Chaukori is a small but popular hill station of Uttarakhand. It is cradled in the lofty peaks of the western Himalayan Range of Pithoragarh district in Kumaon division of Uttarakhand, India. If you are looking for the place where you can have some good time in solitude, this is the best place for you.
As it’s name suggests, it’s like a bowl, cupped within the Himalayan heartland. To the north of Chaukori Tibet border starts and to its south is Terai. To its east the Mahakali River forms the Indo-Nepal international border.
An unbound view of the Nanda Devi and Panchchuli peaks is visible from Chaukori. It is one of the few places in Kumaon region, where tea gardens are located. It is a great destination for holidays. Here you will find nature’s beauty at its best, fruit orchards, and the forests of Pines, Oaks and Rhododendrons.
The home of the famous Hat-Kalika temple, which is a popular venue for local fairs.
This town has the tea gardens. These gardens yield high quality tea. It also offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas to the visitors.
Sarla Behn, the disciple of Gandhiji, spent her last days in Dharamghar. This town is situated at 9 km from Patal Bhuvaneshwar.
Best Time to Visit Chaukori:
Summers are the months of April, May and June. Summers in this place are moderate. This is a good time to visit the place. The time is ideal for sightseeing purposes.
Winters are the months of October, November, December, January and February. Winters in Chaukori are cold, with 0 to 10 degree celcius.
This is not an good time to visit Chaukori. The monsoons bring heavy rainfall, during the months of July, August and September.
How to Reach Chaukori:
The nearest airport is Naini Saini Airport in Pithoragarh (91 kms away). However, no regular flights are available at present.
The nearest Railway station is Kathgodam, 198 kms.
Chaukori Distance Chart From Major Cities:
Delhi : 450 kms
Meerut : 409 kms
Moradabad : 287 kms
Chandigarh : 607 kms
Bareilly : 300 kms
Kanpur : 571 kms
Lucknow : 497 kms
Shimla : 706 kms