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Label : Top Attraction

Tags : Viewpoint

Timings : 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM Closed on Saturday

Time Required : Less than 1 hour

Entry Fee : No entry fee

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Snow View Point, Nainital Overview

Snow View Point in Nainital stands at a dizzying altitude of 2270 meters above sea level and is one of the most attractive tourist spots of the area. As the name suggests, Snow View Point offers a panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas draped in a blanket of milky-white snow. One can see a picturesque view of all three important peaks- Nanda Devi, Trishul and Nanda Kot peaks together from this point.

A huge pair of binoculars has been installed at the Snow View Point that allows you to take a closer look at the Himalayan range and its magical peaks. If you look closer, you will find a small temple housing the images of Ram, Sita, Laxman, Hanuman with Durga and Shiva. An aerial cable car connects you to the Snow View Point directly from the Mall Road of Mallital and shows you a spectacular view of the beautiful town.

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Around Snow View Point

Apart from being mesmerised by the spectacular view of the Snow View Point, you can also indulge in some fun activities around the area. Right outside the viewpoint, two gun shooting stalls have been set up. The guns are loaded with empty bullet shells, and for INR 30, you get 6 chances to shoot at targets that have been hung up near and far. Other arcades and fair games for children have been installed too where they can enjoy and win different types of toys and goodies. An empty ground is flanked with shops that sell instant Maggi noodles of different types and flavours, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, candy floss, etc. Lounging on the benches and enjoying these small eats will go a long way in lifting your spirits.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the Snow View Point in Nainital would be during the summers which start from mid-March when the temperatures range between a low of 10 degrees Celsius and a high of 27 degrees Celsius. The skies are bright blue and very clear which allows you to enjoy an unrestricted view of the Himalayas.

The winters begin from September and experience temperatures ranging from a low of 0 degree Celsius and a high of 15 degrees Celsius. Even though the climate is quite cold, you will be able to witness a crystal-clear view of the magnanimous Himalayas in all their glory. The monsoons are not the best season that allows you to take advantage of Snow View Point's magnificent view because of the showers and cloudy grey skies.

How To Reach Snow View Point

The Snow View Point stands at an elevation from the Mall Road of Mallital. The best way to get to this point would be by the aerial cable car. Right in front of the Naini lake, a top-rated tourist attraction in Nainital is the entry to the cable car pickup point. The charges for a one-way ropeway ticket to the Snow View Point are INR 80 for adults and INR 40 for children, and similarly, for a two-way ticket, you will be charged INR 150 for adults and INR 75 for children.

The cable car has glass windows on all sides and provides a scintillating view of the Naini lake and the entire mall road of the town. However, the approach road to the pickup and drop-off point for the cable car is a little steep for about 150-200 meters and hence, may not be a viable option for senior citizens. In that case, you can hail a cab from the mall road, and it will take you directly to Snow View Point in no time and while also briefing you about other points in Nainital.

The nearest railhead is Kathgodam Railway Station (KGM) and is 34 km away from Mallital's mall road. Cabs wait outside the station and are easily available for hire at affordable rates. Many public, as well as private luxury buses, ply in and out of Mallital quite frequently.

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