Naukuchiatal Tourism

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Vaishno Devi

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Vaishno Devi Mandir

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Holy place

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Vaishno Devi Mandir

Nishevitha Gangatharan
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Hanuman temple

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Hanuman Temple

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18th Dec 16

Divine place

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Hanuman Temple

Nishevitha Gangatharan
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1Bhimtal - Named After Bhima, One Of The Pandavas
Bhimtal - Named After Bhima, One Of The Pandavas

This place is named after Bhima, one of the Pandava brothers and legend has it that during their banishment, Bhima built a Shiva temple here. The place is also believed to have been a point in the famed Silk Route.

The Lake Village Resort lies in the quaint valley facing the lake, The gazebo is built aesthetically in traditional Kumaoni style of architecture and the huts extends the warmth and feel of living in a true log hut up in the mountains.

Ranjith Raghavan from Chennai talks the excellent service at Lake Village Resort. He says: “The location was close to the lake and we could view from the room. The service was excellent and hotel staffs were very professional. Activities like Trampoline, boating and games were arranged. The hotel arranged vehicle for sightseeing purposes and we had been for tiger sanctuary.”

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Reviews (35)

Pardeep Kumar

Pardeep Kumar4.3/5

8 reviews

Must visit place for adventure lovers.

This place is famous for paragliding and lakes. Paragliding is a must do activity to do in Nouakchott. However, 2 adjacent lakes viz. Nouakchott and Jamal tail are also good. You must also visit the hanumangarhi temple which is in the way to Nouakchott from Nainital.

Prashant Yadav

Prashant Yadav4.3/5

39 reviews

Best Lake of Nainital Region

Among all the lakes on Nainital and nearby places we found this one most beautiful and calm. Surrounded by lush greenery, hills, and very less crowded and clean. You can do cayaking, boating here. Food options are limited. There are some good cafes nearby the lake.

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Naukuchiatal Overview

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.

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