Friday, June 4, 2010

NAUKUCHIA-TAL ( Lake) , FOOT HILLS OF THE HIMALAYAS

Nuakuchia-Tal ( Nine-corner lake ) is a beautiful lake in the foot Hills of Himalayas. Tourists normally go to Naini Tal and make day trips to the near by lakes such as Bhim Tal, Sat (7) Tals, Naukuchia tal.
We decided to go th Naukuchia Tal for few days, on an invitation from my daughter's in-laws, who have a beautiful summer cottage, high on the Hill and over looking the lake.
People who love to relax and far from the madding crowd, they normally go to this place. It has few hotels, resorts and Govt tourist lodges.
The place is about 300 KM from Delhi and normally a drive of 6 hrs. It is located at 4000 ft .The climate is neither too hot nor too cold , all round the year.
The whole  lake is not visible from any given point . So there is a saying if some one sees all the 9 corners from one place he will die or some people say his/her wishes will be fulfilled. I believe the second belief.
So I opened the google map , saw the lake and made a wish for all of you. It will be fulfilled, just wait and see. I could not figure out 9 corners on the map, but it is there , see if you can find them, from the picture below.
I am posting few photos below, shot from my " Khadus" Camera Canon SX1 IS. This camera has a 20X optical zoom. So the photos are very deceptive vis-a-vis what you see with your eyes.

The NaukuchiaTal as seen in Google map.
Views of lake and resorts 
A closer view of the resort above, shot with High Zoom
Boat ride is great. The water is not as polluted as Nainital
The lake seen from the place where I stayed
The pump house on the other side of the lake
Ducks crossing the lake 
Take a boat from here, and explore the lake.
You never get tired of a boat ride
The beautiful house where I stayed.
The lake view was awesome from here
And the stiff private drive-way to the house up in the Hill
Some sort of fruit, need to find out the name 
An wild flower, guess how big it is. It is just about 6-8 mm
The hydrangia, you can make the flower pink and blue , by making one side of the soil acidic and the other basic.
The Geranium, my favorite 
Some other flower, need to know the name 
Wild fruit
BIRDS
The place is good for bird watching. I forgot to carry my bird book. It is really a treat to see the birds , the blue magpie, the paradise fly-catcher, the white eyed and many other colorful birds.
I am posting here few photos. My cameras are not suitable for bird photography. So the result is not good . But have some idea.
The white eyed. A very tiny bird.
The Blue bird, very beautiful, yet to find the name, it is very common in the area and a very small bird.
SOMEONE 
SOMEONE'S NO-ONE ( at 6000 ft , high on a hill was a lonely goat-herd)

Have a nice weekend and see you at food-court..soon

28 comments:

Preeti Kashyap said...

Your some one looks pretty and the pics are making me home sick!

? said...

Dear Ushnishda,
Thank you for posting this beautiful vignette...it just caught the spirit of spring and monsoon/rains...
and we finally got to see SOMEONE! :-D

Vrinda said...

Beautiful pics n well captured.I think The Naukuchia Tal has the shape of Indian map ,awesome,Thamx for sharing

Sayantani said...

lovely lovely place and great photography. finally we got to see our beloved 'Someone'. Boudi looks so pretty. love those spiky fruits...between guess that's Oriental lily.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

HA Ha Ha I liked the last 2 captions of the photos Someone and somone's no-one. Ami aaj opdi jete pari ni Nuakuchia -tal. Can you imagine !!! haridwar e koto bochor thaklam kintu dekha-r shujog hoyni. Sounds great summer cottage on hill top:-)
Chobi gulo darun hoyeche....Especially lakes and birds...
Baki mail korbo....
Enjoy the weekend ar Kakima ke amar hello bolben

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Mr. Ushnish, you are very lucky :). I wish I could also visit all these beautiful places. It is very surprising to know that just by altering the acidity and alkalinity you can change the flower colour !!!And sir I didnt know you were this young ;). My regards to someone.

Babli said...

Boudi ke bhishon sweet lagchhe. Prottekta photo oshadharon hoyechhe. Eto sundor jaiga je dekhei jete ichhe korchhe. Prokritir shoundorjo, nanarokomer bibhinno ronger phool, odbhut rokomer fol o mishti mishti pakhi dekhe monbhore gelo.

Devasena Hariharan said...

really lucky to visit all these places...I never knew the name of the flower hydrangia, simply I used to call it 'idli poo' meaning flower looking like
idli -:) (idli=southindian dish + poo= flower in tamil)

Then your SOMEONE looks really beautiful

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Pictures are splendid!Looks like you are enjoying your stay very much. Happy Weekend!

sangeeta said...

beautiful picture all of them..
birds are a treat to the eyes really , these days i am doing a lot of bird watching on my morning walks.
the pic where ducks are crossing the lake looks surreal.

why you n boudi are not together in a pic.....upload one of that too.

you stayed in a beautiful cozy house .... must have been a serene getaway for the both of you.

Pari said...

Hi da, off late I am a bit lazy when it comes to blog hopping. We were planning all these places and stay in a resort at kanha taal, but now we head for Kashmir the next week. Any suggestions do let me know.

Padhu said...

Pictures look fabulous!! A real treat to the eyes.

Sridevi said...

Very nice pictures..the lake ones, the flowers and birds.Thanks for sharing.

nandini said...

The pics are mesmerising. Simply loved the pump house shot. Very classy!. Te flowers, birds and the shot of the house where u stayed is also beautiful. The Google image was very thoughtful.

Amrita said...

I have myself just returned from a trip to Nainital and was amused at the coincidence to find this post about Naukuchia Tal. Every single photograph is commendable and the write up as usual is brilliant. Very glad to see Someone :)and the caption on your own photograh transported me to my all time favourite movie :) AND the google map image idea is absolutely brilliant!!! LOL.. thanks! :)

Haddock said...

Thats a real big lake.
Are those thorns on that fruit?

Jaya said...

Dada,
ki ashadharon chobi protek ta ..Boudi ke pretty lagche saree te..
it feels like I am in a dreamland/swapaner desh e ..thanks for sharing all.

cyclopseven said...

Well bhaisab....this is really a great post. Hope to visit the place one day. Thank you for sharing.

Adelina said...

nice story, breathtaking scenery and great shots! Love all your blogs, but this one stole my heart. I just asked my hubby if it would make sense to move to one of those places to live, he said " no jobs"- well well, I am in love with the Himalayas now. Officially!

Arti said...

I visited Nainital, but not here... Looks like a very beautiful and serene place to spend a few days... The pics are amazing and depict the beauty of the place... The lake, flowers, birds all make it a very wonderful!! The last two captions were hilarious:)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

First of all...thanks a bunch for your lovely lovely comment on my travel blog :)...Apnar travel blog porte porte Delhi/Gugaon/Himalaya...amader long-long drives-er smritigulo chobir moto moner bhitor fute uthlo!!...ami r amar korta koyek bochhor ageo ei sob pahari pothe drive korechi...aaj bhabteo obak lage!!:(...apnake asonkho dhonnobad janai...beshkichudin holo ami travel-blogtike 'duyorani'...kore rekhechhi...abar take 'suyorani' korar somoye elo...
Thanks a ton for posting such beautiful and gogeous posts on Himalayas :)...oh!! we miss those golden days..:?(
Do, stay in touch..
Sanghamitra.

Keri said...

THank you for the fabulous journey. I think your photos are amazing, and your blog fascinating.

Keri

www.spitnglue.com
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Amritha Kalyani said...

Very nice pics. We have so many beautiful places in our country that many of us do not get to see. These pictures catch up the spirit so well . Very good photography skills. Someone looks nice and no is handsome too ;-)

wholesomeoptions said...

blown away by the lovely pics!
This blog is a true labour of love!!

Ghummakar said...

Dear Ushnish,
What a coincidence, I too had visited the same are in June, 2010, but am yet to switch my blog page from 'Sulekha'. As always, your photographs are stunning.

Anu Santanu said...

Khub sundor pictures.. Mone pore gelo sei choto bela Nainital giyechilam..Your 'someone' looks so pretty and cute..

Pratibha The Talent said...

wow those were the real pictures and captured beautifully.great job!

Archana said...

We had been here and enjoyed it more than Nainital. Beautiful place. of course your pictures are amazing.