Chakrata

General Information
Altitude : 2118 mts.
Season : Round the year.
Accommodation : Forest Rest House and Private Hotels are Availabe.
92 kms. from Dehradun and 73 kms. from Mussoorie at 2118 meters rests Chakrata, once a cantonment town in Brithish India. One look at Chakrata and it becomes clear that it place is blessed to the eternal home of natural beauty. Virgin forests of conifers, rhododendrons and oaks are best suited for long walks. Alongside these forests picturesque village of Jaunsari tribe compliments, and in the overpowering Kharamba peak (3084 mts.) Chakrata has its share of Alps too. On its northern slope is situated Mundali (2776 mts.) where skiing is possible during November to April.

Accessibility

Air : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 116 km..
Rail : Nearest Railhead is Dehradun - 92 kms.
Road : Well connected by motorable road with Dehradun 92 kms, Saharanpur, 122 kms.
Kanasar
26 km. from Chakrata and 105 kms. from Dehradun. Kanasar is perched on the Chakrata - Tuni motorable road. Backdrop of towering peaks and dense rain forests, cuts out Kanasar as the idyllic retreat. The night halts are facilitated by the equally picturesque Forest Rest House.
Devban
16 kms. away from Chakrata this place is surrounded by dense forests and lies at an altitude of 3025 mts. It provides a panoramic view of Himalayan ranges.
Tiger Fall
After a breathtaking easy trek of 5 kms. from Chakrata, Tiger Fall is a water ballad with no equal. Falling gracefully from a height of 50 mts. Tiger Fall creates a small pond which renders an enchanting effect to the picturesque surrounding.
Mundoli
5 km. from Kathyan, onwards Tuni, unfolds Mundoli. After trekking up the 5 kms. ski slopes of Mundoli are everything a trekker or an enthusiast can wish for. Skiing in Mundoli is an experience only to be left. Mundoli is easily accessible from Devban (23 kms.) by a jeepable road.
Moigad Fall
69 km. from Dehradun towards Yamunotri, is the serene and tranqil Moigad fall, located on the main Delhi - Yamunotri road via Dehradun - Vikas Nagar. On the way to Ymunotri one can bathe at the foot of the fall, which is refreshing experience for all.
Hanol
Lord ' Mahasu ' is worshipped in the village of Hanol, lying on the eastern bank of Tons. The temple of the deity constructed in the ' Huna' architectural style elevated at 1429 mts. above sea level is 186 kms. from Dehradun It is believed that a demon lived here and devoured at least one man a day. In Mandrath, a devotee of Lord Shiva defied the custom and prayed to Lord Shiva for help. Deolari Devi another devotee of Shiva and resident of Hanol on being directed by God sent her four sons to Mandrath and asked the man to plough his field. After a long fight lasting a couple days the demon was killed, and the man while ploughing his field discovered four Shivlings - Maasu, Pavasi, Vasik and Chalda named after the four sons of Deolari Devi. The villagers their after started worshipping Shiva as ' Mahasu'.

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