Things To Do in Nainital

Enveloping the enchanting Naini Lake, Nainital is a picturesque hill station nestled in the Kumaon Region of Uttarakhand. A popular tourist destination since British Raj, it is a famous boating site and has the auspicious Naina Devi Temple along its north shore. 

One can shop at Bara Bazaar or go on a hiking trail amidst the surrounding pine forests to catch a glimpse of surrounding mountains and hills.

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While there a lot of activities in Nainital that you can try in Nainital, below is a list of the most popular things to do in Nainital.

Boating in Nainital Lake

Bhimtal, Sattal, Naukuchia Lake is a natural freshwater lake in Nainital, provides the tourist's opportunities for boating and yachting. As you go boating or yachting on the lake, the vistas of the three surrounding mountain peaks Naina Peak, Tiffin Top, and Snow View, simply take your breath away.

Trekking & Hiking in Nainital

Nainital offers its visitors a large number of trekking options, amidst the scenic beauty of nature. The most popular trails include Nainital Betalghat Trek, Nainital Binayak Trek, Nainital Kainchi Trek, Nainital Kilbury Trek, Nainital Kunjkharak Trek, and Snow View Trek. The trek to Naina Peak is yet another one that is frequented by adventure lovers.

Wildlife in Nainital

Jim Corbett National Park offers tourists the perfect opportunity to explore the wild creations of nature. It is located in the Nainital district near Ramnagar- Kashipur highway. The rich wildlife of the place includes tigers, leopards, sloth bear, Himalayan black bear, dhole, jackal, yellow-throated marten, Himalayan palm civet, Indian grey mongoose, common otter, porcupine, and the black-naped hare, elephants, spotted deer, etc. Nanital also has a High Altitude Zoo where you can meet with animals of high altitude regions.

Nainital Zoo

High Altitude Zoo in Nainital is worth a visit to see the high altitude wild animals in a natural environment. Check out some of the rare animals and birds in this Zoo.

Nature Walks in Nainital

When in Nainital, do not miss the opportunity of going on nature walks, with your loved ones. As you take a right turn just before Tiffin Top, you will find an excellent trail along the McDonald's Circular Road. If you are lucky, you might even spot the shy barking deer, plumaged Khaleej pheasant, and other birds.

Horse Riding in Nainital

A visit to Nainital cannot be complete unless and until you get a taste of horse riding, especially in the Mall road area. Many people love to ride a horse to the Naina Peak as well, enjoying the views of the majestic Himalayas, covered with snow, and Nainital city, on the way.

Ropeway in Nainital

The aerial ropeway connects the town to the Snow View Point. A ride on the cable car is an enthralling experience and one can enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains and panoramic views of Nainital on the way to the top.

Shopping in Nainital

There are many local markets in Nainital like Bara Bazar, Tibetan market and Mall road market from where you can do shopping. Nainital's local market has its specialty in candle making, key chains, books, and artificial jewelry.

Camping in Nainital

Naina Devi Jungle Camp is one of the most famous camping tours in Nainital, and there are others such as camping in Sattal, Naukuchiatal, Mangoli and Mukteshwar, packed with fun-filled activities to do in Nainital like hiking, trekking, yoga, Tarzan swing, star gazing and much more, camping in and around Nainital is a must to do if you are an adventure seeker.

Strolling in Mall Road

Enjoy the leisure walk in the morning and evening in the Mall Road of Nainital. Enjoy street sight shopping and food as you walk.

Tibetan Market (China Town) in Nainital

If you enjoy shopping in the Tibetan market then there is one in Nainital as well. It is known for selling first copy items that are rather good material-wise at reasonable rates is a steal!

Adventure Activities in Nainital

  • Adventure sports in Nainital include river rafting, yachting, sky diving, parasailing, 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 things to do in Nainital like bird watching, flying fox, bouldering, trekking, slithering, yoga, hikes n more.
  • Nature Walks: Nature walks are a good idea for nature lovers, wildlife photographers and for bird watching.

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