Thursday, December 23, 2010


Naukuchiatal, the nine cornered lake and a weekend getaway around Delhi is situated 25 kms from Nainital and 4 kms from Bhimtal. Naukuchiatal is known for its tranquility, orchards and dense jungles that surround it. This body of sparking water is 1220 mts above sea level, situated within an enchanting valley.

HOW TO REACH THERE : Delhi to Naukuchiatal is around 317 km .
The Best route from Delhi to Naukuchiatal 
Delhi -> Ghaziabad -> Hapur -> Muradabad -> Rampur -> Rudrapur -> Haldwani -> Kathgodam -> Ranibagh(2 KMs from Kathgodam) -> Bhimtal -> Naukuchiatal

Contact Number - : Club Mahindra Dancing Waters
Village : Bohra Gaon
Post: Naukuchiatal
Distt. Nainital –Pin - 263136
Tel: 05942 – 248105, 247408 – 409, 247507
Fax: 05942 – 247141

HOW MUCH WOULD IT COST : I went for a 3 days and 2 nights trip . Trip costed around Rs. 27,000 for 7 of us .Mode of Travel was Innova with Rs.10.50/km . Property : Club Mahindra Resorts  .Trip costs does not account for the Free Stay for 3 members .
Info : Club Mahindra also accommodate Non-Member .

Non- Members are accommodated in Junior Suite  - Rs 4000 / night .
Extra Adult - 1000 / night
Buffet Breakfast - Rs. 320 / Head
Buffet Meals - Rs. 420 / head

Reservation can be made from following Link : -
Reservation can also be through email :
Phone : 39880000*

Gad Ganga Dawns Gold
HOW MUCH TIME IT WOULD TAKE : Naukuchiatal is 7 hrs drive from Delhi .Since we halted for a number of times in between , it took us 8hrs to reach there .We started from Delhi at around 7:00 a.m . Halted in between for breakfast for about 45 minutes . Also we got some traffic jam near Rampur . We halted again in Haldwani for Lunch for about 1hr 15 min . We reached Club Mahindra Resorts at around 4:15 p.m .

Naukuchiatal Morning
Location of Resort - The resort is spread over 3.5 acres of land, facing the lake and surrounded by lush green mountains. You can access the lake through the resort . There is also a deck exclusively for the Club Mahindra Guests . This place offers one of the best views of Naukuchiatal . 
Studio Appartment
There are 2 types of rooms :-
1) Studio Rooms facing the Lake are available only for the Members .
2) Junior suite - available for Non-Members . they do not offer a Lake View 
There is a dormitory outside the resort for Drivers as well .Its Tarrif  is Rs.100 / night .
Other Details are available from the following Link :-

Property - Property Interiors and Furniture portrays a very Royal Look . It has ample amount of outdoor as well as Indoor activities . Other than Badminton all other Outdoor activities are charged. .The charges are quite handsome like -> Forest Horse Riding - Rs. 350  , Paragliding - rs. 1500 .

Best Part of the Resort and the Trip was their Evening Fun Activities which Includes Tambola , Snatch the partner etc. We celebrated my wife's birthday with all the guests of the resort .It was a nice surprise for her .
Resort has a beautiful bar room , but no Liquor is allowed .You must carry it with you . Even soft drinks are very costly .500 ml Limca was around Rs. 90 .

Food - Ala cart is Pathetic .Next day we got it packed from outside .Breakfast has a descent spread . Considering Club Mahindra to be Excellent Resort , breakfast was average .

Sight-Seeing - The first day travel was very tiring and hence we decided to stay and enjoy in the resort .In the evening we went to the Lake , Clicked some pics , Played badminton , and then started our drinks session .
Hanumanji temple
Next day we started the day by taking the blessings from a beautiful Hanumanji Temple .went to Sattal means 7 lakes . Some were as green as Jungles of Malaysia . Its worth watching . 
Nanital candles
Then we went to Nanital for purchasing some candles , buying cake for my wife , packed our dinner and came back to the resort .

Next day we started off for Delhi .On the way we stopped at Bhimtal  . I took some best shots of the trip at this place . I noticed a strange thing . Boats men catch big fishes here and keep it alive tied to a rope . If any tourist wishes to buy it , they pack it in some Plastic cover and give it Alive . Fresh Fish is a treat to tongue .  

Over all it was MAST FAMILY FUN ...........................
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