Chopta is also famous as mini Switzerland due to its panaromic beauty of the Himalayas
Chopta hill statopm is situated in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state at an located at an altitute of 2600 mts above sea level amidst dense forest. Enchanting views of the Himalayas is visible from Chopta.
Chopta is a valley located in North Sikkim, a region in India. And it is situated at a height of 4,000 meters on the top of sea level. And it is a visitor hotspot rich in alpine plants, rhododendrons, orchids, and other high-elevation vegetation. This valley is crises-crossed through meandering rivers.
Attractions in Chopta
Tungnath Temple, Chopta
In Tungnath Temple, there are number of devotees from different parts of the world come here to worship Lord Shiva. Lying at a height of 3,680 meter above sea level, the temple has a great significance in the history of Chopta. One can trek the temple with ease.
Chandrashila is another Chopta attraction which is quite popular amongst travelers. By trekking 1 km from Tungnath one can enjoy the splendid picturesque views of the mighty Himalayas. It is the highest point above the Tungnath Temple. The place is at an amazing elevation of 4090mts above sea
Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary : Situated in the heart of the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, Chopta has inspired many a nature-lover, tourists over the years. Very often it is termed as the ‘Switzerland of the Himalayas’ and a ‘Photographer’s Paradise’.
Gopeshwar (39Km.) : The district headquarters of Chamoli, situated at an elevation of 1500 m above sea level is a picturesque place with salubrious climate.
Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary (7Km.) : On the Chopta-Gopeshwar road, Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary is famous for breeding musk deers. This sanctuary covers an area of 5 sq. m and is an ideal place for tourists to view rare Himalayan wildlife. This place is also popular for its dense forests and aromatic flowers.
Ukhimath (31Km.) : This is the winter seat of lord Kedarnath and worship is done here during the winters when the temple of Kedarnath remains closed. The temples of Usha and Anirudh, Shiva and Parvati are worth a visit.
Other Activities of Chopta Valley
Maguthang valley is also a beautiful valley which is situated at the east of Chopta Valley. The vast meadows with flowing rivers and sporadic Tibetan traveling settlements are appeal a view.
Thangu valley is famous for their beauty especially for flowers, uncommon orchid, high elevation flowers and vegetation.
An annual Yak race is a well-liked sport and magnetizes loads of attention from tourists and locals.
Excursions from Chopta Valley
Tungnath Shiva Temple (3Km.)
Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary (7Km.)
How to reach Chopta:
By Air : Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 226 kms.
By Rail : Nearest railhead is Rishikesh, 209 kms.
By Road : Well connected by motorable roads.