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. Following is the list tourist places in Nainital. These are some of the popular tourist spots in Nainital.

There are 19 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.

Garjiya Temple

Garjiya Temple

One of the famous Shakti Shrine in Uttarakhand, Garjiya Devi Temple is the holy temple of Garjiya Devi, presiding deity of the temple. Legends belive that Garjiya Devi is the incarnation of Goddess Parwati, daughter of King of the Mountains Himalaya also known as Giriraj. On the day of Kartik Poornima,...
Naini Lake

Naini Lake

Nainital Lake, famously known as Naini Lake is the major attraction of Naintal town as well of Uttarakhand. Surrounded by panoramic seven hills, Nainital lake is a favourite spot among romantic travellers around the world. This natural freshwater lake beauty is charming and many world's prominent writers ...
Naina Devi Temple

Naina Devi Temple

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 Naini Devi Temple and located at northern end of famous Nainital Lake. Goddess in this holy temple is represented by her two eyes. Devotees from far away place come...
Raj Bhawan

Raj Bhawan

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 Bhawan in Nainital previously served as summer residence of British Governors. Governor House or Raj Bhawan is loc...
Tiffin Top

Tiffin Top

A popular picnic spot in Nainital, Tiffin Top is located at an height of 2290 mtrs on Ayarpatta hill. Also known as Dorothy's Seat, Tiffin Top provides a magnificent 360 degree view of the Nainital town. Dorothy's Seat or Tiffin Top was built by a British Army Officer Col J.P. Kellett, DSO MC, Ci...
Nainital Zoo

Nainital Zoo

Nainital Zoo is a best attraction for wildlife lovers in Nainital. Officially named as Bharat Ratna Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo Nainital, this well maintained zoo is the single zoo in entire Uttarakhand state. Nainital Zoo - Wildlife Spot in Nainital Covering a small green area of 4.693 Hec...
Kilbury

Kilbury

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 of birds in their natural habitats with closeness. It is also the home of Naina Devi Himalayan Bird Reserve f...
Aerial Ropeway Nainital

Aerial Ropeway Nainital

Cable car or Aerial rope-way is a major attraction in Nainital. Every tourists must take the adventurous ride in aerial rope-way. Aerial rope-way connects Snow view point with Mallital. It takes less than 3 minutes to reach Snow view point in aerial rope-way. Developed by best Swiss Technology, Nainital'...
Snow View Point

Snow View Point

Snow View Point is a favourite places for watching majestic Himalayas in Nainital. Known as best view point in Nainital, Snow view point offers tourists an excellent views of snow capped mountains like Nanda Devi, Trishul and Nanda Kot. Located at an height of 2270 mts, Snow view point is well connected by ro...
Eco Cave Gardens

Eco Cave Gardens

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 educational tour is the best option to explore Eco Cave Gardens. Eco Cave Gardens is manage by Kumaon Mandal Vi...
Gurney House

Gurney House

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 1947, Gurney House was sold to Mrs Kalavati Varma, wife of Barrister Sharda Prasad Varma. Still a private home ...
The Flatts

The Flatts

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 a large ground conducting number of sports activities. After the landslide of the 1880, the Flatt was developed after removing of all shops and buildings that w...
Naina Peak

Naina Peak

Naina Peak is the famous and highest hill top in Naintal. This peak is also called as China Peak by locals in Naintal. This peak is situated at an height of 2615 mtrs, 6 km from Mallital. Due to high altitude and lush green forest path, Naina Peak is favourite place in Nainital for trekking among travellers. ...
ARIES

ARIES

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 shifted to more appropriate location at Manora Peak in Nainital. Known to have one of the most advanced telescop...
The Mall, Nainital

The Mall, Nainital

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. It connects two main ends of Nainital city, Mallital and Tallital. Britishers constructed The Mall Road which passes through the centre of Nainital. Inspite officially renamed as G...
Kainchi Dham

Kainchi Dham

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 can feel the great strengths and presence of Hanuman Ji in the Ashram. This place has achieved recognition owing...
Hanuman Garhi

Hanuman Garhi

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 temple. The place also offers some good views of the sunset over the Himalayas. The statue of Hanuman located...
Aurobindo Ashram

Aurobindo Ashram

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 situated in Delhi. It is the Himalayan centre for the group dedicated to yoga and meditation. With prior permi...
Peora village

Peora village

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 village is located about 10 km from Mukteshwar and about 23 km from Almora. One can admire the picture perfect vie...

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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