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Kathgodam - 35 Km
Pantnagar - 55km
Best Time to Visit
April to June
Oct to Dec
Summer - 15 °C to 25 °C
Winter - 0 °C to 20 °C
From Delhi/NCR - 280km
From Dehradun - 280km
From Jaipur - 550km
Holiday In Nainital - Aao Chale
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Nainital is one of the most famous hill stations of india, it is also one of the best place for summer vacation in india and also a honeymoon destination. Nainital is visited by tourists throughout the year especially in summers , it’s on the top list of any traveler or one who is planning a holiday in Northern India.
So aao chale! The best way to reach nainital is by your own car or hiring a cab which are available directly from delhi or from nearest railway station kathgodam/haldwani. Bus services to nainital is also available from kathgodam/haldwani. The actual thrill begins once you start climbing the road on the mountains. There will be lot of spots where you would like to stop and take some nice snaps or selfies and in between there are lot of refreshment stops where you can stop for a tea or snacks break.
Once you reach nainital you will see the peer-shaped naini lake for which nainital is famous for. The city is situated on the mountain slopes around this lake. The height of these peaks ranges from 6000 to 8000 ft with the highest point called nainapeak or china peak.
In nainital you will find lot of options to enjoy your vacation. You can go for a boat ride in the naini lake. Shop around the markets which have variety of stuffs. Take your cab and roam around the city and visit different places in the city. Enjoy eating out at restaurants or enjoy your cool holidays in the hotel room with great view of naini lake from its window.
For adventure lovers nainital offers yachting, para sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, rock climbing, trekking, hiking, horse riding and much more. In Summers many sailing competitions are organized in nainital. Taking a walk around the forest of nainital in itself is an adventure for nature lovers and photographers with lot of flora & fauna around to explore.
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Places Of Interest in Nainital
Naini Lake Nainital
The main attraction of tourists in nainital is naini lake with a perimeter of approximately 3.5km, it offers ample opportunity for yachting, boating or self paddling the boat. There are two sides of the lake one on the northern side called mallital and one on the southern side called tallital. Both sides are connected by the MALL ROAD which is the busiest road of town abuzz with shops and shoppers dotted with hotels, restaurants, shopping centres, banks, travel agencies and street shops famous among tourists. On the northern side towards mallital is the famous bhotia market and chatt bazaar along with naina devi temple
Naina Devi Temple Nainital
The temple is located on the northern shore mallital of Naini lake. The presiding deity of the temple is Maa Naina Devi represented by two Netras or eyes. Along with Naina Devi are the deities of Mata Kali and Lord Ganesha. Nainital is believed to be one of the 64 Shaktipeeths, where one of the body parts of Goddess Sati fell. In Nainital, the eyes (naina) of the Goddess are assumed to have fallen. The shrine of Naina Devi is a must visit for devout Hindus.
Ropeway to Snow View point is one of the main attractions for tourists visiting nainital. The Ropeway ride itself is an adventure during which you will feel the thrill while looking around outside and have the view of the city below. The ropeway starts from mallital and takes you to snow view point which is another famous attraction for tourists.
Snow View Point Nainital
Snow view point is easily reachable by ropeway and is also connected by road. It is situated at an altitude of 7450 ft and is one of the hot tourist spot of nainital. As the name suggests this point offers spectacular panaromic views of the snowbound Himalayan range including famous peaks Nanda Devi , Trishul and Nanda kot which you will surly like to capture in your camera. Here you will also find tea vendors and restaurants to refresh yourself while enjoying the beautiful sight around.
Naina Peak / China Peak Nainital
Naina Peak also known as China or Cheena Peak is the highest peak in the town, with an altitude of 8,579 ft. You can reach here from Snow view point or from mallital by walking which itself will be a delight for those who like trekking or for the less energetic visitors ponies are also available. From naina peak you can enjoy the view of snow clad peaks of Himalayan range and also get to see panoramic view of Nainital town itself.
High Altitude Zoo Nainital
Opened in 1994, it is one of the two High altitude Zoo in India,so don’t forget to visit this place because here you will see some of the animals which you will not see generally in other zoos across india. Monkeys, Himalayan black bear ,snow Leopard , Siberian Tiger, Palm civet cat, Wolf, Silver Pheasants, Rose ringed Prakeet, Hill Fox , Ghoral, Barking Deer, Sambhar are some of the animals kept here. Please note that this zoo remains close on Monday and all national holidays.
Other Places of interest Nainital
Apart from the above top places listed in details there are some of the other places of interest which you can visit like governors house, cave garden near kumaoun university, tiffin top, hanuman garhi etc. Nainital in itself is full of place of interests as per your interests. The beauty of nainital in itself will make your journey a memorable one and you would like to come here again and again
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