Chaukori is a hill station in the Pithoragarh district set among the lofty peaks of the western Himalayan Range in the Kumaon Division of Uttarakhand, India. To its north is Tibet and to its south is Terai. The Mahakali River, running along its eastern boundary, forms the Indo-Nepal international border.
This place has become a prominent tourist place and from here a wide and picturesque view of Himalayan range can be viewed. The golden yellow colour of sun rays falling on the Himalayan range in the morning time is really worth seeing. There are cottages available here where one can stay and enjoy the serene surroundings. Tourists coming to this place generally also visit the nearby tourist places like Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Kausani, Bageshwar and Almora.
Gangolihat, 35 km away, is an important religious centre with the Hat-Kalika temple. Also in the general area are the following temples:
- Mahakali Temple of Gangolihat
- Patal Bhuvaneshwar
- Mostamanu temple
- Nagmandir of Berinag
- Ghunsera Devi Temple
- Kedar temple
- Nakuleshwar Temple
- Kamaksha Temple
- Kapileshwar Mahadev cave temple
- Ulkadevi Temple
- Jayanti Temple Dhwaj
- Arjuneshwar Shiva temple
- Kot Gari Devi
- Tripuradevi temple
- Maa bhagawati Devi temple
- Sri Moolnarayan temple
Chaukori is well connected with Motorable roads to major destinations in Kumaon. The Udiari Bend in Chaukori marks the intersection of roads coming from Kanda-Bageshwar, Seraghat-Almora and Thal-Munsiari. Shared Taxis, locally called Jeeps are the mostly preferred for short distance Transport. Jeeps ply from Chaukori to the nearby towns of Berinag, Kanda and Thal. Buses are mostly used for Interstate Transport. Bus services are provided by the state owned ‘Uttarakhand Transport Corporation’ and the privately owned ‘K.M.O.U bus Services’. Buses connect Chaukori with the cities of Bageshwar, Pithoragarh, Almora, Dharchula and Delhi. Distance from other cities and towns are listed below.
- Delhi – 530 km
- Kathgodam – 198 km via Almora and Bageshwar
- Nainital – 183 km
- The closest railhead is 198 km at Kathgodam.
|Visa requirements||Visa in not needed for Indian citizens. Everyone else need a visa.|
|Languages spoken||Hindi, Sanskrit|
|Area (km2)||8.362 km²|
|Country name||India (Bharat)|