Tourism is turning into a major industry in India and one of the reasons behind this is the large number of tourist destinations in the country. Of course Kashmir was one of the most popular destinations for those who wanted to enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas, but now many smaller and relatively untouched destinations are gaining popularity. Among all the states in the country, Uttarakhand is becoming increasingly popular among tourists from within the India and also abroad. There are many destinations here like Chopta which are yet not commercialized and unspoiled by too many tourists flocking there. If you like picturesque and serene mountain destinations then Chopta is a must visit. Let us look at 5 reasons why you should not miss Chopta:
1. Most Picturesque Spot in Uttarakhand
Chopta is also known as mini Switzerland due to its natural scenic beauty. It is located at an altitude of 2700 meters in the district of Rudraprayag. There are dense forests, surrounding this area and it offers a majestic view of the Himalayas along with lush green meadows. Chopta is also the point of commencement for the famous Tungnath trek and Chadrashila trek. There is a wide variety of flora and fauna with a large number of deodar and rhododendron trees.
2. Unspoiled and Non-Commercialized Hill Station
Usually when you go to a popular tourist destination, you find that its beauty is marred by the rampant commercialization. However, this is not the case with Chopta which is only now gaining popularity as a tourist destination. There is almost no commercialization and you can enjoy the original beauty of the place. The untouched and natural attitude of the local people is also quite refreshing because as is known traditionally, mountain folks are very simple and hospitable. This is the reason that Chopta is a must for people who like quiet and serene mountain destinations.
3. Excellent Gateway for Trekking
Chopta Uttarakhand is a gateway for quite a few treks throughout the year. In the summer there are the usual treks to Tungnath and Chandrashila and in the winters there is snow trekking. This has made Chopta quite popular among trekkers and campers who flock here throughout the year. Among the different treks here, there is an easy trek of 4 km for the novice trekkers. This trek in particular provides an excellent view of the Himalayan ranges. There is also one of the shortest treks to reach an altitude of 4000 km. At the same time Devariyatal and Kartikswami are two more trekking options.
4. Easily Accessible by Road
If you want to reach Chopta then all you need to do is arrange for road transport from Delhi NCR region. As we know Delhi is well connected to all the cities of the country. Delhi also has an international airport, hence Chopta is also easily accessible to international travelers.
5. Perfect for Peaceful Vacation
Chopta is a perfect spot for a peaceful vacation with family and friends. Even if you are not really a trekking and camping enthusiast, it is a great idea to come to this area simply to enjoy the beauty of snow clad mountains, lush green meadows, beautiful flowers and other scenic natural beauty.