CHAUKORI

Know your location
» North India
» Uttaranchal
Location: Uttranchal
Attractions: Sunrise And Sunset Views
Best Season: April-June & September-November
Languages / Dialect: Hindi, Kumaoni

THE HEART OF PITHORAGARHPanchchuli Peaks  - Chaukori, Chaukori, Uttar Pradesh
The charming and picturesque town of Chaukori is situated in the heart of Pithoragarh District (112 kms.) Literally cupped in a bowl by the surrounding majestic Himalayas, Chaukori is famous not only for the magnificient view it offers of Panchchuli peaks but also for its unrivalled breathtakingly beautiful sunsets.

The equable climate accounts for the tea shrubs grown by enterprising locals and the fields of ripening corn, fruit orchards and pine, oak & Rhododendron trees exude an enchanting charm.

PRIME ATTRACTIONS

Others
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.

Sunrise And Sunset:
The spectacular sunrise and sunset tinge the awe-inspiring pristine peaks, making Chaukori an idyllic holiday resort.

EXCURSIONS

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.

Pataal Bhuvaneshwar:
(49 kms.) Situated on the road to Berinag, from Gangolihat, the Pataal 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.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: Nearest airport is Naini Saini (Pithoragarh), 112 kms.

Rail: Nearest railhead is Kathgodam, 214 kms.

Road: Chaukori is well connected with Almora (125 kms.), Nainital (183 kms.), Bageshwar (45 kms.) & Pithoragarh (125 kms.)

Local Transport:
Buses and Taxis.

PLACES TO STAY

Panchchuli, KMVN Tourist Bungalow.

NEARBY CITIES

Almora: 125 kms
Nainital: 183 kms
Bageshwar: 45 kms
Pithoragarh: 125 kms

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

Manager Tourist Bungalow, Chaukori, District, Pithoragarh, Uttar Pradesh.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Area: 2.1 sq. km.
Population: 100 (1991 census).
Altitude: 2010 m above sea level.
Clothing:
Summer: Light Woollen.
Winter: Heavy Woollens.
Festivals: Nanda Devi Fair, Saneti.


Booking Information/Reservation