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Trip to Naukuchiatal Nainital & SattalTour Route - Delhi - NaukuchiatalTotal No of days - 2Dated - October 2013

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Places to see in & around Naukuchiatal

Naukuchiatal - The taal is heaven when the lotus is in flower. There are various species of fish here of varying sizes. The water rich, bluish green colour is surrounded by hills, and has many birds around. It is said that if you see all the nine corners of the lake it is a blessing as no one has been able to ascertain the point where the nine corners are visible. Boating can be done in the lake. Tourist Rest House run by KMVN just overlooks the lake.

Bhimtal Lake (4 kms from Naukuchiatal) - Named after the Pandava brothers this emerald green Bhimtal Lake is the largest lake in Uttarakhand, ideal for boating. Its other attractions include the 17th century Bhimeshwar Temple complex along with a 40-foot high dam. It is close to Nainital and there are a few stay options also available.

Ranikhet (40 kms from Naukuchiatal) - Ranikhet is a tranquil little hill station that offers some of the most excellent vistas of the Himalayas. One can also enjoy the lovely walkways here. The winters too are enjoyable here, to enjoy the tranquil beauty, majestic himalayas, the well equipped golf club, army museum and so on.

Sattal (6 kms from Naukuchiatal) - Sattal is comparable to Westmoreland of England. It has many striking attractions and one can only gasp at its scenic beauty. As one approaches Sattal, the first lake to come into view is the old Nal Damyanti Lake. On moving ahead, one encounters the ashram of Stanley Johns, an American Missionary. The next lake is the Panna or Garude Lake. As you move down, there is a cluster of three lakes known as Ram, Laxman and Sita Lake. Purna Tal and Sukha Tal are also attractions that shouldn't be missed.

Ramgarh & Mukteshwar - Ramgarh is emerging as a popular destination and is at an elevation of 1,729 meters above sea level. Better known as the Fruit Bowl of the Kumaon region, it houses verdant orchards of apple, apricot, peach and pears. Ramgarh offers a pristine ecosystem and a gigantic view of the Himalayas. One can also visit the Tea Gardens and the Ghodkhal Temple at Ramnagar.

Mukteshwar is a pleasing place situated at an elevation of 2,285 meters above sea level. Its name comes from the 350-year old temple Mukteshwar Dham, whose residing deity is Lord Shiva. Developed by the Britishers as a research and education institute in 1893, Mukteshwar affords a distinctly visible 180-degree view of the majestic Himalayan range. This trip is a perfect getaway from the hustle bustle of the city.

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