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''Untouched so far, the place is apt to rejuvenate and refresh mind and soul''

Do you want to explore some place that’s off the league? If yes, then take out some time for Naukuchiatal.

About the place : You usually go to the most famous and sought after destinations for your vacations. But something that is overdone may not hold the same lustre as its past glory. So, when you plan to visit Nainital, a much commercialised tourist spot now, also plan a short trip to the not-so-far Naukluchiatal Lake and you may never want to come back. The literal meaning of the lake is a nine-cornered Lake and the lake stands by its literal sense. With approximately 1 km of length and 40 mts of depth, this lake stands 1,220 mts above the sea level. According to myths and some stories, if one takes a glimpse of all the nine corners at once with foots on earth, one can disappear in a cloud of smoke to attain nirvana, which means that it is impossible to look at all nine corners of the lake at once with your foots on the ground.

Attractions : Naukuchiatal is situated in an enchanting valley with a colourful natural panoramic scenic beauty. The ambience is so fresh and the lake so pristine that it works as a therapy for several people. The Lake has nine corners, and one of the biggest lakes set in mid of hills. Fortunately it’s not spoiled like Nainital Lake with all that litter around. Lake is surrounded with hills covered with thick layer of trees. One can enjoy sitting near the lake & watching various birds around it. Naukuchiatal is also famous for the 'escape festival' which happens once every year (in the month of May).

There is other side of this place as well. Those who want some crazy fun must visit this place for it provides lots of adventure sports like rowing, paddling, paragliding and yachting. Brace yourself for the ultimate adventure activities like rock climbing, rappelling, flying fox and Burma bridge formation. On this trip slip into the wings, touch the clouds, fly like a bird, and glide over the lake.

How to reach : Air:
The nearest Domestic Airport from Naukuchiatal is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, roughly five and half hour drive from Naukuchiatal. This airport is well connected to the other important cities like Delhi, Amritsar and Mumbai. The nearest International Airport from Naukuchiatal is Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.

Bus facility to reach Naukuchiatal is also available from almost all the nearby major cities and town.

Kathgodam is the nearest Railway Station, located at a distance of 35 Kms from Naukuchiatal and is well connected to many major cities like New Delhi, Jammu, Kanpur, Dehradun, Kolkata, Bangalore, Shimla and Nainital.

Accommodation : The city possesses a number of deluxe and medium to budget hotels that offer homely comfort and nice food. Some of the famous deluxe hotels in the city include Lake Village (Village Chunoti Boat Stand), Lake Resort (PO Naukuchiatal), Club Mahindra Dancing Waters Resort (Bohra Gaon), Hill Skirt Resort (Village Siloti Pant) and Hotel Garden Nest (Siloti Pant Naukuchiatal).

KMVN Tourist Rest House Lakeside (Naukuchiatal), Trh Naukuchiatal (Naukuchiatal), Paradise Resort (Naukuchiatal) and Manoram View (Village Shillotipant) are the famous budget hotels in the Naukuchiatal.

Travel tips: : Naukuchiatal Temperatures ranges from 11 degree to 26 degrees during summer and from 0 C to 14 C during winter. So, do carry woollen clothes.

Best time to visit : From March to June.

Source / Review By : Preeti Kumari

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