Famously alluded to as the Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand, Chopta (at a surmised elevation of 2,608 m) is a Slice of heaven concealed in the Garhwal Himalayas. Encircled by bugyals or smooth knolls and flawless snow-covered tops, Chopta is a Place that can be a gateway for anytime of the year lovely in summer, downpour new in storm and a snow-clad fairyland in winter.
Chopta is at the focal point of the Panch Kedar – the five most consecrated Shiva sanctuaries in the state. On its left side the hallowed places of kedarnath and madmaheshwar are found and simply above it, the Tungnath sanctuary. Chopta is a birding heaven and you can see more than 240 types of birds here, including local and transient species like Himalayan monal, Himalayan swiftlet, Himalayan griffon, red finch, slope partridge, etc.
Close by places like Dugalbitta, Mandal town, Makkumath and the Tungnath journey course are the best destinations for watching our padded companions. Chopta has been pronounced as a significant bird-watching site by public and global protection and biodiversity associations.