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Nainital Travel Guide


Nainital Travel Guide

India is blessed with some of the most charismatic hill stations one of which is Nainital. Nainital rests at an altitude of 1,938 meters in the Kumaon foothills of the Himalayas. It is one of the major and most frequented tourist cities in Uttaranchal.  Alluring and captivating, the hills station is endowed with a pristine beauty and enchanting vista that is incredible. The imposing mountains and lush greeneries offers a heart rendering sight and you would inevitably want to seek solace in their natural surroundings. It was once the summer house for Britishers, the colonial charm of which still lurks behind in several buildings, roads and lodges of Nainital. The place is distinguished for its splendid climate and is an ideal place for spending holidays. It is also the most favoured destination for honeymooners.

Nainital is exalted with some beautiful tourist spot that renders beauty beyond words. Within its precincts there lies the Naini lake, Naina peak, Naina Devi Temple, Snow view, Hanuman Garh, Boat house club, The Governor’s House, St. John’s Church etc.

The Naini Lake forms the core beauty of Nainital. The sparkling water of the lake is studded with lofty hills at the edge giving it a look of unbelievable exquisiteness. At the very sight of it, you will encounter a feeling of exaltation in the mind. The lake is the centre for recreational activities like yachting, boating and paddling.

The highest peak of Nainital, the Naina peak stands at an altitude of 2611 meters and is also referred to as the China or Cheena Peak. The peak offers a bird eye view of the snow clad Himalayan ranges and a breathtaking view of the rolling Nainital town. In full revelation the magnificence of the Nainital town will be unveiled from this peak.

Naina Devi is a well revered temple situated at the Northern shore of the Naini Lake whose chief deity, Maa Naina Devi is represented by two netras or eyes.

Another ideal spot for all nature lovers is the Snow view which can be easily reached by cable cab, ropeway, horseback or one can even take a refreshing walk uphill. The point offers an unrivalled view of the Northern Himalayan ranges.

Dedicated to the Hindu deity ‘Hanuman’ the Hanuman Garh is an endearing tourist spot which also delivers impressive views of the setting sun. Designed in the Victorian Gothic style architecture by F.W. Stevens the Governor’s House is also a place of tourist attraction. St. John’s Church is one of the oldest buildings in Nainital established in 1844. Other places of interest include the Jim Corbett National Park, Land’s end, Bhim Tal etc. 

If you need a break away from the humdrum of daily life, or away from the heat and dust, no other place can better meet your desire than Nainital. A visit to the place will make you go back to it soon.

Last Updated: 29/03/2012

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