Naukuchiatal or the 'lake of nine corners' is a lake that is 175 feet deep and situated at 1220 mts above sea level, in Nanital District of Uttarakhand. It is surrounded by tree covered hills from all sides. It is the deepest amongst all the lakes in the region. The lake is part of an absolutely enchanting valley & offers an opportunity for both, angling and bird watching. A picnic or excursion to this beautiful locale also offers one with the exhilarating activities including paragliding, fishing, and kayaking. A destination so filled with nature's bounty, it is bound to make everyone fall in love with is instantaneously.
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The story of Nal-Damayanti is narrated by the poet in the epic Mahabharat, which says they were a royal couple in love. It is believed that their love story is set in the banks of this lake and hence the name. The lake is considered auspicious by the locals. The precincts are beautiful and a short trek route takes you to this lake from the resort.
During his 'vanvaas' it is known that Bhim married and asura lady by the name 'hidimbi'. The presence of a hidimbi temple in the same area as Bhimtal is further proof of the actual existence of this so called mythological characters of the Mahabharat.
This hill is the source of the river Gargi and is also called Gola Nadi by the locals.
Sat Tal (literally seven lakes) is 17 km from Naukuchiatal. It is another important place to visit. Sat Tal was originally a cluster of seven lakes, out of which two have dried up. It is famous for boating and adventure activities. The densely wooded hills and little creeks along the shores of the lakes are a perennial attraction to the tourists. Godhakhal Temple is 3 km from Bhim Tal.
Weather & ClimateSummer (April to June):
With temperatures soaring to above 49 degrees at its peak, the summers in Amritsar can be harsh & light cotton is recommended for the same.Monsoon (July to October):
Mild to heavy showers are expected during this period and is pleasant. The lush green fields are a sight during this period and we recommend light cottons again.Winter (November to March):
This is when tourism is at its peak, however temperatures can dip to sub zero levels at the peak of winters. We recommend light to heavy woolens.