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Naukuchiya Tal

Naukuchiya Tal is perhaps the most beautiful lake in Uttarakhand. This unique nine cornered lake lies in the foothills of Kumaon, at an altitude of 1,219 metres, and is 24 kilometres away from Nainital. Fed by an underwater spring, this lake is surrounded by dense oak forests on all sides. The locals believe that whoever sees all the corners of the lake at first glimpse, at once attains Nirvana. It is also ironically believed that no mortal can ever see the nine corners simultaneously.

Naukuchiya Tal is not only laden with picture-perfect natural beauty, but also offers tourists the opportunity to explore and discover the varied biodiversity and species of wildlife contained in its mesmerizing tranquility. Uncommon adventure sports like angling, trekking, bird-watching, paragliding and parasailing attract a major chunk of visitors to this place.


  • Road :26 Kms from Nainital.


  • Altitude : 1,220 mts.
  • Area : Length - 983 mts , Breadth - 693 mts, Depth - 40.3 mts.
  • Season : Round the Year.
  • Accommodation : Tourist Rest House & Private Hotels are available.

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