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Dorothy's Seat, Nainital Overview

Located in Ayarpatta Hill of Himachal Pradesh, Tiffin Top is a very famous tourist attraction in Nainital, also popularly called as Dorothy's Seat. A fantastic picnic spot in its own right, one gets a complete view of the town of Nainital and its surrounding hills in the Kumaon region from this location. The serene and peaceful environment of Tiffin Top makes it irresistible to the photographers. Those who love nature's beauty must not miss out on this vacation spot. Adventure activities such as rappelling and rock climbing are conducted at Tiffin Top as well.

The attraction got its name as Tiffin Top after people started to have lunch on top of the hill on Dorothy's Seat. Tiffin Top is also called Dorothy's Seat because it was constructed in the loving memory of the English artist named Dorothy Kellett by the army officer Col J.P. Kellett. The officer lost his wife Dorothy whilst she was aboard a ship to be with her four children. The beautiful Tiffin Top is surrounded by trees of Cher, Oak, and Deodar. Naini Lake and Kumaon Hills look lovely when seen from here. On clearer days, one can also get hold of the majestic view of Nanda Devi.

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Hiking to Tiffin Top

The picturesque scenery of Tiffin Top serves as an ideal place to go for an adventurous hike. The hike is about 4 kilometres long from the city centre and owing to the rough terrain can be classified as a medium to hard journey. The surrounding peaks of the Aryapatta Hills and the splendid landscape of Nainital makes it a favourite among locals and tourists alike. The view from the zenith is breathtaking, and you can capture a bird's eye view of the city in your camera or revel in its charming beauty.

Activities at Tiffin Top

The quaint beauty of Tiffin Top is ideal for some good old sightseeing, or you can live up to its name and have a delicious tiffin meal from the local eateries. You can also hire ponies to take you to the peak, although be careful as the terrain is quite perilous. Round trip pony charges can range from INR 500 to INR 700. A picnic here with friends and family is a must!

How To Reach Tiffin Top

Tiffin Top is situated at a distance of 4 km from Nainital. One can trek for about 10 km passing through the Sherwood School in Ayarpatta and descend from Bara Pathar. Another way to reach the spot is by hiring a horse from Bara Pathar which will cost nearly INR 700 per person. It is also well connected to the main city and can be reached via bus.

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