New Year is the time for celebration, and everyone has an individual perspective on how to enjoy the last few days of the year. Most people love to travel and experience new places, cultures and communities.
There are so many popular destinations worldwide that add to a splendid New Year experience.
However, travelling is a personal experience, and your chosen destination depends on your interests and preferences.
If you seek an inspiration to visit an offbeat locale, then Chopta in Uttarakhand is the right place to be.
Chopta, a small region in Uttarakhand, is situated at an altitude of about 2,680 meters above sea level and offers an exciting trekking opportunity and a stunning view of the Himalayan Mountains. It is a picturesque hill station that provides a delightful and serene experience.
Things to do in Chopta for a Perfect New Year Vacation
Follow the Beautiful Green Trail
The Tungnath trek is situated at an altitude of approximately 36000 meters. Embellished with steep climbs, sharp twists and lofty green forest, it offers a perfect trekking destination.
Tungnath is a part of Uttarakhand’s pious Panch Kedar shrines (one of the five auspicious Shiva temples).
Set up a Camp amidst the Meadows
Baniyakund is a small hamlet from where the meadows line of Chopta hill station begins. Located 4 km from Chopta, Baniyakund offers a delightful picturesque view of the Garhwal Himalayas.
The long stretch of meadows allows you to set up a camp at the location of your choice and also offers an excellent birdwatching experience
A Snow-Covered Hills
Chandrashila, popularly known as “Moon Rock”, is the summit beyond Tungnath temple. It rests at an altitude of 4000 meters above sea level; this place offers 360-degree view that includes the Himalayan peaks, Kedarnath, Nandadevi and Trishul peaks.
Legend has it that lord Rama came to this place after defeating Ravan to meditate. A temple dedicated to the river goddess Ganga is also located here.
A Close Encounter with Himalayan Wildlife
The Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary, located just 7 km from Chopta, is home to the rare and indigenous species of mesmerising musk deer.
The area coverage of the Sanctuary is about 5 square kilometres and was built to protect the endangered musk deer, among other vital species. The Sanctuary remains lush green throughout the year and is a perfect spot for animals, birds and nature lovers
Chopta is a beautiful and peaceful destination that offers a wide range of activities and experiences for those looking to spend their New Year in the warm embrace of nature. It is also an ideal place for an adrenaline-filled adventurous vacation.