Located at an altitude of 2084 m, Nainital is a glittering jewel in the Himalayan necklace and is blessed with scenic natural beauty splendor. Dotted with lakes, Nainital is also known as the ‘Lake District’ of India, attracting hundreds of domestic and foreign tourists every year.
Height: 2084 m
Climate: Summer is mild and cottons and light woollens are suggested. In winter, the sunny days are pleasant – though the nights are cold and heavy clothing is required. Through the rest of the year, light woollens/cottons are suggested.
Getting There & Away: How to reach Nainital
Road: Nainital is well connected to major destinations of northern India.
Rail: Kathgodam is the nearest railway station, at a distance of 41 kms.
Air: The nearest airport is located at Pantnagar, 65 kms from Nainital.
Tourist Attractions in Nainital
Nainital Lake: Also known as Naini Lake, it is situated in the heart of the city and it is owing to this lake that Nainital earned its name. The Pear shaped lake is a tourist paradise. The lake offers holiday makers good opportunity for Yachting, Boating and Paddling. Boating rates for conventional rowing boats and paddle boats are displayed on pre-paid booths at different places along the lake side. Rowing as well as paddle boats are available at both ends of lake.
Naina Devi Temple: The temple is located on the northern shore of Naini Lake. The presiding deity of the temple is Maa Naina Devi and is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of the Hindus. It is believed that the eyes of Goddess Sati fell here when her corpse was being carried by Lord Shiva. This beautiful temple is a must visit.
Snow View Point: It is the most easily accessible hill top, at a height of 2270 m and at a distance of 2.5 kms from the town. The spot is also accessible through the ropeway. Snow View Point, as the name suggests, offers an indescribably beautiful and breathtaking picture of the glittering snow of the Himalayas.
China Peak: China Peak is situated at a breathtaking altitude of 2611 m and is the highest point of Nainital town. Located 6 kms north of Nainital, China Peak is also known as Naina Peak. This peak offers excellent views of the enchanting snow clad peaks of the mighty Himalayan range and a bird’s eye view of the pristine Naini Lake.
Tiffin Top: Located at a distance of 4 kms from the town, this peak is situated at 2292 m in Ayarpatta region. Tiffin Top commands an excellent view of the Himalayas as well as the neighboring countryside.
Hanuman Garhi: It is around 3.5 kms away from the bus stop and is situated at an altitude of 1951 m. Hanuman Garhi is a religious centre and famous for its sunset views. One can go by taxi, bus or even trek from Nainital.
Land’s End: The main attraction of Land’s End is the beautiful view of khurpatal. Land’s End is set at an elevation of 2120 m, offering splendid views of neighboring hills and the green valley with rural houses. In order to reach Land’s End, one can drive to Barapathar and then trek for 1 km to the spot where one feels like the land has come to an end.