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Chakrata, located in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, is an important tourist destination in India.


Must Visit Tiger Fall, Lakhmandal, Moigad Fall, Ram Tal Garden, Kansar, Devban, Hanol, Kalsi, Koti Power House, Balani Devi Temple
Climate Summers are warm with temperatures between 15 and 30 degrees celsius while winters are cold with temperatures between -5 to 10 degrees celsius.
Ideal Time April to June and September to November
Languages Garhwali, Hindi, Jaunsary, English
Festival Shaheed Veer Kesri Chandra Festival
Chakrata STD Code 01360

Chakrata is a small cantonment town/ city located in the Dehradun district, in Uttarakhand. Located between the Tons and Yamuna rivers, it is located at an altitude of 5,500 to 6,500 feet above sea level and 92 kms from Dehradun. Chakrata, originally was the cantontment of the British Indian Army. Towards the west of Chakrata lies Himachal Pradesh while it is graced by Mussoorie towards the east.

Earlier, Chakrata was known as Jaunsar bawar, which is a village located near-by belonging to the Jaunsari tribe which still has its presence in the villages surrounding Chakrata. This place was established in the year 1856 by Col. Hume of the 55th Regiment of the British Indian Army. However, it was not before April, 1869 that the troops and officers of the British Indian Army started to occupy the cantonment.

Back in the year 1901, Chakrata was a part of the Dehradun district, of the then United Province, with a population of just about 50,000 people. Chakrata is a military cantonment that is out of bounds for foreign tourists. It also acts as the permanent garrison to the secret Special Frontier Force.

Chakrata is surrounded by beautiful conifers, rhodendron and oak forests. A key attraction near Chakrata is the beautiful waterfall, the Tiger Fall. Another prominent place worth visiting, situated just a stone's throw away from Chakrata is Deoban which offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas that stretches from Kinnaur to Garhwal and Kumaon region of the state.

Not only this, Chakrata also has a number of temples like the temple dedicated to Lord Mahasu, Radina, Thaina, Indroli, Lakhwar and Lakhamandal. These temples are all situated on the banks of River Yamuna. Of special mention here is the ancient Shiva temple, which finds its existence back to the legend of Mahabharata.

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