Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Chopta – The Mini Switzerland

Chopta is situated in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand and popularly known as "mini Switzerland". Chopta is situated at an located at an altitute of 2600 mts above sea level amidst dense forest. Enchanting views of the Himalayas is visible from Chopta. Rhododendron and deodar trees are found in abundant here.It is one of the most picturesque spot of Uttaranchal as the natural splendours seen from here are very diverse. Chopta is situated on the Chandra Parbat and its most popular excursion are Tungnath Mandir dedicated to Lord Shiva and Chandrashila is the highest point of the mountain on which Chopta is situated.
Getting There

From Rudraprayag to Gopeshwar : It's 74 Km/3 hrs by car (Rs. 400 by Taxi, Negotiable) or 3.5 hrs by bus (Rs. 60) From here Chopta (39Kms) lies on the crest of a road that runs from Gopeshwar via Mandal down to Okhimath, before meeting the Rudraprayag-Kedarnath route. A jeep taxi (Rs. 300) should have you there in 1/5 hrs and a bus (rs. 20) in 2 HRs.

Alternate Route
Rudraprayag to Okhimath is 42 km/1.5 hrs by taxi (rs. 300, shared taxi, Rs. 30). From Okhimath, Chopta is 30 Km via Dubalbitta. 1 Hr by Taxi (Rs. 200) or 1.5 hrs by bus (Rs. 20). There are two buses from Gopeshwar to Chopta (12.30 and 1.30 pm) and two from Okhimath to Chopta (7.30 and 8.30 am)

Return the same way from Gopeshwar or Okhimath to Rudraprayag, Buses leave chopta for Gopeshwar (9.30 and 10 am) and Okhimath (1.40 adn 2.30 PM)

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