The renowned, picturesque hill town of Chakrata lies in the Dehradun District of Uttrakhand. It is a popular weekend getaway, located at an altitude of about 7000 ft. above the sea level. The town was earlier known as Jaunsar-Bawar, a small hamlet of the Jaunsari tribe. Chakrata was once the summer retreat for the high executives of the English East India Company. Presently, the hill town is home to a military cantonment and access for civilian travellers is restricted.Chakrata offers sensational, panoramic views of the mighty Himalaya. Thriving by the lush greenery with dense forests all around, it is a popular tourist hot-spotfor spending summers. The Northern slopes of Chakrata are ideal for trekking and skiing. KharambaPeak is the highest point here with an altitude of about 10,000 ft. Nature and wild life enthusiasts, trekkers and bird-watchers are treated to nature's hidden treasures here.