Mythology Associated with Naukuchia Tal
Naukuchia Tal is mentioned in Indian Mythology, according to which this lake was created after hard worship (also known as tap in Hindi) of Brahma ji. A small temple dedicated to Brahma ji is also located near the KMVN (Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam) guesthouse. Locals of the lake region hold a belief that anyone performing a parikarma of the lake will be blessed by Brahma ji and can attain Nirvana, which is considered to be a soulful state of bliss and eternity.
Geography of Naukuchia Tal
Naukuchia Tal is situated at an elevation of about 1220 meters above sea level at the foothills of Kumaon Himalaya Mountains. It has a depth of about 175 feet. In fact, this lake is known to be the deepest of all the lakes in the Nainital region. The length of the lake is near about 983 meters and its breadth has been estimated near about 693 meters. An underground perennial spring forms the water source of this lake. Naukuchai Tal has wide variety of wildlife and birds. It is also a home to rare collections of butterflies.
Tourism of Naukuchia Tal
Naukuchia Tal has potential for tourism and is therefore a tourism product of Nainital. This lake is adorned by hills covered in trees and shrubs in the surrounding and therefore has the potential to draw and mesmerize nature lovers. A noteworthy feature of this lake is its calmness. Therefore, this lake is the destination for those wanting to experience tranquility. Since this lake is located within an enchanting valley it has immense potential for adventure sports and activities like paragliding, fishing, rowing, paddling or yachting. Angling and bird watching are also possible at the lake site. It also has scope for boating. Naukuchia Tal is also popular for the rare adventurous activity of parasailing. Naukuchia Tal is associated with a festival called the escape festival, which is conducted once in every year (in the month of May).
Other Places of Attraction near Naukuchia Tal
Hanuman Temple, Sat Tal, Mukteshwar, Haldwan and Bhim Tal are some of the other places of attraction near Naukuchia Tal.
Naukuchia Tal can be visited any time in the year. Summers and post monsoon are considered to be the best time for tourists to visit the region. This is because the climate is pleasant and perfect for sight seeing and nature walks. Nearest airport from Naukuchia Tal is Pant Nafar Airport. It is situated at a distance of about 74 kilometers from the lake. Nearest railway station is Kathgodam. It is situated at a distance of about 44 kilometers from the lake. This lake is well connected by motorable roads with major cities and towns of the state of Uttarakhand. The Naukuchia Tal is situated about 4 km from Bhim Tal, about 26 km from Nainital and about 320 km from Delhi.
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