Lake / Backwaters
At a distance of 25 km from Nainital and 6 km from Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal is a picturesque lake situated in Nainital district. It is situated at an altitude of 1,220 m and it literally means nine cornered lake.
The lake is 175 feet deep and is the deepest lake in the Nanitaal region. It is surrounded by thick vegetation of trees and shrubs. The length of lake is 983 m and breadth is 693 m. The lake is fed by an underground perennial spring.
According to mythology, any person who can spot all the nine corners of the lake standing on the ground is guaranteed nirvana. It is believed that the lake was created by Lord Brahma and a small temple dedicated to Brahma exists near the KMVN guesthouse. It is also said that anyone who performs a circumambulation of the lake will be blessed by Lord Brahma.
This place is famous for the mesmerizing beauty of terrain and green landscapes. A walk through the woods, which offers scenic views of the lake, is a popular activity for locals and tourists. Naukuchaital has wide variety of wildlife, birds and captivating collection of butterflies. This is also a favorite spot for adventure seekers providing ample opportunity for adventure activities such as angling, trekking, paragliding, paddling and river rafting.