Khurpatal is a ravishing lake bejeweled in the suburbs of Nainital city. This lake is situated at a favorable distance of 11 km from the ‘Lake City’ Nainital. Khurpatal is perched at an elevation of 1600 metres above sea level. It is surrounded by luscious deodar, dense pine and old cedar trees. Also, a wide variety of fishes thrives in the crystal clear waters of the lake. Being nestled at an astounding elevation, the lake is rather unexplored by the tourists. However, the travel agents are aware of the existence of this pearl lake and they offer guided tours to this lake.
A paradise for nature lovers:
The area around the lake is rich in vegetation. With the eyes of the visionary, you can savour the refreshing views of the quaint village life. The farmers working on the terraced fields and the voices of playful children echoing around the tal. During monsoons, the area is wrapped in a thick blanket of fog and the terraced fields seem like as if they are a stairway to heaven. Having a walk in the quaint surroundings and feeling the sudden gush of wind blow off your worries will tempt you to visit this place again.
How to Reach:
The placid lake of Khurpatal lies on the route of Nainital-Kaladhungi road. If you are an adventurous type then you can commence a 5 km trek from Nainital and visit this tempting lake. Also, there are taxis which run on a regular basis from Nainital.