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One of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Uttarakhand, Nainital, which is nestled amidst the Kumaon Hills, is a quaint hill station built around a uniquely shaped lake known as the 'Naini Lake' (thus contributing to its name Nainital). Also famously known as 'City of Lakes,' Nainital abounds in natural beauty, with its snow-capped hills and tranquil lakes lending it a nostalgic charm of its own. Situated at an altitude of 1938 km above sea level, Nainital has a pleasant climate all year round, and can rightfully be called a picturesque paradise for all travel lovers.
Whether you're going for the weather, the lakes, the adventure, the food, or even the shopping, Nainital has something for every tourist. The Naini Lake flows through the heart of the city and is a popular spot for various activities such as paddle boating and row boating. Other lakes that you can visit are the Sariyatal Lake, Bhimtal Lake, and Khurpatal Lake. Even if you don’t want to go on a boat ride, you can simply take a walk along the promenade on the banks, and you will still be able to enjoy the ethereal beauty of the lakes. Owing to its gorgeous landscape, Nainital has quite a few hilltops that offer extraordinary vistas of the city and its surrounding regions to visitors. These include Naina Peak, Tiffin Top, and Snow View Point, all of which are very popular tourist spots.
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Pines, yummy blueberries and raspberries and coloured glass earrings are what I can recall from my trip to the town of nine lakes-Nainital. Situated in Uttarakhand near the Kumaon region, Nainital is perfect for the weekend getaway as the hills are not as far as Manali or Kashmir. The best part about being in Nainital is that you get to absorb into the atmosphere and let yourself feel fresh and free. Famous for its boating and water activities like paragliding, rope climbing, river crossing and yacht riding, Nainital makes you feel at home and offers you to feel alive. Bhimtal, Saattal and Naini lake offer you an opportunity to row the boat and view the beautiful green white mountains while you let yourself enjoy in the lake. The gun point in Nainital is the perfect destination to visit to if you want to have a wider and better view of the hills and the ancient structures and palaces. The Naina Devi Temple is surrounded by waters and the cool breeze moving across the place makes you want to sit there for long. The Tibetan market in the main streets of Nainital is perfect for hot steaming momos, authentic Tibetan food, fresh fruits and juices, shopping coloured buntings and delicate glass earrings and beaded necklace. If you love taking gifts for your family back home, you should visit the Mall Road and buy antique showpieces, wind chimes, wooden key chains, umbrellas and caps and scarves. The food options available are vast and you get to eat everything from North Indian to Tibetan cuisine. My personal favourite to eat in Nainital would be Rajma Chawal because they are the best ever in the hills and the local dhabas. Hot chocolates, fresh fruits, filter coffee, steamed corn and multi-flavoured softy are my must haves whenever I visit this 'City of Lakes'!
Situated in the lap of Uttarakhand is the lake city of Nainital. My day in Nainital began with the breathtaking view of the sparkling Naini Lake with mountains surrounding it. The view looks straight out of a magnificent painting. There are lots of things to do near the lakes of Bhimtal and Sattal, the two must-visit lakes in the city. If you are in Nainital, you can take a ropeway to Snow View, which is the best place to go with family. Since I am an adventure buff, I loved the Nainital zoo and Cave garden. You can also learn rock climbing there. I took a mini trek to the China peak, which made me feel so close to nature. You get to pass through the Deodar and Pine forests. When in the Mall road which is in the heart of the city, make sure you shop at the little Tibetan shops. You can also get a desi head massage there. If you are planning a romantic weekend getaway or honeymoon, Nainital is the place for you. One can just sit by the lakeside and feel the tranquillity.
Nainital used to be an annual weekend getaway back when I was a child as it was only driving distance from my grandmother's place. It is a quintessential hilltop which has every element to for me to unwind. There's a plethora of things to do and places to visit. I started my trip with a serene boat ride in the Naini lake which is surrounded by seven majestic mountains. Next up, I took a tour of the Ropeway to have a breathtaking view of the snow-clad Himalayas. For me, familiarising myself with the Tibetan culture was a one of a kind experience. The best way to do that is by taking a stroll in the flea market spread across the banks of Naini lake. This is where your bargaining skills will come into play.
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