Chopta situated on the Gopeshwar-Ukhimath Road about 40 kms. from Gopeshwar is at an altitude of about 2,900 m above sea level. One of the most picturesque spots in the entire Garhwal region, Chopta provides a breathtaking view of the Himalayan ranges and the surrounding areas.
Situated at an elevation of about 3,680 metres above sea level, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. En route exotic varieties of rhododendrons, white flowers and shrub like trees can be seen in abundance.
Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary: (7 kms.)
On the Chopta-Gopeshwar road, Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary is famous for breeding musk deers. This sanctuary covers an area of 5 sq. m and is an ideal place for tourists to view rare Himalayan wildlife. This place is also popular for its dense forests and aromatic flowers.
Gopeshwar: (39 kms.)
The district headquarters of Chamoli, situated at an elevation of 1500 m above sea level is a picturesque place with salubrious climate.
Ukhimath: (31 kms.)
This is the winter seat of lord Kedarnath and worship is done here during the winters when the temple of Kedarnath remains closed. The temples of Usha and Anirudh, Shiva and Parvati are worth a visit.
Air: Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 226 kms,
Rail: Nearest railhead is Rishikesh, 209 kms.
Road: Well connected by motorable roads.
Accommodation is available at numerous Dharamshalas in Chopta. There is also a Tourist Rest House to stay.