Naukuchiatal: Lake Of Nine Corners


Naukuchiatal or as it is called, ‘lake of nine corners’ is a little slope station in Nainital locale of the Indian territory of Uttarakhand. The lake is 175 feet deep and is stands at 1,220 m above sea level. It is encompassed by slopes and canvassed in trees and bushes. It is the deepest of the considerable number of lakes in the Nainital district. Length of the lake is 983 m, broadness is 693 m and the depth is measured as 40.3 m. It is inside a captivating valley offering a chance of calculating and fledgling viewing. It was believed that this lake was made after hard worship of Brahmaji for which a little temple dedicated to him exists close to the KMVN guesthouse. As indicated by local people anybody walking out a parikarma or round of the lake will be honoured or blessed by Brahmaji.

An excursion to this lovely place likewise offers various adventurous activities. The place is a perfect spot for a picnic or even a weekend gateway for most of the people who want to take a break from their work and enjoy the peace. The place is better as compared to most of the lake stations as it is less crowed and relatively cheaper.



There are a number of adventurous activities that one can perform during his stay in the area. The list comprises:

  • Paragliding
  • Angling
  • Paddling
  • Yachting
  • Boating
  • Bird Watching
  • Nature Walks
  • ATV Rides (Mud Biking)
Paragliding (Picture Credit: theindia)

Places To Visit In Naukuchiatal

There are also a number of places to see near this place, Out of which Hanuman Temple is the nearest and the best.

Hanuman Temple

Hanuman Temple is situated on the fundamental street to Naukuchiatal. It comprises of a 52 feet high statue of Lord Hanuman. Wonderful landscape of high mountains and valley add greatness to the blessed figure. The Temple has a simulated buckle configuration on lines of the popular Vaishno Devi Temple, which encloses the temple and prompts different areas of the temple. There are three temples in the principle premises, it also has a resting/staying place for the visitors, a Ram Darbar Temple, and the Shani Temple.

Hanuman Temple

The other places to visit can be listed as :

  • Sattal (20km)
  • Bhimtal (4km)
  • Nainital (26km)
  • Bhowali (13km)
  • Haldwani (30km)

Good To Know :

The lake is located 4 km from Bhimtal

The lake is at a distance of 26 km from Nainital

320 km from Delhi, the National Capital

Closest railroad station is Kathgodam, which is 24.9 km

Nearest airport at Pantnagar is 59.2km