Places to See in Nainital

Being a popular destination among tourists, there are many places of interest in and around Nainital that can be visited with family and friends. Some of the well-known tourist attractions which are frequently visited by the tourists are Tiffin Top, Kilbury, Snow View Point, High Altitude Zoo, Land’s End, and Hanumangarhi. The nearby places like Bhimtal, Khurpatal and Naukuchiatal are popular excursions from Nainital.

There are 18 tourist spots in Nainital where travellers can spent their leisure time. Here you will find list of all the Nainital sightseeing options which you must visit and plan your itinerary accordingly. Explore the hidden gems of Nainital through this well-researched list, learn about the most happening places, things to do, famous picnic spots for a memorable vacation in Nainital.

Naini Lake

Naini Lake

1.5 kms / 4 mins
Paid Entry | Exploration Time 2 hr |
Nainital Lake, famously known as Naini Lake is the major attraction of Naintal town as well of Uttarakhand. Surrounded by panoramic seven hills, Naini...
Nainital Zoo

Nainital Zoo

1.8 kms / 9 mins
Paid Entry | Exploration Time 2 hr |
Nainital Zoo is one of the best attraction for wildlife lovers in Nainital. Officially named as Bharat Ratna Pt. Govind   Ballabh Pant High Altit...
Aerial Ropeway Nainital

Aerial Ropeway Nainital

1.8 kms / 9 mins
Paid Entry | Exploration Time 2 hr |
Cable car or Aerial rope-way is a major attraction in Nainital, which draws hundres of tourists each day who wants to enjoy the breathtaking views of ...
Naina Devi Temple

Naina Devi Temple

2.5 kms / 9 mins
Free Entry | Exploration Time 30 mins |
A well known Shakti Peeths of Hindu religion, Naini Devi Temple is sacred place of great devotion in Nainital. Goddess Naini Devi is the diety of Nain...
The Mall Road, Nainital

The Mall Road, Nainital

1.6 kms / 4 mins
Free Entry | Exploration Time 2 hr |
The Mall is a most popular name in Nainital city. A busiest road in day time, The Mall runs side by side of the Nainital Lake. Britishers constructed ...
Tiffin Top

Tiffin Top

5.4 kms / 24 mins
Free Entry | Exploration Time 2 hr |
A popular picnic spot in Nainital, Tiffin Top (also known as Dorothy's Seat) is located on Ayarpatta hill, offers a magnificent 360 degree view of the...
Eco Cave Gardens

Eco Cave Gardens

3.7 kms / 15 mins
Paid Entry | Exploration Time 2 hr |
Eco Cave Gardens is a newly developed tourist spot in Nainital. It comprises several natural inter connected caves of different animals. Hanging garde...
Raj Bhawan

Raj Bhawan

3.5 kms / 19 mins
Raj Bhawan, also called as Governor House is a British era building, now serves as the residence of Governor of Uttarakhand. Known for its magnificent...
Kilbury

Kilbury

14.8 kms / 39 mins
Kilbury is famous as birding route in Nainital, Uttarakhand. Developed as a splendid picnic spot in Nainital, Kilbury is definetly a bird watcher's pa...
Snow View Point

Snow View Point

3.7 kms / 15 mins
Free Entry | Exploration Time 2 hr |
Snow View Point is one of the most visited places by tourists for watching majestic Himalayas from Nainital. Known as best view point in Nainital, Sno...
Gurney House

Gurney House

2.6 kms / 15 mins
Gurney House is an old charming Colonial cottage in Nainital. Once a home of famous hunter-conservationist Jim Corbett, Gurney House was built in 1881...
The Flatts

The Flatts

2.2 kms / 9 mins
Free Entry | Exploration Time 30 mins
The Flatts is a well known name for the locals but an interesting place for tourists in Nainital. A centre for recreational activities, the Flatts is ...
Naina Peak

Naina Peak

7 kms / 4 hr 30 mins
Free Entry | Exploration Time 4 hr |
Naina Peak is highest hill top and one of the the famous tourist spots in Nainital. This peak is also called as China Peak and Cheena Peak by locals i...
ARIES

ARIES

8 kms / 19 mins
ARIES, stands for Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, is a prominent astronomical institute of India. ARIES observatory was estab...
Kainchi Dham

Kainchi Dham

18.6 kms / 39 mins
Kainchi Dham is a Hanuman temple & Ashram which is established by a great saint Neem Karoli Baba in 1960s. It's a holy temple surrounded by hills ...
Hanuman Garhi

Hanuman Garhi

1.7 kms / 4 mins
Hanuman Garhi is located some 3.5 kms from the Tallital or South End bus stop, at an altitude of 6,401 ft above sea level. Lord Hanuman – the monkey...
Aurobindo Ashram

Aurobindo Ashram

5.1 kms / 19 mins
Located in the verdant hills of Nainital, away from the cacophony of the marketplace, The Himalayan Center of Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Nainital is a si...
Peora village

Peora village

59.2 kms / 1 hr 45 mins
Peora Village (Kumaon)Cradled in the lap of Himalayas, the tiny hamlet of Peora is located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Perched at an elev...

Some other places to see in Nainital

Land's End: The main attraction of Land's End is the beautiful view of the stagnant water of the Khurpatal. Land's End is set at an elevation of 2,120mts above sea level offering splendid views of neighboring hills and the green valley with rural houses. In order to reach Land's End one can drive to Barapathar on a vehicle and then trek 1km to the spot where one feels like the land has really come to an end.

Binayak: It is one of the famous trails in Nainital, which is perfect spot for trek in Nainital. So all those people who are passionate about trekking and planning to visit Nainital in the near future then Nainital binayak trek is the best trekking spot.

Adventure Activities in Nainital

  • Adventure sports in Nainital include river rafting, yachting, sky diving, para sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, rock climbing, trekking, hiking, horse riding and more.
  • In Summers many competitions are organized to promote sailing sport extensively. 
  • Camping is a power package of various different activities like bird watching, flying fox, bouldering, trekking, slithering, yoga, hikes n more.
  • Nature Walks:  Nature walks are a good idea for the nature lovers, wildlife photographers and for bird watching.

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