• District: Pithoragarh
  • Altitude: 2010 m
  • STD Code: 05964
  • PIN Code: 262531
  • Famous for/as: Temples
  • Best Season: Mar – Jun, Sep – Nov
  • Weather: Summer 20 to 25°C, Winter 2-15°C
  • Languages: Hindi

Chaukori is a dream, surrounded by the towering Himalayan peaks and dense forests. At a height of 2,010 m, above the sea level and 173 km away from Nainital, Chaukori is not just another hill station, but it’s for the very few, who want to be there, in the majestic proximity of the Himalayas for an unsound view of the Nanda Devi and Panchchuli peaks.

Chaukori is one of the few places in Kumaon, where you will find tea gardens. As the name suggests, it’s like a bowl, cupped within the Himalayan heartland. It is an idyllic holiday resort amidst unspoiled nature, a land bestowed with natural abundance, fruit orchards, and the jungles of Pines, Oaks, and Rhododendrons.

One of the most magnificent aspects of holidaying in Chaukori is the fabulous sunrise and sunset that you are treated to. The night sky is studded with a million stars that simply take your breath away. The charming little town of Chaukori is unlike any other hill station you have seen. This is a somnolent, peaceful hamlet, untouched by development, free from the clutches of tourism. Chaukori, in Pithoragarh district of the Kumaon Hills of Uttarakhand, is in the heart of the Himalayas.

Getting there

Air: The nearest airport is Naini Saini at Pithoragarh 91 km. No regular flights are available at present.

Train: The nearest Railhead is Kathgodam, 198 km.

Road: Chaukori is connected through metalled hill roads with all the major towns in the area. It is 480 km from Delhi and 173 km from Pat Nainital. The most convenient way to get here is to drive from Delhi, via Haldwani-Almora.

Where to stay (STD Code: 05964)

  • KMVN T.R.H. Chaukori : Ph 244345
  • Hotel Hills View, Udiyari Band
  • Aangan Resort, Udiyari Band : Mob 9412042455
  • Hotel Himdarshan, Udiyari Band
  • Hotel Himshikher

There are many private hotels at Berinag barely 10 km from Chaukori.

What to See

Chaukori is the vantage point to the Himalayas. Due to its small population (Gust 300), high altitude and the magnificent location, it’s one of the most ideal spots for the travelers who seek an ideal hideaway, far from the maddening city life One can look at the awe inspiring distant peaks, walk in to forests and orchards or do nothing, just relax.

Beyond Chaukori

Patal Bhuaneshwar:

It is situated at 38 km fom Chaukori, at a height of 1,300 m, on the road to Gangolihat. The temple hare is within a cave. It’s believed to be the abode of 33 crore Gods.


It is at a distance of 10 km from Chaukori. Tea gardens here yield high-quality tea. This place also offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas.


14 km from Patal Bhubaneshwar. Gangolihat is rich in folk culture, music and religious traditions, and had been chosen by Shankaracharya for the installation of Mahakali Shaktipeeth.

S. No. Hotels Phone No.
1. Girja Hotel, Gangolihat 05964-242418, 242432
2. Shah Hotel-Gangolihat 242460
3. P.W.D. Inspection House
4. Forest Rest House
5. Tourist Rest House 242800