chakrata

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Chakrata is a stunningly beautiful and exciting destination that should be on your bucket list. The views from here are breathtaking, the roads are smooth, and the connectivity is fantastic. Some of the most beautiful sunset vistas I’ve ever seen have been at Chakrata. It also provides easy access to adjacent destinations such as Narkanda, Larot, Rohru, and Chanshal Pass. This article will describe the Top 10 Places to visit near Chakrata. The list is as below:

  1. Barkot
  2. Mussoorie
  3. Dhanaulti
  4. Dehradun
  5. Haridwar
  6. Rishikesh
  7. Tehri Dam
  8. Chamba
  9. Kanatal
  10. Devprayag

1. Barkot

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Barkot is one of Uttarakhand’s best-kept secrets, as it is less well-known and largely undiscovered by tourists. This jewel of a site, located in the Uttarkashi District on the banks of the Yamuna River, is a key stopover for Hindu pilgrims on their way to Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham. The picturesque hamlet gives a breathtaking view of the Bandarpoonch Peak and other formidable Himalayan peaks. Barkot is a terrific spot to unwind, and it’s also a good place to go if you’re looking for a spiritual experience, since the environment and nature combine to produce a mystical and divine aura that no soul on the planet can resist.

2. Mussoorie

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Though the silhouettes of Mussoorie have altered over time, many elements have remained the same. Mussoorie, once the British retreat or, to put it another way, an escape from the sweltering summers in India, continues to be an ideal getaway for all those seeking relief from the harsh weather conditions. Mussoorie, India’s ‘Queen of the Hill Stations,’ is perched on a horse-shaped ridge at a height of roughly 2006 meters.

3. Dhanaulti

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Dhanaulti, a picturesque hill station decorated with tall trees and lush grasslands, is positioned at an altitude of 2286 meters above sea level, giving amazing Himalayan views and scenic paths. Dhanaulti is located on the outskirts of the Tehri Garhwal District and shares a west-side border with Dehradun. Because of its proximity to Delhi and other major tourist destinations in Uttarakhand, such as Dehradun, Mussoorie, Tehri, Rishikesh, and Haridwar, this picturesque tourist location in Uttarakhand makes for a great weekend getaway. The finest time to visit Dhanaulti is during the winter, when the place is transformed into an ice blanket, with flakes of snow settling on the tree branches to match the surrounding hue.

4. Dehradun

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Dehradun, known as the ‘Abode of Drona’ (Dronacharya, the Guru of the Kauravas), is one of India’s oldest cities. According to folklore, Lord Rama and Lakshmana came here to perform penance after killing Ravana, hence the city is also important for religious tourism. Dehradun is home to a variety of prestigious educational institutions, including Eton Doon School. On top of that, it is home to the country’s premier army officer training academy, the Indian Military Academy, as well as the headquarters of notable institutes such as the Survey of India and the Forest Research Institute. Dehradun is a district headquarters as well as the busy capital of a laid-back state.

5. Haridwar

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Haridwar, the ‘Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas,’ is elegantly positioned on the Ganga’s bank at an elevation of 249.7 meters above sea level with a total area of 2360 square kilometers. This hallowed city is like a magazine, with fascinating examples from history and daily life persuading travelers from all over the world to visit. Every year, the city hosts the Magh Mela, the Kumbh Mela every three years, the Ardh Kumbh Mela every six years, and the Maha Kumbh Mela every twelve years.

6. Rishikesh

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Rishikesh is a city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, situated beside the Ganges River in the Himalayan foothills. The river is revered, and the city is known for being a hotspot for yoga and meditation. Around Swarg Ashram, a traffic-free, alcohol-free, and vegetarian enclave upstream from Rishikesh town, temples and ashrams (centers for spiritual studies) border the eastern bank.

7. Tehri Dam

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Tehri Dam is India’s tallest dam. It is a multi-purpose rock and earth-fill embankment dam on the Bhagirathi River in Uttarakhand, India. It is located in New Tehri, Tehri Garhwal district. It is the main dam of the Tehri hydropower complex and the THDC India Ltd. The first phase of the project was finished in 2006.

8. Chamba

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Chamba is a charming hamlet located a short distance from Mussoorie, a prominent tourist destination where you can find the best of nature. This secluded terrain is located 1600 meters above sea level in Uttarakhand’s Tehri Garhwal District. Surrounded by deodar and pine trees, Chamba as a tourism destination succeeds in creating an universe unto itself, where a visit at any time of year can captivate one. Chamba is a fantastic weekend getaway destination because it is undiscovered, and a visit can be paired with a tour of Mussoorie, New Tehri, and Dhanaulti.

9. Kanatal

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Kanatal, Uttarakhand’s unrivaled camping destination, is a must-visit for all nature lovers and adventure seekers. This miniature town, located in Uttarakhand’s Tehri Garhwal region, is surrounded by the steep Himalayan mountains, which add to the charm of this already attractive place. People who are looking for some peace and quiet in the middle of pristine environment are drawn to the town’s campers, where the hosts provide a variety of adventurous activities such as hiking in the adjacent forest. In addition, the allure of spending a night under a star-studded sky is enhanced here in Kanatal.

10. Devprayag

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Devprayag, located at an elevation of 830 meters above sea level, is considered one of Uttarakhand’s most sacred sites. The town is located in the Tehri Garhwal district, and its name is derived from Sanskrit, where Dev means God and Prayag means confluence. As a result, Devprayag means ‘Godly Confluence.’ Furthermore, Devprayag is a location where two of Uttarakhand’s most important rivers, the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, meet to make the Ganga, an even more significant and well-known river.

Hope this list of “Top 10 places to visit near Chakrata” will help you to explore this place thoroughly. Please comment below if you have any travel related question and I will be glad to answer you!

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