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Chakrata, Uttarakhand Travel Guide

About the city: Chakrata is hill station in the district of Dehradun of Indian state of Uttarakhand. Elevated at the height of 7000 ft it is one of the major tourist destinations of the state. It was mainly developed as a hill station by the British during colonial rule. Now it houses a cantonment area. Gifted with dense forest and lusting greeneries, it is one of most popular tourist spot to spend vacation. Weather of Chakrata remains pleasant most of the times of the year. The hill station was formerly known as Jaunsar Bawar, as it was inhabited mainly by Jaunsari tribe. What to see: Chakrata houses many places of interest in and around it. Adorned with lush green lands and dense forests Chilmiri Neck is very fascinating place to visit. The place offers its tourists many wonderful sights of down valley. Cool and pleasant weather make it must visit place. The place also houses many different species of bird. Ram Tal Horticultural Garden is another place of attraction. The garden is abundant with many varieties of climbers, fems, lichen, conifers, flowering plants and woody trees. The place also offers tourist different kinds of bird to watch. Black headed Jay, Oriental turtle doves and Grey Treepai are found here on large scale. This horticulture garden also houses a natural pond and apple garden which add to the beauty of the nature. Tiger fall is an amazing water fall and therefore it is a major tourist spot in Chakrata. Being one of the highest water falls in India, it is very breathtaking experience to watch the water fall .situated at the altitude of 2200m Deoband is a place from where tourists can watch the fascinating and wonderful views of Himalayan range. Deoband is nestled with dense forest and is beautiful place to explore the nature. It also houses many varieties of animals and birds in the surrounding areas. How to get there: Chakrata is well linked by road to other parts of the state and the country. Many state run buses and private luxury buses are available from Dehradun and other cities of the state and the country. Nearest railway station is Dehradun railway station which is about 92km away from the chakrata. Dehradun railway station is connected to many cities and town of the state and the country. Nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, about 116m away from Chakrata. The airport is well connected by many fights to major cities of the country.

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