Cantonment
CANTONMENT BOARD CHAKRATA

Introduction

Located at a distance of 90 Kms from Dehra Dun a Cantonment town in British India. Chakrata is abundantly blessed with natural beauty. The hilly area flanked on either side by the Jamuna & Tons rivers from the tribal region of “Jaunsar Bawar”. The region formed a part of the territory of the Raja of Sirmour and was conquered by the Gorkhas who were, in turn expelled by Britishers in 1854. The first settlement was made by Capt Birch under the orders of British resident at Delhi in 1816-17. Chakrata Cantonment is situated in the middle portion of the tribal area of “Jaunsar Bawar”.

Cantonment
Cantonment

Chakrata Cantonment was established in 1869 by British Army Colonel Hume. Situated at 2135 mtes. In Nag Tibba ranges of the middle ranges if the Himalayas on a wooded ridge of the Kailana range, it offers a spectacular view of the northern ranges. Sprawling on the mountain slopes it extends from 30° 42’ 30’’ to 30° 39’ 30’’ North and 77° 50’ 30’’ to 77° 54’ 30’’ East. While a part of the town is a Cantonment for the Indian army( Establishment No. 22 ), the northern part of Chakrata is fascinating landscape for trekkers and nature lovers with its virgin of conifers, rhododendrons and oaks which are ideal for walks.