Well, Chaukori is tiny but very beautiful hill station in the Pithoragarh district which is located along the lofty peaks, of the western Himalayan Range situated in the Kumaon Division of Uttarakhand in India. Tibet is located towards its north and Terai is located towards its south. The eastern boundary of the Chaukori is having the Mahakali River which also acts as the Indo-Nepal international border. Chaukori is actually a small hamlet which is perched at over an astonishing elevation of 2,010mts and that also above sea level. It affords to provide you with invigorating as well as splendid views of the beauty and charm of the nature.
Chaukori place is very popular for its wonderful tea gardens that were established by the British company. It is actually considered as heaven on earth by the travelers in Kumaon. Its virgin charming is unaffected by the crowd and pollution. The Himalayas are beautifully viewed from this small little hamlet. The benign peaks of the Panchachuli, Nanda Kot, Trishul, Chaukhanba and Nanda Devi are distinctly and separately visible from his small place. It holds one of the best hidden jewels because it is one of them it self. You are obviously free to discover novice places and paths in the near by areas.
You will admire breathing in the salubrious fresh mountain air and listening to the chirping of the birds. You will never wish to go back to the crowded cities with horrible horns. Chaukori place is well renowned for its ravishing and lovely sunsets and sunrise. The night environment has some special touch because it becomes a mysterious world at that time. It is very rich in its flora and fauna. Its dense forest includes oak trees, rhododendron and pine trees. They are also interspersed with the orchards and cornfields.
I must say that Chaukori is a perfect travelling spot for you who are seeking for a hideaway to go away from the busy city life. You will be able to rejuvenate your soul and then communicate with the nature and visit temples such as Jayanti Temple, Kapileshwar Mahadev cave temple, Kamaksha Temple, Kedar temple, and several more to name.
How to Reach
By Air: The nearest airport is Pant Nagar. The distance is around 200 kms between Chaukori and Pant Nagar Airport. Taxis are available to Chaukori from here.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Kathgodam, which is around 180 kms far from Chaukori. Local buses and taxis are easily available for Chaukori from here.
By Road: Chaukori is well connected with major cities of north India by motor roads. Roadways buses are available from Delhi Anand Vihar ISBT to Pithoragarh and Almora.