Naukuchiatal is a small lake village located in the Nainital District of Uttarakhand. This captivating tourist destination is situated at an elevation of 1219 m above sea level. The beauty of the lake and the adventure activities enjoyed in the region make Naukuchiatal a perfect holiday destination. Birding is one of the popular activities of the region as this place is home to various species of birds and butterflies. Travellers can indulge in other interesting activities as well, such as boating, swimming, and angling in the lake of the village. Moreover, mountain biking is an adventure sport that attracts several tourists to this lake village, which gives them an opportunity to explore the virgin areas of Naukuchiatal.
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Naukuchiatal Lake is also known as the ‘nine cornered lake’. It is believed that someone who can see all the nine corners of the lake at a glance attains ‘nirvana’, which refers to profound peace of mind. The underwater spring maintains the water level of the lake throughout the year. Tourists can enjoy activities like boating in Naukuchiatal Lake, and paragliding in the surroundings of the lake. Bhimtal, known for lakes, is a prominent tourist destination located at a distance of 4 km from here. Another prominent attraction is Sattal, a group of seven interlinked lakes, which is located at a distance of 6 km from Naukuchiatal.
The lake village is easily accessible by air, rail, and road. The Pant Nagar Airport is the nearest air base to Naukuchiatal, while the closest railhead is the Kathgodam Railway Station. Besides, buses are also available to Naukuchiatal from nearby cities like Nainital.
Tourists in large numbers visit this beautiful lake village during summers and post monsoons, which are considered the best to explore Naukuchiatal.