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 mts). It is having a cantonement township and the northern part of Chakrata sub-division provides a fascinating landscape for trekkers and nature lovers. Virgin forests of conifers, rhododendrons and oaks are best suited for long walks. A vast dense forest, dotted with attractive villages of the Jaunsari tribe, the area has the 10,000 ft(3084 mts) high peak of Kharamba. On its northern slopes is situated Mundali 9000 ft(2776 mts) where in the months of November to April skiers can enjoy skiing.
How to Reach :
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Chakrata situated at a distance of 113 kms from Chakrata. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Chakrata. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights and is well connected by motorable roads with Chakrata.
The nearest railway station to Chakrata is the Dehradun Railway station. The distance from Dehradun to Chakrata is 87 kms. Taxis and buses are easily available from Dehradun to Chakrata. Dehradun is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Shatabdi Express and Mussoorie Express are the two major trains connecting Dehradun with major cities of India and has excellent rail network with all important cities like Amritsar, Howrah, Bombay, Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi etc.
Chakrata is well connected through road network. Since air and rail connectivity in Uttarakhand is limited, road network is the best and easily available transport option. You can either drive to Chakrata or hire a cab/taxi to reach Chakrata from Delhi or any other nearby cities.