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About Nanital

Nestled amidst the beautiful Kumaon hills in the state of Uttarakhand, Nainital is a picturesque hill station that has been a popular tourist destination for decades. Nainital derives its name from the famous Naini Lake, which is one of the major attractions of the town. The lake is surrounded by lush green hills and is famous for its scenic beauty. The Naina Devi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Naina Devi and is situated on the northern shore of the lake, is a popular pilgrimage site for Hindus.

Apart from the Naini Lake, Nainital is also famous for its beautiful parks and gardens. The Governor’s House, which is also known as the Raj Bhavan, is a beautiful colonial building that is situated on the top of a hill. The Snow View point is situated at an altitude of 2,270 meters and is another popular tourist spot that offers panoramic views of the Himalayan range. For adventure enthusiasts, Nainital offers a variety of activities like trekking, rock climbing, rappelling, and camping. The Tiffin Top and the China Peak are popular trekking destinations that offer spectacular views of the surrounding hills.

In conclusion, Nainital is a beautiful hill station that offers something for everyone. Whether you are a nature lover, a history buff, an adventure enthusiast, or a foodie, Nainital has something to offer you. So, if you are planning a trip to the hills, do not miss out on this beautiful destination.

Places of Interest

Naini Lake

Nainital Lake, famously known as Naini Lake is the major attraction of Naintal town as well of Uttarakhand. Surrounded by panoramic seven hills, Nainital lake is a favourite spot among romantic travellers around the world. It is one of the most visited lakes in India.

Naina Devi Temple

A well known Shakti Peeths of Hindu religion, Naini Devi Temple is sacred place of great devotion in Nainital. Goddess Naini Devi is the diety of Naini Devi Temple and located at northern end of famous Nainital Lake. Goddess in this holy temple is represented by her two eyes. Devotees from far away place comes here to take blessing of Maa Naina Devi. The temple is located atop the Naina hillock near the Naini Lake, and draws thousands of devotees every year. There are many shops in close proximity to the Naina Devi Temple from where one can buy the prasad and pooja items.

Nainital Zoo

Nainital Zoo is one of the best attraction for wildlife lovers in Nainital. Officially named as Bharat Ratna Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo Nainital, this well maintained zoo is the single zoo in entire Uttarakhand state. Covering a small green area of 4.693 Hectares, Nainital Zoo is the home of numerous endangered species, many of which are adopted by people and animal organizations. This high altitude zoo is located at an height of 2100 mtrs which makes this zoo a favourable place for many animals and birds. Locally called as 'Sher ka Danda', Nainital Zoo is located at hill slope in Nainital.

The Mall Road

A busiest road in day time, The Mall runs side by side of the Nainital Lake. Britishers constructed The Mall Road which passes through the centre of Nainital and connects two main ends of Nainital city, Mallital and Tallital. Inspite officially renamed as Govind Ballabh Pant Marg, the Mall road still locally called and famous by its previous name. Tourists and locals likes to walk on the Mall to enjoy the beauty of Naini Lake mostly in the evening.

Aerial Ropeway

Aerial rope-way is a major attraction in Nainital, which draws hundres of tourists each day who wants to enjoy the breathtaking views of Naini Lake and complete Nainital Hill Station. Every tourists must take the adventurous ride in aerial rope-way which connects Snow view point with Mallital. It takes less than 3 minutes to reach Snow view point in aerial rope-way.

Tiffin Top

A popular picnic spot in Nainital, Tiffin Top (also known as Dorothy's Seat) is located on Ayarpatta hill, offers a magnificent 360 degree view of the Nainital town and surrounding hills of kumaon region. Apart from a picnic spot amidst the calm and serene environment, Tiffin Top is a delight for photographers. It should be visited by those who enjoy the nature’s calling and love capturing the divine beauty of nature in photographic shots. Tiffin Top is the name assigned after people used to have day lunch at top of hill on Dorothy's Seat. From Tiffin Top visitors can witness birds eye view of beautiful Nainital city and nearby Kumaon hills. As Tiffin Top is at 4 kms from Nainital town, many tourists also enjoy the easy hike to Tiffin Top or sometimes ride on the ponies, which easily available from Mall Road.

Snow View Point

Snow View Point is one of the most visited places by tourists for watching majestic Himalayas from Nainital. Known as best view point in Nainital, Snow view point offers tourists an excellent views of snow capped mountains like Nanda Devi, Trishul and Nanda Kot. Snow view point is well connected by road but an adventurous ride in aerial ropeway from Mallital is always worth it.


Pangot is a small picturesque hamlet famous for its jungles and birds, located just 15 kms from Nainital. Walking into Pangot is like stepping into a remote Himalayan village. It is a birdwatchers paradise and have more than 300 species of birds in and around.

Bhimtal Lake

Bhimtal Lake, nestled in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, is a serene freshwater lake surrounded by lush green hills. Named after the legendary Bhima from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, the lake offers boating and picturesque views. Its island in the center adds to the charm, making it a tranquil retreat for nature lovers.

Aquarium Cafe

Aquarium Cafe in Bhimtal offers a unique dining experience amidst vibrant aquatic life. Enjoy delicious meals surrounded by mesmerizing fish tanks, creating a serene atmosphere. The cafe combines gastronomy with an underwater ambiance, making it a delightful destination for both food enthusiasts and nature lovers in the picturesque town of Bhimtal.

Butterfly Research Center

The Butterfly Research Center in Bhimtal is a captivating haven dedicated to the study and conservation of butterflies. Nestled in the picturesque town of Bhimtal, it offers visitors an immersive experience, showcasing diverse butterfly species in their natural habitat. The center serves as a vital hub for research and environmental education.

Is Nainital perfect for your next stay? The answer is obviously an YES.

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