Nainital is small hill town situated in the foothills of the Himalayas and is a popular tourist destination. It is a town in the state of Uttaranchal that draws numerous tourists from all across the world, including India, because of the picturesque landscape that can take anyone’s breath away. Located at a height of 6360 feet above sea level, and away from the pollution of the crowded metros, Nainital tourist attractions is full of numerous serene lakes, majestic mountains and the innumerable stars which are a treat to watch. Nainital is also famous for the many Nainital hotels which overlook the splendid beauty of the surrounding Mother Nature.
Among Nainital tourist attractions, the first name is that of Naini lake after which the city got its name and well known for a temple situated to the north of the Lake called the Naini Devi temple. Nainital offers a perfect mix of historical significance and modern day adventure. Some of the major Nainital tourist attractions include the Naina Peak which is also known as China peak is the highest peak Nainital at a height of 2611 meters, Snow View which is a view point offering a breathtaking view of the town.One should visit all the Lakes of Nainital which include the Bhimtal Lake, Nakuchia Lake and the famous Naini lake as well and take trolley to reach the mountain tops which make for an excellent view of the sun and Himalayas. Among other hot tourist spots are St. John's Church, the Governor's and the Ramlila Bhavan as well. One can go boating at the lakes, ride a horse and even traverse along the foothills of this beautiful township during a holiday with family.
For a day trip from Nainital, one can visit Pangot, which is located about 15 kilometers from Nainital and is famous for bird watching. You can start off early, after breakfast, in a private taxi in which you can enjoy the drive which passes through the forested area of Cheena Peak Range via Snow View Point and Kilbury, which are excellent birding spots of the region. One can see around 580 bird species of birds which have been recorded in this area. One can notice many varieties of Himalayan species along the way such as lammergeier, Himalayan griffon, blue-winged minla, spotted & slaty-backed forktail etc. Almost 150 species of birds have been recorded at Pangot and the surrounding areas. The numerous perennial & seasonal forests and lakes are home to a variety of flora and fauna including leopards, yellow-throated Himalayan martens, Himalayan palm civets, ghorals, barking deer and sambhar. During winters, a large amount of migratory birds are also seen here. Do not forget to capture exciting photographs. The best time to visit this place is early morning. You can stay there till dusk as you enjoy a plethora of natural birds and animals in the beautiful surrounding areas. This place is famous as a picnic spot where you can enjoy a thrilling day's experience with your family and is a hot favorite with children as well. Although quite tiresome, you would definitely retreat to your hotel room in the evening with lots of exciting memories of this nature's beautiful land.
Among Nainital hotels, a good choice is Hotel Prim Rose. It is a deluxe hotel which is situated on the Mall Road with a beautiful surrounding and a panoramic view of the lake. The rooms have been beautifully done up with all latest facilities at your beck and call. The hotel charges Rs 2,050 for every night and has been recommended by 100% of its guests.
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Day Trip from Nainital and Some Nainital Hotels