• District: Nainital
  • Famous for/as: Hill Station
  • Languages: Kumaoni, Hindi
  • Best Season: Mar-Jun, Sep -Nov
  • Weather: Summer 15-30°C,Winter: 0-24°C
  • Altitude: 1219 m

Naukuchiatal in the Indian state of Uttarakhand is a pretty camouflage, crammed with the musical serenade of the chirping flock. Embraced by majestic mountains and verdant greenery amidst the twisting mountain roads, this pretty hill station offers picture book sceneries. Naukuchiatal
is situated at an altitude of 1,220 m and it literally means nine cornered lake. Appealing sights of paddocks and terraced fields make this place a perfect and pleasing destination. Tourists can conveniently visit Naukuchiatal on thier Nainital tour packages as the town is just 22 km from Nainital.

Even though this place is famed for the Magnificient Lake, an array of other fascinations is on offer in this panoramic locale. One among the natural marvels of Kumaon, Naukuchiatal is an idyllic location to enjoy the captivating compilations of rare butterflies and colourful parade of Himalayan birds.Bounded by deep, woody forests and lustrous greenery Naukuchiatal is a pretty location, which would enthrall every visitor with its imposing charm. The jungles are the abode of Himalayan flora and fauna and the nature walk through this woody forest would proffer the great luxury of marvelous sceneries. A nice promenade through the tree-flanked banks of the lakes is a miraculous experience.



Situated 8 km from Naukuchiatal at a scenic spot, Jungliagaon is an ideal getaway for angling. Ample scope of wildlife photography and bird watching is there at Jungliagaon.

Getting there

By Air: The nearest Airport to Naukuchia Tal is Pant Nagar Airport situated 74 km from Naukuchia Tal and it is well connected by motorable roads. Taxis to Naukuchia Tal and Haldwani are easily available from Pant Nagar Airport. The distance from Pant Nagar Airport to Naukuchia Tal can be easily covered in two hours of time.

By Train: The Nearest Railway station to Naukuchia Tal is Kathgodam situated 44kms from Naukuchia Tal. There are two trains that run daily between Delhi to Kathgodam and vice-versa. Trains are frequent to Kathgodam as it is the gateway of Kumaon region. Buses and Taxis are available from Kathgodam and Haldwani to Naukuchia Tal.

By Road: Naukuchia Tal is well connected by motorable roads connecting major cities and towns of Uttarakhand state. Buses to Kathgodam and Nainital are easily available from ISBT Anand Vihar, Delhi. Taxis to Naukuchia Tal are easily available from major destinations of Kumaon region in Uttarakhand state. Buses and taxis are available from Almora, Nainital, Kathdodam to Naukuchiatal.


  • Delhi to Naukuchiatal: 317 km
  • Lucknow to Naukuchiatal: 1437 km
  • Lucknow to Naukuchiatal: 2213 km
  • Lucknow to Naukuchiatal: 41 km
  • Lucknow to Naukuchiatal: 58 km