- Beautiful lake resort nestles amidst seven hills in a lush valley at an altitude of 1938 metres.
- In 1841, the British first discovered Naini Tal as a holiday resort.
- Today, it has emerged as one of the most important hill resorts of India.
MODE OF COMMUNICATION:
- Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), New Delhi, 300 kms away from Nainital town.
- Rail: Kathgodam Railway Station, Kathgodam, 35 km away from Nainital town.
- Road: Well connected by road.
SIGHTSEEING AT A GLANCE:
- Naina Peak
- Laria Kanta
- Lands’ End
|FORT & MONUMENTS
|PARK & GARDENS
|MUSEUM & AUDITORIUM
- Naini Lake
- Khurpa Tal
- Naukuchia Tal
ATTRACTIONS OF NAINITAL
- Eye (naina) shaped lake named after Goddess Naini set amidst lush hills is said to be formed when the eye of Goddess Sati fell here.
- Naina Devi temple at the northern end of the lake marks the exact spot where the eye of Sati is said to have fallen.
- Gaily coloured yachts sail the waters of the lake is a sight to behold.
- Popular picnic spot at a height of 2,610 metres.
- Breathtaking view of the Himalayas and entire lake region.
- Picnic spot at an altitude of 2,481 metre.
- Affords panoramic views of the Himalayas.
- Pilgrim site well known for spectacular sun-set views.
High Altitude Zoo:
- Animal living at high altitudes can see here.
- The lake on Nainital – Ramnagar road is an angler’s delight.
- The hill affords fine view of Khurpa Tal and the terraced fields.
- It is ideal for astronomical studies and optical tracking of artificial earth satellites.
- Magnificent Nainital Govt. House modelled after the famous Buckingham Palace was built in March 1900.
- Its 50 acres lush golf course was opened for public in 1994.
ATTRACTIONS AROUND NAINITAL
- 22 kms away from Nainital town.
- Serene scenic lake resort.
- The lake here is larger than Naini Lake.
- 50 kms away from Nainital town.
- Small hill station amidst thick wooded forest affords majestic view of the Himalayas.
- Nearby is a stone hole of Chauli Ki Jali, dedicated to Lord Shiva.
- Spectacular view of Almora and the peaks of Adi Nampa of Nepal stretching up to the Chaukhamba peaks of Garhwal can be enjoyed a moonlit night.
- 26 kms away from Nainital town.
- Beautiful lake 4 kms short of Bhimtal has nine corners and is also of considerable religious importance.
- Migratory birds flock to the lake.
- Good boating and fishing spot.
Corbett National Park:
- 142 kms away from Nainital town.
- Magnificent Park established way back in 1936, is one of the best known sanctuaries of India.
- It is named after Jim Corbett, the famous hunter author and conservator.
- The park covers a large forested area of over 520 sq. kms comprising of foot hills of Shivalik ranges and the Patlidun Valley with swiftly flowing river Ramganga.
- Varied topography thus provides home to rich and diverse wildlife.
- Dense jungles of the park are famous for the tigers of Kumaon.
- It is also a haven for the panther, wild boar, sloth bear, elephant, deer, python, cobra, crocodile and gharial etc.
- River Ramganga is full of mahseer, trout and goonch fishes.
- Park is also an ‘ornithologist’s paradise’, as over 538 species of birds have been recorded here.
- 35 kms away from Nainital town.
- It is known for Corbett’s Museum, dedicated to the great hunter.