Chopta : Snow White Beauty
The picturesque beauty of Chopta cannot be adequately conveyed through words. Snow covers the landscape like a fascinating blanket. In Chopta, you can stand and look at any direction. You will only see the blinding whiteness of the Himalayan Mountains. You can enjoy the view of the Trishul, the Chaukhamba and the Nanda Devi peaks from here.
Nature has not blessed Chopta solely with the glory of snow. There are incredible natural treasures here hidden in the snowy slopes. Flora and fauna thrive here in spite of the cold. Thick forests of deodar, rhododendron and pine cover its landscape adding a dash of green to the white background. Trekking is the favorite activity here and you can go for it if you wish to be closer to nature.
How to Get There
The Jolly Grant Airport, which lies in the city of Dehradun, situated 226 km is the nearby airport from Chopta.
By Rail :
The nearest railhead to Chopta is Rishikesh situated 165 km away.There are regular express trains running to the town from different tourist destinations of the country.
Chopta remains well connected by road to popular cities in the state including Rishikesh,Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, among others. Buses and taxis to Chopta are available from major cities of Uttarakhand state. Distance from places: Haridwar: 225 km, Dehradun: 230 km, Auli: 146 km, Joshimath: 92 km, Mussoorie: 215 km, Rudraprayag: 65 km
The quaint Tungnath Temple has the honor of being the highest Shiva temple in the world. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The stone temple is supposedly 1000 years old. It is even said to be linked to the epic Mahabharata. Either way, the feeling of spirituality is enhanced at this ancient temple surrounded by some of the most scenic sights.