Chopta is very good destination for nature lovers. It is complete hill station. Chopta is also call mini Switzerland. There is many trek & best time to visit in round the year. Nature lover comes in Chopta round the year. There are many hotels in Chopta to stay. Chopta is a little locale of glades and evergreen timberland range which is a piece of kedarnath untamed life asylum situated in Uttarakhand state, India and a base for trekking to Tungnath, third sanctuary of Panch Kedar, which lies 3.5 kilometers (2.2 mi) away. Situated at a separation of 1.5 kilometers (0.93 mi) from Tungnath is Chandrashila, an ascending to more than 4,000 meters (13,000 ft). Chopta is a pristine common goal lying in the lap of the Uttarakhand Himalayas and offers perspectives of the forcing Himalayan range including Trishul, Nanda Devi and Chaukhamba. It is situated at a height of 2,680 meters (8,790 ft) above ocean level. Chopta town is encompassed by woods of pine, deodar and rhododendron and is rich in widely varied vegetation incorporate uncommon types of winged animals and musk deer.
As indicated by Hindu folklore Lord Shiva and his associate Parvati both dwell in the Himalayas: Lord Shiva lives at Mount Kailash. Parvati is likewise called Shail Putri which signifies 'little girl of slopes'. The Tunganath is permanently connected to the cause of the Panch Kedar sanctuaries worked by the Pandavas. The legend expresses that wise Vyas Rishi exhorted the Pandavas that since they were at fault of killing their own relatives (Kauravas, their cousins) amid the Mahabharata war or Kurukshetra war, their demonstration could be acquitted just by Lord Shiva.
Thus, the Pandavas went looking for Shiva who was staying away from them since he was persuaded of the blame of Pandavas. With a specific end goal to avoid them, Shiva appeared as a bull and remained in isolation in an underground place of refuge at Guptakashi, where Pandavas pursued him. In any case, later Shiva's body as bull's body parts rematerialized at five unique areas that speak to the "Panch Kedar" where Pandavas assembled sanctuaries of Lord Shiva at every area, to revere and adore, looking for his absolve and favors. Everyone is related to a piece of his body; Tungnath is distinguished as where the bahu (hands) were seen: bump was seen at Kedarnath; head showed up at Rudranath; his navel and stomach surfaced at Madhyamaheshwar; and his jata (hair or locks) at Kalpeshwar.
Hindu folklore expresses that the Devas washed in this lake thus the name. The lake is likewise accepted to be the "Indra Sarovar" alluded to in the Puranas by meandering, Hindu beggars Sadhus. It is additionally trusted that it was the place from where the strong Pandavas were asked inquiries by Yaksha. As per local people it was likewise said that this lake was worked by Bheem who was most grounded among the Pandavas to conciliate his thirst and Yudhister who was the smartest recommended Bheem to fabricate his own lake.
Chandrashila is summit of the Tungnath . It actually signifies "Moon Rock". It is situated at a tallness of around 4,000 meters (13,000 ft) above ocean level. This pinnacle gives a staggering perspective of Himalayas,especially Nandadevi, Trisul, Kedar Peak, Bandarpunch and Chaukhamba tops. TherChandrashila treks are a standout amongst the most prominent treks among Indian trekking lovers. The trek to the pinnacle is 5 km. The trek course that begins from Chopta takes one to Tungnath (most noteworthy Shiva sanctuary in the World), from here it is a kilometer long, and a lofty trek. In spite of the fact that shorter in separate, soak climbing makes this trek rigorous.e are different legends related with this place.
04:- Perceivability of 41 Himalayan pinnacles - Meru, Sumeru, Ganesh Parwat, Chaukhamba, Bandarpunch, Nilkantha, Tirsuli, Nanda Devi and so forth and Panoramic perspective of Himalayan mountain.
Best time to visit Chopta is throught the year , As Chopt is a trekking destination and also a place to relax with nature. So you need to prepare with good trekking equipments & should bring the heavy protective clothes. Even in the summer time the weather of Chopta is also cold. You can easily get ponies from Chopta to Tungnath but Chandrshila you have to walk.
Summer (Chopta in May & June) :-
This is the time when snow begins dissolving quickly and little plants begin developing and icy masses continue softening. You can drive till Chopta & start your trek to Tungnath Temple. Temple’s gate will open nearly this month so you can have darshan of the third Kedar.
Monsoons (Chopta in July to September) :-
July is the month monsoon has started so peoples avoid going on hills.Chopta is open at that time but driving is risky during Monsoon.
Winter (Chopta in October) : -
Snowfall begins in October and the Chopta is open but it’s really hard to walk in snow.
By Air :-
Jolly Grant Airport is 180km from Chopta. Jolly Grant Airport is a nearest airport to Chopta well connected to motor able road you can take easily taxi from outside the Airport.
Rishikesh is nearest railway station of from Chopta. The distance between Rishikesh and Chopta 170 km. Taxi and buses are easily available outside the railway station.
You can take private buses and Taxis from Delhi till Rishikesh or Haridwar. Chopta is located on NH 07.