Nainital is a famous destination to travel to in the state of Uttarakhand in India. It is located at a height of 1938 meters above sea level and in a semi-round or a serene pear-shaped valley. In the north, you will see the line of snow-capped Himalayan Mountains like Nanda Debi, Trishul, etc., and to the south lies the huge green plain area. The city is popular for its variety of natural attractions. And it is one of the best hill stations in India because of its pleasant weather all year. Nainital is also called “India’s Lake District”.
Nainital keeps pleasant weather all-time in the year, but not in the winter. In the winter Nainital gets extremely cold. The time, January to March is snowfall time. If you like snowfall then this is the perfect time for you to visit. Otherwise, the best time to visit the place is from April to June and in September and October. In summer temperature increases from 15°C to 30°C on avg. and winter temperature decreases from 0°C to 14°C.
It is impossible to go to Nainital directly by air and railway. The better option is to take a train or flight to Delhi, and from New Delhi, you can hire a car or you can board a state transport bus service, which is connected to Nainital.
If you are planning a Nainital trip, then you have to go to these places-
Naina Peak is the highest peak of Nainital at a height of 2615 meters. Snow covers the peak with itself all year. Due to the height and scenic beauties, the mountain is very popular among hikers and trekkers. It is also known as China Peak and it is famous among tourists and locals for sunrise and sunset.
The lake is in the form of a kidney and is one of the most famous lakes in the Kumaon region. Nainital Lake is a beautiful natural fresh lake in the middle of Nainital. The enchanting lake is most famous for its natural beauty which is very popular for family picnics. You can also seek the blessings of the goddess Naina Devi at Naina Devi temple near Naini Lake. Things that must be done while visiting the lake are boating, evening walks, etc.
It is 2,615 meters above sea level and is a popular trekking spot in Nainital.
Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is one of the most famous places for tourists to visit in Nainital and located at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. Besides being home to a wide variety of birds, this is the perfect place to spend a day. Undoubtedly the best activity of the Kilbury bird sanctuary. You can see both local and migratory birds here. There are about 580 species of birds come in this place.
If you plan to visit with your family, try to visit between April and June. Avoiding rain is probably the best idea.
The name is enough to express the main attraction of this location. For those looking for a truly adventurous experience, this location is for them. The terrain is the place where the ground ends, across the wide ends of the plain. This location is situated 4 km away from the town.
So these were the main and primary tourist places in Nainital. Besides these things, Nainital has many things to visit like Jolikot, Himalayan viewpoint, Pangot, Tibetan market, Sri Aurobinda Ashram, and many more.
A popular picnic spot in Nainital, Tiffin Top, has another name, Dorothy’s Seat. It is a picnic spot in quiet and pleasant nature and a delight to the photographers. Tiffin Top is about 4 km away from Nainital. The scenery is even better when the sleeping hills of Nainital at night are illuminated. The location is also adorned with oak trees, spruce, and deodar trees. Adventure activities like rappelling and rock climbing are also conducted at Tiffin Peak.
Though it stays opened 24×7, it is better to visit between 8 am to 6 pm.
These were the major destinations in Nainital, but there are many more spots available to enjoy with your family and friends.
After checking out the hotel of Nainital, come to The Jim Corbett National park which is 65 km away from the main Nainital. It is better to book your resort before.
It is the oldest and historical national park in Uttarakhand. And first tiger preservation park of India was established in 1936. Safari in this park is done on the back of elephants and in four-wheeler hoodless cars, mainly jeep. Otters, crocodiles, wild buffalos are seen here. Jim Corbett national park is home to almost 650 species of migratory birds.
Things that can be done in this park are-
Jungle safari: Corbett National Park has five safari zones: Jhirna Zone, Bijrani Zone, Durgadevi Region, Dhikala Zone, and Dhela Zone. Safaris are organized once in the morning and the evening, and each zone is restricted from time to time to determine the number of vehicles in a particular location.
Visiting Corbett waterfall: This 6666 feet high waterfall is a wonder, especially on a full moon night. Nature lovers often have a picnic and come to a place near this waterfall.
Visiting Corbett Museum: The museum was a bungalow of Jim Corbett. This magnificent museum brings a view of people’s lives and activities to the jungles of the Kumar Mountains. The best time to visit this museum is in January and March. Viewing hours are from 7.00 am to 6 pm.
And remember the things that you should do or do not in the jungle. Because sometimes a mistake can be dangerous or illegal.