Nainital is also know as Lake District of India. The beautiful lake resort nestles amidst seven hills in a lush valley at an altitude of 1938 metres. In 1841, the British first discovered Nainital as a holiday resort. Today, the town has emerged as one of the most important hill resorts of India.
Nainital District Stats
District Headquarters: Nainital
Places to Visit in Nainital
Naini Lake: The eye (naina) shaped lake surrounded by lush hills is named after Goddess Naini and is the icon of Nainital. According to legends, the lake was formed when the eye of Goddess Sati fell here, while Lord Shiva was carrying her body.
Naina Peak (6 kms): Popular picnic spot at a height of 2,610 metres. Breathtaking view of the Himalayas and entire lake region.
Hanumangarhi (3.2 kms): Pilgrim site and spectacular sun-set views.
Khurpa Tal (5 kms): The lake on Nainital - Ramnagar road is an angler's delight.
Bhowali (11 kms) : Health resort and orchard country.
Bhimtal : Bhimtal is a serene scenic lake resort just 22 km from Nainital
Mukteshwar (50 kms): This small hill station amidst thick wooded forest affords majestic view of the Himalayas. Nearby is a stone hole of Chauli Ki Jali, dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Naukuchia Tal (26 kms): A lake with nine corners. Migratory birds flock to the lake. Good boating and fishing spot.
SatTal (20 kms): Lake resort.
Jeolikot (18 kms): Health resort and bee-keeping centre.
Kilbury (10 kms): It is a part of a forest reserve and is rich in flora and birdlife.
RamNagar: This important town of the region is located on the banks of river Kosi. Ramnagar is the headquarters of 'Project Tiger' and famous Corbett National Park is just 50 kms from here.
Corbett National Park: The magnificent park established way back in 1936, is one of the best known sanctuaries of India. It is named after Jim Corbett, the famous hunter author and conservator.
Kaladhungi (81 kms) is known for Corbett's Museum, dedicated to the great hunter.
Haldwani : Haldwani is one of the biggest business center of Uttaranchal especially Kumaon. It connects the Kumaon region with Railway lines. It is also emerging as the IT hub of Uttaranchal.
How to reach Nainital
By Air: The nearest airport for Nainital is Pantnagar (71 kms)
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