Places to see in Nainital

  • Naina Devi Temple

    This is a highly venerated temple of Nainital and is located on the northern shore of Naini Lake. In the year 1880 it was destroyed by a severe landslide and was later rebuilt. Maa Naina Devi is the chief deity of this temple and is represented by two Netras or eyes. You will also come across the deities of Mata Kali and Lord Ganesha that flank the main deity.

  • St. John's Church

    This church occupies an important place among the tourist attractions in Nainital and was established in the 1844. It is one of the oldest buildings of Nainital and is visited by tourists frequenting Nainital during their vacations.
  • Governor's House

    It is also known as Raj Bhavan and was built in the year 1899. Its design is in the Victorian Gothic domestic style and was constructed by the architect F.W. Stevens. At present, Raj Bhavan is the official guest house for the state governor and visiting state guests. It is a two-storied mansion consisting of 113 rooms, a garden, a swimming pool, and golf links. You have to obtain prior permission before visiting.
  • Snow View

    It is a magnificent point and is located at a height of 2,270 meters atop the Sher-ka-danda Ridge and is conveniently reachable by cable car. It commands fantastic views of the snow-clad Himalayan peaks, including Nanda Devi, Trisul, and Nanda Kot on a clear day. It is must watch among the tourist attractions in Nainital and an ideal spot for the nature lovers.
  • Naina Peak

    This peak is also popular as China or Cheena Peak. It is the highest peak in Nainital with an elevation of 2,615 meters. The top of the peak offers awe-inspiring views of the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains as well as of Nainital town.
  • Tiffin Top

    Located on Ayarpatta hill, this tourist site also demands a visit by the tourists and is among the major things to watch in Nainital. This point is also popularly known as Dorothy's Seat. This scenic spot commands lovely views of the nearby countryside.

Places to see around Nainital

  • Corbett National Park

    115 km (via Kaladhungi) This is one of India's best known wildlife sanctuaries. Commemorating the celebrated hunter- conservator Jim Corbett, it spreads over 526 sq km of forested area.

    The wildlife here consists of tiger, panther, wild bear, sloth bear, elephants, deer python, and crocodiles among others. An astonishing number (585) of bird species have been spotted in the park.

  • Bhimtal

    (1371 M, 22 km) Bigger than Naini, this lake is name after on of the Pandavas, heroes of the epic Mahabharat. Accommodation, boating and fishing facilities are available at this scenic resort..
  • Naukuchia Tal

    1218 M 26 KM This is nine-cornered lake which receives migratory birds. Both yachts and paddle boats are available for plying on the lake waters.
  • Bhowali

    1706 M 11 km En route to Ranikhet or Almora, it is a major fruit mart and health resort Only 3 km from here is Ghorakahl, famous for a temple to Gollu Devta, a demi-god highly revered by the Kumaonis.
  • Jeolikote

    1219 M 18 km This is a health resort and a bee-keeping centre. Strawberries grow here in plenty. Also an attraction for butterfly catchers.
  • Ramgarh

    25 km This is known as the home of Kumaon orchards. Prosperous estates can be seen here.
  • Sat Tal

    21 km There are three lakes (of the original seven Sat), named after the epic personages Ram, Sita and Lakshman near the main resort. The others are some distance away.

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