10 Top Tourist Places To Visit In Nainital
Planning A Trip To Nainital? Here’s our list of 10 Top Tourist Places To Visit In Nainital.
The other lakes are Bhimtal, Khurpatal, Sattal, Sukhatal, Sariyatal and Naukuchia Tal. A charming lake surrounded by mountains, Nainital provides a lucrative getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Nainital, also popularly referred to as the Lake District of India offers you breathtaking views and enticing surroundings and becomes an ideal destination for honeymooners and nature lovers. Here are the 10 top tourist places to visit in Nainital.
Naina Devi Temple
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Nainital is named after Naina Devi. The temple was reconstructed after the landslide of 1880 which had devastated it.
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The peaks of seven mountains towering over the serene waters of the eye-shaped Lake Naini create an enchanting ambience and form the chief attraction for tourists visiting the Lake District. Located at the heart of the city, the city offers ample opportunities for boating and paddling. Taking a leisurely stroll along the lake, watching the sun setting over the mountains can become an unforgettable experience.
It is located at an impressive altitude of 2615m above sea level. The peak offers a sweeping and majestic view of the enchanting surroundings, Lake Naina and of the whole district of Nainital. A 6km trek to the peak is worth the climb.
Tiffin Top (Dorothy’s Seat)
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A 4km hike from the city centre will take you to this terraced hill top on Ayarpatta hill, one of the highest peaks of Nainital. Tiffin Top also offers a splendid view of the surrounding landscape.
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Set at an altitude of 2120m above sea level, Land’s End offers a staggering view of the neighbouring areas and of the fascinating Khurpatal Lake.
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It is only the second of its kind, the other being at Darjeeling. It is home to a wide range of animals that thrive only at a high altitude including Siberian Tiger, Serao, Goat Antelope and Snow Leopard
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Built in 1899 in Victorian Gothic style, the Governor’s House or Raj Bhavan previously served as the summer residence of the governor of the North West Province. Then it became the summer residence of the Lieutenant Governor of the United Provinces.
The Mall Road
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The Mall road connects the two ends of Nainital, namely Mallital and Tallital. Now renamed Govind Ballabh Pant Marg, the Mall road is the busiest area of Nainital overflowing with shops, hotels, restaurants and street shops.
Nainital Cable Car And Ropeway
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There are two trolley carriers which carry passengers to the viewing point.
The trolley remains open from 10am to 5pm every day. An adult entry fee costs Rs. 100 and a child ticket costs Rs. 60.
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Located on Ayarpatta Hill, Gurney House is the former residence of Jim Corbett. Before leaving for Kenya, Jim Corbett sold the house to a zamindar. Though a private residence, it is open to public for viewing Corbett memorabilia.