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Naukuchiatal - Lake With Nine Corners

Naukuchiatal literally suggests a nine-cornered Lake, perched at an elevation of 1220 mts above sea level in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand state. The length of the lake is approximately 1 km and it has a depth of around 40 mts. It is the deepest lake in the greater Nainital area.

Naukuchiatal is situated in an enchanting valley providing ample scope for boating, rowing, paddling, and yatching.

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Why Visit Naukuchiatal Lake?

Naukuchiatal is blessed with scenic splendors of nature offering panoramic vistas. The salubrious climate and placid beauty of Naukuchiatal have made it a popular and unique destination. Every month thousands of tourists visit this place for revitalizing and rejuvenating of mind and soul. The ambiance at the banks of this pristine lake is beguiling.

The environment of Naukuchia Tal is an old man's good old days, its beauty is a poet's thought, a travelers odyssey, and an avid city dweller's peace of mind. Naukuchiatal is a complete destination in the truest sense of words. Plan an unforgettable trip to Naukuchia Tal with your loved ones at any time of the year.

Activities in Naukuchiatal

  • Boating: The majestic nine-cornered lake is the major attraction of Naukuchiatal and boating is one the most popular activity among tourists and honeymoon couples. Yachting and paddling are other forms of boating that is gaining popularity in Naukuchiatal.      
  • Paragliding: Adventure lovers can partake in different types of adventure activities including 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 a nearby place known for fishing and angling. In addition to that, there is ample scope of wildlife photography and bird watching at Jungliagaon.

Naukuchiatal Travel Tips

  • Naukuchiatal is a weekend getaway destination from Delhi NCR to spend some quality time with your family and friends by the lakeside.
  • The best time to visit Naukuchiatal is during the months of March to May and again from December to January. On the other hand, traveling in offseason is easy on the pocket and it is less crowded.

Staying in Naukuchiatal

The lake town of Naukuchiatal has quite a few accommodations ranging from luxury hotels and resorts to budget guesthouses that tourists can choose according to their pockets. Due to its close proximity to Nainital, Naukuchiatal is visited by tourists and honeymoon couples during the winter season. During peak season, the rates go through the roof in Nainital and hence staying at Naukuchiatal is a wise choice.

Naukuchiatal Food Guide

Naukuchiatal has quite a few restaurants and eating joints which offer multi-cuisines ranging from Thai, Italian, Chinese, continental to the scrumptious Indian cuisine. Tourists can also enjoy street food like Momos which are available all over the place and sip a coffee by the lakeside. Resorts and high-end hotels have in-house restaurants and bars.

Mythology about Naukuchiatal

As per the Hindu legends, the tranquil lake of Naukuchiatal was created by Lord Brahma, who did penance here. There is also a small temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, adorned in the vicinity of the KMVN guesthouse. The locals believe if any devotee will perform the circumambulation or 'parikrama' of the lake, he or she will seek the blessings of Lord Brahma.

According to myths and some stories, if one takes a glimpse of all the nine corners at once with foots on earth, one can disappear in a cloud of smoke to attain nirvana, which means that it is impossible to look at all nine corners of the lake at once with your foots on the ground.

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