This was a British Indian Army cantonment region, situated in the capital district of Uttarakhand State, India. The cantonment of British army was constituted in the year 1866 by Colonel Hume of the 55th regiment. In the past times, the destination was famous by the name of Jaunsar Bawan. It is a beautiful hilly destination, about 100 meters North West side of Dehradun city. The area comprises of two magnificent hills, Chakrata and Kilani. The location is also popular as the hub for elite Special Indian forces. From administrative point of view, Chakrata is a sub division of Dehradun district. It was projected in 2001 census that the total population of the region is around 3497.
Chakrata is around 98 kilo meters away from the capital city Dehradun of Uttarakhand. The region is perched at a height of about 7000 ft above the sea level. The site is located between the Yamuna and Tons River. The beautiful area is circled with rhododendron and Oak trees. Chakrata is blessed with the natural beauties and panoramic view. The eastern side of the region is occupied by the magnificent hilly town of Mussoorie. While the west is of Kaleidoscopic Kinnaur. Foreigners are not allowed into the cantonment of military of Chakrata.
This is the perfect destination for those who loves nature as the area is beautifully coupled with the natural beauties. It houses different types of birds; bird watchers can also visit the town to make their vacation worthful. Apart from those it is a best location for adventurers and wild life lovers as well. Chakrata is also very popular among the tourists for its variety of Flora and Fauna, which makes it enhancing.
Chakrata has a pleasant atmosphere during the months of summers. In summeres the maximum temperature goes to 30 degree Celsius. Besides that winters remains cold. The maximum temperature in winters is varied from 15 degree to -5 degree Celsius. The winter season brings heavy rainfall in the region. The best schedule to visit Chakrata is from April to June and September to November. Tourist will need heavy woolen clothes in winters and light cotton clothes while visiting in summers must carried.
Chakrata includes many tourist attractions Tiger Fall, Ram Tal Garden, Deoban, Moigad fall and many among others. Tiger Fall in this area is considered to be a huge crowd-puller. Whoever visits Chakrata doesn't forget to visit the very popular Tiger Fall.
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