Nainital, a mountain resort is located around Lake Naini in the picturesque Kumaon region, at an altitude of 1,938 meters. Seven mountains or the Shadow Sapta surrounds the city. The mountain resort offers a wonderful holiday retreat from the hectic cityscape. The high-rise Himalayas, tree-lined slopes, beautiful walks and charming lakes mesmerize all tourists visiting Nainital.

Although crowded in summer, exploring this resort in the off season can also prove to be an interesting vacation. Travel to Uttaranchal to see the snow view, a popular view that offers an excellent view of the northern foothills of the Himalayas. Naina Peak is a popular picnic spot and offers a panoramic view of the Nanda Devi and the mountains on the Tibetan border. Hanuman Garhi has a small temple dedicated to the god Hanuman. The State Observatory is located near Hanuman Garhi on top of a hill.

Other nearby attractions include Nakuchi Lake – known for having nine corners, Bhimtal Lake – the largest Naini Lake Naini Devi Temple – one of the Shaktipeeths 64 located on the north shore of Lake Naini and St. John ‘s Church – one of The quietest places in the city of Nainital.


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