Chaukori

 
 
Chaukori.jpgChaukori is imbued with the breathtaking beauty of Pithoragarh district. It offers a magnificent view of the Panchchuli peaks and has few rivals for spectacular Himalayan sunrises and sunsets. Visitors to this lesser-known part of Kumaon can enjoy nature at her pristine best. Forests of pine, oak and rhododendron are interspersed with cornfields and orchards. The climate is conducive to the growth of tea, which is cultivated by some enterprising locals. Chaukori holds the promise of an idyllic vacation, and a close communication with nature.

Area : 2.1 sq. km.
Population :100 (1991 census)
Altitude : 2010 mtrs. Above sea level.
Season : April-June, September-November
Clothing (Summer) : Light Woolen (Winter) : Heavy Woolens
Language : Hindi, Kumaoni
Festivals : Nanda Devi Fair, Saneti
Local Transport : Buses/Taxis

Places to visit


Dharamghar
Situated 9 km from Chaukori, this is where Sarla Behn, the disciple of Gandhi Ji, spent her last days. One can enjoy a marvelous view of the Himalayan peaks from her Himdarshan Kutir.

Excursion


Berinag
10 km. Situated at a height of 1720 mtrs, it offers an excellent view of the Himalayas and is accessible by road. It was once known for its tea estates.

Gangolihat
35 km. An important religious center of Kumaon. It has the famous Hat-Lalika temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. The temple is also a popular venue for local fairs.

Patal Bhuvaneshwar
49 kms. Situated on the road to Berinag, the Patal Bhuvaneshwar temple complex is 14 km from Gangolihat. Inside the caves are limestone formations which have been linked to figures from Hindu mythology.

Accessibility

Air
Nearest airport is Naini Saini, Pithoragarh : 112 km.

Rail

Nearest rail head is Kathgodam : 214 km. Some of the important train connections for Kathgodam are Shatabadi Express, Howrah Express (3019/3020, Ranikhet Express (5013/5014), Rampur Passenger (1/2 R.K. Passenger and 3/4 R.K. Passenger), Nainital Express (5308/5307)

Road

Chaukori is well connected by road with Almora-125 k, Nainital-183 km, Bageshwar-45 km, Pithoragarh-112 km

Accommodation


There are a few hotels at Berinag, 8 km from Chaukori.

UP Tourism Accommodation

Panchchuli Tourist Rest House (KMVN).

Banks


State Bank of India, Berinag (10 km).

Post Offices

Post Office, Berinag (10 km)

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