Go here for: Hills, Offbeat
If you are looking to get away from it all; Chakrata is the place to visit - quite, sublime and tranquil. A cantonment town, Chakrata is often called one the hidden jewels of Uttarakhand. In fact it is this characteristic of a cantonment town that has kept alive the serenity of the place.
Chakrata is situated in Dehradun district at an altitude of 2,270 meters above sea level. It is a lovely little hill station located between the Yamuna and Tons rivers. The town was earlier called by the name Jaunsar Bawar, because the region is mainly populated by Jaunsari tribes. Chakrata is an exquisite hill station situated amidst coniferous, rhododendron and oak trees. It is a charming destination situated away from the hustle bustle of the town offering tranquil environs and salubrious cl + more about Chakrata