"Chopta" is one of most picturesque destination of Uttarakhand. This beautiful tiny hamlet, also known as 'Mini Switzerland'. It offers breathtaking view of Snow Clad Himalayan peaks and lush green meadows. It lies 29 km from Ukhimath, 254 kilometers from Rishikesh and approximately 450 kilometers from the capital Delhi. Chopta is relatively unexplored and untouched, hence it is most popular among the nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts. It is the starting point of trekking to renowned Tungnath Mandir (World’s highest Shiva temple)and Chandrashila Summit. Apart from these, Devariya Tal and Kartikswami are two more trekking options for this region. The best time to visit is from May to November. Chopta is also a popular destination during the winter months due to the snowfall that the area experiences. Tungnath temple and Chandrashila are covered with snow from December to March. It has another approach fromGopeshwar.
Summer: 23 Degree Celsius
Winter: 02 Degree Celsius
Monsoon: 12 Degree Celsius
By Air:- The Jolly Grant Airport, which lies in the city of Dehradun, is the closest air line from Chopta. You'll find regular flights flying from Delhi (India's capital) to the domestic airport of Dehradun. After arrival at airport, you can hire a cab to cover a distance of around 226 km and reach the hill station of Chopta.
By Road:- No matter where you are in the state of Uttarakhand, you'll find regular bus services to the town of Chopta. A good road network connects the town with the key tourist places in the state and outside of it. Chopta remains well connected by road to popular cities in the state including Rishikesh, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Gaurikund and Pauri among others.
By Train:- Rishikesh lies at a distance of around 200 km from Chopta. It's, therefore, the nearest rail way station. There are regular express trains running to the town from different tourist destinations of the country. You can first catch a train to Rishikesh and then cover the remaining distance by road.