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Nainital

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(323 km / 8 hours drive from Delhi)

If one has to define this heaven in a word, it'll be Wow..! Situated at an elevation of 1938 mt, this dreamland town with its stunning magnificence is one of the most famous touristy hill stations of the country. The department of Tourism describes Nainital as, "A gem in perfect setting where graceful willows encircle and emerald mountains lake.” Once the British summer capital and now the most touristic hill station of India, it's known for its strange ancient cottages, colorful markets, the luxuriant view and the gorgeous lake located at the very heart of of its region. Having a many-sided topography one can go on long walks along the pleasing forest trials of the adjoining woods. Its divine exposure of scenic beauty is perfect for romance in the valley. Truly, a pristine gift of mother nature.
Yatch in Naini Lake

Tourist Attractions In Nainital
Naini Lake:
This beautiful blue and green lake is which Nainital derives its name from. This captivating lake is so called because of its eye-like shape. It's the most famous tourist hub of the hill station, with such impressive features and attractive appeal it provides facilities for boat rides and yachting. A complete marvel in itself.

Naina Devi Temple:
Along the Naini Lake lies the Nanda Devi Temple. And as the history says that Goddess Sati, wife of Lord Shiva, jumped into a sacrificial bonfire, in order to escape humiliation. To mourn the death of his beloved wife, Lord Shiva carried her body across the country, and as the moved the remains of the sacred body of Sati fell at various places, which according to the belief of the local populace all became sacred places, Naini Lake is one of them and Naina Devi Temple is constructed in its respect.

Naina Peak:
Being the highest peak in Nainital, you can walk or take safaris to the peak. From this peak you can capture the exciting views of Nainital, reaching its top you can visualize Nainital in a bowl shape. Naina peak also gives a good view of the famous Camelback peak. Such amazing views make Naina peak one the famous attractions of Nainital.

Snow View:
Going by its name one can imagine is beauty and its scenic pictures of the scintillating snow of Himalaya. Being the most easily accessible hill top in Nainital one can have thew breathtaking view of Himalaya and if you strong binoculars you can see Nanda Devi at an elevation of 7817 m , which is the second highest mountain in India. This place is reachable through the ropeway or the safaris available at the Mallitaal.

St John's Church:
Constructed in 1847, soon after British arrived India, the church is a home to the brass commemoration, in the memory of the victims of a tragic landslide. The few bodies that were recovered from the debris were buried in the church site. The church is very popular among the tourists because of the very fact and its unique architecture.

Zoological Garden:
Zoological garden in Nainital is undoubtedly the most clean and hygienic among other zoos in India. What make it more attractive is the fact that it nestles at a good elevation, thus the environment and the weather provides a complete unique and a splendid experience for one. The zoo is a home to many animals which includes Deers, Bears, Tigers and many more. One can reach the the zoo either on foot f or can hire a taxi.

Popular Excursions From Nainital
Jim Corbett National Park:
Though it lies in the same district of Nainital, it's located on the foothills around 90 km from the main city. The park carries a reputation of being the first national park in India, and it is a home to the most ferocious tigers of the country. For long tome the park had been the famous hideout for tourists visiting Nainital and fauna freaks. Tourism is allowed in selected areas of Corbett Tiger Reserve so that people get an opportunity to see its splendid landscape and the diverse wildlife living here. One can visit the park any time between November-March as it's the best time to go into the wild of Jim Corbett Reserve.

Bhimtal:
About 22 Kms. from Nainital at an height of 1370 m lies, Bhimtal, a beautiful lake which offers magnificent vistas for tourists. As it's is bigger than Naini lake, one can have more fun boating in the lake. There is an island in the middle of the lake and a restaurant is located on top of it. Tourist visit it to admire its beauty and have a life time experience.

Ranikhet:
Perfect in its charm, Ranikhet with its majestic pine trees and an unusual sunset have always been one of the famous destinations among the tourists. Lying just 60 Km from Nainital, it is one of the famous excursions that tourists generally visit. An altitude of 1829 m, the scented mountain breeze, fresh & pure environment, the birds rhyming and the panoramic view of the Himalayas makes the destination a paradise for the visitors.

Mukteshwar:
This beautiful place is located at an altitude of 2286 mt and lies 51 Km from Nainital. Surrounded by fruit gardens and dense coniferous forest it was developed by the Britishers as research and education institute (IVRI) in 1893. Its scenic beauty attracts many visitors to the place who have a very placid and calm time walking around the place capturing photographs.

Travel Information Of Nainital
Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is at Pant Nagar (71 km), which is linked with flights to Delhi. You can avail of a bus or taxi to reach Nainital from Pant Nagar.

Nearest Railway Station: The closest railhead is the Kathgodam Railway Station (35 km), which connects Nainital to other important cities like Delhi, Agra, Bareilly, and Lucknow.

Reaching By Road: Good road network connects Nainital to Delhi, Bareilly, Almora, and Ranikhet.

Important Facts About Nainital
Location Area – 36 sq. km
Altitude – 2075 m above sea level
Attractions Lakes, Gardens, Wildlife, Woods and Calm Environment.
Ideal For Adventure Sports, Pilgrimage, Honeymoon and Family and Friends Vacations.
STD Code 05942
Best Time To Visit April-June and September-November