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  • Seating on a pearl shaped valley in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, Nainital is undoubtedly one of the most scenic hill stations in the country. Adorned by the charm of the outer-Himalayas, the entire of this hilly retreat is scenically guarded by snow-clad peaks, with the untouched greeneries adding more to its beauty and appeal.

    For those planning for a trip to this heavenly destination, the list of things to do in Nainital is a must experience! Ranging from some of the enthralling treks to local shopping, lake visits to sightseeing, ropeway rides to elephant safari, the list of things to do in Nainital comprises all!
  • 01Adventurous Trip at Aamod, Bhimtal

    Adventurous Trip at Aamod, Bhimtal
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    Aamod at Bhimtal provides you with an array of activities to choose from! Delight in the calm environs of this stunning hill-station embraced in the ever-so-popular hill station of Naintal in the stunning state of Uttarakhand. Pamper yourself with an adventure stay at Aamod Resort that provides you with all the soothing activities so that you win back your lost energy.

    Engross in a fun-packed nature walk in the surrounding forest, delight in the natural beauty of the thickets as you make your way through the wild. Please in a fun-filled boating experience, listen to distant chirpings of the birds in jungle as you paddle your way through this placid land.

    For adventure junkies, Aamod has much more in its kitty than just leisure walks. Enthrall in an adrenaline boosting experience of rock climbing with other group members. Feel your heart racing as you cling to your rope while rappelling through the surrounding peaks. Trek in the open atmosphere where every turn opens door to a completely new and beautiful scenery. Unravel the beauty of this astonishing place with an adventure stay at Aamod Resort.

  • 02Adventure Activities at The Lake Resort, Nainital

    Adventure Activities at The Lake Resort, Nainital
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    The Lake Resort, Nainital is located in calm hills of Kumaon, Uttarakhand. Spread over 70 acres of serene oak forest; this resort is situated at 4320 feet above sea level. One can experience nature and its beauty in full bloom as wanders the trail by the lake. One can find orchids and ferns in abundance. There are many quiet spots for keen anglers as well. Explore the nine corners of the Naukuchiyatal. Folklore has it that if anyone finds a place that has a view of all nine corners of the lake, they'll attain nirvana.

    Home to more than 135 species of Birds, making it a bird watcher's paradise. This area falls in the buffer zone between the Palearctic and the Indo-Malayan climates. It has a Flora and fauna from both sides making it a picturesque setting with its large variety of multitude trees, flowers, shrubs and plants.

    Located in three different blocks, the thirty tastefully furnished spacious bedrooms and Swiss Tents; offer a panoramic view of the lake from their large haven windows and veranda's.

    The Orchid Cafe offers Indian, Western and Chinese Gastronomies and caters to individual taste and preference. Mainly organically grown food and herbs ensure healthy meals prepared under strict standards of hygiene and quality.

    Meal Types: Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian-Breakfast

    Accommodation Types: Double Occupancy

    Activities: Table Tennis, Pool and Snooker Tables, Gym, Badminton, Chess, Board Games, Carom Board etc.

    Wildlife Experience: Angling, Horse Safari, Bird Watching, Nature Walk, Butterfly Museum (Bhimtal), Corbett National Park visit (on request).

    Soft adventure activities: Burma Bridge, Monkey crawl, Tarzan swing, Flying fox

    Adventure Activities: Paragliding and Kayaking

  • 03Camp Kyari at Syat, Nainital

    Camp Kyari at Syat, Nainital
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    Come and experience Camp Kyari, Siyat, Nanital which is located in an organic farm on the hill slopes above Kotabag. American Safari Tents along with mats and sleeping bags ensure a comfortable stay on the meadows. 

    For maintaining the natural jungle environment, no electricity is used at the camp rather kerosene/solar lanterns are used to light the camp adequately during the night. Here you can harvest fresh vegetables for your next meal, go swimming in river pools or rock climbing and rappelling over a waterfall. 

    You can trek through densely forested hills or explore the river valley dotted with villages and farmlands on mountain bikes. The more adventurous can pitch the tents deeper into the forest to co-exist with varied Wildlife and live a life 'out there'. So, are you ready for this wild experience?

  • 04Escapading at Shervani Hilltop, Nainital

    Escapading at Shervani Hilltop, Nainital
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    Shervani Hilltop, Nainital an abode of peace, serenity, devotion and calmness is located is 2 km away from the Mall Road and yet away from the maddening crowd. Relax and rejuvenate in the fresh air and pleasant sights that offer a getaway from the dull monotony of every day. Whenever, the city life gets too much to handle let your senses be pleasured in this stunning retreat of nature!

    Shervani Hilltop, Nainital is built in the form of little cottages set apart from the busy township with modern amenities like cable connections, efficient room service, etc. Surrounded by the beautiful flora and fauna of the Himalayas, it is like paradise rediscovered. The best thing about the resort is that even when it is full, one does not get a feeling that it is crowded.

    Meal Types: Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian- Breakfast and Dinner

    Accommodation Types: Double Occupancy

    Activities: Air Hockey, Table Tennis, Play Station, Carrom, Chess, Foosball, Ludo, Pool Table, Bonfire, Tambola, Disco Nights, Live singing, Puppet Show, Trekking, Bird Watching, Paragliding, Bird Watching, Croquet Game, Kite Flying, etc.

    Difficulty Level: Easy


  • 05Jungle Lore Birding Lodge, Pangot

    Jungle Lore Birding Lodge, Pangot
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    Walking into Pangot is like stepping into a fairytale.This birdwatchers' paradise has more than 250 species of birds in and around as recorded by Jungle Lore Birding Lodge. The forests of Pangot and surrounding areas are dominated by thick Oak, Pine and Rhododendron. One can see a variety of bird species along the way to Pangot such as Lammergeier, Himalayan Griffon, Blue-winged Minla, Spotted & Slaty-backed Forktail, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Khalij pheasant are to name a few. The pleasant and spell bounding weather in summers and snow clad mountain peaks in winters attract visitors from all over the world. Pangot is an ideal destination for people searching for calm and peace.

    Meal Types: Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Accommodation Types: Double Occupancy

    Activities: Birding, Trekking

    Difficult Level: Easy


Attractions

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Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo, Nainital

The much endangered species found in the Himalayas are being protected carefully over Pt. G. B. Pant High Altitude Zoo located in Nainital. Royal Bengal Tiger, Tibetan Wolves, Sambar, Leopard Cat and Himalayan Bear are a few of the important ones one can spot in the zoo. Along with them there are different species of high altitude birds live happily. Sher ka Danda hill is the preserver of this zoo, perched on an altitude of 2100 meters and over 4.6 acres of serene forest. Built in 1984 and opened to public in 1995, the zoo is located just 2 KM away from Tallital Bus Station in Nainital, between Shivalik and middle Himalayan Ranges. The zoo is one of the prime attractions in Uttarakhand now.
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The Ridge of Shimla

The Ridge of Shimla is known for organizing several government functions and fairs. It is the key venue for all the major events as well as celebrations that take place here in Shimla. Summer Festival that is the most famous festival is held here at the Ridge.

Location: The Ridge of Shimla is an extremely famous tourist attraction that is set in the heart of Shimla. It is situated along the Mall Road that is the famous shopping center of Shimla.

Highlights: The Ridge of Shimla is the hub of all the cultural activities of Shimla. Some of the prominent place of Shimla such as the Lakkar Bazaar, Mall, Scandal Point, Jakhoo hill, etc is in close proximity to the Ridge.

Best time: Open all round the year but since the Summer Festival is held during the months of April or May, one can plan a visit during these months.
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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.
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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.
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Nainital

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

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Sariyatal

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.
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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.
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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.