Nainital is a beautiful place located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand in the Kumaon region. It is a popular hill station which an altitude of 2084 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by lakes and mountains. It has a subtropical highland climate. The climate is dry in winter and wet in summer. The climate is cool and calm throughout the year because of the presence of the 3 major lakes. Nainital is called the best shinning diamond of the Himalayan belt. It is a famous tourist destination and therefore every year many tourists pay a visit just to experience the beauty of the place. It is the best place for nature lovers just like the places in Leh Ladakh!!
Here are some of the places to visit in Nainital if you are planning to make a trip:
Eco Cave Garden
Eco cave garden is a rocky cave that has a hanging garden and musical fountain. In the shape of various animals, it has six small caves altogether. It offers the tourists various audio-video effects in the musical fountain.
Once upon a time, a European man fell in love with Naini lake. It is the most beautiful lake which is the major tourist spot all over the country. It was believed that the lake is related to the death of the goddess Sati and it is one of the 51 Shakti Peeths. It is the place where Sati’s eyes fell and so it came to be known as Nain-tal or lake of eyes.
Naina Devi Temple
On the hilltop of Bilaspur District is the temple of Shri Naina Devi. It was built by Raja Bir Chand in the 8th century and it is located at the height of 1219 meters above sea level along the northern shore of Naini lake. It is called one of the 51 Shakti Peeths. This temple is dedicated to Devi Sati and it is the most popular place for Hindu worships.
The Mall Road
The Mall Road connects two ends of the hill town. It is parallel to the Naini lake. This place is most attractive for tourists because it is the best place for shopping for luscious woolen clothes, delicious food, and a cultural center.
A snow viewpoint is 3km off Nainital at an altitude of 2270 meters. In this place, the tourist can have an expansion and majestic view of the Himalayas draped in white snow which is enveloped with clouds and the sun’s rays make the snow sparkle. It also has many little temples. To reach the snow view point cable car, taxi, or a trek up are the facilities available. The beautiful view of the Himalaya will surely lift your mood. From here visitors can go to the places of Manali!!
Tiffin top is located in the Ayarpatta region. In the memory of an English lady Mrs. Kellet Dorothy who was killed in an air crash, this place is known as Dorothy’s seat. Tiffin top as the name suggests means “food packed is consumed during daytime”. It is the most attractive picnic spot which gives a clear view of the Nainital and surrounding hills. It is the best place for the nature lover and also for the adventurous person as the place provides an adventurous tourist with rappelling and rock climbing activities.
High Altitude Zoo
Pt. G.B.PANT High altitude zoo is located in Sher Ka Danda hill which is 2100 meters high. It was established in the year 1984 which is also known as Nainital zoo. It has several endangered species. It is the most suitable place for children.
The Naina peak is also called the China peak which is located at 2615 meters high. It is suitable for adventurous tourists as it offers trek options for them. It is surrounded by rhododendron bloom. Tourists can also view the Tibet border and Nanda peak from this highest point of Nainital.
It is a hill station full of beautiful and colorful butterflies and flowers which is located just in NH 87. It is the Gateway of Naini Lake. It is most popular for its colorful butterflies. It is the most suitable place for nature lovers and also for poets. It is full of life, beauty, and greenery.
Neem Karoli Baba Ashram
Neem Karoli Baba Ashram is the most famous ashram which is located in the foothills of the Himalayas with a height of 1400 meters above sea level. This place dedicated to Shri Neem Karoli Baba a Hindu saint who himself was a devotee of Lord Hanuman. Several devotees come here throughout the year. It is the most peaceful place and the devotees can stay in the ashram also and take part in the rituals which are performed in the morning and in the evening. In the year 1974, Steve Jobs also came to India just to become his devotee but he passed away by that time.
This place is 5km away from Nainital. It is located 2300 meters high above sea level. It is the most beautiful place which offers an entire view of the Himalayan Mountains.
It is a beautiful hamlet which is located 15km away from Nainital in the Kosiyakutoli tehsil at 6300 feet height above the sea level. It is the most famous village for its exotic birdlife and forest. It is the best place for the bird and wildlife enthusiast. Different species of birds can be seen in this place especially during winter some of them are Rufous-bellied woodpecker, Himalayan griffon, salty backed forktail. Tourists can also spot mammals like Sambhar, leopard cat, wild boar, red fox, etc.
So the above places mentioned are the places most visited by the tourist. These are the most popular places to visit in Nainital. So this article will serve you as a guide if you are planning for a trip to Nainital with your family and friends. It is a paradise for nature lovers.
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