Best time to visit:- March to June


“Nainital” city is placed at an altitude of 1938 meters above the level of the sea. A charming hill station in Uttarakhand state, Nainital is a regular haunt for the tourists.It is believed that the name of the town is a derivation of the Naini Lake, which is located in the heart of the city. Among the people of India it is also famously popular as the Lake District of India. In the year 1941 the British identified the Nainital town first as a picnic resort.The Nainital district is separated into two parts Mallital and Tallital situated on the opposite sides Mallital is at northern side and Tallital is at southern. The name of the Nani Lake is taken from Naina Devi goddess in the area.

Weather Details :

Summer:   32 Degree Celsius
Winter:   04 Degree Celsius
Monsoon:   18 Degree Celsius

Main Attractions: -

Naini Lake in Nainital: It is situated in the middle of the town and is the lifeline of Nainital. Boating facilities are available for the visitors and alternatively a slow paced stroll around the lake will offer a serene relaxation like no other.

Tiffin Top in Nainital: Located at the Aryapatta Hill at an average elevation of 2292 meters above sea level, Tiffin Top is a famous view point that offers some of the most breathtaking views of the Himalayas and Nainital. The place is named after an English painter Dorothy Kellet who used to sit at this very spot and paint. This place is also known as Dorothy’s seat.

Naina Peak in Nainital: It is the highest peak in Nainital. It is situated at an average elevation of 2,615 meters above sea level and is a popular trekking spot in Nainital. The spot is known to offer one of the most amazing panoramic views of the entire valley and Nainital situated near the Naini Lake.

Gurney House in Nainital: This beautiful house located at the foothill of Ayarpatta. This is the former house of Jim Corbett, who was known as hunter, conservationist and writer. Gurney house is a private proprietary, entrance at the discretion of the owner of the house.

Sattal in Nainital: Sattal is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Nainital with seven lakes, each in a different hue of green and blue. The lake is located at about 40 kilometres away from Nainital.One of the most popular activity is boat ride.

St. John in the Wilderness in Nainital: It refers to a church which was established in 1844 and is located on the north end of the town. The church was named so after the Bishop of Calcutta was obliged to sleep in an unfinished house in the wilderness after falling ill. The church is located in a hidden and serene located amidst the deodar forests and is built in a Neo- Gothic styled architecture with stained glass windows from Belgium.

Eco Cave Garden in Nainital: It is most popular place to visit. All the caves are interconnected. It has seven caves which are reached through a narrow and winding road which offers stunning view. It is a grat place to introduce kids to natural ecosphere. A musical fountain is also located at the Garden.

Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo in Nainital: Was established in 1984 and was opened to general public in 1995. The zoo contains several exotic and endangered species of animals and birds which are native to this region. Snow Leopard, Himalayan Bear, Tibetan wolf etc. are few of the endangered species found here.

Kilbury Bird Sanctuary in Nainital: It is another popular place in Nainital, located at 2000 meters above sea level. The sanctuary is situated in Pangot Village which is about 12 kilometres away from Nainital. It is famous for its flora and fauna and bird watching. You can also see the breathtaking of the Himalayas along with the Tarai and Bhabhar. It houses more than 250 different species of Birds.

Snow View in Nainital: Is one of the most visited tourist spots of the town. It provides enchanting view of the town and 350 km long range of the Glittering Mighty Himalayas.


How to Reach Nainital

By Air:- The nearest airport is Pantnagar which is about 65 kilometres from Nainital, it is not a commercial airport, only charters operates from this airport. Another nearest airport is Delhi which is about 290 Kilometers from Dehradun. It is well connected with all major cities of India as well as internationally.

By Road:- Nainital is well connected with India via road. There are regular state and privet buses operates to and from Nainital.

By Train:- The nearest railway station is Kathgodam which is about 34 kilometers away from the town. It is well connected with all main cities of India.


Shopping in Nainital could be most enjoyable. Various shops in the town offers lots of items such as decorative candles, ethnic clothing, classy scarves, Himalayan bags, Handicrafts, Wooden Crafts, Pullovers, Woolen Caps, Cane Sticks, Local Juice, Jams and Squashes, Decorative pieces made from wood. The main market is The Mall road apart from this Tibetan Market/ Bhotia Market, Bara Bazaar.