Chakrata is a small town near Dehradun which served as an infantry base during the British rule. It is especially known for tranquil, beautiful and pollution free surroundings. The hill station is positioned between the Rivers Tons and Yamuna at an altitude of 5,500-6,500 ft. The region was earlier known as Jaunsar Bawar from the local Jaunsari tribe, which still has a remarkable presence in the area. Chakrata is an access-restricted, special entry military cantonment with foreigners not allowed to drive inside the area. One has to show Indian identity proof before entering this secluded paradise.
Chakrata is located approximately 92 kms from the city of Dehradun in Uttarakhand. The Kalsi Army Check post allows only Indians to drive through to Chakrata where one has to pay a toll fee.