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    Best time to Visit Nainital: Whole Year

    Category : Nature Explorer: Nature Explorer,Forest/Wildlife,River/Lakes/Waterfront,Hill Station

    Duration(days) : 2 Days

    Description

    Nainital is a place with beautiful, misty lakes and exotic scenery - making it oe of the best destination to spend quality time.

    Nainital (Naini Lake) is named after Goddess Naina Devi. It is also refered as 'Queen of Lakes'. 

    Located at an altitude of approximately 2,084 meters above the sea level; this popular hill station of Uttrakhand is surrounded by the peaks of Kumaon Hills and is full of natural hot water springs. The picture perfect lake with hills in its background is a prime attractions to all nature lovers.

    Nature seeing, trekking, yatching, and horse-riding are some of the popular activities in Nainital.


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    Naini lake

    Entry Fees :₹ NA Time To Visit :All day

    Naini lake is a beautiful natural fresh body lake, which is in crescent or kidney shape. The lake is surrounded by beautiful peaks and trees and offers a breathtaking view especially during early morning and sunset. Naini Lake named after Goddess Parvathi. It has boating facilities and yachting clubs attached to the lake. One can also visit Naini Temple on the shores of the lake.
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      Eco Cave Garden

      Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :9:30 am to 5:30 pm

      Eco Cave Garden is a set of six small caves in the shape of various animals and hanging garden. The six underground caves in this garden, connected through tunnels. Some of the caves are very narrow, and one has to crawl to them, adding to the adventure on visting this place. In the evenings, you can see the spectacle of the musical fountain with various audio video effects.
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        Naina Peak

        Entry Fees :₹ 0 Time To Visit :All day

        Naina Peak is the highest peak in Nainital. It is situated at an average elevation of 2,615 meters above sea level and is a popular trekking spot in Nainital. The spot is known to offer panoramic views of the entire valley; and the way up the peak is dotted with beautiful scenic bloom. From the peak you get the of view Nanda Devi Peak and the Tibet Border. It is also known as the Cheena or China Peak by the locals, and is situated near the Naini Lake.
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          Mall road

          Entry Fees :₹ 0 Time To Visit :All day

          It is the prime shopping, food and cultural centre of Nainital. It is located on the road which runs parallel to the Naini Lake, connecting the two ends of the hill station. Mall Road is one of the vibrant places of Nainital. It is picturized in many Bollywood movies.
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            Naina Devi Temple

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            Naina Devi Temple is one of the popular religious places in the region. It is one among the various Shakti Peeths of Sati. According to legends, the eye of Goddess Sati fell at this spot while Lord Shiva was carrying Her mortal remains to Mount Kailash. Thus the temple gains its name as 'Naina', which means eye. The temple is situated at a height of 1219 m above sea level.
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              Snow View Point

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              Snow View offers an expansive and majestic view of the snow clad Himalayas. It is situated at an altitude of 2,270 metres and is located at a distance of 3 kms from city center. You can take either the cable car (from Mallital), taxi ride or a trek to reach this spot. There is a huge binoculars that offers more clear view of the spectacular Himalayas.
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                Tiffin Top / Dorothy's Seat

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                Tiffin Top is a famous view point that offers some of the most breathtaking views of the Himalayas and Nainital. It is also known as Dorothy’s seat; named after an English painter Dorothy Kellet who used to sit at this very spot and paint. You can either trek or take a horseback ride to reach this popular hilltop picnic spot.
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                  Nainital Zoo / Govind Ballabh Pant Zoo / GB Pant High Altitude Zoo

                  Entry Fees :₹ 50 Time To Visit :9:30 am to 4:30 pm (Closed on Mondays)

                  The zoo contains several exotic and endangered species of animals like Snow Leopard, Hill Fox, Siberian Tiger, Barking Deer, Himalayan Black Bear, White peacock etc. This High Altitude Zoo is at an altitude of 2100 metres above the sea level, and is spread across 4.693 hectares of land.
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                    Raj Bhawan / Governor's House

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                    Raj Bhawan – the Governor's House is a beautiful peiece of architecture with a striking resemblance to the Buckingham Palace. It currently serves as the official residence of the Governor of Uttarakhand.
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                      St. John Wilderness Church

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                      St. John in the Wilderness refers to a church which was established in 1844. It 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.
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                        Hanuman Garhi

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                        Hanuman Garhi is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It is perched atop 6,401 ft. high and offers mesmerizing views of the sun setting in middle of dotted hills.
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                          Bhimtal

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                          Bhimtal is 20 kms from Nainital. The main attraction of this place is the Bhimtal Lake. There is a beautiful little island in the middle of the lake. You can take a boat ride to reach this island and spend some time in peace and tranquility.
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                            Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, Pangot

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                            Kilbury Bird Sanctuary near Pangot has more than 580 recorded avian species. Both migratory and endemic birds can be spotted in the region, which make it a paradise for bird-watching.
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                              Nainital is 300 kms from Delhi and 300 kms from Deheradun.

                               

                              Airport

                              The nearest airport to Nainital is located at Pantnagar (at a distance of 65 kilometres from Nainital)

                              Train

                              The nearest airport to Nainital is located at Kathgodham (at a distance of 34 kilometres from Nainital). There are daily trains running from New Delhi to Kathgodham.

                              Bus

                              There are many bus operators providing services to Nainital from various parts of North India.

                               

                              Within Nainital you can commute through Horse-rides, rented bicycles, rented mini-buses and taxis