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Best Time: Apr-Jun, Sep-Nov Read More

Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Nearest Airport: Dehradun Check Flights

Naukuchiatal Tourism

Naukuchiatal, a small picturesque lake village is a destination for those who seek quietude and tranquility beneath the shade of pure nature. As the name of the place suggests, this place is mainly known for its nine cornered lake which measures up to 1 km in length and 40 m deep.

Lying at some distance from bustling hill station of Nainital, this place is also attached to a legend. It is said that one glimpse of all nine corners of lake with both feet on the earth can make the viewer disappear into smoke to achieve nirvana. With ample opportunities to rejuvenate your body and soul, Naukuchiatal is blessed with panoramically splendid surroundings and captivating lake. The beautiful weather throughout the year and several attractions like lakes and temples makes sure to make your trip a beguiling experience.

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Action packed weekend in Naukuchiatal

If you are an adventure sports enthusiast, then boating, paragliding and fishing can be added to make your holidays adventure packed and full of breathtaking experiences. Boating is one of the most popular and a must-do activity when visiting the 9-cornered lake. Paragliding is one of the most popular adventures picking up in Uttarakhand these days. How about experiencing a bird's eye view of the scenic place with artificial wings attached on your back? Fishing is recommended for those who are aiming for an extremely relaxed and chilled out weekend by the lake. You can try your hands on it at a nearby place called Jungligaon.

Restaurants and Local Food in Naukuchiatal

Naukuchiatal being a small place does not have many eating joints scattered around. Mainly the food is served at the places you will be staying. Almost all cuisines are served depending on the choice of your accommodation while North Indian cuisine is dominant.
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One Day Itinerary

Day 1- Reach Naukuchiatal in the morning, check in the hotel, relax. Start the day by visiting the Hanuman Temple. After this proceed to beautiful and scenic Naukuchiatal Lake. Spend the time there walking around the lake or taking a boat ride or just simply sitting down and admiring the beauty of this breathtaking space.
Day 2- Bhimtal is approximately 4-6 km away from Naukuchiatal which makes it a must visit place. The Bhimtal lake is one of the most beautiful and known lakes in and around Nainital. This place provides ample water sports opportunity which makes it a fun and action packed getaway.

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What's Great?

Beautiful scenic view. Good weather. Can be visited throughout the year. Famous for activities: Boating/ Paragliding/Fishing.

What's Not So Great?

The temperature can drop down to extremely low (0-20 degrees Celcius) during the winters, giving cold shivers down the spine.

For Whom?

The place is an ideal spot for nature lovers. Also, for the people who are looking to revitalise and rejuvenate their mind and soul. Perfect for people looking for a relaxed weekend in the lap of nature.

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How To Reach Naukuchiatal

Naukuchiatal is a place which is well connected by air, rail and road. The closest station is Kathgodam which is 44 km away and the closest airport is Pant Nagar, situated some 74 km away from the hill station.

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Rohit Shroff 1 year ago
- Carry extra food and supplies with you, facilities are not present at proper intervals.
- Carry heavy woolen if travelling during winters (December or January), when it will be snowing.
- Do wear a life jacket while indulging in activities like fishing and boating.
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