Places to See in Nainital

Nainital is one of the most popular hill station in India, which not only offers majestic view of Himalayas and Lakes, but also have many sightseeing options. 

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 is also named after Naini Lake which covers a perimeter of 2 miles with a depth from 28 metres to 6 metres. Still water of Naini Lake makes visitors to fall in love with its alluring beauty. ...
Naina Devi Temple

Naina Devi Temple

2.5 kms / 9 mins
Free Entry | Exploration Time 30 mins |
Inside TempleThere is a huge Peepal tree that seems like sheltering the visitors in Naina Devi temple. Across the Peepal tree is an idol of Lord Hanuman. Within the inner sanctum are sculpted figures ...
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 looks and old age charming architecture, Raj Bhaw...
Tiffin Top

Tiffin Top

5.4 kms / 24 mins
Free Entry | Exploration Time 2 hr |
The panoramic and scenic view which is experienced through this place is worth a thousand other experiences. It is a nature’s lover delight and for everyone else who would want to explore the enrapt...
Nainital Zoo

Nainital Zoo

1.8 kms / 9 mins
Paid Entry | Exploration Time 2 hr |
About Nainital ZooManaged by The Bharat Ratna Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo Management Society Nainital, Nainital zoo maintenance funds comes from the entry fees. This zoo was establish...
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 paradise. Visitors finds a wide range of species...
Aerial Ropeway Nainital

Aerial Ropeway Nainital

1.8 kms / 9 mins
Paid Entry | Exploration Time 2 hr |
Developed by best Swiss Technology, Nainital's Aerial Rope-way (cable car) is one of the safest ropeway in India. While travelling by aerial ropeway, one can witness splendid views of Nainital city, l...
Snow View Point

Snow View Point

3.7 kms / 15 mins
Free Entry | Exploration Time 2 hr |
Located at just 3 km from main Nainital town, Snow view point has facilities like large binoculars, tea and snacks shops etc. A small temple housing images of Rama, Sita, Lakshman, Hanuman with Durga ...
Eco Cave Gardens

Eco Cave Gardens

3.7 kms / 15 mins
Eco Cave Gardens is a newly developed tourist spot in Nainital. It comprises several natural inter connected caves of different animals. Hanging gardens makes this place more attractive. A children ed...
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 by Mary Jane, mother of Jim Corbett. Later in 194...
The Flatts

The Flatts

2.2 kms / 9 mins
Paid Entry | Exploration Time 30 mins
History of Nainital FlattsAfter the landslide of the 1880, the Flatt was developed after removing of all shops and buildings that were completely succumbed in the landslide. Only Naina Devi Temple was...
Naina Peak

Naina Peak

7 kms / 4 hr 30 mins
Free Entry | Exploration Time 4 hr |
Trek to Naina (China Peak)Trek to the Naina or China Peak is healthy and relaxing as one can take hilly fresh air in between the forest of rhododendrons, soaring deodars and cypresses. From the top of...
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 established after independence in 1955 but later on sh...
The Mall Road, Nainital

The Mall Road, Nainital

1.6 kms / 4 mins
Free Entry | Exploration Time 2 hr |
In a daytime, being a commercial centre, the Mall is over-crowded. Number of hotels, restaurants, banks, travel agencies and shops are there to makes visitors surprise. But during peak season time in ...
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 and trees and river flowing besides it. You ca...
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 god of the epic Ramayana is the main deity of the...
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 significant branch of its namesake ashram, which is ...
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 elevation of 6,600 feet (1,997m) this fairytale vill...

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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