December 27, 2019

Nainital - a decent destination for your next visit

Nainital - Lake city of India

Nainital is a popular hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Nainital is located in the kumaon foothills of the outer himalayas at a distance of 285 km from the state capital Dehradun and 345 km from New Delhi, the capital of India.

Located at an elevation of around 1938 meters, the epicenter of the town’s popularity and beauty lies within the gorgeous Naini Lake, after which the town is named. This lake is really astonishing and leaves a great impact on the visitors.For someone who wants a break from day-to-day stress life , it's a perfect destination. The beauty of nainital is something worth remembering.

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Why choose Nainital as your next destination?

Extremely Romantic Destination , The facilities and eye-catching views makes Nainital one of the favorite romantic destination among the couples. Large number of lakes present in this area out of which the most the popular ones are , Naini Lake, Bhimtal, Sattal, and Nakuchiyatal and these all beautiful lakes are best for a couples indeed.Also it makes a great deal for spending a Family Vacations.

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Best Places to visit in Nainital 

We've picked up some best places you need to visit while in Nainital. Let's dive in:

1.  Naini Lake

A pretty lake that once a European man fell in love with , Naini lake today serves as a major tourist spot for people from all over the country.

2. Naina Devi

The temple of Shri Naina Devi ji is situated on a Hill top in Bilaspur District of Himachal Pradesh . Situated at a higher of 1219 m above sea level , it was build by Raja Bir Chand in the 8th century . With several folklores going about the temple ever since it was built the temple is considered very holy by the pilgrims who pay a visit regularly.

3. Snow View Point

At a distance of 3 km from Tallital Bus Stand & 2 km from Nainital Lake, Snow View Point is one of the most beautiful places in Nainital and also among the most visited Nainital Tourist Places.Situated at an altitude of 2,270 m, Snow view point offers excellent views of snow-capped mountains like Nanda Devi, Trishul and Nanda Kot. It also offers great views of Nainital Lake and the town. Snow view point is well connected by road but a ride in aerial rope way from Mallital is the best way to reach this place.

4.  Mall Road

Mall road was constructed during the British colonial rule , the mall road is the main road which runs through the heart of nainital overlooking the beautiful Naini lake , Mall road is the most popular tourist attraction in nainital . It is always crowded by tourism from different parts of India.

5. Tiffin Top

Tiffin Top is a place which is 7520 ft elevated in Ayarpatta Region , it is 5 km away from the Talital Bus Stand of nainital. It is bit far from the kathgodam Railway station . A popular picnic spot in nainital. 

6. Naina Peak

Also called the china peak, this range located at a height of 2615 m is challenging trek . From the peak you can view the Tibet border and Nanda Devi peak . Naina Peak is 17 km away from the Tallital Bus stand of Nainital and it is also a bit far from the kathgodam Railway station. 

7. Nainital Zoo

Established in 1984, Pt. GB Pant High Altitude Zoo or Nainital Zoo . It is one of the best attractions for Wildlife lovers in nainital. The Nainital is the only zoo in nainital conserving many endangered species .
Timing for visiting- 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Day when closed - Monday
Address - GB Pant Altitude Zoo , Nainital, Uttarakhand-263002
Entry fee - Adult - 50/- INR (Between 13 yrs - 60 yrs)
                   Children - 20/- INR (Between 5 yrs - 12 yrs)
                   For Still camera - 25 INR 
                   For Professional Video camera - 200 INR 
Free Entry is provided for Senior Citizens and Disabled People.

 8. Tibetan Market

Located in the Vicinity of the Mall road in nainital , Bhutia Market is the most popular street market in the city besides an extensive variety of woolen and winter wears, the market is popular for sumptuous Tibetan food. Roadside stalks and eateries sell mouthwatering thukpa and momos among other regional food items

Activities For Tourists in Nainital

In Nainital , tourists can enjoy a number of activities which makes a Holiday worth remembering. After all it is quite obvious that such a beautiful Hill station must be home to adventurous activities , isn't it?

1. Trekking in Nainital 

Nainital is one the most amazing places for those who is really a fond of trekking. The Hills of Nainital is indeed a great place to enjoy the same.
Being in Nainital , if you don't enjoy the perks the trekking then you're really missing something very interesting.

2. Boating

The cool weather offers the perfect respite from blistering summer heat. With verdant mountains all around and cool mountain breeze kissing your neck every now and then,

Popular locations around Nainital are:

1. Naini Lake
2. Bhimtal Lake
3. Sattal

3. Rope-way

One of the major attractions in Nainital, the aerial ropeway connects the town to the snow view point.
A must-do activity when in Nainital, a ride on the cable car is an enthralling experience and one can enjoy the breathtaking views of the mountains and panoramic of Nainital.

4. Camping

    Nainital is an excellent base for adventurers to begin their excursions to several camping sites scattered around the lake city. Naina Devi Jungle Camp is one of the most famous camping tours in Nainital, and there are others such as camping in Sattal, Naukuchiatal, Mangoli and Mukteshwar.
    Packed with fun-filled activities like hiking, trekking, yoga, Tarzan swing, star-gazing and much more, camping in and around Nainital is a must-do if you are an adventure seeker. 

    Best time to visit Nainital  

    The best time to visit Nainital is from March to June which is the summer/ spring season in the country.For the snow lovers, a trip can be planned from late November to February which is the winter season. Monsoons are not always recommended when it comes to exploring the town as it receives heavy downpour.In winter There is a drop in the temperature to a low of 0℃ and the maximum is 10℃. This time of the year makes way for the newly married and those who have to spend some romantic time together


    Kathgodham Railway Station, located around 34 km away, is the nearest railhead to Nainital. Plenty of trains connect Nainital with Delhi and Dehradun. Passengers coming from Kolkata, Lucknow, Agra and Mathura, can even take a train till Kathgodam and then hire a private cab or shared taxi for Nainital.

    Accommodation in Nainital  

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    Overall, Travelling to such a destination can make this moment of your life remarkable and this kind of place is a portrait of a dream place .

    It's tough sometimes to find places where you can stay when you are out on a trip but in Nainital you can find a number of accommodation as it is a very famous place to visit. There are a hotels in the nearby places. All accommodation facilities are provided and there is no need to worry about it. Also , sites like airbnb , trivago etc. can help you in finding your perfect stay at this astounding destination.

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