Naukuchaital is a picturesque lake village situated in the foothills of district Nainital, Uttaranchal. Popularly known as “Nine cornered Lake” Village, Naukuchaital is a small lake which is a secret packed in the serene beauty of nature along with flock of birds.
History of Naukuchaital
Naukuchaital has been stated as one of the best lake sites by many travellers and visitors. Sitting quietly at the foothills of Kumaon, it is at the altitude of 1,219 meters. A popular perception about this nine cornered lake is “A person who sees all the corners of this lake at one shot attains Nirvana’’ -a soulful state of bliss and eternity. It is believed that this lake originated by a naturally fed underwater spring under the hills of Kumaon valley.
People & Culture of Naukuchaital
The population is quite small and comprises the local people who speak Kumaoni and Hindi as their basic languages. There are beautiful shops with local hand crafted decorative items made by local natives.
Things to do in Naukuchaital
This place is famous for the mesmerizing beauty of terrain and green landscapes with different varieties of trees and shrubs, giving it a picture perfect look for nature lovers. Residing in the marvels of Kumaon, Naukuchaital has wide variety of wildlife and birds. Rare and captivating collection of butterflies can be found here with many other sites to relish the lakeside calmness.
Lake Naukuchaital is also a favourite for adventure seekers providing ample opportunity for thrilling adventure sports and activities such as angling, trekking, paragliding, parasailing and river rafting, which are one of the many highlights of Naukuchaital tourism.
Other nearby known spot is Bhimtal, which is just 4 km away, offering boating and rafting activities. Sat Tal is yet another lake site situated in the same district and is also quite popular amongst tourists. Though this place is small, but there are good luxurious hotels and Naukuchaital pacakges for visitors.
Travelling to Naukuchaital
The best weather to travel this little valley is March to June and Sep to November. Winter is quite severe and mostly snows and all the tourist activities are closed for safety purpose.
Naukuchaital is a beautiful paradise in the lap of Uttrakhand at the foothills of Himalayas. Approximately 320 km from Delhi and 26 km from Nainital, tourists can reach Naukuchaital easily by any means of transportation.
Accommodation options in Naukuchaital
Hotel options in Naukuchaital include budget, medium, luxury and deluxe hotels. Tourists visiting Jaipur can also opt for other accommodation options, ranging from cottages, hostels to 5 star hotels.