Naukuchiatal or ‘lake of nine corners’ is a small hill station in Nainital district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand at an elevation of 1220 mts above sea level.  The lake is 175 feet deep and surrounded by hills covered in trees and shrubs.


Naukuchiatal is a lake of nine corners surrounding by dense forests. It is believed that someone who can see all the nine corners of the lake at a glance attains ‘nirvana’ -a soulful state of bliss and eternity. Naukuchiatal is nourished by an underwater spring, which keeps its water levels high throughout the year.

There are many things that you can do in Naukuchiatal.  There are opportunity for thrilling adventure sports and activities such as angling, trekking, paragliding, parasailing and river rafting. Tourists can enjoy activities like boating in Naukuchiatal Lake.

Bhimtal is just 4 km. away and Sattal, a group of seven interlinked lake located at a distance of 6 km from Naukuchiatal.

Best time to visit Naukuchiatal

March – June and September – December is the best time to visit Naukuchiatal.

How to reach Naukuchiatal

Naukuchiatal by Air

The nearest Domestic Airport from Naukuchiatal is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, This airport is well connected to the other important cities like Delhi, Amritsar and Mumbai.

Naukuchiatal by Railways

Kathgodam is the nearest Railway Station, located at a distance of 35 Kms from Naukuchiatal and is well connected to many major cities like New Delhi, Jammu, Kanpur, Dehradun, Kolkata, Bangalore, Shimla and Nainital.

Naukuchiatal by Road

Naukuchiatal is 10 Kms from Bhowali, 18 Kms from Kathgodam, 21 Kms from Nainital, 56 Kms from Ranikhet, 63 Kms from Almora, 246 Kms from Haridwar, 265 Kms from Rishikesh and 299 Kms from Dehradun


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