Naukuchiatal, Uttarakhand: A pretty Tal that isn’t Nanital!

A nine-cornered lake set at some distance from the picturesque Nanital, this one is an equally beautiful hill retreat, if not more. The lake stretches for 1 kilometer and is home to a beautiful village. If you’re looking for a place to find some peace and quiet, skip Nanital for this one. April to June, September to November. The hill town is best avoided in the season of heavy rainfall and winter because of excessive snow. It can do well to serve as peaceful summer retreat away from the blistering heat of the cities.