Khurpatal Overview

Ranked 8 of 47 sightseeing in Nainital

The outer Himalayan region is known for some of the most surreal and enchanting landscapes in India where humans and nature peacefully co-exist. Nainital is one such hill town which enjoys nature’s abundant bounty. Located at a distance of 10 km from this beautiful town is a small yet immensely popular hamlet of Khurpatal.

Perched at an elevation of 1635 m above sea level, this charming hamlet is known for its pleasant climate, green vegetation, and an enchanting trowel-shaped lake which reflects the colour of an emerald, making it a photographer’s paradise. The Khurpatal Lake is one of the several inland lakes in and around Nainital and is home a good population of fish, which makes it a dream spot for angling the traditional way of fishing.

Khurpatal is an ideal spot for peace lovers and nature admirers looking to get away from the hustle-bustle of the cumbersome metro life and enjoy tranquil and untouched nature. With undulating hills and huge trees surrounding the hamlet, Khurpatal is safeguarded like a hidden treasure.

Reaching this hamlet is not difficult as it is easily accessible by road from Nainital. For those in the lookout for some adventure can also trek all the way to Khurpatal. A visit to this place is bound to soothe your senses and refresh your soul!

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Good view

Good view  Video Review


Ishika Chaurasia
8th Jun 17

Nice view

Nice view  Video Review


Śńēhĩl Chaurasia
8th Jun 17

It's a beautiful lake having marvelous surrounding

It's a beautiful lake having marvelous surrounding  Video Review


Rizwanuddin Rafiq
19th Oct 19

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  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Sourabh Tk

Sourabh Tk4.3/5

3 reviews

A wonderful Valley - Khurpatal

On first glance you will definitely fall in love with the view. Mountain ranges surrounds the hotel where we were living in, it was so amazing to wake up in the morning to witness the sunrise as god rays fall upon the mountains and slowly it starts to come down into the valley. The view is so serene and beautiful that you will never want to leave this place. I mean literally you will want to stay there forever.

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Deepa Singh

Deepa Singh4.6/5

2 reviews

A place of natur beauty

There was so awesome weather, we were chilling over there. Had an amazing moment, the height of hills are dam attractive. We are missing the time, which we had spent there.

Bhoopendra Singh

Bhoopendra Singh3.6/5

8 reviews

Good view of the nature

It is very close to Nainital and it will take 1 - 2 hours journey to reach Khurpatal from Nainital. The site is good to view the nature scenes. The morning and evening time is good to enjoy the site visit.



5 reviews

Good place for camera work

Good place and a perfect one for taking snaps. Keep your cameras ready always.

Alpana Mital

Alpana Mital4.3/5

14 reviews


The lake is named so because, it resembles the paw of a cow which means 'Khur' in Hindi.Best viewed from the suicide point.The lake is not much attractive like Nainital but it has one interesting thing.The lake changes its color for 3-4 times during the day.

Birender Govil

Birender Govil5.0/5

9 reviews

Liked Khurpatal

Liked this place more then any other place in Nainital. Less noise and calm and quite.

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Photos of Khurpatal

Khurpatal, Nainital

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Prashant Yadav

khurtaal from a distance
Khurpatal, Nainital

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Prashant Yadav

Khurpatal, Nainital
Khurpatal, Nainital

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Sahil Arora

Khurpatal, Nainital