- Sat Tal
- Naini Peak
- Naini Lake
small town in the hills of Kumaon, Nainital is a lovely hill station
surrounded by mountains on three sides. Nainital was discovered in 1841 by a
Britisher called Lord Baron. The weather, the surrounding and the
mesmerising beauty of this area attracted the British administrator who
turned this place into the summer capital of the United Province. Being a
major tourist place Nainital is always bustling with visitors and it is
always better if accommodation and other facilities are prearranged.
Sightseeing at Nainital
Sat Tal : 25 km away, is a complex of seven natural lakes with good
Bhimtal : 23 km away, larger than Naini Lake which sports a
Naukuchiatal : 27 km away, is a vast nine-cornered lake, pristine
and pleasant where migratory birds gather.
Naini Peak : Approx 6 km away, is the highest point within Nainital
and commands a superb view of the Himalayas.
Naini Lake : This attractive lake is said to be one of the emerald
green eyes of Shiva's wife, Sati. When Sati's father failed to invite Shiva
to a family sacrifice, she burnt herself to death in protest. Shiva gathered
the charred remains in his arms and proceeded to engage in a cosmic dance,
which threatened to destroy the world. Vishnu chopped up the body into
pieces, and the remains were scattered across India. The modern Naina Devi
Temple at the northern end of the lake is built over the precise spot where
the eye is believed to have fallen.
Best Season to Visit : Through out the Year.
Reaching Nainital -
Air : Nearest airport is Pantnagar, 71 kms away, which was serviced
by India's feeder airlines called Vayudoot, which has since been
: Since the airport is not in use, the most convenient way to travel is
by train. The nearest railhead is Kathgodam, located 36 kms from Nainital.
This station is connected on meter gauge directly by rail to Agra, Lucknow
Road : The most preferred mode of travel to this hill destination is
by road. It is connected to Delhi with fairly well maintained motorable
roads, as well as with other towns in Uttar Pradesh.
Almora - 64 kms
Delhi - 318 kms
Ranikhet - 54 kms
Bareilly - 137 kms
Haridwar - 306 kms
Dehradun - 373 kms
Badrinath - 303 kms
Lucknow - 390 kms
ISD/STD Codes Of Nainital
If calling from within India -------------++05942 (local number)
If calling from outside India --------------++91- 5942 (local number)
Shopping in Nainital -
Nationalised banks which have foreign exchange conversion facilities are -
State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank and Allahbad bank.
Nainital is famous for its candles, woolens, woodcrafts and handicrafts.
Main Markets are Mallital Bazar, Nallital Bazar, Tibetan Market and a the
markets near Naina Devi Temple.