Nainital, more commonly known as the lake district, is beautifully situated in Uttarakhand and offers picturesque views of the mountains and other natural beauty. One of the best hill stations of India, Nainital is a pristine valley with an elevation of about 2084 m. Summer is the peak tourist time when everyone looks for a cool and comfortable place. Nainital is also an ideal and most preferred romantic spot for honeymooners and couples seeking some quality time.
The Lakes: Nainital
Needless to say, the lake city is famous for beautiful lakes like Naukuchiyatal (Lake with 9 corners), Bhimtal (with the small island in the middle of the lake), Sattal(there are 7 lakes in this area), Khurpatal(the hoof-shaped lake). These are all situated in close distance with each other and have their own unique persona.
You can spend half or full day hopping around the lakes as there are many food joints to serve you good food. Sattal is a comparatively less visited place and you can engage in fishing there. A pristine and peaceful atmosphere, Sattal is ideal if you want some time for yourself in the midst of mother nature! A few more lakes – Panna Lake, Sita Tal, and Ram Tal are pretty much unexplored and you should really go enjoy them.
Boating Ride: Nainital
Here you go – the city of lakes and no boating? Nah, doesn’t make sense. So, get boating at day or night in this beautiful lake in the middle of the city! Sail your way with the row or paddle boats and enjoy the serene ride.
Naina Peak: Nainital
The highest point of Nainital and also the most visited tourist place, this is a great trek for the adventurous lot. It is an easy trek and along the way, you will be mesmerized with the beauty of thick Deodar, Cypress and pine forests. The view from the top is obviously the best but the overall journey is very rewarding and satisfying too. The trail is very friendly and you won’t feel tired – in fact, you will be refreshed to see the beautiful views every now and then.
Corbett National Park: Nainital
One of the most popular and must-see destinations of Nainital, this park is also one of the oldest in India! The park spreads over a huge area and has many species of animals and birds which will keep you occupied through the day. This journey is a treat for children! You can take the safari on jeep or elephant to make your trip more exciting.
Tibetan Market: Nainital
Tibetan market – Ideal for the shopaholics, this place offers a variety of items at great prices. You can get nice trendy clothes at a steal deal – you need to know how to bargain!
Nainital is also a source of handmade goods like candles, jams, squashes and fruit preservatives. You can buy loads of them from Bara Bazar, the Mall road, Bhatia Bazaar, and Mallital. You can also find a good variety of woolens and brass items at reasonable prices.