Naukuchiatal has something to offer to everyone. The largest attraction is the lake, with its pristine waters and green forest backdrop, it promises a great time boating, kayaking, swimming, fishing (with prior permit) and indulging into water sports. A walk from Firdaus to the lake is a short, ten-minute trek through the forest. Lazy, peaceful walks is the calling for a lot of nature lovers. The flora and fauna around the lake is abundant with life.
Several adventure activities are arranged in Naukuchiatal region, Paragliding being the biggest attraction amongst those looking for adventure. One can also hire mountain bikes and go for a cycling trip. Water zorbing is also an option on the lake itself. Short treks cum picnics to the nearby villages are great day-activity options.
Naukuchiatal is one of the best regions in Kumaon for birding and wildlife siting. One can spot various species of the wild seraw (deer), Sāmbhar (deer), yellow throated martin, leopard cat!