Jeolikot, Nainital

Jeolikot is situated at an altitude of 1219 m above sea level in the Nainital District of Uttarakhand state.It is also known as Gateway to Naini Lake. It is a heaven for nature lovers. The calm, serene and secluded environment is the highlighting feature of Jeolikot.

Jeolikot is surrounded by beautiful magnificient mountains, lush green and pine forests. This is an ideal place for those who are interested in floriculture and butterfly catching. Several hundred of species of butterflies and the seasonal flowers are prime attraction of Jeolikot.


Jeolikot is one of the perfect locations for meditation. Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo spent a lot of time meditating here.

One of the most prominent attractions of this place is the cottage where tourists can enjoy their stay in the lap of Mother Nature’s verdant, fruit trees and seasonal flowers.

The nearby tourist destinations are Naini Lake, Mukteshwar, Corbett National Park, Nainital, Sattal, Bhimtal, Ramgarh and a small village called Pangot which is well-known for its Kilbury Bird Sanctuary. .

Best time to visit Jeolikot

The best time to visit Jeolikot is between the months of March to June.

How to reach Jeolikot

Jeolikot by Air

Delhi international airport is the nearest airport, around 290 km from Jeolikot.

Jeolikot by Train

Kathgodam railway station is around 48 km from Jeolikot is the closest rail head.

Jeolikot by Road

Jeolikot is situated at National Highway 87 and well connected by buses of state and private run and easily accessible from various nearby towns and cities of Uttarakhand and Delhi.


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