Nainital

Nainital is an enchanting hill station located in the Kumaon foothills at an altitude of 2,084 meters above sea level. The tourist destination, considered a hidden gem in the state of Uttarakhand, lures travelers with its bewitching beauty and cozy climate. The eye-shaped lake of Naini with lofty hills surrounding it is an awe-inspiring sight that makes the hill station unique.  The lake around which the town is formed is also a storehouse of many ancient myths and beliefs.  They make the Nainital all the more interesting to travelers.

If you love to spend your vacation in a hill station with a comfortable cool climate, Nainital is the place to be. Nestled between the Himalayan mountain ranges, the town offers a good vantage point to enjoy the enthralling sight of the lofty snow-capped peaks. There are many spots in the land which gives you this exquisite view. Naini Devi Temple,  Jama Masjid, and St John Wilderness Church gives a spiritual aura to the land and symbolizes the religious pluralism of the country.

The place was tucked away from human intervention until the 18th century. The town of Nainital was founded in the foothills of Himalayas in 1841 by the British colonial rulers. The church of St. John in the  Wilderness was one of the first buildings in the region. Within a few decades, the town developed into a health resort for the Europeans who were disgruntled by the heat in the Indian subcontinent.  By the time colonizers left the country in 1947, Nainital became a busy tourist destination.

There are many exciting places that you can visit on your Nainital tour. Naini lake is the first in the list. The captivating beauty of the placid water body attracts tourists to it. A thrilling boat ride is the best way to enjoy the unique beauty of Nainital lake. Eco cave garden is where you get to know the uniqueness of the caves of different animals. The majestic view of the distant mountain ranges is best enjoyed from the Tiffin top and Snow Viewpoint. You have the opportunity to see rare varieties of animals living in the Himalayas in the G. B Pant High Altitude Zoo. Naini Devi Temple cannot be missed because of the myths associated with it. The quaint village of  Peora, fondly called the hidden gem of Nainital, is an epitome of overflowing natural beauty.