Chopta – Hill Station In North India
The onliest place popularly known as “mini Switzerland” situated at an altitude of 2600 meters above the sea level. The whole area of Chopta comes in the Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary and lies in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand.
It is a perfect gateway for natural lovers and trekking enthusiasts. It is commences point of the trek to the famous Tungnath temple and Chandrashila. Tungnath Mandir is one of the Panch Kedar and highest temple of Lord Shiva. Beyond Tungnath is the summit to the Chandrashila peak – a lavishing vantage point that offers 360 degrees panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas.
It is one of the most picturesque spot of Uttaranchal state as the natural splendors seen from here are very diverse. It offers splendid view of snow clad Himalayan range including Nanda Devi,Trishul and Chaukhamba outstretched widely.The most popular excursions of Chopta are Tungnath temple and Chandrashila peak. Lying on the road connecting Gopeshwar and Guptkashi,make it easy accessible. Witnessing the crimson rays of sun kissing the snow laden Himalaya is exhilarative view in the morning. It is situated ad mist the dense forest of pine, Rhododendron and deodar which are found in abundance. Thus Chopta is rich in fauna and flora
Chopta offers you the groovy climate throughout the year but the serenity and solitude are at their best in winter season. This place is adorned with the snowfall in the winter season. Winters are freezing at Chopta. The distinct vision of Himalayas and the cool breeze will add charm to your vacation. You will get lost in the scenic beauty of Chopta.
The main attraction point of Chopta are Dense forest of Kedarnath Wild Life Sanctuary, prominent peaks including Nanda devi,Meru-Sumeru, etc., 180 degree view of Greater Himalayas and 360 degree round close view of hills, Atrimuni fall, streams, rivulets, fall, innumerable species of plants and animals, alpine meadows also known as ‘bugyals’.
Travelers can visit the places like Gopeshwar, Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary, Ukhimath, Deoria Tal as these sites are located in proximity of Chopta. The topography of Chopta region allows huge adventure activities such as camping, trekking, rappelling, snow skiing, snow trekking.
The huge trek and trails, and slopes make it favorable region for sport activities. Chandrshilla, Tunganath & Devariyatal are the most famous trek routs in Chopta region. Chopta is becoming popular among bird watchers because of abundance of birds here. You will fall in love with the nature, the minute you arrive here. The enchanting hilly view can thrill anyone.