NAUKUCHIATAL | UTTARAKHAND

  • Naukuchiatal lake situated at 4,000 ft above sea level, is 175 feet deep and is surrounded by hills covered in trees and shrubs. Length of lake is 983 m, breadth is 693 m.

  • Naukuchiatal or the lake of "nine corners’ is a small picturesque lake village in Kumaun region, Uttarakhand ,India and is a destination for those who seek quietude and tranquility beneath the shade of pure nature. 

  • Legend attached to this hilly village is that one glimpse of all nine corners of lake with both feet on the earth can make the viewer disappear into smoke to achieve nirvana .

  • Naukuchiatal is in close proximity with other popular tourist destinations of Uttarakhand like Nainital , Bhimtal , Sattal , Khurpatal , Ranikhet , Jim Corbett Park , Mukteshwar . Naukuchiatal is heaven for para gliders.   

  • How to reach , Hotel & Homestays in Naukuchiatal , Things to do , Nearby places from Naukuchiatal etc details are given so as to promote Naukuchiatal Tourism and that of nearby places.

Naukuchiatal | Tourist Information Centre

CONNECTIVITY

 

  • Pantnagar is the nearest airport, Air India operates flights from Delhi 3 to 4 days a week. 

  • The nearest railway station to Naukuchiatal lake is Kathgodam, Uttarakhand, from here it is situated at a distance around 25 Kms. Haldwani & Kathgodam are adjacent to each other, Haldwani is like the entrance door to Kumaun , Uttarakhand and Haldwani/Kathgodam are well connected by trains from Delhi (Shatabdi runs daily) , Lucknow, Dehradun the capital of Uttarakhand, Jaipur , Howrah (Kolkata).

  • Haldwani is well connected by buses from  Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Dehradun . Bus timings(tentative) are mentioned above and official website of Govt Of Uttrakhand for buses is https://utconline.uk.gov.in/welcome.aspx

  • Taxi(Hired/shared) to Naukuchiatal lake are easily available from Haldwani, Almora, Nainital , Bhimtal , Ranikhet , Binsar , Kausani , Kasardevi , Lohaghat , Chaukori , Munsiyari , Delhi 


ORIENTATION


  • Naukuchiatal is located in Uttarakhand’s Kumaun region,
    25 km/60 min from Nainital District , Nainital .

  • Naukuchiatal lake situated at 4,000 ft above sea level, is 175 feet deep and is surrounded by hills covered in trees and shrubs. Length of lake is 983 m, breadth is 693 m.

  • Naukuchiatal is around
    6 km/20 min from Bhimtal
    25 km/1 hr from Nainital
    60 km/2 hr from Ranikhet
    66 km/2 hr from Almora
    90 km/3 hr from Binsar
    120 km from Kausani
    75 km/150 min from KasarDevi
    131 km/4 hr from Lohaghat
    175 km/6 hr from Chaukori
    260 km/9 hr from Munsiyari
    310 km/7 hr from Delhi/NCR.

ACCOMMODATION

    

  • One can find all kind of accommodations, from economical hotels to high rated resorts and home stays are also easily available.

  • KMVN Kumaun Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd rest house is also present there and is very near to lake.

  • One can also opt for hotels or homestays which are a bit away (and sometimes economical) from Naukuchiatal like in Bhowali, Khrupatal, Naukuchiatal , Bhimtal ,Nainital etc. These places are very well connected to Naukuchiatal , Uttarakhand .

NAUKUCHIATAL TRAVEL GUIDE

Things the place offers:

  • Take a Tour of Naukuchiatal Lake  & Enjoy Boating : Naukuchiatal lake is situated  at 4,000 ft above sea level, is 175 feet deep and is surrounded by hills covered in trees and shrubs. The  lake serves as a charming scenery of nature. The lake is further adorned with lush, verdant trees. Legend attached to this hilly village is that one glimpse of all nine corners of lake with both feet on the earth can make the viewer disappear into smoke to achieve nirvana .

  • Visit Hanuman Temple: At the entrance their is 52 ft high statue of the Lord Hanuman which makes it a fascinating place for Lord Hanuman devotees.

  • Photography & Bird viewing in Junglia Gaon : It mesmerizes you with its rich varieties of wild flowers and fruit orchids, forest walks through rich flora and fauna are other features of this place that leave you fascinated. It’s a tourist hot spot for wildlife photography and bird viewing.It's a spot for photographers which display the actual meaning of entrancing beauty.

  • Paragliding : Adventure lovers can enjoy paragliding, which lets you, soar high in the sky like a bird. It is one of the most popular adventure activities in Uttarakhand .
     
  • Fishing : Jungliagaon is also known for fishing and angling.

  • Water sports : One can enjoy various water sports in Naukuchiatal lake.

Nearby places to visit

  • Sattal : 17 kms/ 40 mins from Naukuchiatal and is at an altitude of 4495 ft. It's an interconnected group of seven lakes which are among the few unpolluted fresh water bodies in India. Rope river crossing, pedal boating or shikara ride are available .
     
  • Mukteshwar: 40 Kms/90 mins from Naukuchiatal and at an altitude of 7500 feet ,it’s a small hill town, it derives its name from a 350-year-old temple of Lord Shiva, known as Mukteshwar Dham. Close to it are overhanging cliffs, locally known as Chauli-ki-Jali where you can indulge in adventure sports like rock climbing, rappelling etc. are done. You get the amazing view of Himalayan ranges from here. Noted Nobel winner scientist Robert Koch and Jim Corbett  too visited Mukteshwar .

  • Nainital :  25 km /1 hr from Naukuchiatal, Nainital  is one of the most popular and exquisite hill station of India, the Naini Lake which is the major attraction of the region is pear-shaped lake and is approximately two miles in circumference, surrounded by mountains .

  • Bhimtal : 6 kms/15 mins from Naukuchiatal, Bhimtal is the largest among a cluster of freshwater lakes huddled in the mountains of Uttarakhand’s Kumaun district and the Bhimtal lake has an island at its centre . Lake, Hanuman Garhi, Aquarium on Bhimtal Lake and Victoria Dam are the major attractions.

  • Ranikhet : 60 km/2 hr from Naukuchiatal , Ranikhet is the beautiful hamlet in Kumaun region, state of Uttarakhand . The breath-taking view of the Himalayan ranges and the natural scenic beauty draws in large number of tourists from all over the world every year. The floras, which are found commonly in this place, include pine, oak and deodar .

  • Almora:

Paragliding in Naukuchiatal

Video Courtesy : Rohit Shinde ||  Naukuchiatal - Uttarakhand ,India 

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