The serene and calm hill station of Chopta is one of the best places to visit in Garhwal region on your holdiays. Popularly renowned as the “Mini Switzerland”, this mini hill station is gradually getting it’s recognition among travellers. Chopta is situated at the Rudraprayag district in the state of Uttarakhand. Being surrounded by thick conifers and a variety of vegetation Chopta is also appraised by travellers for its majestic views of the snow clad Himalayan peaks and golden pastures. Chopta is also the beginning trekking point towards Chandrashila Summit and the renowned Tugnath Mandir also known as Panch Kedar Temple. There are a number of reasons as to why a traveller must make a visit to this splendid Himalayan town of Uttarakhand. Being some of the lesser crowded towns of Uttarakhand, Chopta is Non-commercialized and preserves its natural beauty since a long time. While being in this magical town a traveller would be just feeling a strong connection with the nature and surroundings. Chopta serves as a great gateway for treks to a number of points year round.
Who wouldn’t like being within the natures lap to enjoy its delights to the fullest? Within this small quaint hilly town, travellers can just relax their mind while strolling around the town with some of the most spectacular views crossing your paths. Feel the cool breezes flowing through and listen to the soothing voices of nature’s elements being away from the daily hustle bustle of the city life. A great experience waits for any traveller who’s planning to visit this hill station with family and friends.
Seasons at Chopta
Summer: The weather of Chopta remains salubrious and pleasing during summers. The Himalayas are distinctly visible and the cool breeze adds charm to the vacation. Carry light woollens with you.
Monsoons: The greenery of Chopta welcomes the tourist to get lost into the wilderness ofnature. Enjoy the sip of tea, gazing at the snow capped peaks at Chopta during monsoons. There are chances of getting roads blocked for a couple of hours dueto landslides but the scenic beauty of Chopta during monsoons is worth taking the risk. Do carry raincoats.
Winters: Serenity and solitude are at its best during winters at Chopta. The region isblessed with snowfall during winters and the accommodation options also remainfew. But you can see the best of Chopta during winters as it looks like mini Switzerland during winters. Winters are freezing at Chopta so do carry heavy woollens.
How to Reach
The secluded hill station of Chopta has its location in Rudraprayag – Ukhimath – Gopeshwar Highway. The town is at a distance of around 40 kms from Ukhimath and around 63 kms away from the town of Rudraprayag.
By Air: The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is at a distance of 226 kms from Chopta. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with four round flights in a weak .Taxis are available from Jolly Grant Airport to Chopta.
By Rail: The closest railway station is Rishikesh which is 209kms away.Taxis, buses are easily available from Rishikesh to Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Ukhimath and Chopta.
By Road: The hill station of Chopta is well linked with motorable roads of Garhwal regions of the state of Uttarakhand. You can follow NH58 until you’re able to reach towards Rudraprayag and after you reach Rudraprayag you can follow Kedarnath route and turn right towards Ukhimath. Travellers can also reach Chopta from Gopeshwar town through taxis and buses that are connected with major towns of the Garhwal and Kumaon regions of Uttarakhand.