Khurpatal is one of the many lakes in Nainital region. It lies in the depression formed by movements in the earths crust. Steep slopes surround this water body. Ecological degradation begun in this lake due to excessive inflow of sediments and sewage from surrounding areas and pollution caused by dumping of solid waste in the water body.Khurpatal lies at a distance of 12 km from Nainital is a small hamlet frequented by the tourists for its pleasant climate and a beautiful lake with crystal clear water.KHUPRATAL :-At an altitude of 5500 ft (1635 MT) there lies just another beautiful spot at a distance of 12 km from Nainital popularly known as Khurpatal. It is considered to be anglers paradise having clear water and a good harvest of fishes. The route to Khurpatal is lined with tall trees. Many of them growing by the sheer drop by the road seem to be standing there by luck! On the Bajpur Road Kaladgungi Road.