A Himalayan Hideaway
Chaukori a dream, surrounded by the towering Himalayan peaks and dense forests. At a height of 2,010 mtrs, above the sea level and 173 km away from Nainital, Chaukori is not just another hill station, but it’s for the very few, who want to be there, in the majestic proximity of the Himalayas for an unbound view of the Nanda Devi and Panchchauli peaks. Chaykori is one of the few places in Kumaon, where you will find tea gardens. As the name suggests, it’s like a bowl, cupped within the Himalayan heartland. It is an idyllic holiday resort amidst unspoilt nature, a land bestowed with natural abundance, fruit orchards, and the jungles of pines, oaks and Rhododendrons. One of the most magnificent aspects of holidaying in Chaukori is the fabulous sunrise and sunset that you treated to. The night sky is studded with a million stars that simply take your breath away. The charming little town of Chaukori is unlike any other hill station you have seen. Chaukori is a somnolent, peaceful hamlet in pithoragarh district of the Kumaon Hills of Uttarakhand.
What to see
Chaukori is the vantage point to the Himalayas. Due to its small population (just 300), high altitude and the magnificent location, it’s one of the most ideal spot for the travellers who seek an ideal hideway, far from the maddening city life. One can look at the awe-inspiring distant peaks, walk in to the forests and orchards and relax.
Patal Bhuvaneshwar: It is situated 38 kms from Chaukori, at a height of 1,350 mtrs, on the road to Gangolihat. The temple here is within a cave. It’s believed to be the abode of 33 crore Gods.
Berinag: It is at the distance of 10 kms from Chaukori. Tea gardens here yield high quality tea. This place also offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas.
Gangolihat: 14 kms from Patal Bhubaneshwar. Gangolihat is rich in folk culture, music and religious traditions, and had been chosen by Shankaracharya for the installation of Mahakali Shaktipeeth.
Girja Hotel, Gangolihat
Shah Hotel, Gangolihat.
Forest Rest House
How to Reach
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 and 173 km from Nainital. The most convenient way to get here is to drive from Delhi, via Haldwani – Almora.
Where to stay
- KMVN Tourist Rest House
- Him Darshan Hotel
- Hills View
- Hotel Panch Chuli
- Angan Resort
- Jhaltola Estate
- Uttarayan Rest House
There are many private hotels at Berinag barely 10 kms from Chaukori.