CHAKRATA KANASAR BIRD WATCHING
Watching birds in Northern Doon
hakrata (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.
BIRDS OF CHAKRATA AND KANASAR
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.
CHAKRATA BIRDING TRAILS
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
From Dehradun-Herbatpur-Kalsi-Sahiya-Chakrata, Total distance (100 km) Alternativer route: Dehradun-Mussoorie-Kempty Fall-over Yamuna Bridge-Nagthat-Bairat Khai-Chakrata (110Km)
Nearest Bus Stand
Jolly Grant, Dehradun
1500 to 2900
Camps, Cottages, FRHs, Home Stays