Vacations are round the corner and everywhere you can see the planning and discussions going on to plan a trip to some exotic place. Since the vacations are the only time you get free and have some moments to spend with your family, you want them to offer you the best. But the only problem which one faces is the crowd of that place.

One can find and think of several places to visit with your friends and families but the bustling crowd at the popular spots is a major concern. Do not worry, if you are seeking for a nice and serene place to spend some relaxing moments with your kith and kin, then visit Chopta, a perfect place in Uttarakhand, which will stand up to your expectations.

And if you are concerned about how to visit the place, then driving your way would be the best option. The scenic views and the beautiful landscapes on the way would enthrall you to the core. If you are coming from a far away place, then trains and planes are the best ways to reach here. Book a train in advance and check its details like 13006 running status, departure time, arrival time, ticket price etc. check the flights which are nearest to this place and book them in advance for the vacations to avoid the last hour rush.

Here are some amazing places in and around Chopta, you must visit for a rejuvenating excursion.

  • Devariyatal: this is a pristine lake in the region, dotted at a height of 2438 m above the sea level. It is a mesmerizing place basked in utmost tranquility and peace. The captivating surroundings are perfect for photography. So all the shutterbugs, get your DSLR ready. You can even go about camping in this serene place with your friends as the aura is immaculate and untouched by the maddening crowd of tourists. The crystal clear waters offer a beautiful reflection of the Himalayas hovering over on it.  A 2 km trek from Sari village will take you to this lake, a perfect place to stay in.
  • Ukhimath: this revered place is the seat of Lord Kedarnath. 31 km from Chopta, this is the place visited by the devotees of Lord Kedarnath, who is believed to exist here during winters. In winters, the entire place gets drowned in a thick cover of snow and appears complete white. Some significant temples in this place are dedicated to Usha, Aniruddha, Parvati and Shiva.
  • Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary: 7 km from Chopta, on the Chopta-Gopeshwar Road is the paradise for animal lovers, a deer sanctuary, residing the famous breed of musk deer. Visit the place to have a nice view of the rare Himalayan wildlife, and click some of the best wildlife shots, if photography peps your interest. Sprawling over a vast land of 5 km, this sanctuary is a popular tourists attraction. Visit here for a nice leisure time and witness nature at it best.