Nachiketa Lake is a famous beautiful lake located in Uttarkashi. This lake is about 32 km away from Uttarkashi. This lake is situated at an altitude of about 2455 meters above sea level. It is said that this lake was created by Nachiketa. Nachiketa was the son of Sant Uddalak. For this reason, this lake was named Nachiketa Tal. There is a small temple near this lake, which is dedicated to the Nag Devta. During Nagapanchami, devotees go to the temple of Nag Devta by placing a holy dip in this lake. This lake is situated between the dense forests of pine and oak trees. This lake offers panoramic views of the snowy peak of the Bandarpoonch in the west. The quiet and secluded atmosphere of here attracts many tourists coming here. During the trip to Uttarkashi, tourists visit this Nachiketa lake. The Nachiketa Lake is one of the main centres of attraction in Uttarkashi..
The nearest airport to Uttarkashi is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 181 km away from Uttarkashi.
The nearest railway station of Uttarkashi is Dehradun, which is about 144 km away from Uttarkashi.
Nachiketa Lake a 3 km trek from Chaurangi Khal. Chaurangi Khal is about 29 km away from Uttarkashi.
The journey of Nachiketa Lake can be done throughout the year, but the best time to visit here is between the months of October to May. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to snowfall on the surrounding hills in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much. Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of heavy rains threatening landslides.