Jeolikot or Jiolikot is an untouched jewel in the Nainital district which is also known as the gateway to Naini Lake. Situated on NH87, Jeolikot is well connected by a motorable road and is located 17kms before Nainital. This is an ideal place for those who are interested in floriculture and butterfly catching. The climate at Jeolikot is pleasant all around the year.
Jeolikot, an ideal place to spend the summer holidays in a calm, secluded and cool environment, is a haven for nature lovers and those visitors who are interested in butter fly watching and floriculture. Star-lit wintry nights, natural earthly comforts, to relieve from day to day routines and to relax here are are offering the guests tempting invitation to spend days and night in Jeolikot.
One can experience the amazing powers of meditation here in Jeolikot by joining the experts of Meditation, following the suits of Gurus Swami Vivekananda and Aurobindo. Shri Aurobindo and Swami Vivekananda spent much time here as they found this tiny, calm village an ideal location for solitude and healing.
The resorts, vintage English cottage, offer a perfect stay in Jeolikot and the admirable location of this resort provide the visitors with the joy of both the summer comforts of a hill station and moderate coolness of winter in the plains.
Activities in Jeolikot
With over 200 aviary species, Jeolikot is nothing but a paradise for the bird enthusiasts. There are innumerable varieties of birds, both resident and migratory, that are a delight to watch, observe and capture with a camera.
Apart from bird watching, another activity that attracts tourists from all over is the multitude of beautiful butterfly species that inhabit the region around Jeolikot.
The government encourages horticulture and every year tourists come to witness the beautiful flowers maintained by Horticulture Apartment bloom in the spring season.
How To Reach Jeolikot
Pantnagar is the nearest airport situated 56kms away. The distance from Pantnagar Airport to Jeolikot can be easily covered in 1¼ hours. The airport is connected by Jagson Airlines on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Taxis from Pantnagar Airport to Jeolikot are easily available and it will cost around Rs. 600.
Kathgodam is the nearest railhead situated 18kms before Jeolikot. The distance from Kathgodam Railway Station to Jeolikot can be easily covered in half-n-hour. Kathgodam is well connected by railway networks with major cities of India. Taxis from Kathgodam to Jeolikot are easily available and it will cost around Rs. 300.
Jeolikot is well connected by motorable roads with major cities of northern India. Buses and taxis to Jeolikot are easily available. It is situated 17kms before Nainital on NH-87.