Nainital the lake city of Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful districts in Uttarakhand. Thousands of domestic and foreign tourists come here every year to enjoy the beautiful and exotic places in Nainital.
The Naina devi temple is named after a legend which says that when Lord Shiva carried the body of Goddess Sati (Parvati) her body parts fell and the Naina Devi Temple is the exact spot where the eyes of the Goddess fell.The boating and sailing on the lake is a sight to behold.
This is an eye shape lake dedicated to Goddess Naina Devi.The lake is surrounded by lush green hills and is one of the most beautiful lakes in the country.
( 2.5kms ) Highest peak in all of Nainital and a popular picnic spot. It provides a breathtaking view of the Himalayas and the entire Nainital region.
( 2.5kms ) Snow view is a scenic picnic spot.The picnic spot provides a fine view of the snow covered Himalayas. Ropeway facilites to reach the picnic spot is also available.
( 1.5kms ) One of the best zoos in India. There are well maintained Royal Bengal Tigers and Mountain Leopards with many more interesting animals. Lots of Birds can also be found. Walking inside the zoo is really enjoyable experience.
The Aries Observatory is situated at an altitude of (1951 mts) and is around 4.4 kms from Nainital.It is a great place for astronomical studies and optical tracking of artificial satellites.
This beautiful hillside terrace is situated almost 4.8kms from Nainital.We can see the fine views of the Khurpa Tal and also the terraced fields on the side of the hills.
Bhowali is almost 11kms from Naintal. It is famous for it big and beautiful fruit orchards.
Bhimtal ( 22.5kms ) is an ancient place named after Bhima of Mahabharata. Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple, an old Shiva temple in the bank of Bhimtal lake, is believed to have been built by the Padavas during their banishment in the Mahabhatata epic. Bhimtal is also a beautiful lake resort.
Mukteshwar (50kms from nainital ) is a small hillstation admist wooded forest and offers a majestic view of the Himalayas. The hill station also provides a 360 degree view of the peaks of Alomra and the Adi Nampa of Nepal. There is also a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Naukuchia Tal or the, Nine-Cornered Lake , is 26 km from Nainital and 4 km from Bhimtal. The lake is almost 1 km long, 0.5 km wide and approx 40 m deep. Migratory birds flock the lake and the lake is a good boating and fishing spot. Very good picnic spot.