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City Of Lakes: 5 Places To Visit In Nainital For A Perfect Vacation

Here’s the list of the best Nainital sightseeing places for an amazing experience. 
  • Alice Mary Topno
  • Editorial
Published -12 Aug 2022, 13:42 ISTUpdated -15 Aug 2022, 16:15 IST
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Nainital is one of the finest hill stations in India; surrounded by lush hills, historic cottages, and a maze of winding lanes. The town is well-known for its many outdoor attractions and because it enjoys a pleasant temperature all year round. Nainital offers everything from boating to old temples and heritage buildings, and of course, scenic views around every corner. Depending on your likes and interests, you can choose from a plethora of tourist activities and places to visit in Nainital. Take a look at some of the best places to visit in Nainital. 

1. Naini Lake

Naini Lake

Naini Lake, also known as Nainital Lake, is a stunning freshwater lake that is located in the centre of Nainital. One of the most well-known lakes in the Kumaon region, the lake is shaped like a crescent (or a kidney). The Nainital Lake offers a spectacular view, especially at sunrise and sunset, and is bordered in the north by Naini Peak, to the northwest by Tiffin Point, and to the north by snow-capped peaks. Boating, picnics, and nighttime strolls are its three main draws. Seven diverse peaks, including Ayarpata, Deopata, Handi Bandi, Cheena Peak, Alma, Laria Kanta, and Sher Ka Danda, encircle the lovely Nainital Lake.

2. The Mall Road

Mall Road

The Mall Road of Nainital, which runs parallel to the Naini Lake, connecting the two ends of the hill town (Mallital and Tallital), is the prime shopping, food, and cultural centre of the wonder that is Nainital. Whether it is digging into some luscious food or shopping for the cutest local woollens that are to be found, Mall Road is your go-to for it all.

3. China Peak Or Naina Peak

naina peak

While on the trek to Naina Peak, one can photograph the scenery from a variety of perspectives. Naina Peak, which rises to a height of 2615 metres, is the tallest peak in Nainital. The top, a popular destination for visitors to the city, is always covered in snow, and the canopy of trees that covers it creates a magnificent view. The mountain is particularly well-liked by hikers and trekkers because of the high elevation and beautiful pathways. It is well-known for its gorgeous sunrises and sunsets and goes by the name China Peak as well. Whether you are with a group of friends or visiting as a couple, you should visit this spot for a great time.

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4. Bhimtal Lake

Bhimtal Lake

One of India's most well-known lakes, Bhimtal Lake, is situated in the town of Bhimtal in the Uttarakhand region of the country. An aquarium with a variety of fish species and a temple are located on an island in the middle of the lake, which are popular tourist attractions there. The largest lake in the Kumaon region, commonly referred to as the lake district of India, is the Bhimtal Lake (Visit These Unbelievably Mesmerising Lakes In India To Experience Closeness With Nature), which provides drinking water to the town and promotes aquaculture there. There are many activities in and around the lake today since it is available to tourists. Morning walks are especially recommended for those who want to avoid the tourist crowd. The pleasant atmosphere of the lake is sure to make you want to come back again and again.

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5. Nainital Aerial Ropeway

Aerial Ropeway

The most well-known tourist destination in Nainital is the Nainital Ropeway, also known as the Cable Car Ride. It is regarded as one of the fastest ropeways in the nation. Mallital and the Snow View Point are connected by an aerial ropeway that ascends to a height of 2270 metres from the ground. You get panoramic views of the stunning scenery from the airborne trip over the Naini lake and valley. The breathtaking Nainital ropeway travels a half-mile journey in roughly three minutes, carrying up to 11 passengers at once on each of its two trolleys.


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