Set around the beautiful Nainital Lake, the hill station was one of the earliest British settlements. With its pleasant weather and numerous attraction places, this gorgeous hill station nestled in among the Kumaon hills over the years has one of the most visited spots among the tourists. This small district in Uttarakhand boasts of natural landscapes, beautiful oceans and some wonderful places for day excursion. The places in Nainital are unique in their own way and is quite popular among the people who want to spend a relaxing vacation in nature’s abode with mesmerising backdrops. Nainital has a lot of surprises for its tourists as the places to visit range from remnants of British past to some modern exciting sites. If you feel a bit confused as to which place to visit and which to leave then don’t worry because we have got you covered with this simple, informative and useful list of must-visit places in Nainital. Have a look at it first and thank us later!
Video Of Nainital
Popularly known as “The Queen of Lakes”, Nainital Lake is known for its exquisiteness. This natural freshwater lake is surrounded by green hills which all the more enhance the beauty of the town. Therefore, the place is among the top favourite spots for nature-lovers who like to spend their time sitting, relaxing, walking and enjoying the natural landscapes. When the rays of the sun fall on this lake the beauty of it increases manifolds. Thecharm of the place is such that one can find its mention in ancient structures and poems of prominent writers. You can also visit the Nainidevi temple that is situated on the lake. One must thing that you should do there is boating because with this your visit to the place is incomplete. Boating at the Naini Lake is a wonderful experience as the activity allows you to witness a breath-taking view of the Lake District.
Perched at a height of 2290 metres, Tiffin Top is one of the favourite places for the tourists to visit as it allows them to have a splendid 360-degree view of the Lake District. Located on the Ayarpatta Hills, this view point is also known as Dorothy’s seat, it was named by a British officer in the memory of his loving wife Dorothy Kellet. If you are more of an adventurous person then this place offers you a 4km exemplary ride from the main city where you can either go on foot or hire a pony, both of which have their own excitement and fun factor. Though this gorgeous place is liked by all but it’s a favourite among the adventurers, photographers and nature lovers. With no such restriction of timings still it is recommended to visit the place during the day so that you can enjoy the beauty of the place even more.
51 km far from Nainital, this 350-year old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is situated in the Kumaon Hills. Due to its calm and peaceful atmosphere the temple has gained a place in the hearts of its visitors. Not only it has great religious beliefs but it also offers a beautiful view of the Himalayas. The tourist tends to enjoy the nice atmosphere and the stunning view from over the mountain top. The place is moderately warm and receives little rainfall sometimes during the summers, freezing cold in winters while in monsoons there are heavy rainfall. So, there is no specifications related to the time to visit the place, you can go there as per your preferences. Despite the temperature flaws the place has enough positives to mend them.
Eco Cave Gardens
If you have that exploratory streaks in your personality and like wandering in unknown places to discover the hidden secrets, then we have found a perfect place for you to enjoy.
Located at the Sukhatal region of Nainital, The Eco Cave Garden is located just a kilometre away from the Mall Road and offers an interesting peek in the Himalayan life. There are caves with different dimensions and narrow down further into tunnels therefore adding a natural touch. The caves here are named after different animals like Tiger cave, Panther cave, Bats cave, Squirrel cave and so on depicting the kind of place that respective animal resides in. The place also has a musical fountain but it is operational only during peak season. Visiting these caves will also give you an idea about the life of our prehistoric ancestors. If you want to gather some useful information about nature as well as wildlife, then don’t waste time and change into comfortable clothes and shoes as there is a lot of secrets and facts hidden in the narrow tunnels of these caves.
Eco Cave Gardens
High Altitude Zoo
Situated at an altitude of 2100 metres on Sher Ka Danda hill, Pt G.B. Pant High Altitude is one of the three high-altitude zoos in India and hence is one of the famous tourist attractions of Nainital. This zoo houses many endangered species and a vast variety of flora and fauna. Some of the animal and birds that you can find here include Royal Bengal Tiger, Parakeet, Golden Pheasant, Tibetan Wolves, etc. If you are a wildlife lover then this exceptional zoo situated between the Shivalik and Himalayan Mountain ranges is a must-visit place for you. Apart from a vast wildlife, the zoo is famous for hosting a forest cover of evergreen trees and many exciting activities on World Environment Day, Earth Day, etc. The zoo also awakens your adventurous self by challenging you to climb up the mountain roads but don’t worry even if you don’t really want to strain your muscles and still want to visit the place you can do so by opting for a cab ride. If you plan to visit this place you can expect a picturesque landscape, a lot of information on wildlife and nature and a bundle of happy memories.
High Altitude Zoo
By covering all sorts of places apart from the well-known lakes we hope that now you’ll know before planning this trip that this city of lakes has many different places too. Tell us which one did you like the most.