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If India is called the land of spiritualism, Uttarakhand is one big contributor towards it. Home to the holy Ganga and the 4 most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, it is commonly referred to as 'dev bhoomi' (the land of gods). Sages and saints since time immemorial have housed under the shelter of the mountains here. The world flocks here to master asanas and to seek out big answers and the ashrams gladly offer them room to rest. The forests here are home to the largest concentration of tigers in India. Over the mountains and engulfing the plains, the forests covers about 25 percent of the state.
The mighty Himalayan ranges provide great opportunity for high altitude trekking and mountaineering. Find glaciers from which rivers are born, find valleys overgrown with wild flowers, find lakes that reflect the sky and find temples as old as humanity itself. While you are at it, you'll also find a little bit of yourself, here in Uttarakhand.

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Things to do

Paragliding-short - A shorter version of the paragliding experience in Bhimtal, do this if you have limited time but still want that adrenaline-rush like none other as you soar through the landscape on wings. Paragliding tops the list of adventure activities around the Bhimtal region.

Jungle trek to Tiffin Top - A short 3 kilometre hike through forested hills gets you up to 'Tiffin Top' at 2292 metres above msl. Overall a fairly easy and leisurely hike that is suitable for families and children as well, the trek starts from the Ayar Jungle Camp. If you are lucky, you might spot some wildlife en route to the top.

Trek to Naina Peak - A lovely long hike to Naini peak is a perfect combination of some adventure and birding as well. The trek starts at Pangot and takes you to Naini peak through Kilbury. Never a dull path, your hike will give you the opportunity to spot numerous species of birds. Lammergeier, himalayan griffon, blue-winged minla, rufous-bellied woodpecker, rufous-bellied niltava and the khalij pheasant are a few of the 580 species of birds recorded in Pangot.

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  • Often viewed as a day trip from Nainital, Bhimtal has now carved out its own space to become a unique destination in its own right. Until a couple of years ago, the main draw here at Bhimtal was its lake created by the earth-dam built in 1883. Regular boating and sightseeing apart, Bhimtal has now come to be associated with adventure activities like kayaking and paragliding.

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  • Apparently built on the lines of Cumbrian Lake District by the British, Nainital is one of Uttarakhand's most popular hill stations. With majestic views, Nainital is set in a valley around an eye-shaped lake, where according to legend, the Goddess Sati's eyes had fallen. Bustling markets with spectacular views of the hills essentially make Nainital a gateway to the upper reaches of the mighty Himalayas.

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  • If India is called the land of spiritualism, Uttarakhand is one big contributor towards it. Home to the holy Ganga and the 4 most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, it is commonly referred to as 'dev bhoomi' (the land of gods). Sages and saints since time immemorial have housed under the shelter of the mountains here.

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  • The Lake of Nine Corners, Naukuchiatal, is your best choice for idyllic vistas, perfect weather as well as some adrenalin rushes. From majestic mountains, forests, lakes, to trekking, boating and rock climbing, you have a rich platter of activities on offer.

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  • One of the favourite summer retreats of British India, Naukuchiatal still draws the peace-seekers to its bounty. Gaze on perfect sunrises and sunsets with a session of yoga or meditation. Go angling, rowing, paddling or yachting. Bird watching, angling and wildlife photography enthusiasts have endless opportunities at Jangliagaon.

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  • Paragliding, trekking, rock climbing, rappelling, mountain biking, parasailing - the list of activities for the adventure seekers here is pretty lengthy.

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Best time to visit October to March

Late September to early November is the best time to visit here after the rains have subsided. The chilly winter arrives by late November and stays on till the end of February.

Clear skies through March till the haze by mid-April and mid-June rains. Frequent landslides are the only dampener till the monsoons end.

How to reach


  • The closest airport is situated at Pantnagar which is 60 kilometre from Naukuchiatal (**limited flights on this route and flights are frequently cancelled). Pantnagar is a small town in Udham Singh Nagar District, Uttarakhand. Pantnagar airport is directly connected to Delhi via Air India Regional. You can take cab from Pantnagar for Naukuchiatal. It takes roughly two hour to reach Naukuchiatal.


  • Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to Nainital. Kathgodam is situated in Haldwai near Nainital. It is 26 kilometre away from Naukuchiatal. Kathgodam railway station is well connected to Delhi, Kolkata. You can find frequent trains connecting kathgodam as it serves as gateway of Kumaon region. From Kathogdam you can take a cab or bus heading towards Naukuchiatal.


  • Naukuchiatal has a well-established road network. You can find cabs from Delhi and Kathgodam or from any major city in uttarakhand to Naukuchiatal. Busses are also available from ISBT Anand Vihar Delhi for Kathgodam and Naukuchiatal. If you are looking for more adventure wanna be an un[traveller], you can opt for self-drive and take NH9 from Delhi taking you through the mesmerizing beauty of Uttarakhand state.


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