Nainital , Uttarakhand
Hill-station, Scenic, Lake
Nainital is a charming hill station in the lake district of Uttarakhand located in the midst of Himalayan Mountains and the beautiful Naini Lake. Nainital, situated at an altitude of 2,084 meters above the sea level is a natural jewel of Northern India. The endless sweeps of valleys and forests that surround this picturesque city makes it a nature lover’s favorite destination.
Naini Lake and the surroundings, a historically revered location, has some interesting legends behind it gaining itself many names like city of 60 lakes, Tririshi Sarovar (three sages lake) and Naini Taal (Sati’s eye lake). In more current history, one Mr. P. Barron, a European merchant smitten by the beauty and grandeur of the Naini lake marked it as the most wonderful site in a long stretch of Himalayan region. There are many places to visit in Nainital and around.
Snow View Point at an elevation of 2,270 meters can be reached by a cable car and offers Panoramic view of the Himalayas including Nanda Devi, Trishul and Nanda Kot peaks.
Places to visit in Nainital include Nainital Lake, Naina Peak, Tiffin Top, Naina Devi Temple, High altitude Zoo and Snow View Point. Other tourist attractions in and around Nainital are Bhimtal, Naukhuchiatal, Saat tal, Mukteshwa, Kainchi Dham and Corbett National Park.
Cherish in Nainital hill station with jumbling around, places to visit in Nainital like illustrious Naini Lake, strolling on the mall road, thandi sarak and viewpoints of Snow View, China Peak, Tiffin Top. Nainital is set and spread across hills covered with trees around the lake. There is a lively market and narrow walking paths and roads that originate from Mall Road.
Tucked away from the hustles and heat of the plains, speckled with lakes and coupled with magnificent views of the majestic Himalayas and the surroundings, this serene city is definitely a treat for sore eyes and tired souls.
Nainital now offers some adventure activities as well like parasailing in Naini Lake and paragliding. As a trekking destination Nainital is a good place for easy treks and day hikes. China peak, the highest peak in the region is a good place to go for a day hike and wonderful experience for first timers.
This quaint city though looks peaceful, is a haven of activities. Though trekking is the most favored and popular activity, other things to do in Nainital include boating, horse riding, and paragliding, rappelling and walking. With its serene location, tranquil environment and the intoxicating mountain fresh air, Nainital in Uttarakhand is an addictive destination that grows on you with fresh and fond memories. A perfect hill station packed with pleasant surprises for all ages, this is the best of family vacation spots one could ever ask for.
Nainital is 337 km from Delhi and a road trip is the best way to explore Nainital.