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Chopta

Chopta

Weather

The weather of Chopta remains salubrious and pleasing all through the year apart from the winter season when it can get too cold for comfort. The summer season from March to May is pleasant offering a typical Hill resort climate with maximum temperatures reaching thirty degrees Celsius. The monsoon months from July to September bring adequate rainfall making the resort pleasantly chilly and windy. Winters in Chopta run through the months of November to February with minimum temperatures dropping as low as minus fifteen degrees Celsius in some places. Most trekking excursions and temples are closed during the winter season and travel is not advisable.

How To Reach

By Road:

Chopta is well connected by motor able roads with major towns of Garhwal region of Uttarakhand state. Located on the main National Highway 58, Chopta is situated 40 kms from Ukhimath and also accessible from Gopeshwar. Buses and taxis to Chopta are available from major towns of Uttarakhand region.


By Air:

Chopta does not have an airport facility and the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest domestic airport. Located at a distance of 226 Kms from Chopta, the airport is well connected to all major Indian cities with regular flights from New Delhi and Mumbai. Taxis are easily available to Rishikesh, Rudraprayag, Ukhimath and Chopta from Jolly Grant Airport.



By Rail:

Chopta is well connected by motor able roads with major towns of Garhwal region of Uttarakhand state. Located on the main National Highway 58, Chopta is situated 40 kms from Ukhimath and also accessible from Gopeshwar. Buses and taxis to Chopta are available from major towns of Uttarakhand region.


Overview

Chopta is one of the most beautiful and picturesque hill towns located in the Garhwal region of Uttrakhand. Popularly known as 'mini Switzerland’, Chopta is situated at an altitude of 2600 meters above sea level amidst dense forest.  With unexplored virgin and scenic landscapes with snow capped Himalayan peaks in the background, Chopta is one of the most surreal and beautiful hill stations in India. Away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded hills, Chopta offers a unique blend of historic temples, beautiful landscapes and exciting trekking escapades for the adventures lovers.

 

Chopta is the initiation point of the trek to famous Tungnath Mandir as well as the Panch Kedar temple and Chandrashila. The town receives heavy snowfall and mercury dips way below the freezing point in winters making trekking excursions possible only during the summer season.

 

Shopping enthusiasts can try the wide range of Garhwali handicrafts available in local stores and shops. Various typical hill handicraft designs made with a blend of silk and cotton are easily available.  The festival of Dussehra celebrated in the month of October is one of the most widely attended festivals of the town attracting a host of travelers and tourists.

 

The hill town of Chopta has been attracting a large number of tourists every year as the city offers a magical travelling experience unlike any other hilly region in India. Chopta is a definitely a popular offbeat destination and it acts as an interesting tourist getaway for trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers.