Chaukori is a dream, surrounded by the towering Himalayan peaks and dense forests. At a height of 2,010 m, and 173 km away from Nainital, Chaukori is not just another hill station. 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 Panchchuli peaks.
Chaukori 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 forests of Pines, Oaks and Rhododendrons.
One of the most magnificent aspects of holidaying in Chaukori is the fabulous sunrise and sunset that you are 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.
Famous for/as: Temples
Languages: Hindi Best
Season: Mar - Jun, Sep - Nov
Weather: Summer 20 to 25°C,
Winter 2 to 15°C
Altitude: 2010 m
STD code: 05964
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Best Season / Best time to visit
Summers in Chaukori are moderate, and the maximum temperature during the summer months will be around twenty five degrees (25°C). The minimum temperature during the summer months will be around seventeen degrees (17°C). This is a good time to visit the place, given the pleasant weather that will be ideal for sightseeing purposes. The months of April, May and June are the summer months.
Winters in Chaukori are cold, with a maximum temperature of around ten degrees (10°C) and a minimum temperature of around two degrees (2°C). The months of October, November, December, January and February are the winter months in Chaukori. You should carry heavy winter clothing during this time due to the reduced temperatures.
The monsoon season brings heavy rainfall, during the months of July, August and September. This is not an ideal time to visit the place.
Berinag is a small hamlet situated at an elevation of 1,740mts at a distance of 10kms from Chaukori. The town of Berinag faces the massive snow capped peaks of the mighty Himalayas. Berinag was previously known as Bedinag and this place is famous for snake temples. Tea gardens of Berinag yield hight quality tea. The outskirts of Berinag are covered with thick forests with plenty of vegetation and water streams. Berinag is rich in varied flora and fauna.
Dharamghar is situated 9km from Chaukori. The disciple of Gandhi, Sarla Behn spent her last days at Dharamghar. Splendid views of the stimulating Himalayas are distinctly visible from her Himdarshan Kutir.
The nearest airport to Chaukori is Pantnagar Airport. Pantnagar Airport is situated 205kms from Chaukori. Taxis are available to Chaukori, Almora and Bageshwar from Pant Nagar Airport. Chaukori is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand.
Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to Chaukori situated at a distance of 180kms. Kathgodam is well connected with major destinations of India like Lucknow, Delhi and Kolkata. Trains are frequent to Kathgodam as it is the gateway of Kumaon region. Buses and Taxis are easily available to Chaukori from Kathgodam railway station.
Chaukori is well connected by motorable roads with major cities of northern India. Buses to Kathgodam and Almora are available from ISBT Anand Vihar, Delhi. Taxis and buses to Almora are easily available from major destinations of Kumaon region like Almora, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Kausani, Didihat etc.
Last Updated: February 14, 2014