Nainital is one of the most visited Hill Stations in Uttarakhand. beautiful hill station derived its name from the Naini Lake. Nainital. Commonly known as the “Lake District of India”, it is one of the most beautiful hill stations in North India. Surrounded by mountains on three sides Nainital is located around the beautiful lake Naini lake.
This lake situated at a height of 1,938 meter above the sea. Boating in Nainital The eye-shaped Nainital Lake rejuvenates your senses, surrounded by breathtaking views of the mountains. Legend has it that the emerald green lake is one of the eyes of Sati, the wife of Hindu God Shiva.
Things to do in Nainital
Boating at Nainital Lake
Boating should be at the top of every tourist’s to-do list. you can chose from rowing boats and paddle boats , amazing experience to do boating above 2,084 m above see level and watching the snowing mountain
Trekking to Tiffin Top
A trek to Tiffin Top is a must for adventure seekers and photography lovers. Enjoy an exciting trek right in the lap of mother nature, accompanied by a dense forest. Showcase your photography skills with the 360-degree view and capture memories of a lifetime.
This place is a favorite among people of all age groups, tourists, and locals alike. You will be greeted by the majestic Kumaon hills and the stunning Nainital lake. from tiffin top you can capture and view the 360 view of Nainital .
you can go tiffin top on horses as well if you dont want to go by trekking. Cable Car Ride to Snow View Rope-way or Cable Car is one of the best things to do in Nainital to take the adventurous ride in aerial rope-way , everyday hundred of tourists enjoy breathtaking views of Nainital Lake and complete hills from snow view cable car. You can see the snow clad ranges of Himalaya peaks also you can enjoy so many rides and food zone at the top of hill.
Experience the zoo in the top of hills
The Nainital zoo is a home to various endangered species like the Royal Bengal Tiger, Sambar, Tibetan Wolves, Leopard Cat, Barking Deer, Japanese Macaque and the Himalayan bear. The zoo also houses various birds like Golden Pheasant, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Kalij Pheasant, Lady Amherst Pheasant, Steppe Eagle, Hill Partridge, White Peafowl, Blossom Headed Parakeet and Red Junglefowl. Most of the animals are adopted by either people or animal organizations.
Explore under the earth at Cave garden nainital
This is an unique place to visit in Nainital. It has six caves through which visitors can pass. Each cave has own exit route which you can choose if you do not want to proceed further in next caves. First two caves are easy to explore, from next cave difficulty level increases. But it is up to the individuals whether they want to proceed further or not.
It is a great experience inside the caves. Also, it is so cold inside that you will feel like you are sitting in an A.C. room. The dark places in the caves are illuminated using bulbs so there will be no problem of light. Also, since these are natural caves hence there are sections which are illuminated naturally (by sunlight). Overall, it is a must visit place.
Be part of Evening Aarti at Naina Devi Temple
Naina devi temple situated at northen side of Naini Lake, it is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site in Nainital. popularly known as Nanda or Naina Devi in the Kumaon region, an ancient temple is understood to have been built in 15th century AD, which might have been destroyed by a landslide. Later in 1842, the first Naina Devi idol was installed by Moti Lal Shah.
However, in 1880, the temple was completely ruined because of the landslide. Soon, the temple was rebuilt again in 1883 by locals. The temple attracts thousands of devotees and travellers during the Nanda Ashtami, a grand festival that runs for eight days in the premises of Naina Devi temple.
Every year a statue immersion ceremony is celebrated here since 1819-19. Other festivals like Navratri and Chaitra attracts a massive crowd. The reach the temple one can easily walk from the main bus stand of Nainital or can take a rickshaw to Mallital bus stand, followed by a 300 m walk.