- Travel to Nainital city in Himalayas which is full of amazing sights,
blessed with all the natural bounties, surrounded by towering peaks,
trekking and hiking trails, a popular honeymoon destination and known
for its immense natural beauty all over the world.
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67-kms From Almors, Kumaon
Bhimtal, Naukuchiya Tal,
A Tourist's Paradise
Naini, a word that almost brings the cool air with it is a secret hide out
of the tourists each year. Situated at an altitude of 1,938mtrs, this
dreamland town with its beauteous splendour is one of the most popular
tourist resorts of the country. The nucleus of Naini Tal's exquisite beauty
is her lake which is a haven for water sports like Yachting, Kayaking,
Canoeing and Boating.
Places of Interest in Nainital
The most popular picnic spot in Kumaon, it commands a birds eye view of
Naini Tal and the sparkling snow laden Himalayas can be seen in their
towering glory from this beautiful spot. It is 5.6-kms from the town and one
of the most beautiful treks. The soft cool air, the shade of the tall trees,
the songs of the birds, the quaint summerhouse welcomes you.
Also known, as "Tiffin Top" is a memorial to Mrs. Dorothy Kellet
built by her husband. It commands an excellent view of the Himalayas as well
as the neighbouring countryside. It is 4.3-kms from the town. One can trek
or negotiate on horseback.
It affords, as the name suggests, and undesirably beautiful and breath
taking picture of the glittering snows. It is the most easily accessible
hill top, 2.42- kms from the town. One can trek or go on horse back or by
One does not have to climb much, about 4 km and as the name suggests, one
feels on reaching the area that the end of the land has really come.
Needless to say, the view of the neighbouring hills and valley and the
Khurpatal lake is exquisite from here.
St. John-In-The Wilderness:
One of the earliest buildings as well as churches erected in Naini Tal. It
is very close to the Uttaranchal High Court. The site was chosen as early as
1844 and was first opened on April 2, 1848. It is a beautiful church with a
marvellous interior and stained glasses on the windows.
The foundation stone of the naini tal government house, modelled after
buckingham palace, was laid on April 27, 1897 and the building was completed
in March 1900. The architecture of Raj Bhawan has been professionally
described as of "the early domestic Gothic style". the house
stands upon a plateau, and the combined effect of its environs, the vividly
green lawn, grey stone steps and well grown old deodar trees is dignified,
peaceful and strongly reminiscent of the English countryside.
11 kms from the town, Kilbury is sanctum sanctorum of bio-diversity and an
ideal place for bird watchers and nature lovers for a quiet and peaceful
Nearby Attractions from Nainital
11 km from Naini Tal on Ranikhet-Almora road. A beautiful health resort,
the T.B. Sanatorium here has treated luminaries like Subhash Chandra Bose
and Kamala Nehru, wife of Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru. Also famous for its scenic
grandeur and as a hill fruit market.
25 km from Naini Tal, a picturesque town is in the heart of apple orchards.
It has an ideal view of the Himalayas with an immeasurable beauty around.
Rabindra Nath Tagore and Mahadevi Verma spent a long time here. Besides
Mahadevi Verma's house the Arbindo Ashram is another place worth visiting at
Beyond Ramgarh is Mukteshwar, 51.49 km from Naini Tal. It is the seat of
the indian veterinary research institute. In close proximity is the stone "
Chauli Ki Jali", dedicated to Lord Shiva where childless couples come
to pray for children. Famous for its Himalayan views, from Api-Nampa peaks
of Nepal to the Chaukhamba Peak of Garhwal. Mukteshwar darignly overlooks a
deep ravine on one side and the beautiful town of almora on the other. It is
a heaven for nature lovers and those who have a penchant for spiritualism
Corbett is 115 km from Naini Tal, via Kaladhungi. The pride of Corbett
National Park is the distinction of being the first national park of India.
It sprawls over an area of 524.8-sq-kms and was established in the year 1935
as the Hailey National Park, after Sir William Malcohm Hailey, an
enthusiastic conservationist who was at that time governor of united
provinces. The park is very rich in wild life like Elephant, Tiger, Panther,
Deer, Pig, Porcupine etc. There are more than 500 species of birds here.
Amongst the reptiles are Python, Crocodile and many species of Lizards and
Snakes in their natural habitat.
Adventure Sports at Nainital
Khurptal makes one of the best lake sites of Nainital situated 10-km from
the twon. One can also trek, and it is about 5 km by a bridle path. It is a
small hamlet endowed with a beautiful lake and its crystal clear waters are
a paradise of perfection for the anglers and swimmers.
The pride of Bhim Tal is the emerald lake, which offers magnificent vistas
for the tourists. The water is a cool and swimming and boating is a rare
pleasure in this beautiful lake.
26.27 km from Nainital, this is a pretty lake with its nine corners is a
captivating site. It is a paradise for anglers and swimmers, a haven both
for indigenous and migratory birds as well as for moths, butterflies and
beetles. The sightseer drinks long at the lake's enchanting beauty, the poet
finds avenues of inspiration and the painter thrills at the tempting
prospects of his canvas.
Unique unforgettable, one is apt to run short of superlatives to describe
this unrupassed beauty of lakes named after the epic protagonists, Lord Ram,
Goddess Sita and Laxman. It has to be seen to believe. These picturesque
lakes are a paradise for migratory birds, a haven for anglers and swimmers,
it is a divine joy to bask on the shores of the lakes with their pristine
Any visitor coming to Nainital cannot miss the joy of riding a horse on the
Mall. Not only at the Mall but to reach the Snow view point, Tiffin Top,
Kilburi from the Mallital area one can hire ponies and horses. You can go
around the town riding the horse. In fact one of the ways to experience
Nainital is on a horses back. The flora and fauna of the region can be
closely watched from the horses back. You can go to the interiors of nearby
area and get a first hand experience of the mountain life of Nainital. The
municipal corporation has fixed the rates of horse riding and one should
avoid paying more than the prescribed rates. The corporation has also issued
identity card to the photographers who hang around the Tallital and Mallital
region. Get yourself clicked on a horse to keep as a momento from Nainital.
How To Get There
The nearest railway station is that of Kathgodam which is connected by
trains from Delhi and Howrah. The narrow gauge trains come from Lalkuan
which is 55 kms from Nainital.
From Lalkuan and Kathgodam regular taxi and bus services are available for
Nainital. Nainital is well connected by buses with other parts of the state.
Inter state services are also available. The state transport corporation as
well as the private operators have their buses on this route.
DISTANCES FROM MAJOR CITIES
Delhi - 322 kms.
Lucknow - 401 kms
Almora - 67 kms.
Ranikhet - 59 kms.
Bareilly - 141 kms.
Haldwani - 40 kms