SWITZERLAND OF INDIA – CHOPTA

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Holiday to Switzerland is like dream for every traveler, but because of short budget and some economic problems picnic to Switzerland not possible for every traveler.


But I  am telling about place India where you can experience Switzerland in India. It is also known as Mini Switzerland because of its resemblance with Switzerland to minimal extent.
CHOPTA is hill station located in Himalayan, mountains range in Uttarakhand which mimics Switzerland.
LOCATION –
It is located at an elevation of 2680 mts above sea level. It lies 165 km from Rishikesh and approximately 450 km from Delhi. The whole area is surrounded by forests of pine, deodar and rhododendron.Chopta forms a part of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary with its meadows and lush forests. One can see snow clad peaks of Trishul, Nanda Devi and Chaukhamba in the Himalayan range from this unspoiled beauty. Chopta is home to some rare species of birds and musk deer.
The BEST TIME TO VISIT –
April to November.
In winter season most of the part covered by snowfall.

PLACES TO VISIT –
1. Visibility of Himalayan peak like Ganesh Parvat, Nanda Devi, meru, sumeru, choukhamba, bandarpuch, nilkanth, trishul
2. panoramic view of Himalayan
3. kedarnath wildlife sanctuary
4. Flora and fauna with high diversity
5. Devarual Tal lake

The Chopta – Tungnath – Chandrashila trek is a famous destinations for trekkers. The Chopta region has many treks and trails cutting through jungles and grasslands. Chandrashilla, Tunganath and Devariyatal are the best known trekking routes in the Chopta region. Because of an abundance of birds, Chopta is becoming popular among birdwatchers.

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