Khurpa Taal in NainitalKhurpa Taal is one of the best, beautiful and famous lake that is located at the outer of Nainital city and is 11 km away. As per geographical location it is about 1600 m above the sea level. Because of high altitude it is rarely known to the most of the tourists. However, the travel agents and hotels of Nainital has great role to play in popularizing this lake as a tourist spot.
The area surrounding this lake is known for the anglers and terraced farming is the most popular pattern of farming. The people near this lake are farmers and agriculture is the main source of their income. Tourists are less attracted because the Khurpa Lake is less visible to the visitors by the hills surrounding this lake. It is like a secret heaven on earth which is still to be explored by the nature and peace lovers. Because of the less human traffic in the area of Khurpa Lake, it is still blessed with the natural environment and beauty, it is far away from the reach of human pollution and the items polluting the same such as industries, factories, air pollution, water pollution, sound pollution, garbage disposition, etc. This lake is famous for the pleasant climate and crystal clear water.
The main agricultural product in the areas surrounding the Khurpa Taal is vegetables. In this area there are several village folks who can be seen frequently and are engaged in vegetable farming. This area is best for farming due to adequate amount of rain following throughout the year that promotes this type of farming. In olden days, Khurpa Taal was known for producing implements from iron and slow and gradually after 19th century it gained importance as a vegetable farming area. It is also the best hangout place for fishing lovers where tourists can fulfill their love of fishing at this lonely place.
Apart from the above this is the best tourist place for natural lovers and who wants to enjoy the natural scenery with far away from the hustle and bustle of Nainital and other cities of the country. It is the peaceful place where there is a lot of solitariness and best place for spending the whole day with family and friends.
Khurpa Taal is the best tourist attraction place where it gives a clear picture of nearby lakes. The area is well covered by the tall trees and the roads connecting it with Nainital city have these trees across the sides which creates problem in travel. However, it is the best tourist and picnic spot to be enjoyed on vacations.