A Trip to Kumaon, Uttarakhand – Part 6 | Exploring Chaukori near Berinag enroute Munsiyari

If you are on a trip to Kumaon division of Uttarakhand and Munsiyari is a destination in your tour plan Your probable stopover for a day is Chaukori Chaukori is a tiny hill station in the Pithoragarh district set among the lofty peaks, of the western Himalayan Range The Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam has a rest house at Chaukori along with some cottages encircling a nice lawn To the north of Chaukori is Tibet and to the south is Terai The Mahakali River, running along its eastern boundary forms the Indo-Nepal international border Chaukori is famous for its tea gardens Chaukori’s elevation is around 6700 ft Chaukori provides spectacular panoramic views of the snowy peaks of Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and the Panchchuli group This is the first week of March Winter is not over yet We found its quite chilly here The location of the KMVN accommodation is superb providing beautiful views of the surroundings When we reached chaukori in the evening It was very cold We saw a himalayan jackal on the compound of the KMVN Guest House There is a watch tower present in KMVN premises But you can get the same views from the top floor balconies Chaukori is considered as heaven in Kumaon by the travellers The virgin beauty of Chaukori is unaffected by pollution and crowd

2 Replies to “A Trip to Kumaon, Uttarakhand – Part 6 | Exploring Chaukori near Berinag enroute Munsiyari

  1. During October 1985, i stayed at KMVN bungalow for 3 days. At that time no other hotel / resort was there. There was a neglected tea garden beside the bungalow. I reached there by bus from Pithoragarh. At that time inner line permit was necessary for Munsiyari.

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