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Nainital, India

Situated at an altitude of 1,938 meters above the sea level, Nainital is a stunning tourist destination in the foothills of Kumaon. It is widely known as city of lakes, which attracts a number of tourists every year. The place is not only naturally rich but devotedly significant too. One can come across a number of tourist attractions, including Naina Devi Temple, Lakes, Churches, Aerial Ropeway and other sightseeing points. The city is basically popular for its lakes specially Naini Lake. It is an ideal place for the tourists seeking to spend some special moments in solitude. You can enjoy here various adventurous activities and excursions.

Event the current infrastructure of Nainital enjoys reminisces from the British era. It is also famous for the British made residential schools which are studded in the entire Nainital. Naintal was the summer seat of the British and one can notice the British charm all around in its architectures, roads, and cultural lodges. The city has recently seen great expansion in arrival of domestic tourists. They come here in search of peace and natural exquisiteness. Nainital offers a number of places to visit. Have a wonderful time in Nainital during your trip.

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Nainital is a pleasant and delightful hill station of Uttarakhand located in the foothills of Kumaon. The place has emerged as a popular tourism hub for domestic travelers as it gives them wonderful experiences. You can come across a number of places to visit in Nainital and nearby. Check the list of the tourist places one should definitely visit in Nainital.

Naina Devi Temple

Naina Devi Temple is a well known temple in Nainital, which is dedicated to goddess Naina Devi. It is situated in the northern side of Naini Lake. In Naina Devi temple, one can see the sculpted figures of Mata kali and lord Ganesha. It is one of the shakti peeths of India where eyes of Goddess Sati fell. The temple has great religious significance.

Hanuman Garhi

Hanuman Garhi is situated at a height of 1951 meters. It is a famous Hanuman temple offering gorgeous and memorable sunset views to the visitors. There are few other temples in its proximity.

Naini Lake

Naini Lake is heart of Nainital and bounded by seven majestic hills. The whole city is located surrounding Naini Lake. It is the key attraction of tourists coming to Nainital. The depth of this lake ranges between 26 km and 6 meters. The lake is surrounded by hill, cottages, and villas.

Naina Peak or China Peak

Naina Peak is the highest peak in the area, which is positioned at an elevation of 2620 meters. Naina peak is 6 kms away from Nainital. A walk to the peak may be exhausting and one may hire a pony from Snow View Point or Mallital. After you reached at peak, a different world will be waiting for you. Visitors can enjoy here by seeing view of the lake, the hills surrounding it. Other view points are snow capped peaks of Banderpunch to the entire range and Nari peaks in Nepal.

St John’s Church

It is one of the most ancient structures of Nainital, which was built in 1847. It is an important place to visit in Nainital and is frequently visited by both locals and tourists similarly.

Bheem Tal

Bheem Tal is situated at a distance of 22 Km from Nainital and located at an altitude of 1370 meters above the sea levels. The main point that attracts visitors here is a small island located in the centre of this freshwater lake. Tourists can reach this Island by boat and spend some time on this Island. There are many restaurants around the shore of the lake, which offers snacks and other food items to tourists. There are many small resorts facilities available in Bhimtal, where visitors can spend their vacation and holiday weekend.

Sat Tal

Sat Tal is located at a distance of 20 km away from Nainital and just approx 3km from Bheem Tal. Sat Tal is comprised of seven small lakes including, Sita Tal, Laxman Tal, Purna Tal, Nal Damyanti Tal, Garud Tal, Sukha Tal and Ram Tal. The place offers adventurers a wide range of biking, mountain biking, rock climbing, night-trekking, river-crossing and boating, jungle-safari and night-camping opportunities. One can also enjoy boating and fishing at this place.


Khurpatal is another beautiful lake, located at a distance of 12 kilometers away from Nainital. The lake is a procreation ground of fishes. It is mostly visited by anglers. A shorter walk route of five kilometers will get you here or hire a taxi.

Tiffin Top

Tiffin top is a small trek of around 4 km from Nainital. The top provides a bird’s eye view of the Himalayas and the Nainital town. The road to this scenic spot moves along the rugged hillside this way that nature has created this gorgeous spot to enjoy your solitude.

Kainchi Dham

It is an auspicious place in the region. Spending some moments at this place is going to give you a relaxing feeling. The cleanliness of the temple is commendable.

Eco Cave Gardens

Gaumukh Temple is a popular religious place to visit in Nainital. You can visit this place for meditation, excursions, picnics and exploring its statues. You have to climb 733 steps to reach Gaumukh and then 30 steps to reach the temple. There is cow head like structure as the main deity of the temple.

Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

Come across here different species of birds and get some of the amazing photographs clicked. It is must visit place to enjoy exceptional beauty and diverse range of flora and fauna. A number of birds can different delight nature enthusiasts.


Nainital, India

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Mid-March to June, Pleasing and Delightful

Temperature:15°C – 25°C

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July to September

Annual rainfall -215 cm.

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Last November to February, Chilled and Freezing

Temperature:1°C – 9°C


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