Chakrata In the Dehradun district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, It is both a cantonment town and a subdistrict/tehsil. 

It is located 98 kilometers from the state capital, Dehradun, between  the Tons and Yamuna rivers, at an elevation of 2118 meters. Originally,  the British Indian Army had a cantonment in it. 


Jaunsar-Bawar is the name of the region, and only a few of the nearby villages have a noticeable presence there. 

The town of Chakrata, with a population of 1250, and Kalsi, with a population of 760, were both located in the Chakrata Tehsil 

The cantonment

Colonel Hume of the 55th Regiment, British Indian Army, established a  cantonment in 1869, and the soldiers and officers moved in for the first  time in April of that same year. 

Other intelligence services also provide weapons and survival training  in Chakrata in support of Indian foreign policy objectives.

Tourism and nature

From Dehradun, Chakrata can be reached via Mussoorie or Vikasnagar by  passing through the Kalsi Gate, which is home to Ashoka Stumbh.  

Rhododendrons, oaks, and conifers are widely distributed in the area. In  this area, red rhododendrons are the most prevalent. These places of  interest can be found close to Chakrata. 

One of Uttarakhand’s tallest direct waterfalls is called Tiger Falls. It  is 20 kilometers from Chakrata and 312 feet above sea level. 

One of Asia’s top-rated Deodar forests surrounds Kanasar. The roads on  Tuini Road are not in the best condition and are about 25 km from  Chakrata market.