Calmly making the Kumaon foothills of Outer Himalayas as it's humble abode, Nainital is one of the most popular hill stations of India. Nainital, “The Lake District of India” is the only place in India where you can explore anytime. But if you’re free between March to June, then do visit Nainital.
This city is the Judicial capital of Uttrakhand and a very famous spot for tourist attraction. This hill station is lured in the tourists because of the spectacular and scenic beauty and amazing calm weather. You can also thrill your veins by indulging in some boating or be one with the supreme lord by visiting the pristine old temples or witness the breathtaking views. All in just one city.
Explore the Naini Lake
The Naini lake is the heart of Nainital. It is famous for its freshwater. People visiting the city never miss out on visiting this serene spot. The pear-shaped lake is perfect for boating, paddling, or yachting. You can also witness breathtaking sunsets from the lake. The lake is nestled amidst mountains and offers unbelievable sights that we can only dream about. The Naini Retreat will serve the visitors with their delicious cuisines and comfortable rooms.
Trek to the Naini Peak
Who would want to miss the panoramic view of the majestic Himalayan range?
A trek to the Naini Peak would reward you with wondrous views of the Himalayas. You can also choose to ride a horse if you're not comfortable climbing to the top. Being during the beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the peak would just be as magnificent as you think it could get. It is usually less crowded during early mornings and evenings which allows you to bask in the aura of the place. So, plan with your friends and get ready for trekking, bonfire, and night chats. Don’t forget to click pictures to post and flaunt on your Instagram.
Visit Tiffin Top
This small patch of land is placed at a whopping height of 2290 meters above sea level.
Tiffin’s Top, also known as Dorothy Seat rewards the tourists with splendid views of Nainital and the Himalayas. Being one of the most popular picnic spots in Nainital this is often the most visited family spot for all tourists. For all the nature lovers out there, don’t miss a chance to witness the view of beautiful birds. You can also walk and witness the charm of this hilltop. Do capture the panoramic view of the city.
Shop at the Mall Road
For all the shopaholics out there, Mall Road serves as a wonderland for all you shopping enthusiasts. Let the shopaholic inside you go gaga over the streets of this shopping hub. Do visit various malls, plazas, restaurants, hotels, and thrift stores and shop to your heart's content. Also, shop till you run out of money. Mall Road has everything that a tourist wants. Match the vibe and do treat your taste buds with some delicious street food around Mall Road.
Do Not Miss out on Snow Viewpoint
Wish to capture a bewitching glimpse of snow-covered Nainital? For that, visitors need to turn your way to the snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas and savoring the treat to your eyes. The peaks of Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot are the two visible peaks from this viewpoint. So, you must not miss out on this location when you’re on a trip to Nainital.
Explore the Nainital Zoo
The Nainital Zoo is home to some endangered and exotic animal species. The sanctuary is famous for, you could spot the rare and beautiful Hill fox, Palm Civet Cat, Spot Snow Leopard, Wolf, and Siberian Tigers in their prime.
The zoo is very well maintained and you must keep the area clean and keep the sanctity of the park intact.
Visit Naina Devi Temple
Naina Devi temple is placed beautifully on the banks of Naini Lake. According to Hindu mythology, the eyes of Goddess Sati fell at this spot. A large number of devotees visit this place regularly. The temple is perched on top of the Naina Hill.
This place would inculcate calm and peace in you and you must make sure to visit and spend some time here and let the divinity touch take care of all your woes.
Check Out Bhimtal Lake
You should check out Bhimtal as it is one of the most serene places in Nainital. The lake is located amidst the green mountains and is a treat to the soul. The sheer tranquility and scenic sight would take your breath away. The lake also has a small island in the center. You can soak in picturesque views of the surroundings from Bhim Tal.
If you’re a lover of local pieces of stuff? Then, the Tibetan market is the right place for you. Enjoy the bustling vibe of this market. Shop for the local bags, artifacts, dresses, designer shawls, mufflers, and ethnic jewelry and sandals. Don’t forget to carry cash, water bottles, and snacks while exploring this market.
Raj Bhawan-Royal Palace of Nainital
To get the feel of Buckingham Palace London, do visit Nainital’s, Governor House. It is a treat to visit, this beautiful palace. If you’re one of those who enjoy museums then it is the right place for you. This two-story mansion has around 113 rooms. Visitors can just click pictures with the palace but they’re not allowed inside the lawn of this palace. Don’t miss out on the rare species of flora and fauna in the garden of this palace.
Nainital Mountaineering Club (NMC)
If you’re an adventure freak then Nainital Mountaineering Club (NMC) is the first place that you need to visit. With them, you can enjoy adventure sports like mountain climbing, rock-climbing, rope climbing, etc. To capture the view of the Nainital city. The best part is that the fee starts INR 600 which is a good price for adventure activities.
Nainital would be a great host and would make your trip memorable. Are you ready to explore this picturesque hill station? Then don’t hold now!
Pack your bags and trekking shoes and giddy up!