Surrounded by lakes and blessed with natural beauty, Nainital is a perfect weekend getaway. Give yourselves a break from your daily routines and escape in the lush green valleys of the lake district of India. Nainital tourism has flourished with passing times, the new tourists keep flocking to explore the paradise, while the old ones keep turning back to relive their memories.
- Better known: “Lake District of India”
- State enthralling the beauty: Uttarakhand
- Delhi to Nainital: 285 km
- Nainital weather & temperature:
Summers: April – June(10ºC-27ºC)
Winters: October – February (3ºC-15ºC)
Monsoon: July – September
- USP Factor: Pear-shaped Naini lake which is believed to be one of 64 Shaktipeeths or places of religious significance(where body parts of Sati(Parvati) fell down while being carried by Lord Shiva). Rich and varied nature, enchanting view of snow cladded, emerging out of the fog- Himalayas. Picturesque mountainous terrain, huge waterfall and crystal clear water, swan swarming lakes. Candles are the main highlight, creativity with them at its pinnacle, dont miss buying them
- Things to pack:
(2) Casual sportswear for Adventure activities
(3) Appetite for charisma of nature
(4) Camera to capture
Nainital is another name of fascination to fall in love with. The destination ensures that one gets enough of the diverse and lush mountains, marvelous depths of the peaks, pleasant and tranquil lakes, amazing views of deep down and high up, one step ahead of adventure, snowy peaks playing hide and seek behind the snow fog. Presenting it precise and concise, Nainital is a vast expanse of breathtaking beauty which makes you fall in the romance of nature’s creation. The perfect blend of natural ecosystems assures to de-stress the mind and have a beautiful and meaningful getaway to make most of the valuable time you beg from your bosses once in a while.
LET US GO TO explore Nainital a bit more to keep the travel buds excited and alive.
PLACES TO VISIT IN NAINITAL
Right, Nainital got its name from the famous “Naini” lake which is the USP of the town. The lake is in the shape of pear and its believed that Sati’s eye (Lord Shiva’s wife) fell here after her self immolation. Boating, walking along the crystal clear water lake will make your day with Pine trees alongside. Mall road is alongside the river.
NAINA DEVI TEMPLE
The temple is located near the lake and is a must visit to soothe oneself. During Navratri, the decorations and lights take breaths away.
ECO CAVE GARDEN
The garden has natural and artificial caves and is a wonderful experience to go through. These have been named after animals such as tiger cave, porcupine cave, bat cave, panther cave etc. You will have more fun, if you are fit and not obese!
The name justifies it! If one wants a glimpse of whole Nainital through one point, this is your place. So picturesque and beautiful, that one falls in love with nature again. It is accessible through horses via way to Dorothy peak. But be careful, heights are dangerous!
Another lake, but cant be compared to any of the before. Boating, kayaking, zorbing are some of the activities being established there. Scenic beauty and charming surroundings leave spellbounded!
A 50 km drive from Nainital (around 1.5 hrs), Mukteshwar is a peace struck town with amiable locals and friendly paths. Contend your adventure craving buds by doing rock climbing, ziplining, rappeling etc over Chauli ki Jaali, a nearby spot. The mesmerizing views make sure you don’t leave the place any sooner.
Around 180 km from Nainital, Pithoragarh is an untouched beauty. Name a marvel of nature and you will find it there. Dense green forest trees, snow-capped mountains, rejuvenating waterfalls, melodious springs and what not. Don’t miss the whimsical escape, the regret is gonna be humongous otherwise!
Picture credits: Uttarakhand tourism, HolidayIQ, Tagbros holidays