Tourist Places in Nainital

Places to Visit in Nainital

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Nainital Average Rating - 5.8/7 1 based on 5074 Ratings

Nainital is mostly preferred by travellers. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Nainital is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Family. The best season or months to visit places in Nainital are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November. There are 25 tourist places in Nainital, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Nainital can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Nainital for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Nainital Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Nainital, browse through photos & pictures, explore Nainital using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Nainital, which are great places to visit, are , Astronomical Observatory, Naini Lake, Managir Village, Guano Hill. Nainital can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.
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Nainital Tourist Places



Nainital Lake, Nainital
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6.4/ 7 1
71 Ratings & 59 Reviews
The centerpiece of Nainital is its beautiful serene 2 mile long pear-shaped lake. Ringed by seven hills, the emerald coloured waters of the lake attracts hordes of tourists during the day who come to try their hand at yatching, rowing or paddling on the lake. Once evening... Read More »
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Naina Devi Temple, Nainital
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6/ 7 1
44 Ratings & 33 Reviews
Deemed as one of the 'Shakti Peethas' or religious sites, the temple of Naina Devi is one of the most important places of worship in Nainital. The temple is situated on top of the Naina hillock and attracts thousands of devotees every year. Legend has it that Sati (or... Read More »
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  • Type: Street
The Mall Road, Nainital
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5.9/ 7 1
35 Ratings & 27 Reviews
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  • Zoo
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Nainital Zoo, Nainital
  • Type: Zoo
  • Entry: Paid
Nainital Zoo, Nainital
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6/ 7 1
28 Ratings & 21 Reviews
The Nainital Zoo or Bharat Ratna Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo is situated in the hills of Sher ka Danda and is just 1 km away from the bus stand. At an elevation of 2100m. above sea level, this zoo is a favourite of tourists, students as well as children. It... Read More »
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Eco Cave Gardens, Nainital
  • Type: Garden
  • Entry: Paid
Eco Cave Gardens, Nainital
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5.9/ 7 1
19 Ratings & 17 Reviews
The Eco Cave Gardens are a great hit with children. An excellent way to introduce the little ones to the concept of eco-friendly living, this cluster of 6 underground natural caves brings out the explorer in the kids and their high-spirited laughter rewards you for its... Read More »
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Hanuman Garhi, Nainital
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5.9/ 7 1
14 Ratings & 14 Reviews
Hanuman Garhi is a Hanuman temple located in the town of Tallital, at a distance of 3.5 km from Nainital. The temple is located at an altitude of 6401 feet and the temple was built in 1950 by Neem Karoli baba. The temple has a statue of Lord Hanuman who is believed to have... Read More »
"A nice ambiance"2 weeks ago "Had a good time!"2 months ago
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  • Hill/Mountain
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Lands End, Nainital
  • Type: Hill
Lands End, Nainital
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5.4/ 7 1
19 Ratings & 11 Reviews
Land's End is at a distance of 1 km form Barapathar so you can travel to Barapathar by any vehicle and then walk up to the Land's end. The location is at a height of 2118 mt and the views are breathtakingly beautiful especially the Khrupatal Lake and Nainital valley. This is... Read More »
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  • Type: National Park
Corbett National Park, Nainital
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5.2/ 7 1
12 Ratings & 10 Reviews
China Peak, Nainital
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4.9/ 7 1
12 Ratings & 8 Reviews
Also known as Naina Peak, this peak is at an altitude of 2611 mts and at a distance of 6 kms from Nainital. China Peak being the highest peak of the town, offers stunning views of the majestic snow capped Himalayan range from Bandar Punch in the weat to the peaks of Nepal... Read More »
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Snow View, Nainital
  • Type: View point
Snow View, Nainital
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5.8/ 7 1
10 Ratings & 8 Reviews
Located at 2.5 Kms from Nainital, this is the most easily accessible place to partake of the panoramic view of the snow clad Himalayas. The Snow View is situated at a height of 2270 m and can be reached by foot. It is a pleasant 2.5 km climb. There is also the option of... Read More »
"Snow View Point"1 month ago "Love this place a lot!"2 months ago
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Boat House Club, Nainital
  • Type: Club
  • Entry: Paid
Boat House Club, Nainital
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Average Rating
5.4/ 7 1
10 Ratings & 8 Reviews
The Nainital Boat House Club exclusively holds the management of yatching in Nainital. While sailing a yatch requires a thorough knowledge of sailing technique and skill, casual visitors and tourists can still enjoy a drink at the lake-facing bar or shoot a game or... Read More »
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Aurobindo Ashram, Nainital
  • Type: Place of Worship
Aurobindo Ashram, Nainital
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Average Rating
4.7/ 7 1
5 Ratings & 3 Reviews
There is a branch of the Sri Aurbindo Ashram which is located on the lush hills of Kumaon valley. The ashram serves as a learning center for art of perseverance and yoga. You can practice yoga and meditations while your stay here. The experience at this ashram is definitely... Read More »
"Life changing experience"Nov 6, 2013 "Aurobindo Ashram"Sep 12, 2013
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Astronomical Observatory, Nainital
  • Type: View point
  • Entry: Paid
Astronomical Observatory, Nainital
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Ranked 13 of 25
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4/ 7 1
4 Ratings & 3 Reviews
You will have to travel 9 km from Nainital to reach Astronomical Observatory, which is located on the Manora Peak. In case you are traveling by foot, then the observatory is a kilometer away from the Hanumangarthi. The observatory was established in the year 1955 to perform... Read More »
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Khurpatal, Nainital
  • Type: Lake
Khurpatal, Nainital
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5.5/ 7 1
4 Ratings & 3 Reviews
At an altitude of 1635 mt Khurpatal is an awesome place, located just about 12 km from the Nainital town. This place is a heaven for anglers with clear weather, plenty of game and fishes. You can reach the place by trekking 5 km amidst lush grenery or just take a taxi from... Read More »
"Good place for camera work"Jan 13, 2014 "Khurpatal"Sep 2, 2013
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Governor's House, Nainital
  • Type: Mansion
  • Entry: Paid
Governor's House, Nainital
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2.7/ 7 1
3 Ratings & 3 Reviews
This palatial Governor's House served as a home for the Governor of North West Province, during the British times. Now it serves as an official residence of the Governor of Uttaranchal. It is also called as Raj Bhavan. The property is beautifully landscaped with golf course,... Read More »
"A beautiful piece of British..."3 months ago "Governors house"Sep 12, 2013
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  • Type: View point
  • Entry: Paid
Star Gazing, Nainital
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Average Rating
5.3/ 7 1
4 Ratings & 3 Reviews
Quite unexpected for a hill town, Nainital has an observatory which can boast of having one of the most advanced telescopes in India. Situated on Manora Peak, a short drive away from town, the Centre for Promotion of Astronomical Science (CPAS) is a joint project between... Read More »
"The WOW factor!"Dec 12, 2013 "Justifies the name"Dec 4, 2013
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Dorothy's Seat, Nainital
  • Type: View point
  • Entry: Paid
Dorothy's Seat, Nainital
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Average Rating
4.7/ 7 1
3 Ratings & 2 Reviews
This view point perched on the Ayarpatta hill at a height of 2,292 mts is built to dedicate the memory of English artist Dorothy Kellet. After Dorothy Kellet's tragic and untimely death in a plane crash, her husband and admirers got together to build a memorial to her. A... Read More »
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The Flatts, Nainital
  • Type: Entertainment Centre
The Flatts, Nainital
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5.1/ 7 1
6 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Based on the northern end of the Naini lake, the Flatts is a vast area of recreational grounds that comprise the hub of most sporting activity in Nainital. Polo, Cricket and Hockey matches are organised regularly and local clubs and schools take part and compete with great... Read More »
"Sit there and relax!"2 months ago "Good for evening walk"Oct 5, 2013
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  • Type: Ashram
Sattal Christian Ashram, Nainital
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Ranked 19 of 25
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Average Rating
4.8/ 7 1
2 Ratings & 1 Review
"Liked it very much"Aug 23, 2013
  • Type: Village
Managir Village, Nainital
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Average Rating
2.5/ 7 1
2 Ratings & 1 Review
"Good timepass location"Nov 7, 2013
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