Chopta Encompassing some of the wonderful tourist attractions in Uttarakhand, Chopta is known to be the Switzerland of India. Mostly visited for adventurous activities, Chopta has pleasant weather and breathtaking ambiance to please cosmopolitan city dwellers. Among the adventurous activities, exploring the Chopta Tungnath Trek is the most amusing. This easy gradient track can be explored in one day. The journey starts from Chopta and ends at Tungnath summit (Chandrshila). This steady inclined trek passes through a striking forest of rhododendron. For having a glimpse of superb views of Chopta, September to November is the best time. Witnessing the snow covered mountain tracks while passing through the twist path is remarkable. The region is perched with numerous alpine meadow slopes which are great locations for skiing. You can also take part in camping on Chopta
Visit In Place
Tungnath Temple. 3 kms from city center.Tungnath temple, one among the five of Panch Kedar pilgrimages and the highest altitude temple dedicated to lord Shiva, is situated on the lap of Chandrashila peak in Chamoli district of Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand 3,680 meters above the sea level. Bearing the religious significance, Tungnath temple is one of the most visited pilgrimages of India. Arm of lord Shiva is worshipped in Tungnath temple. Legend of Panch Kedar states about its origin. Tungnath temple resembles the Kedarnath temple, Madhyamaheshwar temple and temples at Guptakashi, built in North Indian temple architecture. The idol of lord Shiva or the Shivalinga in Tungnath is 0.3 meters high tilted black rock resembling arm (bahu) of lord Shiva.
21 kms from city center Deoria Tal or Devariya Tal is a pristine lake located near Chopta. A 3km uphill trek from Sari village (which is connected through a motorable road) takes you to this heavenly place offering tranquility and a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks including Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, Bandarpunch, Kedar Range and Kalanag.
Situated in the Himalayas, Ukhimath offers panoramic views of the Kedarnath and Neelkanth peaks. It is a pleasant and picturesque hill town, 41 km from Rudraprayag. Located in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand and situated at an elevation of 1311 m, Ukhimath is a perfect place for travelers looking to enjoy the peaceful and pristine serenity of a hill station without the crowds. Earlier known as Ushamat, the town derived its name from Banasur�s daughter Usha. Ukhimath was the land where the wedding of Usha and Anirudh, grandson of Lord Krishna was solemnized. It is also a famous pilgrimage center and known for its ancient temples dedicated to Usha, Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, Aniruddha and Mandhata. Utsav Doli of Lord Kedarnath and Madhyamaheswar are brought to Ukhimath during winter and worshiped for six months. The temple also holds year round pujas of Lord Omkareshwar. Situated on the road connecting Guptkashi with Gopeshwar, the holy town is mainly inhabited by the priests of Kedarnath temple known as Rawals.
Chopta Chandrashila Peak Trek – If one is looking at a short 5-day trek in the Himalayas then look no further. This is one of the most enchanting short treks and lies in the Garhwal region of Himalayas. This hike is in a protected area and hence there are minimal signs of civilization and abundance of flora & fauna, which adds to the beauty of the Chopta Chandrashila Trek.
Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary.
Spread across an area of nearly 5 sq. km, the Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary is a paradise for flora and fauna lovers. The sanctuary offers a peaceful adobe for musk deer and some of the Himalayan wildlife. It also houses a thick cover of forest and spell binding aromatic flowers. The sanctuary is located 7kms from Tungnath on the chief Chopta-Gopeshwar road.
- Reach Chopta By Air. The Jolly Grant Airport, which lies in the city of Dehradun, is the closest air link from Chopta. …
- Reach Chopta By Rail (By Train) Rishikesh lies at a distance of around 200 km from Chopta. …
- Reach Chopta By Road (By Bus) Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Devprayag-Srinagar-Guptkashi-Ukhimath- Chopta