Here are the top 26 tourist attractions to see in Nainital:

1. Eco Cave Gardens

3.6 /5

3 km
from city center
1 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

Famous for its inter connected rocky caves, hanging gardens and the musical fountain, the Eco Garden are a set of six small caves in the shape of various animals. In the evenings, you can see the spectacle of the musical fountain with various audio video effects.

2. Naini Lake

4.4 /5 View 15+ photos

1 km
from city center
2 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

A pretty lake that once a European man fell in love with, Naini Lake today serves as a major tourist spot for people from all over the country.

3. Naina Devi Temple

4.4 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

The Temple of Shri Naina Devi Ji is situated on a hill top in Bilaspur Distt. Of Himachal Pradesh. Situated at a height of 1219 m above sea level, it was built by Raja Bir Chand in the 8th century. With several folklores going about the temple ever since it was built, the temple is considered very holy by the pilgrims who pay a visit regularly.

4. Mall Road, Nainital

3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

The Mall Road of Nainital, which runs parallel to the Naini Lake, connecting the two ends of the hill town, is the prime shopping, food and cultural centre of the wonder that is Nainital. Whether it is digging into some luscious food or shopping for the cutest local woollens that are to be found, Mall Road is your go-to for it all.

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5. Snow View Point

3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
5 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

3 km off Nainital, Snow View offers an expansive and majestic view of the Himalayas. It also houses a quaint little local temple. You can take either the cable car, taxi or a trek up the undulating slopes.

6. Tiffin Top

4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

Tiffin Top is a place which is 7520 feet elivated in Ayarpatta region, also known as Dorothy's seat is so called, in memory of an English lady Mrs Kellet Dorothy, who was killed in an air crash. Tiffin Top which meanes "Packed food consumed during the daytime" so that visitors around would trek to Tiffin top with packed lunch's and spend a quiet and tranquil picnic and other get togethers.
Tiffin top is a short trek of about 4 kms from Nainital and provides excellent view of the Himalayas and the Nainital town.

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7. Adventure Options

3.2 /5

12 km
from city center
7 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

There are some adventure options available also in this area. During some seasons, paragliding opportunities are available. There are some nearby short trekking routes as well.

8. Naina Peak

3.3 /5

3 km
from city center
8 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

Also called the China Peak, this range located at a height of 2615 m is a challenging trek. The way up the slope is dotted with beautiful rhododendron bloom. From the peak you can view the Tibet Border and Nanda Devi Peak.

9. Jeolikot

3.5 /5 View 7+ photos

5 km
from city center
9 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

Known as the Gateway to Naini Lake, Jeolikot is a pristine hill station brimming with life, colors and butterflies. It is famous for its butterfly population along with its floriculture.

10. Neem Karoli Baba Ashram

3.2 /5

7 km
from city center
10 out of 26
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.

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11. Himalayan View Point

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
11 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

5 km off Nainital, this locale offers views of the Himalayan Mountains and is located at 2300 m high.

12. Land's End

3.3 /5

2 km
from city center
12 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

Set across the Khurpa Tal and vast stretches of plains, the Land's End 4 km off the main town is dotted with quaint little hamlets and lush greenery. You can take a pony, horse or taxi from the city.

13. Pangot

3.8 /5 View 10+ photos

6 km
from city center
13 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

A scenic village nestled in the Himalayan hot-bed, Pangot is a village famous for its forests and birds- perfect for a lazy sojourn.

14. Governor's House

3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
14 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

Home to the popular golf course, the Governor's House is a Victorian Gothic edifice built in 1899 by designer F.W. Steven. It resembles the Castle of Scotland very closely and consists of two stories of buildings with 113 rooms, garden, swimming pool and of course, the golf-course.

15. High Altitude Zoo

0 km
from city center
15 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

Established in 1984, Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo or Nainital Zoo is situated on the Sher ka Danda hill in Tallital, Nainital. Perched at a height of 2100 metres and spread over an area of 4.6 hectares makes it the only one of its kind. The zoo is home to several endangered species and is a popular tourist spot.

16. Hanuman Garhi

3.3 /5

2 km
from city center
16 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

Perched atop 6,401 ft. high, the temple was built by a local saint Baba Neem Karoli in 1950 and is located close to Ashram of Bapu Lila Sah and Shitla Devi temple. It also offers a beautiful vista of sunrises and sunsets.

17. Nainital Ropeway

2 km
from city center
17 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

Nainital Ropeway or the Cable Car Ride is the most popular tourist attraction in the city of Nainital and touted as one of the fastest ropeways in the country. The aerial ropeway connects Mallital to the Snow viewpoint- from the base to a height of 2270 metres. The aerial trip hovering over the Naini lake and the valley offer panoramic views of the breathtaking landscape.

18. Peora

22 km
from city center
18 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

Peora can be best described as a hidden gem. Nestled between the Kumaon Hills in the state of Uttarakhand. Situated at an elevation of 6000 feet, this place is serene and tranquil with natural beauty in abundance. Untouched by industrialization, Peora is a perfect place to enjoy some peaceful moments away from the stressful city life. The simple lifestyle of people living here and the traditional tiled roof hits will make you feel as if you are transported to a completely different world. 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 inexpressible. This place is perfect to unwind and spend some quality time with your loved ones or to cherish solitude.

19. Tibetan Market

1 km
from city center
19 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

Located in the vicinity of the Mall Road in Nainital, Bhutia Market is the most popular street market in the city. Besides an extensive variety of woollens and winter wears, the market is popular for its sumptuous Tibetan food. Roadside stalls and eateries sell mouthwatering thukpa and momos among other regional food items.

20. Khurpa Taal

4 km
from city center
20 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

At a distance of 12 kms from Nainital, Khurpa Taal is a pristine lake situated at an elevation of 5500 feet. Laced with tall trees, the lake is considered ideal for fishing owing to its crystal clear waters and abundance of freshwater fish. Unexploited by tourists, the lake is a secret haven replete with bounteous nature and idyllic locales.

21. Astronomical Observatory

2 km
from city center
21 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

Perched on top of the Manora Peak in Beluwakhan, Nainital, Astronomical Observatory or Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Science (ARIES) helps you see the stars, celestial bodies, the moon and other heavenly bodies with the help of high powered, imported telescopes. The centre requires you to make prior appointment before visiting the place.

22. Sariyatal

3 km
from city center
22 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

Located near Kaladhungi, Sariyatal, also spelt as Saria Tal, is an artificial lake constructed as a tourist spot. The tiny lake has numerous activities like 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. Hiding a steep waterfall at the corner, Sariyatal is an ideal spot for solitude seekers, nature lovers and photographers.

23. Himalayan Centre of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

2 km
from city center
23 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

Located in the Kumaon Valley at Talla Ramgarh, away from the din of the city, Himalayan Centre of Sri Aurobindo Ashram aims at helping its visitors attain, peace, health and relaxation of mind through yoga and meditation. The ashram conducts regular workshops, talks, training programmes for stress management and regulating the lifestyle. Permission has to be obtained from the administration before visiting the place.

24. Gurney House

2 km
from city center
24 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

The former abode of the British hunter, conservationist, naturalist and author - Jim Corbett is called Gurney House. The charming colonial cottage, located near the Nainital Lake, has a tiny museum with the achievements and life story of Jim Corbett. A quaint little nursery is also housed in the premises with a variety of shrubberies and plants. Even though the Gurney House is a private residence, tourists are welcome to visit by prior permission. The lovely owners also give a complimentary house tour to the Corbett lovers.

25. St John Wilderness Church

2 km
from city center
25 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

Situated adjacent to the High Court of Uttarakhand in Mallital, Nainital, St John Wilderness Church is the oldest and one of the best churches in the hilltown. Perched atop a hill amidst beautiful pine and deodar trees, the church is constructed in Neo-Gothic style of architecture and has beautiful tainted glass windows. The colonial church is often visited by solitude seekers and history buffs.

26. Sitabani

22 km
from city center
26 out of 26
places to visit in Nainital

Covered with a huge number of Sal and Oak trees, Sitabani is situated at the foothills of the majestic Himalayan range. Sitabani is a place of great historical significance and houses splendid temples. The main attraction of this place is the myriad flora and fauna which makes the place look more colourful and lively.

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