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Naini, a word that almost brings the cool air with it is a secret hide out
of the tourists each year. Situated at an altitude of 1,938mtrs, this dreamland
town with its beauteous splendour is one of the most popular tourist resorts
of the country. The nucleus of Naini Tal's exquisite beauty is her lake
which is a haven for water sports like Yachting, Kayaking, Canoeing and
Places of Interest in Nainital
The most popular picnic spot in Kumaon, it commands a birds eye view of
Naini Tal and the sparkling snow laden Himalayas can be seen in their towering
glory from this beautiful spot. It is 5.6-kms from the town and one of the
most beautiful treks. The soft cool air, the shade of the tall trees, the
songs of the birds, the quaint summerhouse welcomes you.
Dorothy Seat :
Also known, as "Tiffin Top" is a memorial to Mrs. Dorothy Kellet
built by her husband. It commands an excellent view of the Himalayas as
well as the neighbouring countryside. It is 4.3-kms from the town. One can
trek or negotiate on horseback.
Snow View :
It affords, as the name suggests, and undesirably beautiful and breath taking
picture of the glittering snows. It is the most easily accessible hill top,
2.42- kms from the town. One can trek or go on horse back or by cable car.
Land's End :
One does not have to climb much, about 4 km and as the name suggests, one
feels on reaching the area that the end of the land has really come. Needless
to say, the view of the neighbouring hills and valley and the Khurpatal
lake is exquisite from here.
St. John-In-The Wilderness :
One of the earliest buildings as well as churches erected in Naini Tal.
It is very close to the Uttaranchal High Court. The site was chosen as early
as 1844 and was first opened on April 2, 1848. It is a beautiful church
with a marvellous interior and stained glasses on the windows.
Raj Bhawan :
The foundation stone of the naini tal government house, modelled after buckingham
palace, was laid on April 27, 1897 and the building was completed in March
1900. The architecture of Raj Bhawan has been professionally described as
of "the early domestic Gothic style". the house stands upon a
plateau, and the combined effect of its environs, the vividly green lawn,
grey stone steps and well grown old deodar trees is dignified, peaceful
and strongly reminiscent of the English countryside.
11 kms from the town, Kilbury is sanctum sanctorum of bio-diversity and
an ideal place for bird watchers and nature lovers for a quiet and peaceful
How to Get There?
Rail : The nearest railway station is that of Kathgodam which is
connected by trains from Delhi and Howrah. The narrow gauge trains come
from Lalkuan which is 55 kms from Nainital.
Road : From Lalkuan and Kathgodam regular taxi and bus services are
available for Nainital. Nainital is well connected by buses with other parts
of the state. Inter state services are also available. The state transport
corporation as well as the private operators have their buses on this route.
Distances From Major Cities
Delhi - 322 kms.
Lucknow - 401 kms
Almora - 67 kms.
Ranikhet - 59 kms.
Bareilly - 141 kms.
Haldwani - 40 kms