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  • Whether you are looking for the precinct to relax while sipping a tea or immerse in the wildlife adventures, places to visit near Nainital would never let you go down. A blend of perfection in the natural form with the Himalayas peeking through the window panes, the city sprawl is studded with a range of attractions including trekking trails, vast gardens, temple, museums and much more.Having Almora in the bucket list exposes one to rich culture whereas Sattal brings close to water bodies where birds perch in a scenic manner, driving one to click multiple pictures.

    Additionally, Corbett National park, Mukteshwar, Ranikhet and plenty of more tourist places near Nainital let one explore distinctly while engaging in wildlife confrontations and embracing flora & fauna. Perfect to visit in summers to escape from scorching sun, Nainital conurbation also shows flawless things like paragliding, rock-climbing, rafting, camping and more to keep engrossed within the region.

    Here are some of the best places to visit near Nainital:

  • 01Corbett National Park

    Corbett National Park

    As known worldwide, the national park is home to 50 species of trees, 580 birds and 25 reptiles living in an area of 500 square kilometres spread across. The park can be an absolute treat to the wildlife enthusiasts as some rare tiger species can be found here. The best time to visit the park is October to June as the forest authorities grant permissions in a particular period of time only. The government has divided the National Park into 5 different zones to promote tourism.

    These are the core areas of the park where tourists can be a part of the wildlife safaris and can enjoy the views of wildlife by bare eyes. In order to do the booking and explore the tourist packages option, you can visit the official website.

    How to Reach: Ramnagar is the best way to reach Corbett Park. It is well connected through road networks to all the major cities like Delhi. From Nainital, you can either hire a cab or take a local bus to reach.

    Things to Do:
    You should go for a thrilling experience of jungle safari, camping or trekking. Since Corbett is full of different species, spend some time bird watching in the woods.

    Distance from Nainital:
    153 Kms.

  • 02Ranikhet


    Ranikhet literally means the queen's farm and is located in the peripheral elevation of Nainital. It is also the headquarters of Kumaon regiment of the Indian Army with Kumaon regiment centre museum as one of the highlights. The museum showcases a splendid collection of weapons to enhance your history knowledge quite well.  Another popular location in Ranikhet is the Nanda Devi peak and a must visit to soak yourself in the religious offerings of Uttrakhand.

    To add to the ritual offerings, Jhula Devi temple offers you continued sweet tinkling of bells that can be heard from kilometres away. If you plan to take a morning walk in the pure scenic green routes, have a visit to the Chaubatia gardens. Spend some tranquil moments in the lap of nature shadowed by cedar and pine trees.

    How to Reach:
    The best route to reach Ranikhet is to hire a cab or rent a vehicle and drive along the beautiful sceneries.

    Things to Do:
    One can visit temples, museums and spend the mornings going for a walk in the beautiful gardens of Ranikhet.

    Distance from Nainital:
    60 Kms.

  • 03Almora


    Popular for the immensely rich flora and fauna, Almora is one of the very few places with pleasantly mild weather all over the year. The nights are quite chilly due to lush green valleys around, carry a good amount of woollen clothes before, to spend a good cosy time.

    As soon as you reach, you can shop some amazing local handicrafts, the famous Angora clothes and Almora's special copper vessels at a 200-year-old market known as Laal Bazaar as Almora is one of the business hubs of Kumaon region. Amongst all the places to visit near Nainital, this one is home to 800-year-old Sun temple (Katarmal).

    How to Reach:
     Since it would take around 1.5 hours to reach Almora from Nainital, the best way to reach is by hiring a local taxi.

    Things to Do:
    The terrain of Almora is such that you can test your endurance and stamina by trying out some new adventure activities like rock climbing, Burma bridge and spider web.

    Distance from Nainital:
    65 Kms.

  • 04Bhimtal


    A small town situated in Uttrakhand, Bhimtal is a famous tourist attraction because of the Bhimtal lake. The lake has a small island right in the centre which has a huge aquarium in the showcase. The town is named after the charismatic mythological character Bhima. In the vicinity of the lake, you can find a number of hotels and guest houses to stay, much pocket-friendly than Nainital.

    Similar to Almora, Bhimtal can be visited during any month of the year and surprisingly is less crowded than Nainital. Bhimtal, unlike Nainital, offers a surreal quite leisure stay to the tourists wanting to explore out of the box places.

    How to Reach: Since Bhimtal tops the list of places to visit near Nainital, it would take less than an hour to drive there.

    Things to Do: An absolute example of intricate architecture is Bheemeshwara temple that dates back to 17th century. Apart from the temple and the lake, Garg parwat, victoria dam and folk museum are some of the worth visiting spots in town.

    Distance from Nainital: 20 Kms.

  • 05Sattal


    Are you a bird watcher? Well, then this one is surely for you. Satta or Sat Tal is an interconnected group of seven freshwater lakes situated in the Lower Himalayan Range near Bhimtal, the one above in the list of places to visit near Nainital. The lakes are perched at an elevation of 1370 metres above sea level. Another worth watching spot in Sattal is Subhash dhara. It is a freshwater natural spring with crystal clear waters, layered under the dense forests of oaks.

    Out of all the places to visit near Nainital, this town beholds the untouched beauty of colonial architecture in its truest forms. Methodist ashram sets the perfect example of it. Do take a detour to Sattal as the journey is only 1 hour from Nainital. The best months to visit the town from April to June and September to December as the lakes are in the best view during that time.

    How to Reach:
    You can reach Sattal from Nainital by taking a local bus or hiring a shared cab.

    Things to Do:
    Breathe in the mountain goodness by doing some serious bird watching, trekking, boating.

    Distance from Nainital:
     46 Kms.

  • 06Naukuchiatal


    Like we mentioned Kumaon, Naukuchiatal is a small village full of serene views and peace. The village is highlighted due to the presence of a 9 cornered lake which is 1 km in length and 40 m deep. It is known widely that if a person views all the 9 corners of the lake with his feet on the ground, he disappears and attains nirvana. This fact makes this village a must go in the itinerary list of places to visit near Nainital.

    The presence of such a gigantic spread of the lake there is the reason of existence of some really beautiful lake resorts. The staff and the locals of the village are super friendly and will guide you to do different activities there like boating etc. This place is quite untouched and clean as the tourist footfall is lesser as compared to places like Nainital.

    If you plan to visit, please make sure that you carry your own waste bags and minimise the use of plastics during your trip. The best time to visit is April to June and September to November.

    How to Reach:
    One can reach Naukuchiatal very easily from Nainital in a couple of hours by hiring a local taxi.

    Things to Do:
    Try your hands on photography around the beautiful lakes of the city or simply chill and enjoy the scenic beauties.

    Distance from Nainital:
     26 Kms

  • 07Rishikesh


    One of the most colourful cities of India, Rishikesh celebrates the religion in a way no other city does. The city attracts spiritual seekers from all over the world as it is a hub of yoga and meditation centres. Temples and ashrams line up at the eastern banks of the river as the city holds deep cultural and spiritual significance. It is also an ideal example of noise-free, pollution free and alcohol-free habitat and is considered as the gateway to Garhwal.

    Another major attraction of the city is the cafes spread in the vicinity of Laxman jhula. If you plan to visit Rishikesh, do not forget to chill in Little Buddha cafe and Freedom cafe built on the beautiful ghats of the river Ganges. Most evenings here show live music by different artists all over the world adding to the good smells of the delicacies offered by these cafes.

    How to Reach: There is no direct bus between Nainital and Rishikesh. You can take a taxi from Nainital to Haldwani then take State Transport Bus from Haldwani to Rishikesh.

    Things to Do:
    Water rafting, bungee jumping, and mountain biking are some of the famous activities one can try in this region.

    Distance from Nainital:
     257 Kms.

  • 08Kausani


    A romantic date your thing? Head over to this beautiful small village situated at 1870 metres above sea level in Uttarakhand. The beauty of the Alpine hills is the food for the soul here, unlike in all other places to visit near Nainital. It's 300 km wide scenic views can easily be a nature lover's paradise. Lakshmi Ashram, Sumitranandan Pant Museum, and Baijnath Temple are some other spots you can explore around here.

    It is a little far from Nainital as compared to other places on the list, takes about 3 hours to reach. So if you have got a good number of days in your trip schedule, do not miss out this tiny paradise in the state. The summer months of April to June is the ideal time to visit Kausani, Uttarakhand. Kausani weather is mild and hovers around 9 to 26 degrees.

    How to Reach:
    The cheapest way to reach Kausani from Nainital is to take a taxi from Nainital to Almora then take State Transport Bus from Almora to Kausani.

    Things to Do:
    Kausani offers ample scope of super thrilling rock climbing, mountain biking, and rappelling. You should dine at the famous garden restaurant or simply shop at the old mall road.

    Distance from Nainital:
     114 Kms.

  • 09Ramgarh


    Known as the fruit bowl of Kumaon, Ramgarh is the place of exotic fruit orchards like plums, apples, peaches and peers. Once the cantonment of the English army, this small hill station will give you unobstructed views of the snow capped mountains. Situated at 1789 metres, this place gives you the most delightful and serene sunrise and sunset.

    The whole Ramgarh is divided into 2 parts, uphill is Malla and downhill is Talla, home to ashrams of renowned poet Rabindranath Tagore and social worker Narain Swami. The best time to visit is from October to May when the orchards of Nathuakhan are in full swing coloured by apples, plums and peaches.

    How to Reach:
     One can reach Ramgarh from Nainital in a couple of hours by local buses or hired cabs.

    Things to Do:
    If you happen to be a trekking lover, you can enjoy the easy route of around 10 km to Devi Mandir from where you can get a panoramic view of the Himalayan range.

    Distance from Nainital:
     34 Kms.

  • 10Pithoragarh

    Fondly called as Little Kashmir, this city is the largest in the hills of Uttarakhand. The city shares its boundaries to our neighbouring countries, Nepal and China. At an elevation of 1650 metres above the sea level, this city is geographically a 5 km long and 2 km wide valley.

    This is where the pilgrims start their holy journey to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar shrine. In the outskirts of the city, over the top of a hill stands the magnificent Pithoragarh fort famous for its historic importance and ancient architecture. There are 2 temples in the vicinity worth visiting.

    One is the Thal Kedar, a Lord Shiva temple situated around 15 km from the main city. The other one is Dhwaj temple located at around 4 km from the main city. Askot sanctuary and Munsiyari are also some spots in the city where you can roam around enjoying the natural habitat of different species of flora and fauna.

    How to Reach:
    There is only 1 direct bus (state transport) plying between Nainital to Pithoragarh. The minimum time a bus takes to reach Pithoragarh from Nainital is 4h 22m.

    Thing to do:
     If you are up for a thrill-filled morning, you must try Paragliding from some serious heights here.

    Distance from Nainital:
     170 Kms.

  • 11Mukteshwar


    Famous for its adventure sports activities, Mukteshwar stands at 2268 metres above sea level in Uttrakhand. The town derives its name from a 350-year-old temple of Shiva known as Mukteshwar Dham situated at the highest point in Mukteshwar. Chauli ki Jali is the spot for you if you want to try rock climbing and rappelling with an excellent view of the valley down below. Chauli ki Jali is basically a range of overhanging cliffs which serves the activities of your adventurous fantasies.

    The other major attractions here are the IVRI laboratories (experiments on tiny rats, gold-plated books, cattle-sheds), orchards of the Central Institutes of Temperate Horticulture-Regional Station and an expansive deodar forest (Himalayan cedar) measuring 15 square miles.

    How to Reach:
    One can reach Mukteshwar from Nainital easily in a day via Bhowali Ramgarh Mukteshwar road through local and hire based convenience.

    Things to Do:
    Take the challenge by trying rock climbing, rappelling and camping in the beautiful deodar forests.

    Distance from Nainital:
     47 Kms.

  • 12Kumaon


    Uttarakhand state is administratively divided into two regions, one is Garhwal and the other is Kumaon. Kumaon region includes districts of Almora, Bageshwar, Champawat, Nainital, Pithoragarh, and Udham Singh Nagar. The region is popular as it includes the famous Army regiment, the Kumaon Regiment and also includes a plethora of temples like Patal Bhubaneswar and the famous temples of Jageshwar, Bageshwar, and Almora.

    As you begin to travel through this region you can come across some idyllic villages as well, where you can spend your nights in cosy home stays and savour the local Garhwali and Kumaon dishes. Also, there is a very interesting side to this region as well. A lot of non-profit organisations, self-help communities, women cooperatives and other programs shape up here.

    You can even plan a good long trip here to experience the less technology affected lives and meanwhile indulge yourself in some social works. The best season to visit is from April to July when the springs are in full swing.

    How to Reach: One can reach Kumaon from Nainital in a couple of hours by local buses or hired cabs.

    Things to Do:
    One can go around in the region to find a plethora of Hindu temples and do some adventure activities like paragliding, rock climbing or trekking to some high peaks of the region.

    Distance from Nainital: 69 Kms

  • 13Haldwani


    One of the commercial cities of Kumaon region, Haldwani is the third largest populous city of Uttarakhand. Haldwani zoo safari is a major attraction of the city as gigantic wind turbines feature at this modern zoo & the whole area focuses on the concept of carbon neutrality. Apart from this, the city has many Hindu temples to visit like Devi Mandir, Kali chaur, Haidakhan mandir.

    At a distance of just 8 km from the city, you can find one of the ancient railway stations of India, the Kathgodam railway station. The station provides easy access to the Kumaoni hills as there are direct trains to major cities like Delhi.

    How to Reach:
     The convenient, fastest and cheapest way to reach from Haldwani to Nainital is to take a taxi from Haldwani to Nainital.

    Things to Do:
    In the vicinity of the Kathgodam station, do stop by the Gaula and Kainchi dams to feel the heavy rush of the rivers in the valley.

    Distance from Nainital:
     41 Kms.

  • 14Binsar


    Wish to see Kedarnath Peak, Shivling, Trisul? This place promises the best of views. A cut off travel destination, Binsar is located at an elevation of 2412 km above sea level. It is actually in the middle of the Binsar wildlife sanctuary spread. The main attraction of Binsar is the 300 km of majestic and panoramic view of Himalayan peaks from Zero point. Another interesting geographical fact about Binsar is about the terrain.

    The slopes of the city have varying expanse and have developed naturally by the course of running water, making it perfect for good long nature walks and treks. The dense Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is the home of 200 bird species, Barking Deer, Himalayan bear, leopard, fox, musk deer, langur, porcupine, flying squirrel, chital, jungle cat etc. An entry ticket of Rs. 40 per person and Rs. 50 for a car has to be paid at the entry point of Binsar.

    How to Reach:
    There are various public transports ply between Binsar and Pant Nagar at frequent intervals for which you can easily enquire from Binsar transport office.

    Things to Do:
    Binsar hills also known as Jhandi Dhar,  is ideal for some serious bird watching and photography.

    Distance from Nainital:
     268 Kms.

  • 15Pantnagar


    Pantnagar is a town and a university campus in Udham Singh Nagar district, Uttarakhand. The first agricultural university was established here in 1960. Pantnagar has an airport so air access to major cities becomes feasible. This town has emerged as a business hub after SIDCUL established their first integrated industrial estate here, followed by big companies like Tata, Bajaj, Nestle, Britannia etc.

    Who knows, while roaming around this town on a trip, you might get a decent job offer !! The town presents your luxury stays and hotels and you can easily travel to other places like Haldwani, Nainital and Jim Corbett through Pantnagar.

    How to Reach:
    Similar to Haldwani, you can conveniently reach Pantnagar from Nainital by hiring a local taxi.

    Things to Do:
    The town offers some beautiful views for sightseeing as well as local markets for shopping.

    Distance from Nainital:
     74 Kms.

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If lush green plains and misty clouds allure you to nestle in a hammock and read a good book, far away from the city life then you need to head to Nainital, a stellar getaway place near Delhi for trekkers and nature lovers alike! Situated in the Kumaon foothills of the Himalayan ranges, Nainital is also known as the 'Lake District' of India.

 It has also been termed as a pious place for Hindus and is one of the most popular hill stations near Delhi due to its fascinating hills, picturesque plains, enjoyable climate and stunning lakes.  Adventurers engage in trekking activities and hike to the top of the beautiful hills just to witness the beautiful view and the wispy sky.

Distance from Delhi: 278km

Best time to visit: March to June and October to February.

Attractions: Nainital Lake, Governor's House, Eco Cave Gardens, Naini Peak and Snow View Point

Activities: Lake Visits, Village and Wildlife tours, Cable Car Rides, Rock Climbing and Trekking


Bhimtal Lake

It is a famous lake located in the town of Bhimtal. The reason why it is so famous is because of the masonry dam built in the year 1883 which enabled a good storage facility. It has a catchment area of around 17.12 sq km which is quite large.

Location: The lake is located in Bhimtal, which is a famous town in Nainital. It is more than 22 km away from Nainital. If you want to reach a railway station from here, the nearest one is Kathgodam which is at a distance of 20 km from the lake.

Highlights: The Bhimtal lake is the largest lake in the region of Kumaon, which is popularly known as the lake district of India owing to the density of lakes present here. This lake helps in providing drinking water as well as makes sure that the different species of fishes are habitable here.

Nainital Lake

Nainital Lake is one of the best natural freshwater bodies in the state of Uttarakhand. Being a lake in midst of a bustling township, it receives huge tourist attraction. It is a crescent shaped lake with Naina Devi Temple at one end.

Location: It is located in the city of Nainital which lies in Uttarakhand. The Sukhatal and Tallital bustands are nearby and thus you can choose to opt for roadways while travelling to the place in public transport.

Highlights: There is a famous Nainital Boat Club which offers yachting facilities at the lake. You can enjoy boating through the lake with the calm and serene atmosphere.

Price: The Nainital Boat club charges Rs. 350 for boating you around the lake. If you want to pedal the boat yourselves, you will get them for Rs. 150 per hour. Other boatmens will boat you for Rs. 210 in the Nainital Lake.

High Altitude Zoo

The High Altitude zoo is a place every animal lover must visit. It has some of the most endangered as well as reserved animals which you can't see elsewhere. It was opened in the year 1995 and receives around 125,000 annual visitors.

Location: It is located at a distance of just 2 KM from the Tallital bus stand but many visitors chose to climb up the hill without any transportation.

Highlights: You will see there are many endangered animals from the Himalayas. Some of the famous animals include the Royal Bengal Tiger, Tibetan wolf, sambar, leopard cat and Himalayan bear. It was also home to India's only Siberian tiger but he died in the year 2011.

Best time to visit: The zoo is open from Tuesday to Sunday and the timings are from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Plan your trip accordingly so that you can visit the place while it stays open.


Eco Cave Gardens

It is one of the most popular gardens in Nainital which tourists often visit and apart from the visitors, even the residents come here often because of its nice atmosphere. The natural park is maintained and taken care by the local administration.

Location: It is located at the Sukhatal region of Nainital and falls on the Kaladungi road. Reaching here is not a hassle as most of the transportation facilities are nearby.

Highlights: There are many interconnected rocky caves as well as hanging gardens. The garden makes the most out of the hilly regions in which it is located. Even for children, it is a lot of fun due to the presence of a lot of activities on offer.

Price: The price for adults is Rs. 20 and that for children is Rs. 10. If you want to carry a camera along, you have to pay a fee of Rs. 25 for the same.

Khurpatal Lake

As the region of Nainital is famous for its lakes and various water bodies, Khurpatal lake is one such body which plays an essential role in supplying water to the town. These lakes make sure that residents can drink safe water and never fall short of it. There are hills and tall trees surrounding the lake which makes the location look more beautiful.

Location: It is located in the Khurpatal town of Nainital. The place is just at a distance of 10 km from Nainital.

Highlights: You can spot a lot of fishes here because it provides a natural habitat for many fish species. Even fishing activities are carried out here which suffices the need of fish eating habits in the region. If you notice, the lake resembles the color of an emerald. This is quite interesting for the tourists and they love to take pictures of this beautiful natural lake.


Mukteshwar Temple

It is a 350 year old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a famous tourist destination in Uttarakhand. There are many such temples throughout various states in India.

Location: It is situated in the Kumaon Hills and is 51 KM from Nainital. Usually tourists prefer road vehicles to get to the place. However, if you prefer airways, the nearest airport is at Pantnagar and the nearest railway station is at 65 KM from the town.

Highlights: From the temple, you will get a beautiful view of the Himalayas. People tend to enjoy the nice atmosphere and the stunning view from over the mountain top.

Best time to visit: The summers are warm with moderate heat and a little rainfall sometimes. The place receives heavy rainfall during the rainy seasons. Winters usually have freezing temperatures. So, you can decide the best time for you to visit the place as per your preferences.

Kainchi Dham

It is one of the most famous ashrams in our country. There are many followers of Kaninchi Maharaj who believe in his teachings. If you want to go through a spiritual journey, this place is a must visit.

Location: It is at a distance of 9 KM from Bhowali and 17 KM from the town of Nainital.

Highlights: The place was visited by tech legend Steve Jobs in his earlier days. He also advised Mark Zuckerberg to have a visit here. It is believed that the place enhances spiritual enlightenment of oneself and thus most of the people visit for the same reason. In the annual Bhandara held on June 15, more than 1 lakh people are fed at the place.

Best time to visit: You can visit the place during anytime of the year however, if you want to stay inside Kanchi Maharaj-ji's ashram, you have to personally write a letter to the manager.

Snow View Point

If we check out the most visited tourist spots in Nainital, Snow view point is surely the most visited and loved spot by people all over. The mountain also has a temple to which residents worship. While you move in the cable rope, you can have a great view of the Nainital lake.

Location: The point is around 3 Km from the town of Nainital and you can travel there through either cable rope or your car. If you are comfortable, you can also visit Snow view point by walking there or book a taxi if you prefer it.

Highlights: From the top of the mountain, you can have a full view of the city which looks just marvelous. If you notice, there will be a place which says The highest mountain in the British empire. Before Sikkim became a part of India, Naina Devi was India's highest peak.

Astronomical Observatory

This observatory known as the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences is a place for doing astronomical studies. It was built in the year 1955 to enhance the study in this field. This institute is funded by Department of Science and Technology.

Location: The observatory is at a 4.5 KM distance from Nainital which you can easily reach through any means of transportation.

Highlights: If you are interested in astrophysics and related domains, this place is something you must surely visit. With proper permission, you can have a look at the various celestial bodies through the telescope in the observatory.

Best time to visit: The observatory is only open from 7 to 9 in the evening. If you want to visit the place, make sure that you visit it in the given times. You must plan your trip accordingly so that you don't miss out on this amazing place.


This is one of the most beautiful lakes in the city of Nainital. Residents and tourists both just love the place for the tranquil ambience it provides. It also has a Himalayan Botanical garden nearby which you can visit if you are interested in different varieties of flowers. It is a great place for the study of botany and science.

Location: The place is 5 KM from the main town of Nainital. It falls on the way to Kaladhungi.

Highlights: Although this lake is a bit small compared to other big lakes, it is quite beautiful and one of the places tourists love to visit. It is calm, serene and makes you feel better. The lake is surrounded by nature in the form of trees which makes the experience even better.

Price: The entry ticket is just Rs. 20 but it is totally worth it and for tourists, it is a must visit place.

Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

Kilbury bird sanctuary is the ultimate destination for anyone who loves watching birds. Due to this reason, it is also called as the bird watcher's paradise. Most of the people who visit the place are frequent visitors who take time out of their lives to watch birds and fulfil their desires. This sanctuary is placed in midst of the reserved forest of Nainital.

Location: Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is at a distance of 12 KM from Nainital. You can choose to reach here through any convenient public transport or your private vehicle. Many affordable options like taxis are available from Nainital to bring you here.

Highlights: The bird sanctuary has more than 580 different species of birds which is a delight for all the bird lovers. Some of the most famous birds which are a part of this sanctuary include Brown wood owls, white throated laughing thrushes, forktails and many other birds.

Naina Peak

Want a stunning view of the snow capped Himalayas from Nainital? Naina peak is the place you must head to. The road which gets you there is through a pleasant forest of deodar, cypresses and rhododendrons. It is quite a beautiful experience both reaching there as well as on top of the mountain.

Location: The peak is at a distance of 6 KM from Mallital where you can get a bus or some other public transportation facilities to take you to the top.

Highlights: What people love most about the place is the view of snow capped Himalayas from Naina peak. It is something which makes the whole experience worthwhile. Naina peak is also the highest peak of Nainital through which you get a bird's eye view of the whole city, the Himalayas and the Kumaon hills. The atmosphere there is calm and serene which makes the experience even better.

Lands End

If you want to have a stunning view from a mountain top, Lands end is probably one of the best places to head. The best part about this spot is that visitors don’t need to climb much and can reach the place which is rightly named as Lands end.

Location: Lands end is at a distance of around 4 KM from the town. Transportation and reaching there is not a hassle and you can easily get to the place. You can walk up to the top or simply ride on a horse back to reach the Lands end.

Highlights: The view is something which people visit the place for. The top view from the mountain is exhilarating and lets you view the plains and the Khurpa Tal. Overall, the mountain is surrounded by beautiful villages and pine forests all over. The place will get you a nice touch with nature if you haven't had it lately.

Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat)

Among the various picnic spots in Nainital, this is one of the most loved spots for tourists and residents alike. The Tiffin top is also famously known as the Dorothy's Seat. This place was built by the British Army officer Col J.P. Kellet. The name of the place was decided as such because people used to come here to have their food.

Location: It is located at a height of around 2300 meters on the Ayarpatta hills. The place is around 4 KM drive from the Nainital town and it is quite convenient to get there.

Highlights: From the place, you can have a look of the Nainital town in a 360 degree view. Also, you get a stunning view of the Kumaon hills from the Dorothy's seat.

Best time to visit: You can visit the place any time you want as it has no time restrictions. You must consider the climatic conditions before going to the place.

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