Naukuchiatal or the lake of "nine corners’"is a small picturesque lake village in Kumaon division, dist. Nainital, Uttarakhand, India and is a destination for those who seek quietude and tranquility beneath the shade of pure nature.
Naukuchiatal lake situated at 4,000 ft above sea level, its 175 feet deep and is surrounded by hills covered in trees and shrubs. Length of Naukuchiatal lake is 983 m, breadth is 693 m. Naukuchiatal is located in Nainital district; Naukuchiatal to Nainital distance is 27 km and it's 300 km from Delhi/NCR.
Legend attached to this hilly village is that one glimpse of all nine corners of Naukuchiatal 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 and there are many other Places to visit in Naukuchiatal. Naukuchiatal is heaven for para gliders.
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Naukuchiatal lake is located at an altitude of 3996 ft above the sea level and it never fall short of water; as it is regularly filled by the underwater stream.
When you stroll down the idyllic lake the fragrance of woody forests amalgamates with the mist makes you feel tranquil and at peace. Tourists also enjoy Mountain biking, fishing, parasailing and boating.
The magnificent mountain range, colorful butterflies, Himalayan birds and iridescent bluish water calls for picture-perfect wallpaper images.
Hanuman Temple (Hanuman Mandir Bhakti Dham) also known as the Vaishno Devi Mandir, is situated in the midst of thick green oak trees and in Naukuchiatal. This temple is located in close proximity of the Bhimtal lake and houses a majestic 52 feet long statue of Lord Hanuman.
The entire Temple complex is surrounded by artificial caves which have been designed on the terms of famous Vaishno Devi Shrine. The temple houses Vaishno Devi temple, Shani Mandir, Ram Darbar temple.
TIMINGS for hanuman Temple: 5.00am to 11.00pm.
Bhimtal lake is 8 km from Naukuchiatal lake, 22 km from Nainital and is 1,375 m above sea level.
Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple, an ancient Shiva temple situated at the bank of Bhimtal lake. It is believed to have been built when Bhima visited the place during the banishment (vanvas) period of Pandavas.
The island is placed at the center of Bhimtal lake and has an aquarium displaying fishes of various hues and shapes.
Nature lovers get allured by the scenic beauty of this place with the vast open sky, Mystic Lake and the thriving green around. One can go boating or take a long walk along the banks and feed the ducks during dawn or dusk.
Jungliagaon is a spot for photographers and birders for long. Flora and fauna of various species hover around this majestic mountainside.
Located 10 km from Naukuchiatal, it's a must visit for nature lovers and is an ideal spot for angling, bird watching and wildlife photography.
Sattal situated at an altitude of 4,000 feet is 17 km from Naukuchiatal. Sattal proffers an unruffled environment with abundance of natural flora and fauna.
A cluster of pristine lakes set against the captivating surroundings of dense oak & pine woods, calm and quite ambiance makes it a impressive tourism destination.
Migratory birds flock from various geographies to make Sattal their home for a few weeks. Sattal boasts of a butterfly museum with a massive collection of 2500 butterflies, moth and 1100 insects. Sattal also has a Mission estate and a Methodist ashram on the banks of the Lake.
Mukteshwar is a hill town located around 44 km from Naukuchiatal and is known for mesmerising view of Himalayan ranges and adventure sports.
Mukteshwar is named after the 350-year-old Shiva Temple Mukteshwar Dham.
Picturesque Orchards, deodar forest, the IVRI lab, a post office founded in 1905 are interesting places to visit.
Chauli ki Jali, overhanging cliffs which are best enjoyed for rappelling and rock climbing and offers a breathtaking view of the valley below.
Naukuchiatal lake 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.
Boating is an activity one must indulge in while visiting Naukuchiatal Lake.
Paragliding In Naukuchiatal
Prepare to open your wings and take a flight in the beautiful blue sky of this hilly region. The presence of an expert pilot along the flight will add extra amount of fun and thrill to your Naukuchiatal paragliding experience.
Though Naukuchiatal is a year-round destination that can be cherished in all the seasons, but it is advised to check weather while one if travelling for specific activities such as paragliding in Naukuchiatal.
Photography & Bird viewing
Junglia gaon is perched high on a mountain, surrounded by a couple of village homes and a soothing fragrance of the jungle.
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.
One can find all kind of accommodations, from economical hotels to high rated resorts and homestay in Naukuchiatal 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 homestay in Naukuchiatal or homestays which are a bit away from Naukuchiatal (and sometimes economical) . One can opt for homestay in Bhimtal as it's around 6 km away, or for homestay near Nainital for places like Bhowali, Ramgarh etc are very well connected to Naukuchiatal or for homestay in Nainital, depending on the travel plan.
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