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8 Most Scenic Lakes In And Around Nainital That You Ought To Visit ASAP!

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The city of lakes is home to some of nature’s most gorgeous creations, that people from far and wide visit. Whether it’s your first time in the city or you're a curious explorer, be sure to behold these stunning lakes on your visit to Nainital, because each lake has a precious tale to share.

1. Sariyatal

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Located in the suburban area of the main city, this jade green lake has emerged as a popular tourist spot. With plush surroundings, serenity and sultry winds, it's a must visit! Ideal for honeymooners, couples, nature lovers and students, Sariyatal is bestowed with thick herbage and has a strikingly magnificent backdrop which is perfect for photography.

2. Naini Lake

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A mention of all the lakes in and around Nainital would be incomplete without giving this lake a mention. Shaped like an eye and offering picturesque view with breathtaking surroundings, it serves as a great place to watch the sunset from as you row away your boat in the company of your loved ones.

3. Sattal

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The 7 interconnected freshwater lakes sitting at an altitude of 1370 metres below the lush orchards in the Mehragaon Valley, Sattal or Sat Tal has the potential to satiate your adventurous soul. From never ending hikes across the oak and pine laden forests, night treks to moonlit swims and bonfire near the Subhash Dhara waterfall, it promises a lot of fun!

4. Bhimtal

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A lake city named after the mighty Bhima of the Pandava clan, the place is revered for its aesthetic beauty. It sits at an altitude of 1,370 metres above sea level and offers gorgeous views. This lake city is popular for its proximity to Nainital and is known to feature some of the stately hotels that are comparatively cheaper than that of Nainital.

5. Naukuchiatal

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Known to be the deepest of all lakes in Nainital, this 175 feet deep lake surrounded by hills covered in pine trees and exotic shrubs, also happens to be one of the most sought after camping sites in town. Adventurous souls will find numerous resorts and packages specific to their camping needs and activities in the area for a memorable experience.

6. Khurpatal

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The emerald blue-green lake of Khurpatal is cradled by lofty pine and cedar trees and offers a gorgeous vista of the mountains. Located at a height of 1,635 metres above sea level, this beautiful place is just 12 km away from Nainital. It's also famously known as the anglers paradise and one can indulge in fishing, angling and basking by the lake-side.

7. Harishtal

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Known to be a great location for trekking, this one is a hot favourite amongst all those who have managed to discover this wonderful place. If you want to take a closer look at the agricultural life in the state of Nainital, this is a great place to come and witness the same at. Also, camping by the lakeside is a fun experience to indulge in.

8. Lokhamtal

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Lokhamtal is a very small lake similar to the dimensions of Khurpatal. There is a small settlement of peasants nearby and a huge swing near the Lokhamtal Mandir. One of the most unexplored lakes amongst all, visit it to get the taste of unadulterated village life with fresh produce, caring villagers and a slow paced life where you'll always feel welcomed.

Explore away!

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