Chaukori is 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 Panchachuli 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 jungles 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.
How To Reach
Air- The nearest airport is Naini Saini at Pithoragarh (91 km’s). No regular flights are available at present.
Rail- The nearest Rail head is Kathdodam, 198 km’s.
Road- Chaukori is connected through metalled hill roads with all the major towns in the area. It is 480 km from Delhi and a73 km from Nainital. The most convenient way to get here is to drive from Delhi, via Haldwani-Almora.
Where To Stay (STD code- 05964)
- KMVN Tourist Rest House ph. 244345
- Him Darshan Hotel
- Hills view
- Hotel Pancha Chuli
- Angan Resort
- Jhaltola Estate
- Uttarayan Rest House
There are many private hotels at Berinag barely 10 km’s from Chaukori.
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 travelers who seek an ideal hide way, far from the maddening city life.
One can look at the awe-inspiring distant peaks, walk in to the forests and orchards and relax.
Berinag- It is at the distance of 10 km’s from Chaukori. Tea gardens here yeild high quality tea. This place also offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas.