December 29, 2015

Chopta - Mini Switzerland

Site Name: Chopta
Site Type: Hill Station
Location:  Uttarakhand state, India
Highlights: An unexplored hill station on the Himalayas
Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh, at a distance of around 210 kms
Nearest Airport: Dehradun - around 230 kms 
How to reach: It is located on Rudraprayag - Gopeshwar Highway; at a distance of 65 kms from Rudraprayag; Well connected from Rudraprayag, Ukhimath and Gopeshwar
Climate: Oct to Dec - winter; Apr to Jun - summer; Jan to Mar - snow-bound
Hotel: Mid-range to luxury hotels are available in Chopta, but very few
Restaurants: Limited options

Chopta is a little known, unexplored and secluded hill station located on the Himalayas. It is situated at a distance of around 40 kms from Ukhimath and 65 kms from Rudraprayag. This beautiful mini hill station is called as Mini Switzerland of India. 
Chopta is located at an altitude of around 2700 meters. It is the starting point of the trek to the famous Tungnath Temple, which is one of the Panch Kedar temples. This unspoiled and non commercialized hill station is one of the most picturesque spot in the entire Uttarakhand state of India. 

When you go to Char Dham yatra next time, plan to visit this tiny beautiful hill station too. It is a perfect destination to spend time with your family and friends.

Happy travelling.

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