1. The Eco Cave Garden
If you are booking a Nainital tour package, chances are, the itinerary shall include a trip to the famous Eco Cave Garden. The caves are sculpted in the shapes of 6 different animals that are connected to one another and visitors are required to crawl through the passages in a uniquely educational experience. The Hanging Gardens and the Musical Fountains with its light effects are an added attraction for the tourists.
Location: Sukhatal, Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand, 263001.
Price: INR 20 for adults, INR 10 for children, INR 25 extra if you are carrying a camera Timings: Monday to Sunday (10:00 am – 4:30 pm)
2. Naina Devi Temple
The Naina Devi Temple is one of the most famous devotional places to visit in Nainital. It is supposed to be one of the 51 holiest Shakti Peethas (shrines) that can be found all over India. According to Hindu mythology, the eye of Sati had fallen in this region during the Dance of Calamity by Lord Shiva.
Therefore, this temple is also known as the temple of Mata Sati. A trip to the Naini Devi Temple is inevitable when you are booking comprehensive Nainital tour packages.
Location: Ayarpatta, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263002
Price: Free entry
Timings: Monday to Sunday (6:00 am – 10:00 pm)
3. Mall Road, Nainital
The Mall Road is one of the busiest areas in Nainital and a shopper’s paradise. It is a conglomeration of various cuisines, culture and handicraft, which is representative of the population of Nainital. The entire stretch of the road connects the two main hill towns of Mallital and Tallital.
Shops, stalls, carts and vendors can be found right on the road, which is why it is not advisable to travel on Mall Road with a vehicle, because of inevitable traffic jams. If you are fond of local knick-knacks and shopping, make sure your custom Nainital tour package has a trip to the Mall Road scheduled.
Location: Govind Ballabh Pant Marg, situated parallel to Naini Lake.
Price: Free entry
Timings: Monday to Sunday (9:00 am – 10:00 pm)
4. Snow View Point
Snow View Point offers one of the greatest views of the Himalayan Ranges that you can find. Situated at an elevation of 2,270 metres, the panoramic view of the Himalayan mountains with their snow-capped peaks is a sight that is bound to be the highlight of your Nainital tour packages.
The three iconic peaks of Nanda Devi, Trisul, Nanda Kot are clearly visible from this viewpoint. A small temple dedicated to Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman is also a unique attraction in this place.
Location: 7, Maldon Cottage Road, Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263002
Price: Free entry
Timings: Sunday to Friday (10:30 am – 5:00 pm)
5. Tiffin Top
Tiffin Top is the perfect place to hang out with your friends and family while touring the city of Nainital. Located in the Ayarpatta Hills, this place offers a scenic view of the entire town of Nainital and its surrounding areas. The place is also known as Dorothy’s Seat, named after an English artist who frequented this place in the past. The incredible natural view along with the general environment of Tiffin Top makes it the perfect place for a picnic.
Location: Ayarpatta, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263002.
Price: Free entry (pony rides up to the location can cost INR 500 – INR 700)
Timings: Monday to Sunday (8:00 am – 6:00 pm)
6. Naina Peak
The Naina Peak is also known as the China Peak in Nainital, and is one of the most remarkable natural phenomena in the area. This mountain range is located at an elevation of 2,615 metres above sea level, which offers a great view of the surrounding mountain peaks.
Due to its high altitude, this place is much sought-after by trekkers, hikers, mountaineers and rock climbers. People also flock to this place to catch the sunrise and the sunset. If you are booking Nainital tour packages for adventure activities, make sure a trip to Naina Peak is included.
Location: Nainital, Uttarakhand.
Price: Free entry (tour package charges applicable)
Timings: Open 24 hours
7. Neem Karoli Baba Ashram
The Neem Karoli Baba Ashram is situated at an elevation of 1,400 metres, at a distance of 17 km from Nainital and 9 km from Bhowali. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, and was founded by the famous Maharaj Neem Karoli Baba in 1962. Over time, this temple has become an important pilgrimage site, with hundreds of devotees visiting this temple from all over the world to experience its divinity.
Location: Almora Road, Bhowali Range, Nainital.
Price: Free entry
Timings: Monday to Sunday (6:30 am – 6:30 pm)
8. Himalayan View Point
Situated at a distance of 8 km from the Tallital Bus Stand, Himalayan View Point is one of the major tourist attractions in Nainital. The elevation of the Himalayan View Point at 2,000 metres above sea level allows visitors to get a panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain ranges with their snow-capped peaks.
You can also spot vast stretches of coniferous forests and sparkling lakes in the vicinity from this viewpoint. If you are a photography enthusiast, or you are a nature-lover, you should definitely check out the Nainital tour packages that offer a trip to the famous Himalayan viewpoint for an unforgettable experience.
Location: Kilbury Rd, Naina Range, Uttarakhand 263001
Prices: INR 300 for adults and INR 200 for children for a two-way cable-car ride from Naini Lake.
Timings: Monday to Sunday (6:00 am – 5:00 pm)