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Introduction

Nainital, Uttarakhand, India is one of the most popular hill stations of India. It is famous for its lake, after which it is named. Set amidst the towering peaks of the Kumaon Hills, the lake resort of Nainital has a lot to offer. From boating to feeding animals at the zoo; from picnicking on the hills to exploring Jim Corbett's home, Nainital has all that you could hope for in a hill station. Nainital is set in two parts, Tallital and Mallital, with the lake separating them. Tallital is the southern side of the lake, while Mallital consists of the northern upper reaches. The town was destroyed during the Landslip of 1880, and later rebuilt by the British. It is renowned for its lake, bird's-eye views, and prestigous educational institutions.

Nainital also known as Lake District of Uttarakhand, is named after the goddess Naina Devi. It is located around Naini Lake in Uttarakhand. If you are planning to feel tourism of Nainital [3], the best time to visit there in between May to July, the summer time in India.

Attractions

  • Snow View, Sher-Ka-Danda Ridge. Located at an altitude of 2270 m, Snow View offers spectacular views of the Naina Devi Peak. It can be reached by the Aerial Express Ropeway. Round trip: Rs 100. One-way: Rs 50. There is a place called Mountain Magic, which offers Bumping cars and Go karting facilities.
  • Nanda Devi Temple, Naini Lake. The temple was destroyed during the Landslip of 1880, and was later rebuilt. It is on the lake's northern shore.
  • St. John in the Wilderness, Mallital. This charming church was named and founded by the Bishop of Calcutta.
  • Tiffin Top, Aryapatta Hill. Altitude: 2292 m. To get here you can drive up to Sherwood College and then continue on a short scenic walk.
  • Gurney House, Aryapatta Hill. This was the former home of Jim Corbett. It has been converted into a museum and houses Corbett memorabilia.
  • Guano Hills, Pangot. These hills in the Pangot village are excellent for walks through forests of thick oak, bamboo and deodar. Some rare birds such as the grey woodpecker and black-chinned babbler are found in the forests.
  • Naina Devi Temple, This temple was constructed in the 15th Century during the Kushan reign but on other hand, an another version states that it was built by Moti Ram Shah.
  • Naina Lake, Naini Lake is set amidst seven mountains that surround this stagnant water pool and high peaks that almost touch the sky.
  • Sariyatal, Sariyatal is a stream on Kaladhungi Road. The water in the stream is extremely cold but is a nice place to spend some time.

How to reach

By train

The nearest railway station is Kathgodam, 35 km away.

By road

  • There are daily bus services from Delhi. The buses leave from ISBT Anand Vihar delhi and are run by Uttarakhand Roadways.
  • Driving to Nainital takes 7 to 8 hours. From Delhi, it's highway driving throughout. NH 24 connects Delhi to Rampur via Hapur. At Rampur, turn and head north on NH 87 all the way up to Nainital. En-route halts include the Wonderland, Rwy crossing, Moradabad and The Cottage, Jeliokot.   

By plane

Contrary to popular belief, flying into Nainital is the fastest way to reach the hill station. Nainital is served by PantNagar Airport, located about 2 hours away. It is one of the least busy airports in the country, handling only 6 scheduled flights a week.

Pantnagar is another airport located 70 Km away from Nainital. Delhi is nearest international airport which is 280 Km and well connected to major cities in India as well as abroad.

Weather

The weather in Nainital is quite pleasant. Summers are mildly warm and temperatures may reach 22 °C. During winter, temperatures may be sub-zero. The town receives snowfall during December and January.

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A perfect destination to chill out !!!

Posted by: juhi_dhin_iavxjid812, Posted on: Aug 15, 2013
Nanital is of the best hill-stations in India. I have visited Nanital thrice and can go for the fourth time as well, the beauty of nature is well defined by the hills and greenery. If you visit Naini Lake you can experience immense pleasure by boating in the midst of the land of hills, water, flora-fauna, its a breathtaking experience. The Nanital Zoo must be visited to be acquainted with the colorful species of birds and all types of animals. Nanital is very affordable in terms of shopping and food. The Mall Road is a perfect place to wile away the time and relax. Do visit Nanital to find refugee from your busy schedules
Posted by: juhi_dhin_iavxjid812
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Amazing experience

Posted by: aditeee_i9nf73owbe, Posted on: Aug 02, 2013
You haven't been to Nainital if you have not taken the boat ride in the Nainital lake. Amazing experience. The street shopping is simply nice, and fun experience for shopaholics- You can bargain like a miser! The Naina Devi temple close to the Lake adds to the aura of austerity in the evenings. The diyas and light simply mesmerize. The Jim Corbett National park is an adventure. One cannot stop marveling nature post visiting the place Well kept hill, Nainital is a must!
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