I was lucky enough to visit the beautiful Nainital last year in August. The weather was too good and less tourists were there as it was off-season. It was my third trip to Nainital but i simply love this place & can visit this hill station as many times as i can. I love to roam around the very beautiful “Mall Road” in Nainital. You can find a lot of interesting activities there like good stuff to shop, good street food, some temples & of course boating etc.
So here is the list of the must-visit places in Nainital:
(which i personally recommend)
Naini Lake is located in the heart of the city and this attractive lake is the reason that Nainital earned its name. This eye-shaped lake is a tourist empyrean and acts as a magnet for all those visiting this alluring hill station.
2. Nakuchia Lake
Nakuchia Tal is a lake known for having nine corners. This lake has maintained its serenity till date as it is still untouched by the majority of the tourist population. I would really recommend this place to all those who are looking for some peaceful time with their Family or Friends.
3. Snow View Point
This point is located at a height of 2,260 m and is among the coldest regions in Nainital. I visited in summers so missed the beautiful scene. (My bad)
4. Hanuman Temple Naukuchiatal
This hanuman temple is located near Naukuchiata ,is 52 feet tall,surrounded by mountains and valley. The main attraction, comprises , staying place for devotees, the meditation room, Ram Darbar temple, and the Shani Temple. I truly loved this temple.
What are the things to do at Nainital & Nearby Areas?
Here is the list of recreational activities that a tourist can enjoy at Nainital:
1. Boating and Yachting
Naini Lake & Nakuchia lake provides the tourist a perfect opportunity to enjoy yachting and boating. One can experience the nature’s splendor while enjoying the boat expedition in the Naini Lake.
Being a hilly place, Nainital presents its tourists with a large number of trekking choices, amidst the charming beauty of nature. The popular trails include Nainital Binayak Trek, Nainital Betalghat Trek, Nainital Kilbury Trek, Nainital Kunjkharak Trek, Nainital Kainchi Trek, and Snow View Trek. Do not miss this if you going to Nainiital.
3. Nature Walks
This is something i love. When in Nainital hill station, one should not miss out the chance of going on a nature walk.
4. Water Zorbing
One of my favorite activities ZORBING. This adventure sport is fun, exciting, thrilling as well as highly entertaining to the participants as well as the onlookers
Have fun as you bounce and float in the exciting sport of water zorbing.
As Nainital is among the most popular hill stations in the country, it is better to book the rooms in advance if a person is planning to celebrate the holidays in Nainital. One can do the booking online as well with some good offers.
How to Reach Nainital?
By Air: Pantnagar (70 km).
By Road: A widespread network of roads connects Nainital with major cities like Delhi (310 km), Dehradun (300 km) and Haldwani (40 km).
By Rail: Kathgodam (35 km) is the nearby railway station of Nainital.
I feel if a person is dying to flee from the daily grinds of life, then he or she should take time off to travel this spell-binding hill station!
Never stop exploring, dreaming and discovering….