A small hamlet in the Chakrata Block in Dehradoon, Gorchha village is located at the border of Dehradoon District and Sirmaur District. It is in close proximity to Himachal Pradesh State Border.
Unadulterated and untouched by mankind, this natural miracle lies hidden in the valleys of Himalayas. Lying in the Shivalik Range of Outer Himalayas, this magical village is consecrated with bountiful Apple Orchards and densely packed green farms. A writer’s retreat for sure, the place is secluded and unknown. Just 70km away from Dehradoon and 400 km from New Delhi, this place is facing a major migration problem.
Here we bring to you 3 nights and 4 days itinerary that is bound to give you bouts of adrenalin rush.
Day -1 | Dehradun to Gorchha (146 Km)
On the first day, drive to Gorchha village from Dehradun. Enroute to Vikasnagar, explore the very famous Tiger Falls (near Chakrata and Kanasar). A picturesque location named after God Kanasar, Tiger Falls offers all-embracing landscapes.
A Temple of Kanasar Devta is located a here. Following this, continue the drive to Gorchha Village. Lacking opulence, this village does not have any fancy hotels/ accommodation. One will have to spend the night in a homestay.
Day-2 | Gorchha to Byar Cave (2 km trek, 2-3 hrs one way)
On the second day, one can have an early breakfast and head for an excursion to Byar Cave. Following this, one can return to the village and spend time imbibing the cultural vibes and learning the interests and pastimes of the locals. Gorchha is a hub of many agricultural activities and it is priceless to become a part of such activities.
Day -3 | Gorchha to Moyala Top (5 km trek, 3-4 hrs one way )
Located at a significant height, Moyala Top can be kept for the third day. Again, after an early and sumptuous breakfast, one can opt for a day excursion to the alluring Moyala Top. The view from this place is splendid.