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Nainital is a picturesque lake town resting in the Naini hills of Kumaon region in Uttarakhand. The lush green forests of oak, pine, and rhododendron make it an ideal spot to relax amidst nature.
It is believed that three saints, named Atri, Pulastya and Pulah, stayed in Nainital to quench their thirst but found no water anywhere, then they dug a pit and filled it with water brought from the Mansarovar Lake. Since then this famous lake called 'Naini Tal' came into existence.
The beautiful landscapes and serene surroundings of Naini lake make Nainital another paradise on Earth.
Going to Nainital By road will engage you with the mystic view of lush green hill landscapes
Things to do
The lakes of Nainital have a reflection of all the surrounding mountains, due to which its water looks absolutely green, and this view feels quite panoramic. You can also enjoy boating in Naini lake, this will let you feel the beauty of the lake up close.
Few other lakes like Naukuchia Tal here is quite famous, which is 25 km from Nainital. The depth of this lake is about 160 feet. Here you can spend a relaxing moment with your loved ones.
Deriving its name from the Mahabharata after Bhima, Bhimtal Lake is a vast stretch of green-blue water, which is 19 km from Nainital. It is spread over an area of ??47 acres and the diversity of aquatic life can be seen here.
Lands End' is the perfect place to enjoy the mesmerizing views of the lake 'Khurpatal'. It also gives a chance to see the breathtaking views of the lush green valley surrounding Nainital.
The 'Snow-View' is easily accessible by ropeway, an ideally convenient location from where tourists can admire the beauty of the Himalayan ranges and the beautiful views of the snow-clad, high peaks.
Hanuman Garhi, which is 3 km from Nainital is famous for a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman.
Apart from this, the Nainidevi Temple is an essential religious site that is counted among the 51 Shakti Peethas of India.
You can also go for a picnic at the beautiful 'Kilbury', located about 10 km from Nainital. It is a natural habitat for over 580 species of colorful birds including brown wood-owl, collared grossbeak, and white-throated laughing thrush.
Lariyakanta, which is situated at an elevation of 2481 meters above sea level, offers a spectacular view of the entire region to visitors visiting here.
Naina Peak, also known as Cheena Peak, is the highest peak in Nainital. It is situated at an altitude of 2611 meters above sea level, it can be reached by horse riding.
Tiffin Top or Dorothy Seat is an ideal picnic spot where tourists can spend their free time with plenty of entertainment.
The Eco-Cave-Garden is the second famous tourist attraction center of Nainital to introduce visitors to the eco-friendly lifestyle.
Raj Bhavan, Zoo, St. John's Church in Wilderness and Pangot are other tourist attractions of Nainital. The snowy road, Gurney House, Khurpatal, Guano Hill and Aurobindo Ashram are also worth visiting. Besides, tourists can engage in various activities such as horse riding, trekking, and boating with other tourists.
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