CHAKRATA - SHORT WEEKEND GETAWAY
Chakrata is an ideal spot for nature lovers, bird watchers, adventure lovers, and wildlife enthusiasts as the place is like a home of nature and provides ample opportunities. The hill station is rich in varied flora and fauna and there are many excursions from here which offer panoramic views. If you're a fan of untouched picturesque offbeat destinations then Chakrata is just the place for you.
1. Wearing layers is the mantra in the mountains. Layers give you maximum protection from all elements. You will need at least 5 warm layers (Insulin layers). You will need at least 1 pair of inner thermals, 2 light fleece layers, 1 light sweater, and 1 padded jacket. Ensure your padded jacket has a hood as well. A minimum of one pair and a maximum of two pairs of trek pants should suffice for this trek. Wear one pair and carry one just in case it rains/snows. Trek pants with zippered cut offs at the thighs are very suitable for treks. Also, choose quick-dry pants over cotton
Sunglasses - Sunglasses are to prevent snow blindness. A small overexposure to direct sunlight on snow can lead to snow blindness (about a half hour’s exposure). That’s because fallen snow is like thousands of mirrors that reflect direct UV rays. So you need sunglasses with UV protection.
Buying Tip: Try getting sunglasses that wrap around instead of those that have openings on the side. Even peripheral UV ray exposure is not a good idea.
2. Sun Cap
3. Synthetic Hand Gloves - Get synthetic hand gloves that have waterproofing on the outside and a padded lining on the inside. If you find the combination difficult to get (not likely), wear a tight-fitting fleece hand glove inside a synthetic hand glove. Hand gloves are mandatory on this trek.
4. Woollen Cap - a woollen head cap that covers your head and ears is absolutely essential.
5. Socks - Apart from three to four pairs of sports socks, take a pair of woolen socks. Sports socks give you cushioning plus warmth. Again the mantra is to wear synthetic socks or at least a synthetic blend. Cotton socks soak in water and sweat. They are very hard to dry. As for woolen socks, they help you to keep warm and snug in the night. If you cannot get woolen socks, wearing two sports socks serves the purpose as well.
7. Thermos for water
8. Medication (As per medical conditions if any and is subscribed by a doctor)
9.Extra cover for your electronic gear items/Valuables.
10. Quick Dry Towel/Towel
12. A tiffin box with a spoon for packed lunch, we try reduced usage of plastic/paper as much as possible
13. Poncho/Rain Cover
14. Do not leave plastic wrappers(chips,chocolates etc) behind while on Trek and yes! don't forget your "Mask" of course!
By train: The nearest railway station is at New Delhi Station. From there you can hire a cab to Akshardham Metro station. Your trip to Chakrata starts from here.
By road: Hire a cab or you can ride any vehicle to Akshardham Metro station. From here we will pick you up for your entralling journey ahead.
By air: From Indira Gandhi Delhi International airport, hire a cab to reach Akshardham Metro station. Your trip to Chakrata starts from here.
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The Government of India has introduced a ‘no smoking’ rule for hotels, restaurants and all public places. This means smoking is prohibited in all parts of the campsite except in designated areas.
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Chakrata, with its laid-back yet pleasant ambiance, offers a sweeping view of the Yamuna Valley below. There are a few quaint tree-lined paths that visitors can explore. For those looking for snowy adventure, the Kharamba Peak awaits. At around 10,000 m above sea level, it is one of the highest of its kind in the area.
Chakrata receives snowfall during winters and heavy woolens are required during this season. Tranquility and seclusion are at its best during winter months in Chakrata. Snow capped Himalayas are best seen from Chakrata during winters. Enjoy bonfires and barbecues at Chakrata during winter months.
Chakrata known for its serene environs and pollution-free atmosphere, is situated at a distance of 98 kms from Dehradun at an elevation of about 7000 ft (2118 m).
The months of March, April, October and November are considered relatively pleasant. Most tourists flock to Chakrata from March to June as the weather is pleasant and clear, offering best sights and one can partake in adventure activities. The monsoon season makes the hamlet even more beautiful. You can expect snow covered Chakrata from December to February as it peak winter season in Chakrata.
The road conditions in Chakrata largely remain unaffected during the monsoons. Therefore, it is safe travelling to Chakrata in a personal vehicle in the day as well as in the night. However, common sense is always important to keep oneself out of troubles. A weather update before starting a journey is always a good idea.
The climate of Chakrata is considered moderate due to its altitude and proximity to the Himalayan range. It has cool winters, pleasant summers and chilly monsoons. Chakrata receives rainfall in between June and September. Due to pleasant weather, Chakrata can be visited throughout the year.
Yes, there are a few of ATM machines available in and around Chakrata, many of which are located on the main market.
No, It is quite difficult to find any bars or pubs in Chakrata. Chakrata is a small and less crowded hill station therefore this kind of facility is hard to find.
However, you can find some wine shop easily in Chakrata.
Yes, it is absolutely worth visiting Chakrata, no two opinions about it. Chakrata offers some of the most picturesque and breathtakingly beautiful views of the Himalayan range. Moila Top, Budher Caves, Tiger Falls, and other excursions around it make it all the more interesting.
Unfortunately, it's true that Foreigners are not allowed to stay overnight Chakrata because it is strictly guarded by the Indian Army because there are a few intelligence bases here. While traveling to Chakrata you'll come across many such army barricading's where it is prohibited to enter or even take photographs.
Apart from Chakrata, there are several other tourist destinations in the vicinity of Chakrata. Like Kalsi - The town well known for only Ashoka's Rock edict located in north India, is just 40 kms away from Chakrata, Tiger Falls - A roaring waterfall and famous picnic spot is just 20 kms away, Lakhamandal - An ancient temple of Mahabharat era, is at a distance of just 62 kms while Mussoorie is at a distance of 80 kms from Chakrata. Capital city Dehradun is just 88 kms from Chakrata. Chakrata is also a famous weekend destination from Dehradun city.
Dehradun is well connected to Chakrata at a distance of 87 kms. There are daily buses operating from Dehradun to Chakrata. In addition to that, various private cabs operators offer services from Dehradun to Chakrata. Vikasnagar is other town near Chakrata, If you can't find direct bus for Chakrata then you should split your journey in two parts first you take bus for Vikasnagar from Dehradun and then take a ride for Chakrata from Vikasnagar.
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