Located in the state of Uttarakhand, Naukuchiatal is a picturesque hill station widely known as “Lake of nine wonders”. The place is regarded as one of the beautiful spots to absorb the beauty of nature and relish the sight of one of the deepest and most renowned lakes in Nainital, the Naukuchiatal Lake which is 175 ft deep.

This place is situated at a distance of only 26 Kms from Nainital and is well known for its forested lands. It is surrounded by deep, widespread greenery and woody forests. The city is a pleasant and perfect place to enjoy the captivating colorful parade of Himalayan birds and rare butterflies. Apart from the sparkling blue waters and mountain ranges, one can enjoy views of the nature at its full bloom.

Planning a picnic to this beautiful place offers several adventurous opportunities such as Fishing, Angling and Paragliding. Breathtaking views while boating through the cloudy lake offers a mesmerizing picture.


The best time to visit Naukuchiatal is between the months of March –June and September – November. The temperature remains comfortable and is apt for sightseeing. Summers are moderately hot in Naukuchiatal and generally last between the months of March to June. The temperature ranges between a comfortable 14°C – 30°C in these months and relaxing cool breeze lifts up the spirits in the evenings.

Naukuchiatal experiences moderate rainfalls in the months of July till September. The rains bring freshness and rejuvenating greenery to the place.

October marks the beginning of the winter season and it lasts till the month of February. Winters are extremely cool here with the temperature ranging from 0°C to 22°C. The place looks just ethereal in the month of November after being freshly washed with the waters from the heaven.

How to Reach

The nearest Domestic Airport from Naukuchiatal is Pantnagar airport situated at a distance of 67 km. This airport is well connected to the other important cities like Delhi and Mumbai.

Kathgodam is the nearest Railway Station, located at a distance of 28 Kms from Naukuchiatal and is well connected to many major cities.

Key attractions/Sightseeing

Lake at Bhimtal: A small city, on an average elevation of 400 m above the sea level and well known for its beautiful lake, Bhimtal Lake is a major spot of attraction of Naukuchiatal and visitors throng the place in ample from all over the world. The lake pulls the tourists with its unfailing appeal. The island in the center of the lake presents a beautiful view.

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