Chopta is celebrated as the Switzerland of India. It is a small Himalayan village located at about 200 km from Rishikesh. Buses ply from Haridwar and Rishikesh to Rudraprayag, and from there you have to deviate to reach Chopta. Rudraprayag to Chopta can be covered by not so frequent shared vehicles or by hitchhiking.
Chopta is rightfully called the Switzerland of India. With lush green meadows, snow capped Himalayan peaks in the vicinity, cows grazing on the mountain sides, and streams flowing with pearl white waters from the zeniths of the Himalayas, Chopta is a place not to be missed. Chopta is reliant on solar power for electricity and as expected, is free from cellphone networks. But the place is so serene and beautiful that one seldom cares about the cellphone. If time permits, one can also explore the nearby village of Sari.