Chopta Valley – Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand

Chopta Hill Station Travel Guide

Chopta in Uttarakhand, which is also known as the “Mini Switzerland” of Uttarakhand, is located in the Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand State. Chopta Hill station is located at an altitude of 2700 meters from sea level. If you are in Rudraprayag and want to visit the places near Rudraprayag and Chopta can be the dream destination for you.

Chopta is surrounded by dense green forest and offers a beautiful view of Snow Covered Himalayan Ranges and Green Meadows.

It is also the starting point of the Tungnath Mandir(also known as Panch Kedar Temple) and Chandrashila Summit. The Chopta region area is rich in flora and fauna, with a large quantity of Rhododendron and Deodar trees all around. If you are planning a Chopta Tour then below is the list of activities and places to visit in Chopta, Uttarakhand.

Best Places to See in Chopta

Chopta is a very beautiful hill station and a superb trekking destination in the Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand which is surrounded by evergreen forests with the views of Himalayan Ranges. Chopta not only attracts Indian tourists but also International tourists and trekkers all around the year. Chopta is the base of many trekking destinations like Tungnath, Chandrashilla, etc. Chopta can be the perfect winter destination for you and your family as well as with the friend groups where you can enjoy the beautiful nature and cotton snow.

For nature lovers and trekking lovers, Chopta is a must visiting destination in Uttarakhand. Apart from Chopta you can visit various places and make your journey more enjoyable. There are more destinations to explore from Chopta such as the Himalayan Ranges and other natural beauty of Uttarakhand. There are many more beautiful and historical places in Uttarakhand to explore. From Temples to hill stations and the beauty of the lakes in Uttarakhand like Deoriatal lake, Tehri Lake, and many more.

Chopta The Center of Panch Kedar

Chopta is the centre of all Panch Kedars(Shiva Temples) two on the left side (Kedarnath and Madmaheshwar) and two on the other right side(Rudranath and Kalpeshwar Mahadev) and one on the top of Chopta which is Tungnath. Tungnath is the highest Shiva Temple in the world. The positive energy at this place is unmatched, visit here and feel the energy. Uttarakhand Heaven.

Nearby Places to Visit in Chopta

Tungnath Temple

Tungnath is the highest temple of Lord Shiva, perched at an elevation of 3,680mts above sea level. The sanctity of the region of Tungnath is considered unsurpassed. Tungnath is one of Panch Kedar and Shiva’s arm is worshipped here.


Chandrashila can be reached after a little more than 1 km easy grade trek from Tungnath. From Chandrashila one can enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the gigantic Himalayas. Chandrashila is the highest point of the mountain, on which Tungnath Temple and Chopta are located.

Reasons to Visit Chopta Hill Station

Off Beat Tour

Perfect Weekend Destination amidst the Beautiful Himalayan Ranges of Uttarakhand.

Easy Route

Chopta is an easily accessible place via road from Delhi, Rishikesh, Haridwar, and Dehradun.

In Budget Destination

Being a scheduled destination, it is a budget-friendly destination.

Nature Beauty

Chopta is filled with Green Meadows and surrounded by the mighty Himalayan Ranges.