A lesser-known hill station of Uttarakhand but amazingly beautiful. It was the second trip in 2 months and probably 3 trips overall, I went there solo in May and again in June with family.
Traveling with family and solo or with friends requires 2 different approaches to planning, when you are traveling solo you can start the trip and plan later as you are not much worried about food and lodging but with family, you need to plan everything in advance before you hit the road.
Though this time I was searching for a location to match my kids’ expectations, I ended up finding one in Chakrata only.
As it was summer so the expectations also included a place with pleasant weather. Apart from it, food, location, other amenities, overall driving time, and driving time on mountains were also in consideration. Kids can not take long-distance travel, especially in mountains due to travel sickness. Added to those, expectations also include a water stream or river nearby so that kids can go and play in the water.
I took up this challenge and found the location :). The kid’s school and tuition were off for summer vacation and nothing was getting planned, finally this trip was planned on Friday night and we hit the road on Saturday morning. I am adding the name and location of this resort if you are planning to visit Chakrata.
- Name of Resort – Babutaal Resort, Chakrata
- Location: https://g.page/babutaal-resort?share
My personal preference to visit the Himalayas (Uttarakhand or Himachal Pradesh) is monsoon, not sure if I have mentioned it but there are many reasons to visit the Himalayas during monsoon. Listing down a few below –
- Mountains are lush green and all vegetation is in its full glory during the monsoon
- Less crowded as school opens in July so no packed hotels or resorts, fewer traffic jams as well
- Great offseason deals, much cheaper rates
There are certain risks as well like landslides but normally they do not happen around highways.
As this trip was completely to relax, we did not travel much around the resort. Posting a few photos of the resort here –
A quick update, I am starting a vlog channel to share my travel experience and will continue to maintain the blog as well. I would love to share the experiences of my 16 years of travel experience on that platform as well. I have ordered a few pieces of equipment along with an action camera, will keep on posting links to my vlogs here are well.
Wish me luck in vlogging 🙂