Nainital with its beautiful lakes, temples and exotic scenery around is the perfect honeymoon paradise nestled in the arms of Kumaon Hills with an air which is refreshing and carries a subtle charm.
Blessed with its own scenic lake, Nainital is a hill station surrounded by the peaks of Kumaon Hills and is full of natural hot water springs. Nainital is divided into two parts, Tallital and Mallital, with the lake separating them. Tallital is the southern side of the lake, while Mallital consists of the northern upper reaches. It is also known as the Lake District of Uttarakhand and is named after Goddess Naina Devi. This honeymoon paradise nestled in the arms of Kumaon Hills is believed to have the blessings of Lord Shiva. Some popular engagements around Nainital are its lake, trekking, yatching, and horse-riding.
There are numerous adventure resorts and camps available on prior booking. Alternately, heritage homes and villas are also available for home-stays. You can also find lodges, cottages and hotels for rent.
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A sight to soothe your eyes. Can be visited throughout the year. Also an ideal place for both devotees and adventure enthusiasts.
Is crowded most of the time, especially during peak seasons. Not ideal for those who wish instant connectivity.
This is the perfect destination for those wishing a respite from the hot summers in the northern plains of India. Also ideal for the trekking enthusiasts, and the devotees of Lord Shiva and Goddess Sati / Parvati
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Day 1 - Once you've reached Nainital, take some well-deserved rest. In the evening, you can drop in at the popular markets, whether Tibetan Market or Mall Road to satisfy your shopping instincts. Day 2 - Start with the holy blessings from Naina Devi, a Shakti Peeth which is barely 1.8 km. from the main town of Nainital. Then, you can visit the Naini Zoo which sports a rich collection of flora and fauna. Day 3 - You can head off to the picturesque locations in Nainital, whether Snow Top or Tiffin Top, which is connected to the main town by cable cars. Thence you can try your hands at trekking and other adventure sports, and if you're a boating freak, the best time to visit Naini Lake is from 16:00 onwards.
Known as the 'Lake District of India', Nainital is a tourist attraction for both adventurers and seekers. Famous for its lakes and its picturesque location, Nainital is the perfect summer retreat for those wishing to escape the unbearable summers of north India. Besides being a tourist hotspot, Nainital is also famous for its education, be it St. Joseph's College, or Birla Vidya Mandir, or even the renowned Sherwood College, famous for giving illustrious celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Kabir Bedi, Manish Pandey, Majo Nath Sharma, and Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw.
The name Nainital means 'The Lake of the Eye', which traces its origins back to the ancient mythology when one of the charred remains of Goddess Sati had fallen down here, apparently the eye. No wonder why Nainital also houses one of the Shakti Peeths in India, i.e. Naina Devi.
When it comes to the shopping haul, there is no better place than the narrow and hyped street markets of Nainital. The hill station offers many specialities for shopping ranging from branded goods to locally produced apparels and products. The biggest market in Nainital is the Mall Road market where you?ll find anything and everything of your choice and the best thing about it that it doesn?t scare your pockets. The market is usually crowded with tourists and people visiting from different states for souvenirs and local goods. The street has a long chain of shops located on the bank of Naini lake and is a must visit place in the city. If you?re ever visiting, don?t forget to buy the popular wax candles which became a favourite memoir after the establishment of a flourishing wax industry in the 90s. Tibetan market or Bhoti Market is another popular marketplace especially known for its scarfs, women clothing and shawls. If you want an excellent shopping experience for food and clothing, Bara Bazaar in Mallital offers you a diverse range and pocket-friendly prices. Don?t forget to try the roadside bhel puri in around the market; it?s every shopper's favourite!
The rocky landscape of Nainital makes it a home for some of the most energised adventure sports among which trekking is a popular choice for travellers. The Lake district of Uttarakhand is at a normal elevation of 1,938 meters which provides trekkers with the best experience of thrilling climb and peace in the midst of green woods. Naina Peak is one of the most preferred treks which offers a six to seven hours of rigorous trekking experience and an achieving height of 2611 meters. The striking foot trail is surrounded by think confers and is a beloved place by birdwatchers. The location is a home for various bird species such as Sunbirds and Himalayan Griffon Vultures. One can enjoy the bliss of natural serenity after completing the thrilling climb to Naina peak. Another popular spot is the Tiffin Top Trek, a short trek with spectacular action and luxurious natural experience. It is a 3-kilometre trail that is often started early morning for the tourists so that they can enjoy the campfire on the base at dusk. The SNow View and Camel?s back trekking circuit are other popular options to indulge in the tranquil air of Nainital.
Nainital being a popular tourist spot, houses a flattering variety of cuisines from North Indian, Chinese, Continental, Italian to Thai, Tibetan and the local cuisines of Uttarakhand. Hence you can enjoy popular Indian delicacies like Dal Makhani, Tandoori Roti, Naan, Paneer dishes as well as savor a number of continental delicacies. The local cuisine can be equally mouth watering with preparations like Ras (a dish made with several dals), Baadi, Bhatt ki Churkani, Aloo ke Gutke (a spicy preparation of boiled potatoes, Arsa (a sweet dish), Gulgula (a sweet snack) and lots more.
- Carry warm clothes and good shoes irrespective of which season you travel in.
Nainital is a beautiful place.Always go in the season time to find some good crowd.Nainital is far better than Mussorie.One can also go to almora and ranikhet if willing to travel more.
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I am planning a road trip to Nainital from Delhi. How are the roads?