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Place to Visit


This is a beautiful lake situated at a distance of 3 kms from Bhimta away from hustle bustle in the lap of nature. As it has nine corners that's why it is known as Naukuchiatal. It is also nice place for fishing, boating and watching migratory birds. One can enjoys ride on Yatches and Paddle boats.

Naukuchiatal is, perhaps, the most beautiful of all the lakes in Uttarakhand. A unique nine-cornered lake, it is situated 24 km away from Nainital, in the foothills of Kumaon, at an altitude of 1,219 meters. The beautiful lake is alimented by an underwater spring. Naukuchiatal Lake is surrounded by dense oak forests from all the sides. The first sight of this tranquil lake is mesmerizing and eye-soothing, sure to leave you wanting for more.

Naukuchiatal is a must-visit for those who love getting lost in the serenity of nature. The enchanting views of meadows and pastures that the lake provides to its visitors make it look more picturesque. This is a perfect place to get away from all the rush of the cities and rejuvenate your body as well as soul. An overview of Naukuchiatal gives an assumption of 'picture-perfect' beauty. The captivating surroundings and varied biodiversity that can be seen in the area within 10 km radius of Naukuchiatal gives it the perception of virtual heaven.

Naukuchiatal is the perfect location to observe and admire the variety of wildlife species the almighty has blessed earth with. It is the place where you can enjoy the becharming compilations of colorful butterflies and the beautiful variety of Himalayan birds. Not simply because of its incomparable beauty, but also because of the uncommon adventurous opportunity it offers, the lake is a hit amongst tourists. Activities like angling, trekking, bird-watching, paragliding and parasailing attract a major chunk of Uttarakhand-visitors to this place.

Naini Lake

The nucleus of Nainital's uncomparable beauty is beautiful lake. In the day, mirrored in its waters stand seven proud hills, dotted withpretty cottages and villas. More beautiful than this however is the lake at night when the myriads of bulbs from the hill sides and quite a large number hanging near the lake's edge stab their magic light into its waters.

The lake offers the holiday makers ample opportunity for yachting, boating or paddling the boat. Boating rates in conventional rowing boats ranges from Rs. 80/- to Rs. 120/- from one end of lake to another end. Paddling boats are available on hourly rate from Rs. 80/- to Rs. 120/- depending on type of paddle boat.


Bhimtal is 22 Kms. from Nainital and 11 Kms. from Bhowali at an altitude of 1370 mts. The pride of Bhimtal is a beautiful lake which offers magnificent vistas for tourists. The lake is larger than Naini lake. Tourist enjoys here boating in lake. There is an island amid lake a restaurant is located atop it. Tourist visit here by boats. The distance of island from lake shore is 91 mts.There is a 17th century Bhimeshwar temple complex along the 40 feet high dam . The local bus stand and taxi stand is situated near it. One road from Bhimtal leaves for Naukuchiatal while the another one goes to Kathgodam 21 Kms from here.Connectivity is available from Indian Rail upto Kathgodam and from kathgodam by road that is 21 Kms.Nearest Airport is PantNagar Airport distance of 35 Kms.

Kainchi Dham

Kainchi Dham is located at the Nainital - Almora road, about 9 kms. from Bhowali and 17 kms. from Nainital. It is a pilgrimage centre which has achieved huge recognition for the ashram of famous Neem Karoli Maharaj. Kainchi Dham is named because of the two sharp hairpin bends of the road. Kainchi is a local term of Uttara


Khurpatal is a serene lake with emerald green waters located at a distance of 10 kms from Nainital An ideal spot with beautiful lush green meadows away from routine life in lap of nature. Surrounded by terraced fields it is a real heaven. Number of fishes are there in this lake thus one can also enjoy fishing here.


Ghorakhal is a place that is famous for the temple of Lord Golu that is located here. Lord Golu is worshipped by the local people. There is also a Sainik School situated here. One of the main tourist attractions of Kumaon ( Nainital ) Gorakhal Temple ( Temple of Famous GOLU DEVTA ) is located near Bhimtal.

Situated in tranquil locality of huge Deodar and oak trees and adjacent to Sainik School this temple is just 4 Km from Bhowali and 15Kms from Nainital. The main attraction of this temple is large number of bells hanged by the devotees under reverence and in token of fulfillment of their wishes for many decades and still continues


Sat tal is located at a distance of about 23 kms. from Nainital, and at an altitude of 1,370 metres above sea level. It is a very beautiful place which has seven lakes which are set in the oak forests. All these lakes are situated at an altitude of 1,370 metres. In Hindi, the word Sattal means seven lakes. This is one of the few places which is still unspoilt and unpolluted. Every year, lots of migratory birds make their way to Sattal because of its fresh water lakes. The seven lakes that make Sattal are the following:

* Panna or Garud Tal
* Nal-Damyanti Tal
* Purna Tal
* Sita Tal
* Ram Tal
* Laxman Tal
* Sukha Tal or Khurdariya Tal

Sattal experiences pleasant climate round the year. The summer months of April, May and June also observe pleasant climate, making it an ideal getaway for the people from plain lands. At an altitude of approx 4,000 feet, surrounded by dense oak and pine forests, the place has fresh green fauna, clear blue water and sweet chirping of birds, of the place brings on earth a virtual paradise for tourists.

Butterfly Museum

A rich butterfly museum, at Jones Estate, is a major tourist attraction of Sat Tal, with over 2,500 species of butterflies and 1100 species of insects that are native to the Kumaoni region. The museum was established by Federic Smetacek, better known as the butterfly man.

Methodist Ashram

Established in 1930 by Stanley Jones, a great missionary and a friend of Mahatma Gandhi, Methodist Ashram is situated at the entry point of Sat Tal banks. The historical importance and fine colonial architecture of the place make it a popular destination. The famous St. Johns Church is also situated within the premises of the ashram.

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