Naukuchia Tal or ‘lake of nine corners’ is a small hill station in Nainital district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The lake is 175 feet deep and is situated at 1220 mts above sea level. It is surrounded by hills covered in trees and shrubs. It is the deepest of all the lakes in the Nainital region. .It is within an enchanting valley offering an opportunity of angling and bird watching.. A picnic to this beautiful place also offers one with the tempting challenges like paragliding, fishing, rowing, paddling or yachting. Naukuchiatal will even enchant the picnicker with the rare adventurous activity of parasailing.The lake is fed by an underground perennial spring. Naukuchiatal is also famous for the 'escape festival' which happens once every year (in the month of may).