Chaukori is a dream, surrounded by the towering Himalayan peaks and dense forests. At a height of 2010 m and 173 kms from Nainital, Chaukori is not just another hill station, but it is for the very few, who want to be there, in the majestic proximity of the Himalayas for an unbound view of the Nanda Devi and Panchchuli peaks. Chaukori is one the few places in Kumaon, where you will find tea gardens. As the name suggests, it is like a bowl, cupped within the Himalayan heartland. It is an idyllic resort amidst un-spoilt nature, a land bestowed with natural abundance, fruit orchards, and the jungles of Pines, Oaks and Rhododendrons.
One of the most magnificent aspects of holidaying in Chaukori is the fabulous sunrise and sunset that you are treated to. The night sky is studded with a million stars that simply take your breath away. The charming little town of Chaukori is unlike any other hill station you have seen. Chaukori is a somnolent, peaceful hamlet in Pithoragarh district of the Kumaon hills of Uttarakhand.
Height: 2010 m
Climate: The summer is mild and light cottons and light woolens are suggested. In winter, the sunny days are pleasant – though the nights are cold and fairly heavy clothes are required. Through the rest of the year, light woolens/cottons are suggested.
Getting There & Away: How to reach Chaukori
Road: Chaukori is connected through metalled hill roads with all the major towns in the area. It is 480 kms from Delhi and 173 kms from Nainital.
Rail: The nearest railhead is Kathgodam, 198 kms.
Air: The nearest airport is Naini Saini at Pithoragarh, at a distance of 91 kms. No flights are available at present.
Tourist Attractions in Chaukori
Chaukori is the vantage point to the Himalayas. Due to its small population (about 300), high altitude and the magnificent location, it is one of the most ideal spot for the travelers who seek an ideal hideaway, far from the maddening city life. One can look at the awe-inspiring distant peaks, walk in to the forests and orchards and relax.
Patal Bhubaneshwar: It is situated just 38 kms from Chaukori, at an elevation of 1350 m, on the road to Gangolighat. The temple here is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located within a cave. It is believed to be the abode of 33 crore Gods and Goddesses. Read More>>>
Berinag: It is at a distance of 10 kms from Chaukori. Tea gardens here yield high quality tea. This place also offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas.
Gangolighat: 14 kms from Patal Bhubaneshwar, Gangolighat is rich is folk culture, music and religious traditions and had been chosen by Shankaracharya for the installation of Mahakali Shaktipeeeth.
Munsiyari: Munsiyari is situated in Pithoragarh, the easternmost hill district of Uttarakhand, bordering Tibet, which is known as the ‘Little Kahsmir’. The region is a paradise for the nature lovers and adventurous souls. One can have the breathtaking view of the Himalayan peak, Panchachuli from here. Read More>>>