Located above the sea level,Nainital is a popular hill station in the state of Uttrakhand. This beautiful place is located alongside the foothills of the Kumaon region of the outer Himalayas. Famous for its various natural attractions and favorable climate across the year one of the most popular hill stations in India.
Top 10 places to visit:
Famous Naini Lake, is situated in the town and is the center point of the city. Attractions including strolling around the lake and boating is a must visit place to cherish your evenings to relax your lifestyle while you visit Nainital.
Naina Peak is the highest peak in Nainital,also known as a trekking spot in Nainital. Experience an amazing panoramic view of the valley.
Located at the Aryapatta Hill at an average elevation of 2292 meters above sea level, Tiffin Top is a famous view point that offers some of the most breathtaking views of the Himalayas and Nainital. The place is named after an English painter Dorothy Kellet who used to sit at this very spot and paint. This place is also known as Dorothy’s seat.
One of the best viewpoints in Nainital, the Snow View is located at an average elevation of 2,270 above sea level is reachable by a cable car. It provides amazing and picturesque views of the snowcapped Himalayas with the major peaks like Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Trishul. The stay is chargeable for each hour that you spend at the spot and can be visited between 10 am to 5 pm.
Land’s End is a perfect location like none other. Sea level provides views of the surrounding hills and is surrounded by some beautiful trees and pine forests.
Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
One of the few high altitude bird sanctuaries in India, the Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is located at an average elevation of 2000 meters above sea level. Moreover ,The sanctuary is a home to over 240 different species of Birds which are both migratory and resident. The sanctuary is located at a picturesque forest village called Pangot.
St. John In The Wilderness
St. John in the Wilderness refers to a church which was established in 1844 and is located on the north end of the town. The church was named so after the Bishop of Calcutta was obliged to sleep in an unfinished house in the wilderness after falling ill. The church is located in a hidden and serene located amidst the deodar forests and is built in a Neo- Gothic styled architecture with stained glass windows from Belgium.
Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo
Located at an average elevation of 2,100 meters above sea level, Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo was established in 1984 and was opened to general public in 1995. The zoo contains several exotic and endangered species of animals and birds which are native to this region. Snow Leopard, Himalayan Bear, Tibetan wolf etc. are few of the endangered species found here.
Eco Cave Gardens
Interconnected network of caves and attract tourists and are a treat for kids. The garden comprises of seven caves which are reached through a narrow and winding road with amazing views during the commute. This is one of the best places one should visit with the family.
Gurney House refers to a cottage which is famous for being the residence of the British conservationist Jim Corbett. The house was built in 1881 and is located near the Nainital Lake. The materials used in the building were reused components of an older house which was present at this site. The house was sold to Mr. Sharda Prasad Varma in 1947 when the Corbett family left for Kenya.