Best places to visit in Nainital
Nainital is a hill station located at the height of 2,084m above sea level. It is situated in the Nainital district of Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is a district headquarters of district Nainital. Nainital is located alongside the Kumaon Himalaya region and thus it is full of natural resources. Natural resources are the main attraction of this place. The weather of the town remains normal all year long and this place is accessible whole yearly. As the economy of the town is dependable upon tourism, there is no lack of amenities and facilities. Nainital is also called as the ‘Lake District of India’ as there is a number of lakes here. The most famous lake is situated in the middle of the town. It is a mango shaped Nainital lake with a circumference of 3.2 km. The lake is surrounded by mountains which gives it a distinctive look. The highest mountain is Naina Mountain with the height of 2,615 m.
Naini Lake should be on the top of the list while visiting Nainital. The lake is situated in the middle of the town. It is a mango shaped lake surrounded by seven mountains. The lake is a lifeline for the town and one of the most important tourist attractions also. The best view of the lake can be witnessed during sunrise and sunset.
Naina Devi Temple
Naina Devi temple is dedicated to Devi Sati’s eyes. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peeths that are located all across the country. The temple is visited by a large number of devotees all year long. The temple is situated on the Northern shore of Naina Lake. According to Hindu Mythology, the temple is located at the exact spot where eyes of Maa Sati fell when Lord Shiva was taking her charred body.
Eco Cave Gardens
Eco garden is the network of six small caves. This place is visited by a number of tourists every day. This place is a delight for kids as there is a musical fountain located here.
There are adventure activities available here during specific seasons. One can do paragliding here as well as there are some short treks also which are not treacherous in nature.
G.B. Pant Zoo
Pt. G.B. Pant zoo is a high altitude zoo located at the height of 2,100 m above sea level. The zoo was established in 1984 and was opened for public only in 1995. The zoo is a home to some of the endangered species of this area like Himalayan Bear, Snow Leopard, Tibetan wolf etc.
How to reach here?
- Nainital is 335 km away from Delhi and distance between Nainital and Chandigarh is around 520 km.
- The nearest airport is Pantnagar airport which normally handles charter flights only. The 2nd nearest airport is Delhi airport. Delhi airport is well connected with all major destinations of India and the world.
- The nearest railway station is Kathgodham which is around 34 km away from Nainital. This railway station is well connected with most of the major cities of India.
- Nainital has the good connectivity of roads. It is easily reachable from other northern cities of India. There is a number of bus operators who provide luxury as well as ordinary bus services on this route.
- One can also use personal vehicle on this route.
Where to stay in Nainital?
There is a number of hotels available in Nainital. You can choose accommodation according to your choice. You can also book a hotel online from a number of e platforms..
Have a safe journey 😊