Naukuchiatal: Best Time to Visit, Sightseeing, FAQs and more

Naukuchiatal, a small mountainous abode in Uttarakhand, is a perfect destination for honeymoon, family trip, corporate getaways or a plain and simple friends’ trip. Unlike the main town of Nainital, Naukuchiatal is away from all the hustle bustle of city life and is situated in lower ranges of the Kumaon hills. 

Lake boating, hikes, camping, ancient temples, bird watching, paragliding, water sports are some of the many things available in this small heavenly abode. Given the natural beauty and the many attractions of this small town, Naukuchiatal witnesses thousands of tourists every year to enjoy the quaint and peaceful vibe of this lake town. 

Here are a few things that you might want to know before planning a trip to Naukuchiatal:

Q1. What is the best time to visit Naukuchiatal?

To enjoy Naukuchiatal in all its natural glory, the best time to visit is from March to June and from September to November. The rest of the months witness either too much rainfall or are too cold for you to be able to enjoy your trip. 

Q2. What is Naukuchiatal famous for?

Naukuchiatal is the most famous for its nine cornered lake. You can enjoy boating and other water sports in the lake. Naukuchiatal is also famous for bird watching, hiking and paragliding. 

Q3. Are there good hotels in Naukuchiatal?

Naukuchiatal is full of hostels, hotels, resorts, glamping and camping sites. The hotels and resorts are built around the famous lake and you can easily book these hotels online.

Q4. How to reach Naukuchiatal?

There are three ways to reach Naukuchiatal. The easiest is by road. Take a bus to Nainital and a taxi thereafter to reach Naukuchiatal. 

The nearest railway station is the Kathgodam Railway Station. You can take a taxi to Naukuchiatal from Kathgodam. Or, you can take a bus to Nainital and then take a taxi to the destination. 

The nearest airport to Naukuchiatal is Pantnagar Airport. Follow the same road route as specified above to reach Naukuchiatal. 

Q5. What is the height of Naukuchiatal?

Naukuchiatal is situated at a height of 1200 meters above the sea level, enough for you to enjoy a pleasant weather between March to June, and September to November. 

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