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Awesome whether in Nainital lake

Awesome whether in Nainital lake  Video Review

Nainital Lake

Ishika Chaurasia
9th Jun 17

Nice temple overlooking Naini lake

Nice temple overlooking Naini lake  Video Review

Naina Devi Temple

Shashank Agarwal
2nd Jun 17

Nice market

Nice market  Video Review

Bhotia Market ((Tibetan Market)

Shashank Agarwal
2nd Jun 17

Must visit Haunted house in Nainital

Must visit Haunted house in Nainital  Video Review

Warwick Estate

Shashank Agarwal
1st Jun 17

Awesome view of Nainital lake

Awesome view of Nainital lake  Video Review

Nainital Lake

Gautam Kumar
29th Apr 17

Nainital Tibetan Market

Nainital Tibetan Market  Video Review

Bhotia Market ((Tibetan Market)

Rahul Shaw
10th Apr 17

Located on bank of Naini Lake

Located on bank of Naini Lake  Video Review

Naina Devi Temple

Patel vipal
26th Jan 17

Best atmosphere and cool breeze

Best atmosphere and cool breeze  Video Review

Nainital Lake

Saumin patel
26th Jan 17

This is a spiritual center of Ramnagar Nainita

This is a spiritual center of Ramnagar Nainita  Video Review

Garjia Devi Temple

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
20th Oct 19

Good view

Good view  Video Review


Ishika Chaurasia
8th Jun 17

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Reasons to go to Nainital

1Valley of Flowers
Valley of Flowers

Situated at a distance of about 250 kms from Nainital, Valley of flowers needs no introduction. Predominantly a very romantic place, it is also a great trekking option and can test you if you're a beginner.
HolidayIQ traveller Swarnabha shares, "You must visit the Valley of Flowers because somewhere in your heart you are still a kid who wants to explore the world of challenge and beauty together. This place offers you both." She adds, "When you look at the mountains and the vegetation and the wild lives you stay bewildered, amazement is the synonym of this place."


Read more at 5 Gorgeous Valleys Just a Stone's Throw Away From Major Cities

2Revamp your Adventure Enthusiasm at Nainital
Revamp your Adventure Enthusiasm at Nainital

HolidayIQ Reviewer Samriddha Roy adds, “The heart & life of Nainital - a slice of paradise The entire town of Nainital is a region of lakes - the blue bean shaped water body that stands apart amidst the lush green stretched everywhere & across its surface floats teeny colourful toy-like boats painting the city with every shades & hue of nature.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jitendra Tanwar adds, “But trust me guys it's worth it, the view at the top where the water actually starts falling down is just WOW. The chilled water and conducting scenery at that height is simply bliss! You can relax there, click amazing photographs and most importantly watch the real beauty of nature without any time limit.”  


Read more at Wander to These 7 Scenic Hills in Your 50s

3Be amidst lush greenery at Sattal
Be amidst lush greenery at Sattal

Lake | Hill | Peaceful | Romantic

HolidayIQ Reviewer Narender Kumar M R adds, “One shouldn't miss a visit to Sattal which is situated in the woods. Enjoyed kayaking self in the Sattal lake”

Read more at 10 Best Kayaking Destinations in India

4For the exotic mountain wildlife
For the exotic mountain wildlife

HolidayIQ Reviewer Swakhar Paschal says, “ A must visit place if you are in Nainital Pt. G. B. Pant High Altitude Zoo is a hilly zoo of Nainital, Uttarakhand. It is one of the famous tourist spots of Nainital. You will find there some rare species of Himalayan animals like Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Sloth Bear, Tibetan Wolf and other Himalayan birds


Read more at 7 Awesome Reasons To Explore The Unexplored By Yourself!

5Snow all around at Snow Point via the cable car at Ropeway
Snow all around at Snow Point via the cable car at Ropeway

HolidayIQ Reviewer Hemant Shekhar Rathore adds “But the experience of a hill station in winters is altogether different. If you are lucky you might get the opportunity to experience snowfall.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Navin Pradhan adds, “Nainital is the best place to visit when you come along with couple, friends and family. December to January, because you can have glimpse of snowfall over the mountains and take the cable car ride at snow point.


Read more at 7 Spots to Hit With the Family for some Fun in the Snow This Season

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anshu Sehgal

anshu Sehgal4.0/5

1 review


Weather wasss **** chilling(2 degree). And we were enjoying walking on road. Food and Shopping: both were amazingly good. Highlight of the trip: We had a first girls gang trip. So we had lots of fun there and its safe for girls
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H Sharma

H Sharma4.3/5

2 reviews

It was nice trip

It was nice trip but I find that it is not good to visit the Nan ital in the month of May or June as every one is going to visit there. It will be better to go Nan ital in of season. It is full of crowed of people. In my opinion it will be better for visitors to stay at some where else such as Almora or Ranikhet. These places they can enjoy the beauty of the natural scene. It will more charming if travelers stay at Jageswer and have a darshan of Group of temples + 12 Jyotilings. It is full of natural beauty. Over all Muketeshwer is also good to stay in Resort but it is costly. Here travelers can enjoy the apple orchards and natural peace.

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Nainital Overview

History of Nainital

Located in the Kumaon foothills, Nainital is a beautiful hill station in the state of Uttarakhand. It is nestled amidst the mountains, few of the eminent ones being Mount Deopatha, Mount Naina and Mount Ayarpatha. The name ‘Nainital’ means ‘lake of the eye’. Nainital holds religious significance and is a part of many mythological stories. It is believed that once when three sages visited the place, they found that there was no water. They dug a hole and filled it with water from Mansarovar Lake.

Nainital was founded in 1841 by the British and served as their summer retreat. Nainital sightseeing places include lakes, hot water springs, hillsides and mountain peaks. The place is known for its picturesque beauty and natural charm.

People and Culture of Nainital

The major part of the population of Nainital include Kumaonies. A large number of Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims also reside in the place. The predominant language of the place is Kumaoni. Hindi is also spoken by a vast majority of people. A spectrum of festivals and fairs are celebrated in Nainital.

Things to Do in Nainital

Being a popular tourist destination, there are many places to visit in Nainital. The Naini Lake is among the most visited Nainital tourist places. Also known as Trishi Lake, it is believed to have been named after Goddess Parvathi. Tourists visiting the place can enjoy boating and yachting at the Lake. Offering a splendid view of the snow-capped Himalayas, Snow View Point is also among the major Nainital attractions. While sightseeing in Nainital you must visit the Eco Cave Gardens. It is a set of six interconnected rocky caves and also has hanging gardens and a musical fountain.

Tourists looking for some adventurous things to do inNainital should head over to Naina Peak, which is also known as China Peak. Located at an altitude of 2615 metre above sea level, it is a very challenging trek. The place is lined with beautiful rhododendrons and offers a view of the Tibetan Border. Land’s End is also one of the popular places to see inNainital. It is a vast stretch of land known for its lush greenery and quaint hamlets.

Food and Shopping in Nainital

All types of cuisines such as Indian, Continental, Thai, Chinese, Tibetan are available in Nainital. Aloo ke Gutke, Arsa, Ras are some of the specialities of the place. Some of the restaurants that one must visit are Machan Restaurant, Chandni Chowk, etc.

Nainital tour is incomplete without shopping at the famous Mall Road. It is dotted with shops that sell everything from artificial jewellery to handicrafts to textiles. Bara Bazaar is another popular place to go for shopping. Handmade candles, garments, souvenirs and local specialties are available in the market. Tibetan Market, which is a flea market run by Tibetan natives also attracts many tourists. A wide range of items such a fashionable clothes, accessories, shawls can be bought at the market at affordable prices.

Accommodation in Nainital

Those who are inquiring about how to reach Nainital need not worry since there are many transport options. The closest railway station is Katgodham which is located at a distance of 17 km and the nearest airport is Pantnagar Airport. Therefore, Nainital is well connected by rail, air and road.

There are many homestays, lodges, guesthouses, hotels and resorts located in Nainital. For a convenient trip, tourists can also look for hotels in Nainital that lie in the vicinity of the popular Nainital places to visit. Since Nainital is always brimming with tourists, it is better to book hotels well in advance.

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Nainital, Uttarakhand

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Arvind Kumar

Nainital, Uttarakhand
Nainital, Uttarakhand

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Nainital, Uttarakhand

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