Naukuchiatal also known as “lake of nine corners”, bestowing charismatic beauty and greenery is situated in Nainital. Laying amidst the greenery it’s elevates at the height of 1,220 m meters. The lake having the underground perennial spring, is a true bliss, and the mankind’s sole connection and origination of universe can be known if you sense deep the vibration of the place.

A feeling which you don’t experience normally is the sensation where you would like to come across. And the famous ‘escape festival’ which comes every May, jewels the town where the fair gets held.

Meanwhile, the lake situated at Naukuchiatal, gets dedicated to Brahmaji which exists near the KMVN guesthouse is an ancient temple which holds religious significance. The picturesque scenic glimpse and beauty is transforming and chilling and water bodies to the spectacular valleys, the climate here is awesome. A beautiful hill station mentioning the abode of God, observes a religious presence with temples in the town.

A magnetic place offering charismatic glance of the mountains, this dreamy destination tends to be mesmerizing and enthralling. The holy shrine and the mix of natural peace and beauty, this place is an ultimate one for the travelers who have the stamina and ability to combat odds.

Best Places to visit in Naukuchiatal

1. Naukuchiatal Lake: The centerpiece of Naukuchiatal is its pristine lake, which is surrounded by hills and lush greenery. Boating is a popular activity here, and you can rent paddle boats, rowboats, or even go kayaking on the lake's calm waters. The lake's tranquil ambiance makes it a perfect spot for unwinding.

2. Adventure Activities: Apart from boating, Naukuchiatal offers a range of adventure activities such as paragliding, trekking, and rappelling. The scenic landscapes and relatively peaceful environment make it a great place for trying out these activities.

3. Hanuman Temple: A small temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman is located near the lake. The temple offers a beautiful view of the lake and the surrounding hills. It's a peaceful spot for meditation and relaxation.

4. Nature Walks: Naukuchiatal is surrounded by dense forests and offers several nature trails that are ideal for leisurely walks. The walks allow you to enjoy the beauty of nature and the fresh mountain air.

5. Jungliagaon: This location is 7 km from the Naukuchiatal, a picturesque location from where you may enjoy the view of the neighbourhood. Because of how ideal the region is, hikers or photographers should go there.

6. Birdwatching: Like many areas in Uttarakhand, Naukuchiatal is also a great place for birdwatching. The lake and its surroundings attract a variety of bird species, making it a rewarding destination for bird enthusiasts.

Naukuchiatal Attractions

Naukuchiatal lake

Hanuman garhi temple


Ghorakhal golu devta temple

Sattal ashram


Stargate observatory

Adventure park or restaurant

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How to reach Naukuchiatal

By Air: The nearest airport is the Pantnagar Airport, approximately 60 kilometers away from Naukuchiatal. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach the destination, the airport is around which is also 55 to 60 kilometres away from Naukuchiatal. To complete the journey, the remaining distance will be covered by the local transportation.

By Train: The nearest railway station is Kathgodam, Travelling by train will take about the same amount of time; you will need to change trains in Haldwani or Kathgodam before continuing to Naukuchiatal using any local conveyance. It is roughly 33 kilometres from Haldwani and 22 km from Kathgodam to get there.

By Road: Naukuchiatal is well-connected by road to major cities in Uttarakhand. You can take a taxi or a bus from cities like Delhi, Nainital, or Almora. The distance from Delhi to Naukuchiatal is approximately 330 kilometres, and the travel time is approximately 7 hours. There isn't a direct bus to Naukuchiatal right now, but you can get one from Delgi to Haldwani or Nainital. Naukuchiatal is only about 20 to 25 kilometres from Nainital.

Activities in Naukuchiatal