Beautiful lakes around Nainital

The Naukuchiatal is the ‘lake of nine corners’.
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Crowded around a deep, green volcanic lake, Nainital is Kumaon’s largest town and favourite hill resort. It occupies a steep forested valley around the namesake lake Naini and was founded by homesick Brits reminded of the Cumbrian Lake District.

There are six popular lakes in and around Nainital- the Naini Lake, Sattal, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Sariyatal and Khurpatal.

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The Naini Lake is the largest lake of Nainital. The lake is shaped like an eye, thus the name, Naini-tal.
The Naini Lake is the largest lake of Nainital. The lake is shaped like an eye, thus the name, Naini-tal.
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Bhimtal is a beautiful lake with clear and pristine waters. There are many small cafes and eateries around here to drop by and grab a bite.
Bhimtal is a beautiful lake with clear and pristine waters. There are many small cafes and eateries around here to drop by and grab a bite.
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The Sattal is a pretty, interconnected body of seven fresh water lakes. There are a few camping and adventure activity options around the Sattal.
The Sattal is a pretty, interconnected body of seven fresh water lakes. There are a few camping and adventure activity options around the Sattal.
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Kamal Tal is the lake of lotuses, next to Naukuchiatal.
Kamal Tal is the lake of lotuses, next to Naukuchiatal.
Image courtesy: ©Mohammad Yunus