Weekend Getaways in India

Weekend Getaway from Delhi to Naukuchiatal, Distance by Bike Route

  • Starting Point:

    New Delhi

  • Destination:


  • When to Visit:

    March to June

  • Type of Bike Required:

    An off-road bike to deal with the mountainous road after crossing by Kathgodam

  • Cuisine:

    North Indian Cuisine

  1. New Delhi - Ghaziabad - Tanda - Haldwani - Naukuchiatal Via NH9


    Approx. 7 Hours

Naukuchiatal is a small village of Uttarakhand. The village is in Nainital, is one of the deepest of the town. It is also popularly known as, ‘The Lake of Nine Corners’. The village is a perfect example of nature’s marvel and ideal for tranquility and peace lovers. The route to Naukuchiatal is an adventurous and one with sharp turns. Thus night time riding is not preferable to Naukuchiatal.

Historical Background

This place is called as Naukuchiatal because this area is a house of lake that has nine corners. Located at the foothills of the Kumaon Mountains, Naukuchiatal is perhaps the most pleasing lake in Uttaranchal, surrounded by green slopes and oak forests. This lake is situated at the altitude of approximately 1200 meters that is above the sea level. The lake goes higher to a length of 1 km and is 40 meters deep. This lake is one of the extensive lakes in the region of Nainital.

The delusion of this area is that it’s associated with the lake that no one can ever see the nine corners in a single stretch and if someone tries to do so it is considered that the person will deceased in the clouds and will conquer the nirvana. This myth makes people anxious to try. This lake has been named as the best lake in the area by its visitors. People not only enjoy boating in the lake but also love to spend time by sitting and enjoying the corners that are surrounded by the Kumaon range.

Let us have a look at the route to reach the destination

Option 1: New Delhi – Ghaziabad – Tanda – Haldwani – Naukuchiatal

  • Starting point: New Delhi (Delhi)
  • Ending point: Naukuchiatal (Uttarakhand)
  • Via: NH9
  • Distance: 308 Kms
  • Duration: Approx. 7 Hrs

The route to reach Naukuchiatal via NH9 may let the rider take a time span of about 7 hours to reach the destination. The route is a twisty and completely filled with sharp turns after crossing Haldwani. The roads are narrow and steep, thus a rider should be careful during the journey.

Places to Stay

Naukuchiatal is a perfect destination for having a great time with your dear ones. Enjoy the attractions of this popular tourist spot. With so much to lure your senses and offer you recreation at its best, get drenched in the spirit of adventure that you get to explore at the lake Naukuchiatal. Enjoy together all the points of popular interests and bring back several memorable moments. Boating! That will be the best portion about your trip to Naukuchiatal. Surrounded by tall mountains, enjoy all the magnificent views sitting in a colorful shikara.

Delve into interesting themes, fabulous designs, colorful landscapes, amusing characters, ambient music, props and merchandise available in nearby stores- all at one place. The lake, Naukuchiatal is the best way to have a memorable time with kids and family. So, enjoy a fulfilling outing at the lake in Naukuchiatal. Visitors can make their stay comfortable in any one of the hotels in Naukuchiatal which are available in all categories ranging from deluxe and medium to budget hotels.

Types of Accommodation Available

Being the major centre for tourists, the city holds a number of deluxe and medium to budget hotels that offer homely comfort and nice food. Naukuchiatal is one of those places that offer the option to save money on accommodation and stay in decent budget hotels or Resort depending on your choice. The area will offer a lot of 1 and 2-star budget accommodations as the area is easily accessible to the other parts of Naukuchiatal and is well connected by road. The budget hotel here is it not only a good option for value seekers but is ideal for those traveling individually or in small groups. Naukuchiatal has some good budget villa too which are affordable to all. Being accessible to important landmarks in Naukuchiatal, it makes a good place to stay that will allow you to save money on your stay and make your trip memorable.

Places to Visit

Lake Naukuchiatal

One of the most sought after places in Naukuchiatal, this lake is situated at an altitude of 3996 ft above the sea level. Never falling short of water, it is routinely filled by the underwater stream. This lake is doubtlessly the most breath-taking lake in the district of Nainital. This Lake is surrounded by a thick network of oak forests and leaves lasting the impression on your mind and soul. It is assumed that one can attain enlightenment on having a view of all the nine corners of the lake from a single point.

Bhimtal Lake

Bhimtal Lake is named after Bhim from the Indian arduous of Mahabharata. The place is a must visit and express as one of the best destinations for the excursion. Located 19 km from Naukuchiatal and 1375m above the sea level, this place is famous for its Bhimtal Lake with a small island in the middle. It is an everlasting lake and one of the largest lakes in the state of Uttarakhand. The lake is extensively known for its rich presence of flora species here.

Sattal Lake

Sattal Lake is an inter-connected channel of seven freshwater lakes flowing in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. It is one of the cleanliest lakes in Uttarakhand and is located at a height of 1380m. This place also fascinates you with the rich presence of migratory birds behind the lake. One can also look for camp services in Sat Tal if you desire to spend your night under the moon.

Hanuman Temple

Hanuman Temple also is known as Vaishno Devi Mandir, is established in the midst of thick green oak trees and is considered as one of the most divine Temple in Naukuchiatal, where on the entrance the visitors will be enchanted with the 52 ft high statue of the God. The whole Temple complex is surrounded by artificial caves which have been created on the terms of famous Vaishno Devi Shrine. The dazzling backdrop of mountains and valley adds charm to the already bewitching environment.


Jungligaon is one of the most diminished places in the region of Uttarakhand. It takes around 20 minutes to reach from Naukuchiatal and is often treated as the paradise for angling lovers. Jungliagaon is a spot for photographers which display the actual meaning of solitude and attracting beauty.

If you are planning a trip to this beautiful town, make sure that you have the above 5 places in your guidebook as these places will give you the most fulfilling experience of this town.

Things to Eat

Every trip is imperfect without tasting the local flavors and food. The freshly cooked dishes assist the soul of traveling. Naukuchiatal being a small place does not have many eating joints found at intervals around. Mostly the food is served at the places you will be staying. Almost all cuisines are served depending on the option of your accommodation while North Indian cuisine is dominant.

So “Eat, Drink and Enjoy” at your ideal Restaurant.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Naukuchiatal is from March-June and September-November. The temperature remains pleasant and is apt for sightseeing. However, it is advised to avoid traveling during the monsoon period which ends during the month of September. Winter season is enjoyable with temperature ranging from 0 to 20 degrees Celsius. With a breath of garden-fresh air, winters may also witness heavy snowfall. Heavy woolens are recommended for this season which stretches up to the month of February.

It would be ideal to start the journey in the dawn of Saturday, to reach at an ideal time at the destination. Naukuchiatal is a small tourist village away from all the urban vibes. One can experience peace and serene vibes with soul-filling atmosphere. Lake Naukuchiatal is an exquisite and a peaceful lake. It is believed one can achieve the feeling of nirvana at a particular spot near the lake. The cool and breezy weather near the lake gives a calm and peace of mind vibes to a visitor. Lake Bhimtal is situated approximately 19km from Naukuchiatal. One can also enjoy boating by the lake. One can feel peace of mind and a stress-free atmosphere beside the lake.

The one who have a love for nature should visit, Jangliagaon, a spot at a distance of 8 km from Naukuchiatal. The nature lovers and nature photographers should definitely visit this location for a perfect time. Another famous and tourist preferred spot, ‘Nainital’, is situated at a distance of about 11 km from Naukuchiatal. This city of lakes is another spot of beautiful lakes and activities carried out nearby the lakes. One should definitely visit Nainital too on trip to Naukuchiatal.

Hope BforBiker provided you enough information to plan your trip to this beautiful city of lake of nine corners.