7 Best Places To Visit In Chakrata

by Rebecca Lal

Places To Visit In Chakrata: Exploration and adventure go hand in hand. When it comes to an excursion and a break from the same old routine, exploration becomes an adventure. It revives us in many ways that a commonly visited destination doesn’t, which is why we will introduce you to another beautiful hill station from the lap of Uttarakhand – the picturesque Chakrata. It is situated at an elevation of 2118 metres and is famous for its delightful views, pleasant ambiance and amazing nearby weekend destinations.

Chakrata is a sub-district in Dehradun, located between the Tons and Yamuna rivers. It is about 98 kilometres away from the significant city of Uttarakhand (Dehradun). This small and tranquil hill station is home to waterfalls, caves, forests, adventure parks, temples, horticulture gardens and much more. To guide you through the stunning destination of Uttarakhand, we have a few ultimate suggestions for the places that you must visit atleast once. But before that, let’s find out – 


How to reach Chakrata:

1. By Air 

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Chakrata. It is 115 km away from Dehradun. 

2. By Train 

Dehradun railway station is the nearest railhead from Chakrata. Since the capital city is well-connected to all other major states of the country, you can easily book your tickets and reach Dehradun. 

From the airport and the railway station of Dehradun, the only way to reach Chakrata is via road. From Dehradun, you can opt for a roadways service that will take about 3 hours from a shared/private/rented cab. Non-private cab services can cost around 2000-3000 INR. You can also take bus services (much cheaper) to reach Chakrata.

7 Places To Visit In Chakrata:

Now that you have successfully reached the lovely hill station from the capital city, you can either book a room and relax for the day or start exploring the stunning destinations that the city has to offer. To kick-start your vacation adventure, you can explore the listed places to visit in Chakrata.

Tiger Falls 

Stunning views and cold water falling from the height in the middle of hills and forests define the Tiger Falls, also known as Kerala Pachad and Kailu Pachad. This place attracts trekkers for a one-of-a-kind experience and also serves as a beautiful picnic spot to spend the rest of the day.

  • Height of waterfall: 312 ft (highest direct-waterfall of India)
  • Location: 1 km (downhill trek) from Chakrata-Lakhamandal path and 5 km (uphill and downhill trek through dense forest) from Chakrata taxi stand, near the cantonment area.
  • Best time to visit: March to November.
  • Famous for: Waterfall, Camping, Waterfall rappelling, and Picnic spot.

Deoban (Devban)

Another among the beautiful places to visit in Chakrata is the dense forest that is often referred to as a ‘God’s own forest”. It is situated at an elevation of 2200 metres to 3025 metres above sea level. The forest has the highest peak, ‘Vyasa Shikhar’, that offers majestic Himalayan views. If you visit this place in winter, you might encounter snow on your way, which will add up to an exciting journey.

  • Interesting fact: It is called Vyasa Shikhar because it is where Vyasa wrote Mahabharata.
  • Location: 13 kilometres from Chakrata main market.
  • Best time to visit: March to November.
  • Famous for: Bird watching (especially Green-backed tit, White-collared blackbirds and Himalayan woodpeckers), Himalayan views, Hiking, and Picnic spot.

Budher Caves (Miola Caves)

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This one is the best place to visit in Chakrata for anyone who loves unravelling mysteries. Budher cave is still unexplored due to the challenging pathway it offers, but certainly, it promises to deliver a weekend of excitement. It has a legend dating back to the Mahabharata era that goes like it was Pandavas who built this cave to escape when their castle was set on fire. 

  • Interesting Fact: The cave is believed to be more than 150 kilometres long, but no one knows the exact length to date.
  • Location: 30 kilometres away from Chakrata, followed by a 3-kilometre long trek from FRH Budher till Miola Tibba.
  • Best time to visit: March to November.
  • Famous for: Unexplored caves, Trekking, and Himalayan viewpoint.


Mundali is a fun-filled location where you can enjoy Trekking amidst green forest and snow-covered mountains. With the base town in Chakrata, Mundali also offers skiing at an elevation of 2,776 metres and views of the majestic Himalayas.

  • Location: It is located 36 kilometres from Chakrata near Dharagarh village.
  • Best time to visit: March to November.
  • Famous for: Trekking, Skiing, Camping, and Himalayan views.

Chilmiri Neck

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Chilmark Neck is one of the peak points in our list of places to visit in Chakrata as it offers views of the Swarga Peak, the Bandarpunch Massif and Rohini Peak from the same point. It is actually the highest peak in Chakrata, and the entire view is breathtaking. Chilmark Neck lies surrounded by dense forests and provides bird and butterfly watching opportunities. 

  • Location: about 3 kilometres away from Chakrata main market.
  • Best time to visit: March to November.
  • Famous for: Himalayan viewpoint, Bird and butterfly watching, and a military cantonment.

Ram Tal Horticulture

Lying on the Chakrata-Mussoorie route, Ram Tal Horticultural is another most popular attraction in Chakrata. This spectacular garden is famous for having various flowering plants, conifers, ferns, climbers, lichen, and woody trees, along with exotic bird species like Oriental turtle dove, Grey Treepie, Black Headed Jay and more.

  • Location: 9 kilometres from Chakrata, on the Chakrata-Mussoorie route.
  • Best time to visit: March to November.
  • Famous for: Exotic Bird, Himalayan Views, Picnic Spot, and an Apple Garden around a beautiful natural pond.

Yamuna Adventure Park

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It is one of the attractions in Chakrata that offers sporting activities that you can enjoy with your family. This adventure park on the Yamuna river lets you participate in almost all kinds of water sports, from bridge slithering, swimming, rappelling, river crossing, duckie rides, river rafting and more.

  • Location: Tuni road, Jadi, Chakrata, Uttarakhand 
  • Best time to visit: March to November.
  • Famous for: Various types of water-sports activity.
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