Naukuchiatal is a mystique lake with 9 corners surrounded by forests and hills on all sides. It is one of the best places to find solace and peace in the hills away from the maddening crowd in the plains. You can walk along the good walking track around the lake and also take part in boating and angling.
Location of Naukuchiatal
Naukuchiatal is located about 7kms from Bhimtal at an altitude of 1218 m. It is a lake of nine corners known for its tranquility and dense forests surrounding it.
What to see in Naukuchiatal?
Naukuchiatal Lake: The most important attraction is the deep blue lake where one can take leisurely walks around the lake.
Activity: There are many things that you can do in Naukuchiatal. Treks are organized to Jandhidhar and Jungliagaon about 8kms from Naukuchiatal. If you love fishing, then Naukuchiatal is one of the best places for anglers. You have to obtain a permit from the Irrigation Department. You can also go for mountain biking and enjoy the abundance of flora and fauna in the region. You can even spend your lovely mornings gazing at the most colourful birds that fly in the hill station.
Excursions from Naukuchiatal
Nainital: The capital of Kumaon’s Lake District, Nainital is located in Uttaranchal at a height of 6,358 feet above sea level. The beauty of Nainital is not only because it is set amidst the peaks of the Kumaon Himalayas but also because of the several lakes that has helped it earn the name of ‘Lake District’ of India.
Bhimtal: Situated 22kms form Nainital, Bhimtal is a serene valley the beauty of which is enhanced by a small island surrounded by a small island. This lake is the largest around Nainital. Bhimtal is located 7 kms before (from) Naukuchiatal.
Accomodation selection in Naukuchiatal
There aren’t too many options in Naukuchiatal but a few mid-range budget accommodations. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Best season to visit Naukuchiatal
March to August and October to November is the best time to visit Naukuchiatal.
How to reach Naukuchiatal
By Air: The nearest railway station is Kathgodam about 35km south of Naukuchiatal.
By Road: It takes about 8hrs to reach Naukuchiatal from Delhi, if you start early. The distance between Delhi and Kathgodam is 300kms by road.