Nainital is one of the marvelous lake districts in India at an altitude of 2084 meters from sea level. It is a splendid holiday destination for nature lovers and beautified with rich treasures of hills and lakes. It is located amongst the Kumaon hills in Himalayan belt. It is expressed Tri Rishi Sarovar which means ‘Lake of three sages’ namely Atri, Pulastya and Pulaha who made the lake sacred. There are several associated folk stories about the lakes of Nainital. It is a popular and peaceful zone to rejoice in peace in the lap of Mother Nature. The picturesque surroundings make this place as one of the loveliest picnic spot in India.
Places to visit
Tiffin Top (Dorothy’s Seat)
It is in Ayarpatta hill at a distance of 4 km from the center of Nainital at an altitude of 7520 feet above the sea level. It is a stone bench built in remembrance of British artist Dorothy Kellet. It unfolds many amazing views of Nainital and a best place for photographers.
It is the highest peak of Nainital at an altitude of 2611 meters and around 6 km from town center. One can reach there by horse ride. It offers awe-inspiring panoramic views of snow laden peaks of majestic Himalayas.
It is the famous feature and the back bone of this region. It is the most prominent tourist attraction aurrouned by green hills. It is a crescent shaped lake and must see place in Nainital.
Land’s End, Governor’s House, Eco Cave Gardens, Pangot, Snow View, Gurney House, Guano Hills and Saria Tal are other popular places to visit.
How to reach Nainital
Pantnagar airport is 71 km from Nainital is the nearest airport.
Kathagodam is the nearest railway station, around 35 km from Nainital.
Nainital is well connected by road with nearby major cities of uttarkhand.
In summer 15-30 C and in winter 0-24 C and best visited from March to June.