Chopta is one of the Uttarakhand's own Switzerland. The entire chopta zone is the paradise of pleasure and enthusiasm. It is being called mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand because of its natural beauty, evergreen forest and trekking, which are center of attraction for tourists. It is also a very popular hill station for vacationers. Chopta is located in Uttarakhand's garhwal region at the decent height of 2680 meters from sea level. Here you can find rare species of birds and musk deers. This place is enclosed by the forest of pine, rhododendron, deodars and various types of flaura and fauna. Chopta is purely an ideal place of excellent beauty.
Chopta is the place where everyone dream to visit where they can find out the inner peace and to be relax from daily life Helter-skelter. This place provides number of adventurous stuffs, famous activities and ravishing trekking sites.
It is one of the appropriate natural destination which veritable beauty is still unexplored to global tourist. This place is like a hub of marvelous trekking and snow skiing destination.
Activities to do in Chopta
This hill station is known for trekking, camping, rock climbing, yoga, snow trekking, skiing, rock crafting, and photography of rare species of birds, deers and pika mousses.
1. Trekking: Chopta is famous for trekking. Wherefrom you can start trekking to Chandrashila and Tungnath, to Devtariyal.
2. Camping: It is located on a good height from sea level and en-route to tungnath which is a decent place for camping. Where you can camp and watch the real view of nature from lap of himalyas.
3. Wildlife Photographer: Chopta's natural beauty is amazing and here you can find various rare species of birds and animals whom you can photograph for your wild life experience.
Nearby Places of Chopta
Tungnath: Tungnath is one of the highest panch kedar temples situated in the mountain range of tungnath in rudraprayag district. tungnath temple is believed to be more than 1000yrs old. It is the third (Tritiya kedar) from panch kedars. It is just not famous for being religious destination; tungnath is a well-known trekking destination.
Chandrashila: Chandrashila, it is also being called the "moon rock". It is the summit of tungnath. With the help of height of this peak tourist can watch the himalayas, nandadevi, trishul, bandarpunch, chaukhambha and kedarnath peak.
Ukhimath: Ukhimath is a hindu pilgrimage site located in rudraprayag district.it is the winter seat of shri kedarnath. Here worship is performed during winters in omkareshwar temple.
Deoria Tal: Deoria tal is a lake of crystal clear water in which tourist watch the reflection of chaukhambha peaks. This lake is famous for its own beauty and pure water.
Weather in Chopta
Summers: Weather of chopta during summer remains pleasant and delighfull. Night can be little bit cold so carry some light woollen clothes.
Winters: Winters are the time which reminds that why chopta is being called mini Switzerland. chopta is blessed with the snowfall during every winter. Winters can be freezing at chopta so always carry heavy woollen clothes during winters to avoid unneccesary illness.
Monsoon: Monsoons are less ideal in chopta because of heavy rain and landslides, roads can be blocked for hours. Carry raincoats during monsoon.
How to reach Chopta
By Train: Here is the nearest station of chopta is haridwar, which is situated from the distance of 230kms .cabs, taxies and public transports are always available for chopta.
By Road: Chopta is well connected with all motorable road networks. From Haridwar(230kms)via NH58,Rishikesh(165kms)via NH78,Dehradun(202kms)via NH7, Delhi(404KMS)via NH334 & NH7.
By Air: Here the nearest airport is jolly grant airport situated at a distance of 221kms from chopta.