Best places to visit in Nainital

Nainital, the city of lakes, is a famous tourist destination of Uttarakhand. Nestled amidst snow-capped mountains, this place is surrounded by lakes. The most prominent of these is the lake Naini, after which the place is named Nainital. Hence it is also called the city of lakes. In this article we will see about the best places to visit in Nainital and about Nainital’s culture.

Nainital district has special importance in Kumaon region. Nainital counts in major regions of the country. Even today Nainital district has the highest rhythm. It is called the Lake District of India, because it is surrounded by lakes all over the place. The word ‘Naini’ means eyes and ‘Tal’ means lake.

Nainital is very beautiful. Naina Devi Temple is located on the northern bank of Naini Lake. This temple was destroyed by a landslide in 170, later it was rebuilt. The Shakti form of Sati is worshiped here. The temple has two eyes which depict Naina Devi.

History of Nainital

About Naini Lake, it is believed that when Shiva was going to Mount Kailash with the dead body of Sati, Shaktipeeths were established wherever his body parts fell. Goddess Sati’s eye fell on Naini Lake. Inspired by this, this temple has been established.

The immense grace of Mother Naina Devi is always on her devotees. Every year the fair of Maa Naina Devi is held in Nainital, there are roads on either side of the lake of Nainital.

Malla part of the pool is called Mallital and lower part is called Tallital. There is an open ground of flat in Mallital. As early as dusk, the tourists from the plains congregate at the Mallital flat. There held always new games and sideshows.

When the entire city of Nainital starts to glow in the light of lightning in the evening, it seems as if the whole city has been drowned in this rhythm. In the evening, there is a flow of tourists coming from Tallital to Mallital. Similarly, the convoy of nature lovers from Mallital to Tallital (Mall Road) is worth seeing.

Nainital Tourism: places to visit in nainital

Nainital is a favorite city of tourists, paddlers and climbers, which is visited by thousands of people every year. There are some travelers who come only with the desire to visit Nainital to see “Naini Devi” and get the blessings of that goddess. This goddess is Nanda (Parvati) herself, the Shiva consort, and not someone else. This lake represents his memory.

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Places to visit around Nainital and culture of Nainital

On one side of the lake is the Mall Road, now called Govind Ballabh Pant Marg. There are many hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, shops and banks here. This road is the center of attraction for all tourists.

The Mall Road is the main link connecting Mallittal and Tallital. On the other side of the lake is a cold road. This road is not as busy as the Mall Road. There is also a Pashan Devi temple here. Vehicles are not allowed on the Thandi Sadak.

Among the seven peaks, China Peak (Naina Peak or China Peak) is a mountain peak of 2,611 m height. This peak is about five and a half kilometers from Nainital. Here one can see the snow covered Himalayas and on the other side the whole grand view of Nainital city can be seen. There is a four-room wooden cabin on the peak which also has a restaurant.

Hills in Nainital

Devpata and Camel’s back are both peaks together. The height of which is 2435 meters and 2333 meters respectively. The view of Nainital and the area adjacent to it from this peak also looks very beautiful. Snowway and Honey-Bani is the Hawaiian mountain peak at just two and a half kilometers and 2240 meters above Nainital.

This peak is located on the ‘Sher ka Danda’ mountain, from where the magnificent view of the Himalayas is clearly visible. In the same way, the second peak adjacent to Snow view is Honey-Bunny, whose height is 2179 meters, beautiful views of the Himalayas are also seen from here. These gardens have been expanded in Nainital district of Kumaon.

Nearby places and animals

The distance of Corbett National Park from Delhi to Moradabad – Kashipur – Ramnagar is 290 km. Tourist time in Corbett National Park is from November to May. In this season, many travel agencies manage to visit the tourists in Corbett National Park.

The Kumaon Development Corporation also organizes guided tours every Friday to take tourists from Delhi to Corbett National Park. The buses of the Kumaon Development Corporation have experienced guides who keep talking about the animals and their habits.

Bhimtal places to visit

Wild animals are found here in large numbers here like lions, elephants, bears, tigers, pigs, deer, Chital, Sambhar, panda, Kakad, Nilgai, Ghural and Cheetah. Similarly, pythons and many types of snakes also live in this forest.

Every festival is celebrated here with great pomp. A small town in the hills of Kumaon, Nainital is a beautiful hill station surrounded by mountains on three sides. Today life revolves around Nainital’s lake of Naini. But there are few other lakes around Nainital which are equally beautiful and attractive as Naini Lake. It is nestled in the lap of the Central Himalayas in the Kumaon region, a beautiful mountainous district.

Best places to visit in Nainital


25 km from Nainital M It is known as the garden of the house of Kumaon. Rich wealth can be seen here. Many tourists came here to view the Himalaya and Ramgarh is also known as fruit valley. Will write an full guide to this place shortly.


Naini, a larger name than the hero of the epic Mahabharata on the Pandavas (1371 M, 22 km). Accommodation, boating and fishing facilities are available here.

Located at a distance of 23 km from Nainital. The lake also provides opportunities for water sports. The natural beauty of this place makes it an excellent excursion option from Nainital.

This is a great place to visit here with your family and friends. Read complete guide for Bhimtal.


Naukuchiatal lends to the nine-cornered pool, a name which receives migratory birds. Both boats and paddle boats are available for lake excursions. Naukuchiatal is 26 km from Nainital and 4 km from Bhimtal. Is at a distance of m. A very deep clear lake with its nine corners is a captivating site.


The length of the lake is 983 m. The width is 693 mts depth 40.3 m. It is offered an opportunity of angling and bird watching within an enchanting valley. There is ample scope for rowing, paddling or sailing. Read complete article about the beauty of Naukuchaiatal.

Sattal: best places to visit in Nainital

Satatal is 21 km from Nainital. It was originally a group of seven talas or lakes. Pine and oak trees make the beauty of Satatal even more enchanting. If you are in Nainital for one or two weeks then visit all the lakes here once.

Cheena Peak

This peak known as China Peak is the highest point in Nainital. From here Nainital appears as a bowl. From this peak you can capture exciting views of Nainital. Naina Peak also gives a nice view of the Camel’s back peak. Also check out the scenic spots of the Himalayas and the Tibetan borders. A complete Naini Peak article.

Hanuman Garhi

This place has religious significance. This place was founded by Baba Neem Kiroli (a.k.a Baba Neeb Kirori) located at an altitude of 1951 m. A very beautiful Hanuman temple is at the top. It is very pleasant to watch the sunset from Hanuman Garhi.


More clear skies from Nainital asked the government to setup an observatory here. The observatory is one of the most advanced telescopes in India. The observatory may be the main place to visit around Nainital.


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Chauli ki Jali

Mukteshwar is in this list of best places to visit in Nainital, this place is very popular of it’s peace, Mukteshwar Mahadev temple and, Chauli Ki Jali. We have already written a complete guide for Mukteshwar and Chauli Ki Jali.

Naini Lake

The main attraction of Nainital is surrounded by lush green valleys. Travelers can enjoy activities like sailing, rowing, paddling here. According to legends, the eye-shaped lake was constructed at the spot where the left eye of the Hindu goddess Sati fell (when Lord Shiva was taking her to Mount Kailash).

best places to visit in nainital
Naini lake Nainital

Nainital is also known as ‘Lake of three saints’ or ‘Tri-sage-lake’. This name is mentioned in the chapter called ‘Manas Khand’ of ‘Sri Skanda Purana’.

This chapter shows that the three saints, named Atri, Pulastya and Pulah, stayed in Nainital during their pilgrimage, in search of water, to quench thirst, but after finding no water, they dug a pit. And some water brought from Mansarovar lake filled this pit, which resulted in the creation of Naini lake.

This lake is very long and its northern part is called ‘Mallital’, while the southern part is called ‘Tallital’. It is the only lake which has a bridge and a post office. Apart from this, bus stations, taxi stands, railway reservation counters and shopping centers are also located nearby.Complete article on Naini Lake.

Tiffin Top: places to visit in nainital

Nainital’s tiffin top is also known as Dorothy’s seat, this is most popular picnic spot in Nainital. Various tourists visits here daily and enjoy the view of Nainital from there.

Once, me and my friends went there at night of the month of November, there were very cold at night, we arranged some woods to fire and get some heat from that. The view of Nainital was wooow, was just amazing.

Nainital Zoo

Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant is a great attraction point of Nainital, if you love animals, birds and, photography then I’m sure you also like this place and visit it once. Here are many animals and birds which can entertain you. Read Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo Nainital.

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  1. Manisha kandpal

    Nice article

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