Besides enjoying the grand view of the Kumaun ranges from your hotel room, you can also visit a number of places, famous as tourist spots, in Nainital. It will help you know the place, its history, and local life in a much better way. Moreover, you can also spend your days sightseeing without getting bored in your rooms.
Some of the places of sightseeing are:
Tiffin Top – It is a mountain peak on Ayarpatta hill at an altitude of around 2300mts above sea level. The spot is 4 kilometers away from Nainital and provides a magnificent view of the countryside and the Himalayan ranges. The place also has a stonework perch known as Dorothy seat that was built in the memory of an English lady painter Dorothy Kellet by her husband.
Land’s End – It is another mountain peak that is located next to the Tiffin Top. Hence, you can cover seeing both the spots in a single trip. Land’s End provides a splendid view of the stagnant waters of Khurpatal.
Eco Cave Garden: It is the latest tourist spot in Nainital and is located a kilometer above Mallital near Kumaon University Campus. The place has around 6 caves of different animals that lived during pre-historic times. You can walk through the caves and get a feel of the animals’ domicile. It is a fun-visit for children and also has educative value.
Naina Peak – Also known as China Peak or Cheena Peak, it is at an altitude of about 2600 meters above sea level and is located above Mallital. It is famous because it is the highest point of the Nainital town and offers an unobstructed view of snow-clad peaks of the gigantic Himalayan range and a miniscule view of the Naini Lake and the town.
The Flatts – It is a vast, plain area situated near the Naini Lake having a cemented playground for sports activity like polo and hockey, a busy bazaar, and a statue of Govind Ballabh Pant. The holy Naina Devi temple, a gurudwara, and a mosque are also situated on the flats enabling people of different religious backgrounds to come and pray.
The Mall Road – it is a long stretch of road surrounding the Naini Lake. Named as Govind Ballabh Pant Marg, the mall has a large number of shops, restaurants, hotels, banks, etc. People stroll along the mall to experience the soothing air of the hills.