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1. Naini Lake

Naini Lake
Must visit 4.4 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Naini Lake is the main attraction of Nainital. It is famous for boating and a stroll in the evening. The Mall Road, Bus Stand and Naina Devi Temple are located around the lake.

2. Snow View Point

Snow View Point
Must visit 3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
2 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Snow View Point in Nainital is known for its stunning view of the Himalayas and Naina Lake. There is a children's spot here with games and rides. Nainital ropeway operates from Mallital to Snow View Point.

3. Mall Road Nainital

Mall Road Nainital
Must visit 3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

The Mall Road of Nainital is the prime shopping, food and cultural centre of Nainital. The 1-1.5km road is centred around Naini Lake and has hundreds of shops and restaurants. It is famous for buying mementoes and eating local food. Vehicle entry is banned during peak season.

4. Tiffin Top

Tiffin Top
Must visit 4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Tiffin Top is a viewpoint in Nainital, also popularly called Dorothy's Seat. A popular picnic spot, it offers a 360-degree view of Nainital. An easy hike is required to reach the top.

5. Eco Cave Gardens

Eco Cave Gardens
Must visit 3.6 /5

3 km
from city center
5 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Eco Cave Garden is a recreation park in Nanital with series of caves, hanging gardens and a musical fountain. It is a fun place to visit with kids. Musical fountain show takes place every evening.

6. High Altitude Zoo

High Altitude Zoo

0 km
from city center
6 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Nainital Zoo, also known as High Altitude Zoo, houses several endangered species like Himalayan Bear, Himalayan Civet, Hill Patridge, Tibetan Wolf and other animals.

7. Naina Devi Temple

Naina Devi Temple
Must visit 4.4 /5

1 km
from city center
7 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Naina Devi Temple is one of the fifty-one Shakti Peethas. It is believed to have been built on the spot where Goddess Sati's eyes fell on Earth. Naini Lake is visible from the temple compound.

8. Nainital Ropeway

Nainital Ropeway

2 km
from city center
8 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Nainital Ropeway is one of the fastest ropeways in India with stunning view. It connects Mallital to the Snow view point. It covers half a mile distance in about 3 minutes with 2 trolleys accommodating around 11 people.

9. Naina Peak

Naina Peak
3.3 /5

3 km
from city center
9 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Naina Peak, also called Cheena Peak, is the most famous viewpoint of Nainital. It is a 3km trek to the top with a steep incline and a semi-paved path. From the top, Tibet Border and Nanda Devi Peak are visible.

10. Neem Karoli Baba Ashram

Neem Karoli Baba Ashram
3.2 /5

7 km
from city center
10 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Dedicated to Shri Neem Karoli Baba, who was a Hindu saint and Guru and had a lot of devotees from all over the world. Steve Jobs had come to India in 1974 to become his devotee, though sadly he had passed away by that time.

11. Land's End

Land's End
3.3 /5

2 km
from city center
11 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Set across the Khurpa Tal, Land's End is a picnic spot in Nainital. It offers an unobstructed view of the Kumaon ranges and the Kurpa Tal. It is accessible by an uphill trek.

12. Bhimtal

Bhimtal
4.3 /5

10 km
from city center
12 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Bhimtal is an idyllic and less-crowded version of Nainital, 23 km away. It is a scenic hill station, the charm of which lies in its off-beat, tranquil atmosphere.

13. Sattal

Sattal

13 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Sattal is a group of seven freshwater lakes located in the lower regions of Bhimtal. Home to many migratory birds, it is popular amongst nature buffs and bird watchers.

14. Governor's House

Governor's House
3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
14 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

The Raj Bhawan in Nainital, also known as Governor's House, is the summer residence of the Governor of Uttarakhand. It resembles the Castle of Scotland. A guided tour is available every hour.

15. Pangot

Pangot
3.8 /5

6 km
from city center
15 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Pangot is a small village near Nainital, which is well known for its rich and exotic birdlife. Camping and trekking are other popular activities here. Pangot also houses budget accommodation options for night stay near Nainital.

16. Himalayan View Point

Himalayan View Point
3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
16 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Himalayan View Point in Nainital offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas, all the way to Nepal. There is a telescopic here and some food stalls.

17. Tibetan Market

Tibetan Market

1 km
from city center
17 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Tibetan Market or Bhtiya Market is located near the Mall Road of Nainital. It is a famous street market with roadside shops and food stalls. Best things to buy here are shawls, mufflers, Himalayan bags, and Tibetan handicrafts.

18. Gurney House

Gurney House

2 km
from city center
18 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Gurney House is the former abode of Jim Corbett. It is now converted into a museum showcasing the achievements and life story of Jim Corbett. House tour is available with prior permission.

19. St John Wilderness Church

St John Wilderness Church

2 km
from city center
19 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

St John Wilderness Church is the oldest church of Nainital. It is famous for its prayer service. A tour of the cemetery honouring lives lost in the landslide of 1880 is also available.

20. Jeolikot

Jeolikot
3.5 /5

5 km
from city center
20 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Jeolikot is a small hill town near Nainital, located on the Nainital-Haldwani highway. It is famous for its butterfly population and lush greenery. There are beautiful homestays available here.

21. Hanuman Garhi

Hanuman Garhi
3.3 /5

2 km
from city center
21 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Hanuman Garhi Temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman.The idol of Lord Hanuman is portrayed as splitting his chest, depicting that Lord Ram resides in his heart. Located on a hilltop, it is a popular sunrise and sunset viewpoint as well.

22. Mukteshwar Temple

Mukteshwar Temple

22 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Mukteshwar temple is a 350 years old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is identified as one of the eighteen most important temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in the Hindu scripture.

23. Khurpa Taal

Khurpa Taal

4 km
from city center
23 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Khurpa Taal is a pristine lake near Nainital.The lake changes colour from sunrise to sunset. It is ideal for a quick view for 10-15 minutes as there isn't much to do near the lake.

24. Ranikhet

Ranikhet

29 km
from city center
24 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Ranikhet is a quaint hill station near Nainital with undulating Himalayan hills and forests. It is popular for its views of the Nanda Devi Peak, trekking ranges, mountainous climbs, golf courses, orchards and temples.

25. Astronomical Observatory

Astronomical Observatory

2 km
from city center
25 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Perched on top of the Manora Peak in Beluwakhan, Nainital, Astronomical Observatory helps you see the stars, celestial bodies, the moon and other heavenly bodies with the help of high powered, imported telescopes. Prior booking is required to visit.

26. Naukuchiatal

Naukuchiatal

26 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Naukuchiatal is a small picturesque lake village near Nainital offering tranquillity. It is mainly known for its nine cornered lake which measures up to 1 km in length and 40 m deep.

27. Sariyatal

Sariyatal

3 km
from city center
27 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Located near Kaladhungi, Sariyatal is an artificial lake visited for paddle boating and water sports. It is also popular for the Himalayan botanical garden which is a research centre other than being a herbarium and a butterfly park. 

28. Peora

Peora

22 km
from city center
28 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Peora is a charming village near Nainital. There are a number of British Era bungalows that give this place a rustic vibe. The scenic beauty with snow-capped mountains, juicy fruit-laden trees, green meadows and a variety of fauna is the highlight.

29. Himalayan Centre of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Himalayan Centre of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

2 km
from city center
29 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Himalayan Centre of Sri Aurobindo Ashram is a yoga and meditation centre near Nainital. The ashram conducts regular workshops, talks, training programmes for stress management and regulating the lifestyle. Permission is required to visit the place.

30. Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park

69 km
from city center
30 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India, home to the Royal Bengal Tiger. It is famous for its wildlife safaris and jungle lodges. Corbett is located at an hour's drive from Nainital.

31. Sitabani

Sitabani

22 km
from city center
31 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Sitabani is a wildlife reserve in the Nainital district. It is home to 600 species of migratory and resident birds. Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan weasel, Yellow-throated Pine Marten, and Himalayan Goral can also be spotted here.

32. Bhowali

Bhowali

5 km
from city center
32 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

Bhowali is a little hill-station, 11km from Nainital. It is a town of panoramic vistas and bounty of nature. Bhowali is known for producing finest quality fruits. It is also a good place to stay in homestays near Nainital.

33. Kainchi Dham

Kainchi Dham

33 out of 33
places to visit in Nainital

A very popular place in the area, this temple is renowned for Neeb Karori Maharaj temple and ashram. The temple attracts devotees from all over the country as well as abroad. Situated about 9kms from Bhowali and 17kms from Nainital, this temple sits deftly in the lap of nature oozing spiritual vibes and serenity.

FAQs on Nainital

Can you suggest an itinerary for Nainital?

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.

How can I commute within Nainital?

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How much does a package cost for Nainital?

The packages for Nainital start at INR 6999 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top sightseeing places in Nainital?

The top sightseeing places in Nainital are Eco Cave Gardens, Naini Lake, Naina Devi Temple, Mall Road, Nainital, Snow View Point, Tiffin Top.

What are the top hotels in Nainital?

There are 381 Hotels in Nainital which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Nainital are Mayadeep Homstay, 1BHK Apartment in Nainital, Spacious 1BHK Homestay in Bhimtal, The Allure Villa, Piece of Paradise, Estate 15 by Vista Rooms. You can see all the hotels in Nainital here
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