Let me pose a question to you. What could be as eye catching and charming as the majestic Uttaranchal mountain peaks?
The answer is simple. It is the reflection of these very mountains on the placid and pure waters of the lakes on the foothills of the Kumaon which is famous region to
Nainital is one such town in the state of Uttaranchal that draws numerous tourists from all parts of India and around the world because of the picturesque landscape that can take anyone’s breath away. This Lake District gives tourists the opportunity to nestle with the scenic beauty while taking in all the delightful sights and sounds with absolute glee.
Nainital is situated at a height of 6360 feet above sea level and has plenty of serene lakes that will calm even the most restless of souls. It reflects the majestic mountains during the day and the innumerable stars, thanks largely to the unpolluted atmosphere, during the night.
Nainital got its name from a temple situated to the north of the Naini Lake called the Naini Devi temple. The temple deity is goddess Naina Devi, who is a manifestation of Durga and her Shakti form. Since ‘Naini’ means eyes, certain sections of the people believe that it was here that Sati’s eye fell, and hence the name Nainital.
Nainital is one of India’s most visited hill stations and is dotted with villas, cottages and bungalows. Cool weather prevails throughout the year and heavy snowfall is a common characteristic during the months from December to February. Since the weather is pleasant the year round, the best time to book Nainital tour packages
would be during the summer months that is from March to June.
Must see places in Nainital
Nainital has many places that are of historical significance and modern day adventure. Some of them are given below:
- The Naina Peak which is also known as China peak is the highest peak Nainital at a height of 2611 meters.
- Snow View which is a view point on the top of the Sher-ka-danda ridge and at a height of 2270 meters offers a breathtaking view of the town.
- Tiffin Top which is a peak at a height of 2290 meters. This place is also known as Dorothy Seat.
- Lands End is Nainital’s most adventurous place. Situated at a height of 2114 meters, it provides majestic views of the Kupra Tal and the plains.
- Hanuman Garh which is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman.
- Saria Tal is a small lake that also houses a waterfall and can hence be a fun family experience.
- The Nainital Observatory
- The Nainital Zoo which houses some very rare Himalayan species of animals.
You can complete your Nainital trip in as little as two days. It’s best to reserve an entire day for your trekking expeditions. Every trekking expedition is bound to end with a pair of sore feet and an aching back- so make sure you pick a Hotel whose services you can appreciate after hours of climbing! When in Nainital, tourists should also include a trip to Corbett
Acommodation in Nainital
From 5 Star Hotels to Budget and Economy ones, you are sure to find a hotel that suits your wallet during your stay in Nainital. You can allocate another day for the Hanuman Temple, the Zoo or the Observatory and save the last day of your stay in Nainital to wind out, relax and bask in the splendid weather that Nainital has to offer!
Shopping in Nainital can be described in one word – ethnic. There are plenty of top quality woolen clothes, natural wooden structures, artistic and beautiful candles, herbal items and lots of other products one can shop for on their Nainital tours in North India
Adventure lovers would adore Nainital thanks to the world class facilities for sail boating, yachting, and paddle boating and not to forget the challenging and delightful trekking routes. The nearest railway station to Nainital is Kathgodam which is 34 kilometers away and is well connected to Delhi, Calcutta and Lucknow. NH 87 also connects Nainital.