• Overview

Nainital “The City of Lakes”


The Lake District of Uttarakhand also known as Nainital, is a popular hill station in Uttarakhand and people plan a lovely visit to this town and they choose this amazing town as their vacation hangout place. Nainital, a beautiful town with a mystic charm attracts tourists almost all through the year. It is a beautiful blend of lakes and hills.

Nainital is a beautiful hill station surrounded by the majestic Himalayan mountains and trees. Seasons are there to enjoy. Every season will give you a different experience.

There are various lakes in Nainital and due to which it is also known as the Lake District of Uttarakhand. The main lake in Nainital is the Naini Lake and Nainital derives its name from this lake only. This lake is ringed by hills and named after the goddess Naini. It is situated at an altitude of 2,084 meters, that is, 6,837 feet above the sea level. The nucleus of Nainital’s exquisite beauty is her lake which is a heaven for water sports like Yachting, Kayaking, Canoeing, and Boating.! You can avail of various travel packages to Nainital.


Best Time to visit Nainital

The best time to visit Nainital in Summer (March – June) and the weather is pleasant in September and October which is ideal for planning your vacation to Nainital (Uttarakhand). The summer begins in Nainital from mid-March, and so does the season of tourism. The best time is from December to January if you love snowfall. From the month of November, it experiences the ultimate winter, the months of December and January are freezing in Nainital and heavy woolens are a must.


Places to visit in Nainital


Naini Lake



Naini Lake is the prime attraction of the town, and its crystal-clear waters are a major draw for tourists. The entire town is built around it. A boat ride in the Nainital lake is a highly recommended thing to do. This pleasant lake is settled amidst seven hills that fringe it and transcending summits that are about high as can be.

Location: 1 km

Ideal for: Kids, Family, Couple

Opening Time: All days /9 am-5 pm


Nanda Devi Temple


This sacred place was harmed at the season of the avalanche in 1880. Hence, it was developed again. The best-known fair of the Kumaon Division is Nanda Devi Fair. Nanda Devi Fair is also organized in Nainital, where a week-long festival is held at Nanda Devi temple. As per a few people, it was worked in the Kushan administration amid the fifteenth century. In any case, there are convictions that say Moti Ram Shah developed it. It is considered as a very auspicious temple as the eye of Goddess Sati fell here, which is why it is known as Naina Devi.




G B Pant High Altitude Zoo

Nainital Zoo is the famous destination for wildlife lovers in Nainital & one of the well-maintained Zoos in Uttarakhand. The zoo was established in 1984, though it was opened to visitors in 1995 the zoo has added incorporated various segments, an artificial pond for fish and many more. In Nainital Zoo one can see a lot of animals in close proximity. Plenty of animals such as red panda, leopard, tigers, lion, some species of birds make this place a must-visit in Nainital. Over the years it has become a popular tourist attraction.


MONDAY: Closed (Holiday)

Other Days: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Nainital Zoo Entry Fee:

Free entry for senior citizens carrying age proof,

Free entry for kids below 5 years,

Free entry for physically handicapped people with appropriate ID.

50 INR /person for Adults (between 13 Yrs – 60 Yrs)

20 INR /person for Children (between 5 Yrs – 12 Yrs)

25 INR for Still Camera



The Mall Road

The Mall road connects Tallital and Mallital and has a series of shops, restaurants, and hotels located along with it. Your trip to Nainital will be incomplete if you don’t visit Mall Road. Buy, traditional woolen shawls and sweaters, handicrafts, caps, unique candles shaped like fairies or fruits and a variety of goods from shops here at a reasonable price. Enjoy food and shopping with the majestic view of Naini Lake and Himalayas. Evening and night are the best time to visit.



Snow View



It affords, as the name suggests, and an undesirably beautiful and breath-taking picture of the glittering snows. It is situated at a height of 2270m. It is the most easily accessible hilltop, 2.5- km from the town. One can trek or go on by cable car or by horseback. If you wish to witness snow-covered mountain tops then, Snow View Point is your destination. This journey will give you the most beautiful scenes of Nainital and one must not miss them at any cost.




Eco Cave Garden



Eco Cave Garden is a wonderful tourist spot of Nainital which offers a natural glimpse of Himalayan Wildlife. It is also a perfect site for students as an educational tour. It has six underground caves and a musical fountain (the first in Nainital). This garden has interconnected caves of different animals in varied sizes. The beautiful setup of petroleum lamps and musical fountains provides a splendid view, especially during the evening hours.

It has a paid entry :

Adults – 20 rupees

Child – 10 rupees

It has an opening time at 9:30 am and closing time at 5:30 pm.


Land’s End

It is exactly what its name suggests. A good hike from town you will cross barapathar and come to the end of one of the larger mountains. That’s Land End …. literally the land just ends. This place will give you a view of Khurpatal and its surroundings from an elevated position. This is en route to Tiffin’s top. The place is ideal for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you love peace and solitariness, you can come here.



Tibetan Market



While in the Tibetan market, you must try the momos here they are the best. Momos and thukpa are popular mouthwatering food in this market.


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