Key Points
  • Ideal Duration: 2-3 days
  • Best Time: Throughout the year
  • Nearest Airport: Dehradun

Nainital is a hill station situated in the state of Uttarakhand near the Himalayas. Placed at an elevation of about 2000 meters, it is surrounded by mountains which offer a magnificent view. Famous for its Lake, Nainital also has a rich history associated with it. It is believed that Lake is one of the 51 Shakti Peeths, which is the most popular is based on the story of the death of the goddess Sati. The spot where Sati's eyes fell, came to be called as Nain-tal or lake of the eye. The goddess Shakti is worshiped at the Naina Devi Temple, known by Naini Mata Temple by the locals on the shore of the present-day lake. This hill station was found back in 1841 by P. Barron which he stated in his memoir that “It is by far the best site I have witnessed in the course of a 1,500-mile trek in the Himalayas”. Later the town became a health resort occupied by British soldiers and colonial officials with their families trying to escape the heat of the plains. Soon, the town became the summer residence of the governor of the United Provinces.

Nestled between Kumaon Hills, Nainital is one of the most spectacular and attractive tourist places of Uttarakhand. The beauty of mango-shaped Naini Lake situated in the middle of the city is such that you will be amazed. Nainital is Situated at an altitude of 2084 meters above sea level. Nainital is also known as 'City of Lakes,' because of beautiful lakes around it. There are activities like paddle boating and row boating in the Naini lake attracts visitors from all over India. In Nainital, you will enjoy Food and shopping for sure.

Main Attractions

There are plenty of tourist spots in Nainital but the ones which are visited by the tourists more frequently are the -

  • Naini Lake
  • Eco cave garden
  • Naini Devi Temple
  • Snow View Point
  • Tiffin Top
  • Governor’s House
  • High Altitude Zoo

Some Suggestions

Nainital is a perfect and beautiful picturesque hill station which is known for its captivating landscape and tranquil surroundings. With a variety of attractions, the place attracts tourists across the globe it eventually making it an ideal tourist destination which should not be missed. If you’re planning a trip to here and you’re falling short on days then here’s a list for you that will help you get the most of your holiday.

  • Visit the temples and first as they are very refreshing and they help you seek peace and rejuvenates you. Try visiting the Naina Devi Temple and the Neem Karoli Baba ashram.
  • The next thing you should do is go out for those scenic trails and beautiful viewpoints. This includes the Naina Lake, Snow View Point, Tiffin top, Khurpa taal, Naina Peak and the Jeolikot.
  • Then comes taking the experience of adventure packed activities in Nainital which includes visiting the Eco Cave Gardens and the Nainital Ropeway. This is a great experience which should not be missed and the memories of this experience stay forever.
  • The final day or the last thing you could get a hands-on is visiting the local tourist destinations here which includes the St. John Wilderness Church, Governor’s House, Astronomical Observatory and Peora which is a town situated at an elevation of 6000 feet which is filled with natural beauty in abundance. The place is completely away from industrialization making it a perfect place to enjoy some peaceful moments away from the stressful city life. At last end your holiday with the High Altitude Zoo.

Places in Nainital

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