Chakrata is a quaint hill station situated at a distance of 98km from Dehradun. It was established by the British Colonel Hume as a cantonment township around 125 year ago. With its lush green forests of conifers, oaks and rhododendrons, Chakrata is an ideal place for those looking for a quiet break far away from the maddening crowd of the metropolis. Chakrata rests at an elevation of about 7000 ft (2118 mts). The serpentine roads crisscrossing the deep jungles and soaring hills of Chakrata are best suited for long walks and lazy treks. Tiger fall; Ram Tal, Deoban, Lakhamandal, Moigad Fall and Hanol are some of the key attractions of Chakrata.
Chakrata has good number of hotels, guesthouses and tourist lodges. The hotels in Chakrata offer decent accommodation with all necessary amenities like TV, geyser and attached bathrooms at an affordable price. Most of the hotels in Chakrata are located in the Sadar bazaar area and outside the town. The elegantly furnished rooms of Chakrata hotels afford the commanding views of the snow draped Himalayan ranges. The hotels in Chakrata offer a wonderful dining experience. Guests can treat their grumbling stomach with authentic Indian food and a smattering of Western fare served by the in house restaurants of Chakrata hotels. Some of the hotels in Chakrata also arrange home cooked food on request.