Places to visit in Nainital

10 Best places to visit in Nainital: Experience Nainital

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Nainital is the most popular hill station in the state of Uttarakhand. It is located at an altitude of approximately 2,084 meters above the sea level.

Located alongside the foothills of the Kumaon region of the outer Himalayas. It is known as one of the beautiful natural attractions, where climate is favorable all around the year. Also, it is known to be as one of the best tourist places in the country.

It is set around Nainital lake, boating site with Naina Devi Hindu Temple on it’s north shore. Nainital is known as Uttarakhand’s highest peak.

Let’s get into the 10 best places to visit in Nainital: Experience Nainital.

Naini Lake

Naini Lake is the short name of Nainital lake, known as the Heart of Nainital. Situated in the centre of the town Nainital surrounded by 7 different peaks named as: AYARPATA, DEOPATA, HANDI, BANDI, CHEENA PEAK, ALMA, LARIA KANTA and SHER KA DANDA.

Hill side trees add charm to the beauty of the place. Major tourist spot for people from all over the country with Water activities available for tourists and visitors. The lake is famous for boating, picnic and evening walk.

Experience Nainital by visiting this beautiful lake.

Naini Lake - Boating
Naini Lake

Naina Peak

Naina Peak is also known as Cheena or China Peak. It is the highest peak in Nainital with an average elevation of 2,615 meters above sea level.

Naini Lake - places to visit in Nainital
Naina Peak

Popularly known as trekking spot. It also offers a beautiful panoramic view of the entire lake & the Nainital city situated near the lake. The peak is known for its romantic sunrise and sunset view, allows you to see a beautiful view at night.

A must visit place amongst the 10 best places to visit in Nainital.   

Mall Road Nainital

Mall road of Nainital, officially known as Govind Ballabh Pant Marg, built by Britishers to spent evenings with their families. It runs parallel to Naina lake, connecting the two ends of  the hill – Mallital and Tallital, which is 1.5 KM long.

Mall Road Nainital - Experience Nainital
Mall Road Nainital(Source)

The road is a prime location for shopping, food and cultural centre of Nainital, known for its mouth-watering food and best place to shop the cute local woolens for everyone. You can witness tourists all time of the day, and has one of the best evening views.

Entry of heavy vehicles is prohibited during peak season of May, June and October.

Naina Devi Temple

Naina Devi Temple of Nainital is the famous Hindu pilgrimage site and is one of the fifty-one Shakti Peethas in India, situated on a hilltop. The Naina Devi Temple has presiding deity of Maa Naina Devi or Maa Sati.

Naina Devi Temple - Visit in Nainital
Naina Devi Temple (Source)

According to the Hindu mythology, temple is built on the spot where Goddess Sati’s eyes fell when Lord Vishnu cut her body into fifty-one (51) different parts.

When you enter the temple, you will witness 2 eyes on the roof, which depicts Goddess Naina Devi, placed in the centre with the statues of Goddess Kali and Lord Ganesha, that surrounds it. Nainital city got the name from the name of the temple; Naina Devi.

Snow View Point

Snow View Point of Nainital is located at an elevation of 2,270 meters above sea level. You can reach there by cable car which you get from the Mallital end of Mall Road.

Snow View Point - Best Places in Nainital
Snow View Point (Source)

You get to witness a view of beautiful snow capped Himalayas with the important peaks like Naina Devi, Trishul and Nanda Kot.

The huge pair of binoculars are installed that allows you to have a closer look of Himalayan range and its magical peak.   

Tiffin Top (Dorothy’s Seat)

Tiffin Top or Dorothy’s Seat of Nainital, located at the Aryapatta Hill at an average elevation of 2,292 meters above sea level. It is the famous viewpoint amongst tourists. The place is named after the English painter Dorothy Kellet, where he used to sit and paint, also known as Dorothy’s Seat.

Tiffin Top (Dorothy’s Seat) - Nainital
Tiffin Top (Dorothy’s Seat) (Source)

One of the beautiful place from the 10 best places to visit in Nainital for the Nature’s Beauty lover, which gives you the complete view of the town of Nainital and its surrounding hills in the Kumaon region.

It is surrounded by trees of Cher, Oak and Deodar, also, one can do Rappelling and Rock climbing when here and experience Nainital at its best.

Tibetan Market

Tibetan Market of Nainital is located in the Mall Road of Nainital. Also known as the Bhutia Tibetan Market is the most popular street market in the town.

You will find huge varieties of woolens and winter wears, alongside have the delicious local Tibetan food. Apart from this, roadside stalls and eateries sell luscious Thukpa and Momos amongst the regional food items.

Tibetan Market - Places to visit in Nainital
Tibetan Market (Source)

When you experience Nainital, find the best things from the market, such as, Shawl, Muffler, Himalayan bags and Tibetan Handicraft stuff for your family and friends. Also, find the cute ethnic clothes embellished with colorful local embroidery, that makes it best to gift your loved ones.

This is the best market to visit in Nainital for shopping.

Land’s End

Land’s End of Nainital is one of the best 10 places to visit in Nainital. Set across the Khurpa Tal, literally the spot where the land ends. Most popular amongst the trekkers and is the picturesque location with a beautiful view.

Land's End - Nainital

Located at an average elevation of 2,118 meters above sea level. Weather conditions play a major role to witness a perfect view from the spot.

Eco Cave Garden

Eco Cave Garden of Nainital is the interconnected network of rocky caves, located in Mallital area of Nainital. It attracts the tourists and is the best treat for kids on their experience Nainital visit.

There are seven caves connected and you can reach through a narrow and winding road with amazing views on the way. Witness a musical fountain in the evening.

Garden gives tourists a glimpse of the natural habitat of the Himalayan Wildlife by constructing different caves for different animals, similar to their natural home.

The caves are lit up by the petroleum lamps and the most popular caves are Tiger cave, Panther cave, Apes cave, Bat cave and Flying Fox cave. When experience Nainital with kids, Eco Cave Garden is the must visit place.

Nainital Ropeway

Nainital Ropeway of Nainital is the most popular amongst tourists from the places to visit in Nainital. Praised as one of the fastest ropeways in the country.

The ropeway connects Mallital to the Snow view point from the base to the height of 2270 meters. It covers half a mile distance in about 3 minutes with 2 trolleys and 11 people at a time.

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