Nainital is a beautiful and popular hill station of India. Located at the foot of the Kumaon hills of the snow fed Himalayas, Nainital is encircled by multiple lakes. Nainital is also well known for its health resorts, due to its pleasant climate.
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The enchanting Nainital
The most popular tourist destination of Nainital is the Nainital Lake, also known as the Naini Lake. This enchanting lake is located at the heart of the city. You can enjoy boating, yachting and paddling here. Nainital Lake, encircled by seven mountains, is also an ideal place just to stroll around on the soft grass and relax.
Among the natural tourist hotspots, you can also visit the Snow View. This is one of the best viewpoints of Nainital, located at an elevation of 2,270 meters above sea level. You can reach here via a cable car and enjoy the sight of major Himalayan peaks of Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Trishul.
If you are an adventure lover, the Land’s End is your destination. This picturesque trekking spot is located at an elevation of almost 2,118 kilometres. The beauty of the spot is enhanced by the encircling mountains, layered with pine forests.
The Naina Peak is the highest peak of Nainital. This peak is located at a height of 2,615 meters and is also a well known trekking destination. You can get an entire view of the spectacular Nainital valley. The famous Naina Devi temple is located near this peak, at the shore of the Naina Lake. Maa Naina Devi is worshipped at this temple.
The wild Nainital
Your next destination as a part of the Corbett special tour is the Gurney House, located near the serene Naini Lake. This house is famous as the house of Jim Corbett, the famous British conservationist, someone who taught us to love animals.
If you are wild life lover, your next destination would be Kilbury Bird Sanctuary. As you enter the sanctuary, you are greeted by tweets of more than 240 species of migratory and resident birds. This is one of the rare high altitude sanctuaries of the world. The Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary is another important tourist destination of Nainital.
Nainital- a paradise for foodies
The pleasant weather of Nainital is apt for enjoying the lip smacking traditional dishes of the city. Rice and chapati is the staple food item of Nainital, accompanied with specialities like Ras, Baadi, spicy Aloo Ke Gutke and several kinds of sweet and sour chutneys. Arsa, Gulgula are the famous sweet dishes of the region.
Nainital- the shoppers’ stop
Last but not the least; you cannot miss on the ‘made in Nainital’ accessories and home decors. The popular handicrafts of the city include wooden ornaments, homemade, scented and colourful candles, and Kumauni woollen apparels. Homemade jams, squashes and preserved juices are must buy here.