Chakrata, Kanasar and Deoban Bird Watching
Chakrata (2100m) is known for its pristine and unparallel beauty. It is situated at an awe-inspiring 2270 mt
above sea level, and is only 98 km from Dehradun and 73 km from Mussoorie. A part of this town comes
under cantonment area for the Indian army. The northern part of Chakrata attracts the trekkers and
nature lovers with its beautiful landscape, virgin forests of conifers, rhododendrons and oaks and
attractive villages of the Jaunsari tribe. The area also includes the 3084 mt high peak of Kharamnba.
On its northern slopes is situated Mundali 2776 mt where from the month of December to March skiers
can enjoy skiing.
It is a terrific location for mid-altitude bird watching with some breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
Yellow-Crowned Woodpecker, Himalayan Woodpecker, Brown Headed Barbet, Coppersmith Barbet, Common Hawk Cuckoo, Oriental Turtle Dove, Grey Treepie, Blue Whistling Thrush, Chukar Partridge, Cinereous Vulture, Speckled Piculet, Wallcreeper, Bar-tailed Treeceeper, Russet Sparrow, Spotted Nutcracker, Black and Yellow Grosbeak, Brown Bullfinch, White- cheecked Nuthatch etc. more than 100s of birds found here.
You can visit Chakrata in 4Days/3Night tours. Keep your base camp (stay) at Chakrata, covering Chakrata, tiger fall, beautiful deoban, Kanasar, Budher cave, hill top surrounded by deodar forest, passing through villages Nyari and Chauthina.
How to reach here:
From Dehradun-Herbatpur-Kalsi-Sahiya-Chakrata, Total distance (100 km) Alternativer route: Dehradun-Mussoorie-Kempty Fall-over Yamuna Bridge-Nagthat-Bairat Khai-Chakrata (110Km)
Hotels and Resorts at Chakrata.