Nainital - List of Beautiful Selected Places for Honeymooners and Couples
Nainital, is one of the best hill station in North India. The scenic beauty and natural charm of the place adds to its charm. It is Situated at an altitude of 2,084 metres (6,837 ft) above the sea level. Nainital is set in a valley containing a mango-shaped lake. It is commonly known as Lake district of India. It is surrounded by mountains by three side and it is located around the beautiful Naini Lake or Naini Tal.
In Nainital there are two roads around the Naini lake i.e Mall Road and Thandi Sadak. Mall road have shops and beautiful view of one side of lake whether Thandi sadak doesn't have any shop it is purely green, surrounded by tree which covers other side of the lake
Nainital is known for plenty of tourist attractions, apart from Mall road and Bhotia market their are lots of other attractions for Tourists.
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Popular Tourist Attractions in Nainital
There are many tourist places in Nainital that showcases the beauty of the place and offer an unforgettable travel experience. Below are some Tourist attraction places :
1. Naina Devi Temple
At the upper end (Mallital) of Naini lake a temple of Naina Devi is located. From this place the view is panoramic and beautiful.The temple has peaceful vibes due to the amazing lakeside. This temple is very neatly maintained. The main deity of the temple is Naina devi who sits along with Lakshmi and Saraswati.The name "NAINA" which means eye is derived from a temple to the goddess 'Naini Devi". In the main sanctum, you can find Kali Devi deity to the left and Lord Ganesha idol to the right, with the centre representing the two eyes or netras of Maa Naina Devi. With the temple being very close to the Nainital Lake, a major tourist hub, the vicinity has many places to stay near Naina Devi Temple Nainital. The temple attracts thousands of travellers and dwellers during the Nanda Ashtami, a grand festival that runs for eight days in the premises of Naina Devi temple.
2. Naini Lake
Beautiful lake surrounded by hills on three side. On the bank of the river, one side is Tallital (it has roadways) and another side is Mallital (It has Naina Devi Temple and Bhotia Market). In Nainital Lake option of boating through yachts, paddle boats and traditional rowing boats are available. Naini Lake is Surrounded by the majestic sights of picturesque hills, the still waters of Naini Lake is one of the favorite spots for romantic travelers in India.Surrounding it are numerous hotels and cottages that look exceedingly beautiful, forming a perfect setting of a quintessential hill station.
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The Naini Lake is a charming beauty that is surrounded by seven different peaks namely Ayarpata, Deopata, Handi Bandi, China Peak, Alma, Laria Kanta and Sher Ka Danda. Naini Lake today serves as a major tourist spot for people from all over the country.
3. Snow View
From Mallital the snow view top is almost 3 km. It is located at an altitude of 2290 above the sea level at Ayarpatta Hill, It can also be covered by cars and small vehicles. At the top one can have a charismatic view of whole Nainital Town and highest Himalayan peak of the country.As the name suggests, Snow View Point offers a panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas draped in a blanket of milk-white snow.
4. Hanuman Garhi
A very beautiful Hanuman Temple of great religious importance and situated at top. It is situated almost height of 1951 meters. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Hanuman, the vanara god of the Ramayana, and he is depicted tearing open his chest to reveal Rama and Sita in his heart. When traveller’s are coming from Haldwani to Nainital then approx 3.5 km back from Nainital this religious temple is located.Hanuman Garhi temple is also famous for its strategic location.
5. Tiffin Top
Tiffin top name is assigned when people used to have lunch at the top of hill. One of the popular picnic spot in Nainital. It offers a magnificent 360 degree view of the Nainital town and it is Located at an altitude of 2290 above the sea level at Ayarpatta Hill, Apart from this it is having calm and serene environment. It is delight for photographers. From Tiffin top vistors can witness birds eye view of beautiful Nainital City and nearby Kumaon Hills.
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6. China Peak or Naina Peak
Naina Peak is the highest point in Nainital.Naina Peak is the highest peak in the town, with an altitude of 2,615 m (8,579 ft). and at a walking distance of 6 km from Mallital. It is advisable to carry food and water along as there is not hotel and restaurants on the top. Naina Peak is a quiet place from where the Nanda Devi peak and the mountains on the Tibet border can be viewed. The Emerald Green Naini Lake is the nearby attraction of this peak and its loveliness multiplies with the backdrop of mountains at one side.
7. Gufa Mahadev and Sepoydhara
If you are not afraid of ascending and descending hills you can enjoy these both places, Full of natural beauty. Gufa Mahadev is a temple of Shiv and it is location in beauty of nature. Good temple to visit but breath-taking sloppy area. In sepoydhara natural spring pouring out volley of water through five pipes of 4-5 inches in diameter.
8. Nainital Zoo
The Zoo was established in 1984 and is spread over an area of 4.693 hactares. This zoo is situated at a high altitude. it is situated on the Sher Ka Danda hill at a height of 2,100 metres (6,900 ft) above sea-level.It has a good collection of animals like Tiger, panther, red panda, deer, fowls etc. travellers with kids will really enjoy it. Walking inside around is not easy as there are steep slopes and multiple steps, but adventurous to see.
Things To do in Nainital:
1. Shop at Tibetan Market
2. Take and Lake tour and do Boating
3. Trek to China Peak
4. Watch Sunset from Hanuman Garhi
5. Visit Nainital Zoo
6. Have a Adventure in Cave Garden
7. Learn Rock Climbing
8. Sit near by Lake and feed food to Fish and Ducks
Places Near Nainital
There are many tourist places near Nainital that showcases the beauty of the place and offer an unforgettable travel experience.
(Distance from Nainital : 47 Km )
Mukteshwar is a town and tourist destination in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Mukteshwar gets its name from a 350-year-old temple of Shiva, known as Mukteshwar Dham, situated atop the highest point in the town.
(Distance from Nainital : 22 Km )
Bhimtal is a town and tourist destination in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Bhimtal is an ancient place named after Bhima of Mahabharata. Bhimtal Lake is most beautiful lake. it is nearby Kathgodam Rly station on the way to Nainital, Pithoragarh etc.
(Distance from Nainital : 23 Km )
Sattal in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand is famous for its freshwater lakes and also known as 'Town of Seven lakes'.
4. Khurpa Tal
(Distance from Nainital : 14.5 Km )
It is a beautiful spot at a distance of 14 km from Nainital popularly known as Khurpatal. It is considered to be anglers paradise having clear water and a good harvest of fishes.
5. Bhowali (11 Km)
Bhowali is famous for it Fresh fruit market and it is also an important road junction to neighbouring hill stations, like Nainital, Bhimtal, Mukteshwar, Ranikhet and Almora.
6. Kainchi Mandir
(Distance from Nainital : 38 Km )
Kainchi is a mountain ashram located nearby Nainital, Uttarakand. In 1962, Maharajji (Baba Neem Karoli) built a chabootara (platform) around a place where two spiritual gurus Sadhu Premi Baba and Sombari Maharaj had performed Yagyas in Kainchi village.
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It is a Famous temple as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited Kainchi Dham Temple., Steve Jobs advised him to visit a temple in India, where the Apple co-founder had also experienced life-changing spiritual reflection
(Distance from Nainital : 25 Km )
Naukuchiatal or ‘lake of nine corners’ is a small hill station in Nainital Uttarakhand.It is surrounded by hills covered in trees and shrubs. It is the deepest of all the lakes in the Nainital region
(Distance from Nainital : 68 Km )
Ramnagar is a small town in Nainital, Uttarakhand. It is famous for Jim Corbett National Park. and a famous tourist destination of India. Garjiya Devi Temple and Sitabani temple, Sitabani Wildlife Reserve located nearby also attracts many visitors.
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(Distance from Nainital : 56 Km )
It is charming hill station located in Almora district.It is the home for the Military Hospital, Kumaon Regiment (KRC) and Naga Regiment and is maintained by the Indian Army. Beautiful place to vist, lush green forest and host an array of wildlife.
It is believed that the Naini Lake is one of the 64 Shakti Peeths, or religious sites where parts of the charred body of Sati (Parvati) fell on earth while being carried by Lord Shiva.The spot where Sati’s eyes (or Nain) fell, came to be called Nain-tal or lake of the eye. The goddess Shakti is worshipped at the Naina Devi Temple on the north shore of the present day lake.0>
Some ancient myths of India is that the Manas Khand of the Skand Puranas, Nainital Lake is called Tri-Rishi-Sarovar, hinting at the story of three sages (or rishis), Atri, Pulastya and Pulaha, who, upon finding no water in Nainital, dug a large hole at the location of the present day lake (sarovar = lake) and filled it with water from the holy lake Manasarovar in Tibet. According to lore, a dip in Naini Lake, “the lesser Manasarovar,” earns merit equal to a dip in the great lake