Chopta situated on the Gopeshwar-Ukhimath Road about 40 kms. from Gopeshwar is at an altitude of about 2,900 m above sea level.
One of the most picturesque spots in the entire Garhwal region, Chopta provides a breathtaking view of the Himalayan ranges and the surrounding areas. It is a tourist hotspot rich in alpine vegetation, orchids, rhododendrons and other high-altitude vegetation, the valley is criss-crossed by meandering rivers.
Tourist attractions in Chopta
We recommend following Popular Sightseeing spots around Chopta:
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’.
Tungnath Shiva Temple (3Km.) : Located at height of 3680m above sea level, the Tungnath Temple is the highest of the Panch Kedar.
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.