||11.73 sq km
||1938 m above sea level
||Hindi, Kumaoni, English
||Hinduism (75.80%), Islam (15.23%),
Sikhism(8.43%), Others (0.54%)
|Annual Mean Rainfall
A beautiful hill station in Kumaon hills, Nainital is popular for the its beautiful views, and boat rides. Hill Resorts in India provides complete information on the beautiful hill station Nainital. Nainital is located at an altitude of 1,938 metres in the state of Uttaranchal. Nainital has a number of tourist destinations that one can visit. Travel to Nainital with Hill Resorts in India.
Nainital - Location
Nainital is located in the state of Uttaranchal and is about 277 kilometres from Delhi. Hill Resorts in India outlines the important information on Nainital.
Nainital - History
During the times of the Raj, Nainital was an idyllic refuge of the Britishers, who used to visit Nainital to escape from the heat and dust of the plains. The name 'Nainital' has been derived from two words 'Naini' means 'eyes' and 'taal' means lake. The word 'Naini' comes from the temple of the Naina Devi, that is located above the lake.
Nainital - Sites to Visit
There are a number of interesting places in Nainital that has been attracting people in droves. Naini Lake is the prime attraction in Nainital. You can enjoy a boat ride on the lake or take a walk around the lake. If you want some fun, fishing is a great idea of vacation in Nainital. For some beautiful views of the valley, tourists can head to Astronomical Observatory that has some binoculars and telescopes in place. The observatory is situated near Hanuman Garh and is one of the most modern observatories in India.
To get a bird's eye view of the valley, travel to Naina Peak, which is the highest peak in Nainital. The peak is about six kilometres from the city centre and is an ideal place for picnics. Land's End is another tourist attraction in Nainital that offers panoramic view of Khurpa Tal. To feast your eyes on the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas, you can trek up to Snow View or hire a pony. The point, Snow View offers spectacular views of the northern Himalayan peaks. The other places that you can visit include St. John Church and the British Cemetery.
Nainital- Sites Nearby
There a number of beautiful lakes in and around Nainital, that one can tour. Sat Tal is about 21 kilometres from Nainital and is a group of seven lakes. The pine and oak trees aptly compliment the lake. Bhim Tal about 23 kilometres from Nainital offers an ideal option to indulge in water sports. Away from the din of the city is Naukuchiya Tal, an excellent place to be close to nature.
Nainital - Shopping
Mallital, Tallital and the Tibetan market are the places to shop. If you want to shop for some handicraft items, Hill Top Tourist Point on the Mall and the Kasta Kala Kendra Collection are the places to check out.
Nainital- How to Reach
Pant Nagar is the nearest airport, which is 71 kilometres from Nainital. From Pant Nagar one can hire a taxi or take a bus. Kathgodam is the nearest railway station and it takes about an hour or so to reach Nainital from Kathgodam. Nainital is well connected by road to other parts of the country. You can reach Nainital by road from Delhi, Lucknow, Agra and Bareilly.
Nainital- Best Time to Visit
Nainital is an ideal escape from the heat and dust of the plains. So the best time to visit Nainital are the summer months from March to June. You can also visit Nainital during September-October.
Nainital- Where to Stay
Nainital has a number of hotels that are fully equipped with all the modern facilities. To suit the need of every traveller, the hotels and lodges at Nainital range from high end to budget hotels.
Nainital- Fairs and Festivals
Festivals are the great time to tour Nainital. There are a number of fairs and festivals that take place in Nainital. In September a festival takes place in the honor of Naina Devi, it is one of the most important festivals in Nainital. Kumaon Festival is held in the month of October and November.