Nainital is a glittering jewel of All India travel tours which is famous for its serene and scenic beauty of Himalayan vistas. Composition of serene and charming natural beauty make this place a renowned hill resort of India which is visited by scores of foreign tourists during their India travel. This mesmerizing destination is located at an altitude of 1,938 meters above sea level which derives its name from the Naini Lake, one of the 64 Shakti Peethas in India. According to Indian mythology it is the spot where Sati’s eyes (or Nain) fell down after which it came to be called as Nain-tal or lake of the eye. Some of the well known attractions of this place are:
Top Visiting places in Nainital:
Naini Lake: It is a natural freshwater body situated amidst the Nainital Town and surrounded by seven mountains. This crescent shaped green colored water body is the heart and soul of the city with everything centered on it. This beautiful lake is the most sought after attraction of this place which spreads over an area of 120.5 acres. The beauty of this lake captivates tourist’s attention in day as well as in night. Many tourists flock here to enjoy views of the sunrise and sunset with sun’s lovely reflection on the lake. Apart from this tourists also come here to enjoy pleasure of a boat ride in serene and scenic ambiance. At one end of the lake is the Naina Devi temple which is dedicated to Goddess Naina. It is visited by scores of devotees round the year for blessings of the goddess.
Naina Peak: This is the highest point in Nainital which is also known as the China Peak. It is situated at a height of 2615 meters above sea level at a distance of 6 km north of the city center. This place is visited by scores of tourists who want to see the spectacular view of the snow laden peaks of the Himalayas ranging from Bunder punch Glaciers to Api Peak. From this place one can also get a bird’s eye view of Nainital town which appeals most to visitors during their visit to this place.
Tiffin Top or Dorothy’s Seat: This place also known as Dorothy’s Seat is located at a distance of 4 km from the main town of Nainital. It is situated at an elevation of 2292 meters above sea level. This place can be easily reached by road or by trekking. Previously it was the resting place of the royal dynasties but later on it was converted into a picnic spot. It is named Tiffin top because visitors come here with packed lunch and enjoy a peaceful picnic with family, loved ones and friends.
The high-rising Himalayas, the tree-covered hillsides, beautiful walks and enchanting lakes are the features of Nainital which summon scores of tourists round the year. Some of the other famous attractions of this are Aerial Ropeway, Cave Gardens, Hanuman Garhi and Snow View Point.
Naina Devi Temple: It is another beautiful place to visit located on the northern side of Naini Lake. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Naina.
Mall Road: It is very crowded place of Nainital as it links MalliTal and TalliTal. People can visit Snow Point, Nanda Devi, which is placed at a height of 2,250 meters. It gives an ultimate view of Nainital town. (4) Naina Peak: It is also known as China Peak, 6 kms away from town. It is situated at a height of 2600 meters. Tourist can really experience something different over here because it’s really a challenge in itself to reach at the peak.
Bhimatal: It is around 20 kms away from Nainital and much bigger than Naini Lake. There is a restaurant at the center of the lake. Tourists normally come here for boating and enjoying eating food at restaurant.
Sat Tal: It is located at a distance of around 22 km from Nainital. Actually it is a combination of seven small freshwater lakes, that’s why it has got its name Sat Tal. The name of seven lakes of SatTal is Garud Tal, Sita Tal, Nal Damyanti Tal, Ram Tal, Laxman Tal, Purna Tal, and Sukha Tal.
Khurpa Tal and Naukuchia Tal: Khurpa Tal around 10 km from Nainital also known as anglers’ paradise. Naukuchia Tal is a combination of the nine cornered lake and probably is the deepest lake of Nainital. It is an ideal place for rowing, paddling or yachting
Observatory: It was set up in Nainital in 1955 and later on moved to Manora Peak in 1961 which is 5 kms away from Nainital and situated at a height of 2000 meters. It is an observatory for optical tracking of artificial satellites
The beautiful lakes, woods come in the mind when be take about Nainital. The Nainital located in the India state Uttarakhand and this land also knows as God land.