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Chakrata, Uttaranchal

Multiple trips in 2007


[About Chakrata] [Getting There] [Where to stay] [Hotel Snow View] [What to do] [Photo Gallery]
[Jagatgram] [Deo Van] [Koti Kanasar] [Daragadh] [Hanol] [Kathiyan] [Lakhamandal] [Sahia to Kwano]


About Chakrata

Chakrata is a secluded hill station, around 100kms North west of Dehra Dun. It occupies two hills known as Chakrata and Kilani. Established as a British cantonment by Col. Humes in 1866, it is presently a restricted military area and a hub of elite Special Indian forces. Administratively it is a subdivision of the Dehra Dun District. According to the 2001 Census, its total population is 3497!!
For all practical purposes Chakrata is out of bounds for foreigners.
Forests are lush green and thick, with a sprinkle of Buransh (Rhodenderon) trees. The red Buransh flowers are in full bloom during spring season, a sight paralleled only by a few others in nature. Juice obtained by crushing the flowers is both tasty and nourishing.

For a schematic map of Chakrata, this page.

BSNL Mobile works in quite a few places in Chakrata, except in those like Daragadh and Hanol which are bordering Himachal, where Airtel Works.

Download first view on approaching Chakrata... 17 MB AVI FILE.
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[About Chakrata] [Getting There] [Where to stay] [Hotel Snow View] [What to do] [Photo Gallery]
[Jagatgram] [Deo Van] [Koti Kanasar] [Daragadh] [Hanol] [Kathiyan] [Lakhamandal] [Sahia to Kwano]