Nainital, a hill station situated in the Kumaon Hills of the state of Uttaranchal, provides all the experiences of enjoying a stay in a hilly region. It provides a beautiful view of the Naini Lake that is situated in the center of the place and is surrounded by a long stretch of mall that gets lit-up at night providing a unique strolling experience amid a cool breeze to its tourists.
Nainital is also known as the Lake District of India because it initially had nine lakes and some of them provide life-sustaining waters to the world-famous Jim Corbett National Park. You can enjoy boating with your family and friends in the placid water of the lake. Children can enjoy pony rides on the mall while you can capture the scenic beauty around you in your cameras. You can also take them to a zoo that is about only a kilometer away from the Nainital bus stand.
The place also has a holy significance due to the presence of Naina Devi Temple that is situated on the shore of the lake. It is a must visit for all the visitors who want to seek the blessings of Goddess Naina. A visit to Raj Bhavan or Governor’s House will show you the 19th century Victorian Gothic style architecture and an insight into the lifestyle of the British officials. The bhavan is a two-storied mansion that was the summer residence for the British Governor of the Northwest Province.
The Eco Cave Gardens is another tourist attraction that has six caves and a musical fountain. The place takes you in the ancient era and has educative value for children as they get to know how animals earlier lived in these caves.
Nainital is a popular destination for adventurers and sports-lovers who seek excitement. It provides a thrilling riding experience to bikers who zoom along the steep hilly roads of the district. Some of the other activities are river rafting, sunset hikes, jeep safaris, and trekking. You can take a ropeway to have a magnificent view of the nature’s beautiful creation. Apart from this, there are a number of peaks like Naina Peak, Tiffin Top, and Snow View Point that offers a complete view of the Himalayan ranges and its snow-clad peaks.
Journey to reach the place is also convenient. One can directly reach via cab or can get down at the nearest railway station i.e. Kathgodam.