Naukuchiatal is a 'nine-cornered lake' located at an altitude of 1350 m in the central Himalayas, in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India. Lying 4 km further down Bhimtal, is one of the most beautiful lakes in Uttarakhand. Surrounded on all sides by dense forested hills, the lake entices tourists to embark on a Tour to Naukuchiatal and enjoy an idyllic vacation away from the maddening rush of the plains.
The misty blue Naukuchiatal Lake is fed by an underwater spring, which keeps the water level high, for most parts of the year. Folklore has it that if you can view the nine corners of the lake all at the same time while on tour to Naukuchiatal, you will be blessed with 'nirvana' or salvation.
Your tour to Naukuchiatal will delight you by offering boating and fishing options on the lake. Even parasailing facilities are available in the vicinity. You can also take a walk around the lake whereby you will be enthralled with the diverse flora and fauna all around. This 3.5 km nature walk introduces you to a secluded pathway, scented with numerous blossoms and birdsongs.
One of Kumaon's natural wonders, Naukuchiatal is the perfect place to witness an enchanting variety of butterflies, Himalayan birds, animals and flowers. The place boasts of a pleasant weather all through the year, hence, you can plan your tour to Naukuchiatal any time of the year.