"Chakrata" is around 98 kilometers away from the capital city Dehradun of Uttarakhand. The region is perched at a height of about 7000 ft above the sea level. Formally the town was known as Jaunsarbawar, a small village of Jaunsari tribe. This beautiful hamlet is located between the Yamuna and Tons River. The stunning town is surrounded by rhododendron and Oak trees. Chakrata is blessed with the natural beauties and panoramic view. The eastern side of the region is occupied by the magnificent hilly town of Mussoorie. While the west is, Kaleidoscopic Kinnaur, Foreigners are not allowed into the cantonment of military of Chakrata. Cool but pleasant climate of this region makes the stay here more enjoyable. The sloppy regions of this picturesque town are an ideal destination for trekking and skiing.
Summer: 23 Degree Celsius
Winter: 04 Degree Celsius
Monsoon: 10 Degree Celsius
By Air:- The nearest airport to the town is Jolly Grant about 115 kilo meters away from the region. Jolly grant is a domestic airport well connected with Delhi airport. Delhi airport is an international airport and well linked with major cities in abroad as well. Tourist from outside the country can easily reach the town via Delhi-Jolly grant to Chakrata. Delhi and Chandigarh is well connected with regular flights with Chakrata. Taxis are available at the airport to Chakrata covering a 3-hour distance.
By Road:- Motorable roads connect Chakrata with many cities in Uttarakhand and outside the state as well. Buses are available from ISBT Kashmir Gate to Mussoorie and Chakrata. Buses from Mussoorie and Dehradun district are also available to Chakrata. Chakrata also well connected with Himachal Pradesh by roads via Paonta Sahib. Chakrata is around 311 kilo meters away from Delhi the distance can be covered by 8 hours of traveling.
By Train:- The nearest railhead is located in the capital city Dehradun. The distance between railway station and Chakrata town is around 87 kilo meters. It is easily accessible from Dehradun town. Taxis and buses are availed from Dehradun to Chakrata. One can hire a taxi or can share with other passengers which will cost you less amount. Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand State. So, most of the well known cities of the country are frequent to Dehradun station. Particularly, Shatabdi and Mussoorie express connect Dehradun to major cities of India. Railway networks connect the town with such cities like, Howrah, Delhi, Bombay, Varanasi, Lucknow and Amritsar.