Mountain, Hill station


2,608 m

STD Code


Best Season

March to May




Hindi, Garhwali


Chopta Travel Guide

Chopta is a beautiful and most spectacular hill station in Uttarakhand. Its evergreen forests and meadows provide a surreal feel to the place. It is surrounded by the mighty huge Himalayas, hence, this is making it the best trekking destination as well. It is the surreal base for various trekking destinations such as Tungnath, Chandrashila and many more. This place is also called the “Mini Switzerland” of India. Because of its scenic and remarkable beauty.

It is one such hill station that can be visited at any time of the year. In summer, the season remains cosy and perfect for tourists who are looking for a serene environment. The summer season of Chopta starts from the month of April and continues till June. In winters, the weather becomes really chilly with snowfall. Due to this, the whole region is covered with a thick sheet of white and fresh snow. October and December months are the best time to witness the snowfall in this area. Do plan a trip to this if you are a true nature lover.

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Best Tourists Places In Chopta

  • Tungnath – The Highest Temple
  • Deoria Tal – A Quaint Spot
  • Chandrashila – Snow-Covered Hills

Tungnath – The Highest Temple

Tungnath is the highest Shiva temple in the world. It is situated at an altitude of 3680 meters. You can surely expect an extraordinary view of the Himalayas from here. It is also one of the most popular five Panch Kedar shrines of Uttarakhand. If you are interested in trekking then it is one of the easiest treks suggested for beginners. This village is marvellously surrounded by evergreen forests of pine, deodar, and rhododendron.

Deoria Tal – A Quaint Spot

Deoria Tal is a heavenly lake. It is located at a distance of 3 km from Sari village. You may experience tranquillity and complete peace here. You can also enjoy a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks. As a tourist, you must go on a village exploration trip all alone or with your group to understand and explore the lives of the people of the mountains. Capturing the daily life of the village folk is what intrigues a lot of tourists. According to some mythological stories, this place is the spot where the Pandavas were asked questions by Yaksha. It is surely one of the best places to visit in Chopta.

Chandrashila – Snow-Covered Hills

Chandrashila is basically a summit of the mountain where Tungnath Mandir and Chopta is situated. It is located at an altitude of 4000 meters above sea level. It is one of the best places for visitors if you’re interested in sightseeing. Tourists can enjoy a 360-degree view of the Himalayan peaks from here. It is believed mythologically that Chandrashila is the place where Lord Ram meditated after defeating Ravana. The name ‘Chandrashila’ basically means “Moon Rock”. You may also visit and explore the temple which is dedicated to the goddess Ganga situated at the top of Chadrashila. The views offered to the tourists by the Chandrashila trek are unforgettable. This is the reason why people visit this place time and again.