hill station in Uttaranchal is dotted with several famous and beautiful
lakes; this place is also known as the Lake District of India. The most
beautiful and well known lake of this hill station is Naini Lake which is
surrounded by the hills. Other lakes of this hill station are Bhimtal Lake,
Nakuchia Lake, Mallital, Tallital, Sattal, Khurpa Tal etc. Nainital is also
known for its healthy climate and scenic beauty. This hill station is a
popular health resort for visitors and attracts tourists around the year.
Nainital is 34 Km from Kathgodam, the gateway of Kumaon and the terminus of
North Eastern Railway. Nainital is situated at a height of 1939 metres from
sea level and is surrounded by some outstanding peaks and hills.
Nainital is colder than the rest of the hilly places of Kumaon region.
During monsoon, it gets heavy rainfall. Maximum and minimum temperature of
the town ranged between 28.06 degree C and 7.06 degree C. The rainy season
begins earlier than in the plains and continues up to the end of Sept.
Snowfall is the heaviest in January or in early February.
Attractions in Nainital
The hill station of Nainital is also popular for its exciting vantage
points. During your tour to Nainital, you must visit the lakes and the
vantage spots. Some of the most visited tourist attractions in Nainital are
- Naina Peak is the highest peak in Nainital
which offers panoramic view of the peaks and valley. The altitude of the
peak is 2611 mts from sea level. Naina Peak is also known by the name of
China Peak. Naina peak is situated about 5 km from the town.
- Naini Lake is the central lake of Nainital
as it is situated in the middle portion of this hill station. This blue
water lake is the prime tourist attraction in Nainital. One can enjoy an
idle walk around the lake or boating.
- Dorothy Seat is also known as Tiffin Top
which is a memorial to Mrs. Dorothy Kellet built by her husband. From this
place one can enjoy an excellent view of the Himalayas as well as the
neighbouring countryside. It is 4.3 kms away from the town.
- Snow View is at the height of 2270 mts from
the town and easily accessible through ropeway. This peak is also connected
by motor able road. As the name of this peak suggests, it offers a paranomic
and breath taking picture of the glittering snows of Himalyas.
- Land's End is one of the most visited and
enchanting places of Nainital and only 4kms away from the city center. This
place offers breathtaking view of the hills and scenic Khurpatal Lake.
St John-In-The- Wilderness
- This is one of the earliest
buildings as well as churches erected in Naini Tal. St John is a beautiful
church with a marvelous interior and stained glasses on the windows. This
church is very near to High Court.
- Kilburry is 10 kms away from the town and it
is an ideal place for peaceful holidays. This place is at the altitude of
2194 mts. and easily accessible by road. Here in Kilbury, there is a forest
rest house for night stay which makes your trip really different.
Corbett National Park
- This is India's first national
park known for its royal tigers. Corbett National Park is situated about 115
km from Nainital. As Tiger is being the main attraction of this park but
there are other animals in this park like elephant, panther, deer, pig and
porcupine etc. There are more than 520 species of birds and several reptiles
like python, crocodile, lizards and snakes.
Activities to Do in Nainital
Nainital has much in store for people who are adventurous and have nerves
for outdoor activities. There are demanding and challenging treks, boating
facilities, fishing facilities etc. One can also engage in yachting. At Mall
one can indulge in shopping. In Nainital the main items to be bought are the
woolen garments, decorative pieces made from wood and decorative colorful
candles. For the woolen garments the Bohtia Bazaar is the best place. Enjoy
and indulge in some of the famous activities in Nainital like:
How to Reach Nainital
The nearest railway station from Nainital is Kathgodam which is connected by
trains from Delhi and Howrah. The narrow gauge trains come from Lalkuan
which is 55 kms from Nainital. From Lalkuan and Kathgodam regular taxi and
bus services are available for Nainital. Nainital is well connected by buses
with other parts of the state. Inter state services are also available.
Hotels/ Resorts in Nainital
Nainital is the hill station which is supposed to be one of the most famous
tourist spots in India. Hotels in Nainital are numerous and varied in
nature. One can find hotels from budget class to luxury class. Hotels are
available from low price to high standard as per visitors need. Hotels of
Nainital are well known for their hospitality. Some of the most famous
hotels and resorts of Nainital are:
» Balrampur House (Heritage Hotel)
» The Naini Retreat (Luxury Hotel)
» Arif Castles (Deluxe Hotel)
» Dolmaar Resort (Standard)
» James Cook's Cabins (Budget)