Often called the ‘land of Gods’ the Indian state of Uttarakhand is undoubtedly a heaven’s paradise for nature lovers. Situated in the Northern Indian state is homeland to innumerable best weekend getaway destinations, and picnic spots where people visit to get rid of day-to-day stress we go through in our lives.
The surrounding scenic views valleys are a place to explore by trekkers fond of nature, and close to the god’s country.
Best Weekend Getaway Destination In Uttarakhand
As we all know, places in Uttarakhand are surrounded by bountiful flora and fauna. Located in snow-peaked Himalayan ranges, the place has gained a lot more appreciation from travelers worldwide.
From snow-clad mountains to lake water appearing transparent and bright gushing beneath the mountains, and lush green pastures, and meadows. There is so much to discover and explore the heavenly beauty of the state. People who are wondering about the expenses, let me tell you. It is one of the best weekend getaway destinations you will ever experience.
How would you feel sipping your tea to rejuvenate your body and mind while sitting on lush green meadows with beautiful views of mountains, listening to the chirping of birds? That’s when I remember of a place like no other in the world – Chopta.
Limitless lush green meadows, pine forest, and colorful birds chirping, flying over the mountains. Your vacation can’t get better than this if you’re a true green activist. The place is a hidden treasure away from social well-being, lies in the lap of snow-clad Himalayan mountains at a height of 2,608 m.
It is a part of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary bounded with forests of pine, deodar, and rhododendron trees.
The place is a base point for trekking up to Tungnath (one of the highest Panch Kedar). The trek is quite easy and views breathtaking views of mountainous regions. The distance of the trek is 3.5 km. Walking 1.5 km extra, you will come across the Chandrashila trek at a height of 4,000 m(1300 ft).
There are other peaks to view in Chandrashila which includes, Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, and Trishul.
Best Activities To Do In Chopta
Chopta has gained a lot more acknowledgment from the past few years.
Situated in Uttarakhand also known as devbhoomi or land of Gods is a native land to many sacred pilgrimages center known for their architecture style and ancient history. Rohini Bugyal is the perfect spot for camping and trekking with a bunch of friends smeared with the dense forest of Chopta Valley. Rohini Bugyal means green meadow and you can visit this place by trekking to Chandrashila peak via Deoria Tal. This is one of the most famous tourist spots in Chopta.
Tungnath is one of the second in the hierarchy of Panch Kedar. The place is a perfect mixture of serenity, beauty, and spirituality.
Rohini Bugyal is the perfect spot for camping and trekking with a bunch of friends smeared with the dense forest of Chopta Valley. Rohini Bugyal means green meadow and you can visit this place by trekking to Chandrashila peak via Deoria Tal. This is one of the most famous tourist spots in Chopta.
Pitching your tent and camping in Chopta while waking up to astonishing views of sunrise coming out of the mountain is like a dream come true which makes your soul happy.
The best time to visit Kedarnath is from May – October as it is closed from November – April.
Where Should You Stay In Chopta?
You would have to stay in either tents or some of the guest houses that the government has found to stay in. Get a stay of the mountain life at best camping in Chopta.
You can stay in resorts in Chopta near Kedarnath that provide comfortable accommodation with basic amenities. You can have the best stays in Chopta that offers facilities like, internet, TV, almirah, and complimentary snacks and beverages. People who journey also come across beautiful, picturesque views of landscapes with lush green meadows and pastures that fascinate the soul of each one of us.
People who journey also come across beautiful, picturesque views of landscapes with lush green meadows and pastures that fascinate the soul of each one of us.
How To Reach Chopta?
Chopta By Road: The roads are prominent with Delhi and Haridwar. Chopta is about 226 km away from Haridwar and will take about 8-10 hours to reach here. From Delhi, it is 401 km to Chopta. Taxis are easily available to Rishikesh, Rudraprayag
Chopta By Rail: The nearest railway station to Chopta is Haridwar situated 226 kms away. Buses and Taxis to Chopta and Ukhimath are easily available from Rishikesh. Taxis are easily available to Rishikesh, Rudraprayag
Chopta By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport of Chopta, situated 219 km away in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand state. Taxis are easily available to Rishikesh, Rudraprayag, Ukhimath, and Chopta from Jolly Grant Airport.