At the foothills of Himalayas lies the popular Nainital hill station; with a pear-shaped lake and magnificent mountains surrounding it from all sides, Nainital is readymade for tourists to visit and satisfy their adventurous soul. Some picturesque views can be seen from the highest peaks but there are certain places that you must not miss out on while you are visiting Nainital.
Nainital is known as the land of lakes and this pear-shaped lake looks best when the sun reflects like diamonds on its surface. You can opt for boating, paddling or yachting to fully embrace the lake. The experience of calmness washes over you as you look at the beauty around you, with beautiful hills adding to the scenery.
This is the highest peak in Nainital and an absolute delight for nature lovers. You can either take a long trek or try horse riding to reach the top of the peak. The panoramic views that you get from the top is breathtaking and once there, you must stay for the sunset. The Sunset from between the snow-capped mountains is an unforgettable sight.
Among the various ways to entertain yourself while in Nainital, is the Nainital Zoo. A trip to the zoo makes for a splendid evening as you can find many species of endangered and exotic animals such as the Siberian Tiger, Barking Deer, Spot Snow Leopard etc.
Naina Devi Temple
If you are in Nainital with your family, this pilgrim destination should be on your list. It is a quiet and peaceful temple near the lake. You can spend time at the lake and then come to the temple for some peace of mind. Since the market and food stalls are also nearby, you can go shopping or stuff yourself with delicious food.
Snow View point
The Snow View Point is open from 10:30 am to 5 pm and offers wondrous views of the snow clad Himalayan mountains. The place is at a high altitude and can be reached by trekking, taxi or the more exciting way of cable car. The best time to visit is early morning. There are binoculars available for maximum viewing of the scenery as well as an amusement park opened for kids.
Eco cave gardens
The place consists of seven different caves and is a popular spot for exploring. Each cave has a unique beauty and can give you cool thrills as you explore the place. For adventure lovers, a trip to these caves is a must. Also, you get to see the picturesque views of hills surrounding the city. There is the Tiger cave, Panther Cave, Batman cave and four others. Keep a camera with you and wear comfortable shoes while visiting.
Tiffin top also known as Dorothy’s seat is not only popular among the tourists but also the locals as a loved picnic spot. From here, you can look at the beautiful town of Nainital. The place is known for its scenic views and you can easily spend your day relaxing here.
For all those looking to escape the scorching heat of summers, Nainital is a place that offers relief and entertainment. You can spend your time trekking, walking or simply enjoying the mesmerising views. The place is well connected with major towns, so there is also ease in transportation.
Are you planning a visit to Nainital? Book a stay at the Bhawanipur Greens resort. This beautiful resort gives you the perfect wake-up call to the scenic beauty of Nainital and offers a whole host of entertaining activities to do if you are not stuck staring out the window!