Chaukori is a tiny hill station in the Pithoragarh
district set among the lofty peaks, of the western Himalayan Range in the
Kumaon Division of Uttarakhand, India. To the north is Tibet and to the
south is Terai. The Mahakali River, running along its eastern boundary,
forms the Indo-Nepal international border..
Himalayas from Chaukori
Chaukori's elevation is 2010 m with a spectacular view of the snowy peaks of peaks of Nanda Devi, and Nanda Kot. It is approximately 10 km from Berinag, another little hill station. Chaukori is a place where one can sit whole day without any company to see and enjoy the beauty of mountains full of glaciers within a eye distance and can feel that the snowly winds are touching smoothly. One can view the snow clad peaks of Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Panchchuli in their pristine glory.
Choukori having a wonderful climate and a beautiful location. Chaukori offers a magnificent view of the Panchchuli peaks and has few rivals for spectacular Himalayan sunrises and sunsets.
Chaukori is the ideal destination if you want to experience serenity and solitude amidst the lap of nature. Chaukori offers most magnificent view of the Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Trishul, Panchchuli and Nanda Kot And has few rivals for spectacular Himalayan sunrises and sunsets.
In Chaukori Forests of pine, oak and rhododendron are interspersed with cornfields and orchards. The climate is conducive to the growth of tea, been cultivated by locals.
Temples Near Chaukori :-
Gangolihat, 35 km away, is an important religious centre with the Haat - Kalika Temple. Also in the general area are the following temples :-
* Mahakali Temple of Gangolihat
* Patal Bhuvaneshwar
* Mostamanu temple
* Nagmandir of Berinag
* Ghunsera Devi Temple
* Kedar temple
* Nakuleshwar Temple
* Kamaksha Temple
* Kapileshwar Mahadev cave temple
* Ulkadevi Temple
* Jayanti Temple Dhwaj
* Arjuneshwar Shiva temple
* Kot Gari Devi
EXCURSIONS IN CHAUKORI - VISITING PLACES IN CHAUKORI - CHAUKORI SIGHT SEEING
Gangolihaat :- (35 kms). An important religious center housing the famous Hat-Kalika temple, which is a popular venue for local fairs.
Berinaag :- (8 kms.) Offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas and the tea gardens here, yield high quality tea.
Patal Bhuvaneshwar :- (49 kms.) Situated on the road to Berinag, from Gangolihat, the Patal Bhuvaneshwar Temple complex is worth visiting. Inside the cave, many Indian myths have been immortalised by limestone formations. Lime formations have taken various shapes identifiable as Shesh Naag, Ganesh, Badrinath & Kedarnath, the wings of Jatayu, Sumeru mountains, Kaam Dhenu, Garur, Jyotirlingas, Shiva’s Chaupar’s etc.
Dharamghar :- Situated 9 km from Chaukori, this is where Sarla Behn, the disciple of Gandhiji, spent her last days. One can enjoy a spectacular view of the Himalayan peaks from her abode called as Himdarshan Kutir.
Best time to Visit Chaukori :-
Chaukori is a picturesque destination affording enchanting views throughout the year. The best time to visit Chaukori is from April to June and from Mid September to October end.
Summers in Chaukori :- The weather of Chaukori remains salubrious during summers and you can see unobstructed views of the Himalayas. Chaukori remains pleasant during summers and light woollens are required. It is probably the best time to visit Chaukori.
Transport To Chaukori :- How To Reach Chaukori
Air: The nearest airport is Naini Saini at Pithoragarh (91 kms). No regular flights are available at present
Rail: The nearest Railhead is Kathgodam, 198 kms.
Road: Chaukori is connected through metalled hill roads with all the major towns in the area. It is 480 km from Delhi. The most convenient way to get here is to drive from Delhi, via Haldwani - Almora. Almora (125 kms.), Nainital (183 kms.), Bageshwar (45 kms.), Pithoragarh (125 kms.), Kausani (117 kms.), Binsar (100 kms.), Ranikhet (135 kms.), Jim Corbett National Park (270 kms.), & Munsiyari (125 kms.)
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