Jeolikot is an alluring tourist destination perched at an altitude of 1219 m above sea level in the Nainital district. This place, which serves as the gateway to the Naini Lake, is an ideal place for butterfly catching and floriculture. The Kumaoni hill town is located on the National Highway-87. Famous saints and philosophers, Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo meditated in this place for a long time. The nearby tourist destinations are Naini Lake, Mukteshwar, Corbett National Park, Ramgarh and a small village called Pangot. Jeolikot offers a fresh environment amidst the orchards of pear, plum, peach, seasonal flowers and colourful butterflies.
Tourist Places In And Around Jeolikot
Jeolikot attracts adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers with its serene environment. Visitors can go for low-level trekking and nature walk along the unexplored routes of the place.
The visit to Jeolikot is incomplete without trekking to the age-old temples, cemeteries, the House of Warwick Sahib and other structures of its past. One can also learn the art of collecting honey by visiting the bee-breeding centre of Jeolikot. The calm town ensures a unique shopping experience to its visitors by offering fresh fruits and pure honey. Fruits like kiwis, olives and strawberries, and fresh flower honey are available here at competitive prices. The shops also deal in saplings and small potted plants.
How To Reach Jeolikot
Jeolikot is well connected by air, road and rail. The Pantnagar Airport is the closest air base to the destination. This airport is connected to the Indira Gandhi International Airport of New Delhi with regular flights. Kathgodam is the nearest railhead located at a distance of 18 km from Jeolikot. Buses are also available to the destination from nearby cities.