Nainital has plenty of sightseeing getaways for tourists. Explore the major tourist hotspots and things to do on your Nainital holiday tour.
Rejuvenating beauties of Nainital
The nucleus of Nainital’s uncomparable beauty is it’s beautiful lake. In the day, mirrored in its waters stand seven proud hills, dotted with pretty cottages and villas. More beautiful than this however is the lake at night when the myriads of bulbs from the hill sides and quite a large number hanging near the lake’s edge stab their magic light into its waters.
St. John Church
The church of St. John was established in 1844 and is located on the north end of town (Mallital), about half a mile north-west of the Naina Devi temple. The church was so named by Daniel Wilson, the Bishop of Calcutta, who, after falling ill during a visit to Nainital in 1844 to lay the foundation of the church, was obliged to sleep in an unfinished house on the edge of the forest. A brass plaque on the altar is inscribed with names of the victims of the Landslip of 1880.
Raj Bhavan & Golf Course
Government House also known as Raj Bhavan and formerly, Government House was built in 1899 and designed in the Victorian Gothic domestic style by the architect F.W. Stevens. Originally built as the summer residence of the governor of the North West Province, it later became the summer residence for the Lieutenant Governor of the United Provinces. Presently, Raj Bhavan is the official guest house for the governor of Uttarakhand and for visiting state guests.
Dorothy Seat/ Tiffin Top / Land End
A 4 km. walk 1.5 hrs. to the west brings one to this point, which offer an excellent view of Nainital and surrounding. From here, a 45 min. picturesque trek leads one to Land’s End (2100m) through a forest of oak, deodar and pine. This is a cliff, offering an excellent aerial view of khurpatal lake and terraced field. It is accessible by horse also.
Bhimtal is one of the largest lake around Nainital named after Bhima of Mahabharata. The beauty of Bhimtal is enhanced by a small Island surrounded by crystal blue water that can be approached only by a boat and at present it has an Aquarium there. A gaggle of ducks has made the lake their home and give company to the lake visitor
Naukuchiatal is also famous for a local belief as per which you can attain Nirvana if you see all nine corners of Naukuchiatal Lake from a Single Point. Naukuchiatal is a must-visit for those who love getting lost in the serenity of nature. It is the place where you can enjoy compilations of colorful butterflies and the beautiful variety of Himalayan birds