My first Paragliding experience - Naukuchiatal, UK
We were planning a weekend trip and only options we got were Rishikesh, Nainital, Jim Corbett, Neemrana Fort. When we stumbled upon Naukuchitaal on the internet. So we headed there for the wonderful experience.
When in doubt, choose mountains. We chose, Naukuchiatal, which is a small hill station in Nainital district. Very famous, “escape Festival” also happens here once a year.
HOW TO REACH NAUKUCHITAL?
BY ROAD: We hired an Innova and reached there in 9 hours from Noida. It is 320 km from Delhi and 26 km from Nainital.
BY TRAIN: Nearest station is kathgodam which is 6 km from Naukuchiatal. There are 4 direct trains from Delhi to Kathgodam.
There are no direct flights for this place.
BEST TIME TO VISIT NAUKUCHIATAL:
March – June, and September – November. During these seasons temperature is comfortable for sightseeing.
WHERE TO STAY IN NAUKUCHIATAL :
We chose to camp here instead of staying in lodges and hotels. We took a deal which included our camping in the forest, bonfire during cold nights, and all three meals. There are numerous places that give you the same deal and packages anywhere between 2000- 4000 INR per person.
WHAT TO DO IN NAUKUCHITAL:
– If you love adventure then you are at the right place. Parasailing and paragliding are the most common sports here.
– Visit Bhim Tal. It is just 5 km from Naukuchiatal.
– Visit Rani Khet which is just 8 km from Naukuchital. It is a small hill station situated in Almora district.
– If you are here in May then you can also attend the ‘Escape festival’ which is organized by Potheads at Lake Resort.
– kayaking in Bhim Tal
I hope this post will help you in planning your next visit.