Naukuchiatal is a nine cornered lake located in the foothills of Nainital, Uttrakhand. Naukuchiatal means nine cornered lake. Naukuchiatal comes under the lake district of Nainital. It is located at a height of 1220 metres above sea level. The lake is about 1 kilometre long and is about 40 metres deep. It is the deepest lake in the Nainital area. There are activities like rowing, paddling and yachting conducted here. The climate is pleasant in summers and winters are cold. The lovely climate and the panoramic view of the lake and its surroundings make Naukuchiatal a favoured destination of tourists. Every year thousands of tourists flock to Nainital to enjoy the beautiful view of Naukuchiatal and its surroundings.
The popular myth about Naukuchiatal is that a person who can view all the nine corners of the lake in one shot attains Nirvana. This lake is fed by an underwater natural spring. Located in the marvellous Kumaon region Naukuchiatal has a fabulous collection of flora and fauna.
People who love adventure sports can take part in them. Just four kilometres from Naukuchiatal is located Bhimtal another lake with great scenic beauty. Bhimtal offers boating and rafting activities. Sattal is another lake located in the same district and is very popular with tourists. The town has very less population and there are small shops selling local handicrafts. The ideal time to travel to Naukuchiatal is March to June and September to November. Winter is very cold and it often snows so all tourist activity comes to a halt during winters. Naukuchiatal is located at a distance of three hundred and twenty kilometres from the national capital Delhi. You can travel by road or take a train to reach Nainital and then travel by taxi. Naukuchiatal offers the tourist beautiful scenery along with adventure sports.