Places To Visit in Nainital

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  • Mall Road

    Mall Road

    One of the main highlights of Nainital, the vibrant Mall Road, was built during the British rule in India and is the centre of all activities in town. There are a number of shops, restaurants, hotels and cafés at the Mall Road and no trip to Nainital is complete without ...

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  • Naini Lake

    Naini Lake

    The fact that Nainital is named after the Naini Lake speaks highly of its significance. This beautiful, stagnant pool of water in the heart of the city, is surrounded by seven majestic mountains and is a popular tourist attraction. You can enjoy row boating as well as paddle boating at ...

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  • Sattal


    Sattal is another excellent tourist and picnic spot with seven lakes, each in a different hue of green and blue. Bhimtal, 23 kilometres away, is a large lake with an island restaurant in the middle that’s accessible by boat. While visiting Sattal you should also visit Naukutchiatal, a placid lake ...

    Lake/Waterfall Places To See Around
  • Tiffin Top

    Tiffin Top

    Set at an elevation of about 2,290 metres in the Ayarpatta Hills, Tiffin Top is a famous vantage point in the scenic hill station of Nainital. This picnic spot is fondly known as Dorothy's Seat, in the loving memory of the eminent painter Kellet Dorothy. A cobblestoned walkway leads you ...

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  • Snow View Point

    Snow View Point

    Situated at an altitude of 2,270 metres, Snow View Point offers spectacular views of the snow-clad Himalayas. Located about 3 km away from the main township of Nainital, this spot can be reached by an adventurous hilly trek or a comfortable taxi drive. Out of the different ways to reach ...

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  • Nanda Devi Temple

    Nanda Devi Temple

    Situated alongside the northern shore of the Naini Lake, this temple is dedicated to Goddess Sati and is counted amongst the 64 Shakti Peethas devoted to Her. According to mythological legends, the eye of Goddess Sati fell at this spot while Lord Shiva was carrying Her mortal remains to ...

  • St. John’s Church

    St. John’s Church

    St. John’s Church is located at the north-end of Nainital. The church was established and named in 1844 by the Bishop of Calcutta, Daniel Wilson. A beautiful construction, St. John’s Church is a must-visit when visiting Nainital. ...

  • Pashan Devi Temple

    Pashan Devi Temple

    A stone-carved temple on the Thandi Sadak (located on the opposite side of the Mall Road), Pashan Devi Temple is an important place of worship for the locals. ...

  • Hanuman Garhi

    Hanuman Garhi

    A famous temple dedicated to the mighty Lord Hanuman, which lies in the outskirts of Nainital, Hanuman Garhi also has a sunrise and sunset point from where you can see one of the most mesmerizing views of the sun dipping in and out of the horizon dotted with hills. ...

  • St. John in the Wilderness, Mallital

    St. John in the Wilderness, Mallital

    St. John in the Wilderness is one of the oldest and finest churches in Nainital. Dating back to 1844, the church is located in Mallital at the northern end of the resplendent Lake Naini.

    For a tourist, apart from the religious importance that the church holds, the most ...

  • Gurney House

    Gurney House

    The Gurney house, situated atop the Aryapatta Hill, was the abode of one of the most inspiring authors of the last century, one of the most skilled hunters, one of the very few Jungle heroes – yes, it was the abode of Jim Corbett.

    Jim Corbett lived ...

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  • Guano Hills

    Guano Hills

    Located in the sleepy hamlet of Pangot, the Guano Hills are known for their amazing walking and trekking trails. The hills are surrounded by dense forests of oak, bamboo, and deodar trees. The whole landscape is very scenic, to say the least. For the adventure buffs, trekking beckons at the ...

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  • Sariyatal


    Sariyatal is a small but very alluring lake located at a distance of just 5 kilometres from Nainital. This almost heart-shaped lake is quite appealing what with its blue shimmering waters and serene environment. You can spend some time in solitude here basking in the absolute beauty of nature.

  • Bhimtal


    Famous for its absolutely stunning Bhimtal Lake, Bhimtal is a small town and Nagar Panchayat in Nainital. Bhimtal is located 22 kilometres away from Nainital and 11 kilometres from Bhowali. Tourists from all over India come to Nainital to spend some time at the Bhimtal Lake.

    Perhaps, the ...

    Lake/Waterfall Places To See Around
  • Nanda Devi Mela

    Nanda Devi Mela

    Celebrated with great zeal, the Nanda Devi mela is organised in September in most parts of the Kumaon region, Nainital being one of them. Apart from the song and dance, huge markets as well as some rides are put up near the Nanda Devi Temple. ...

  • Autumn Festival/Sharad Utsav

    Autumn Festival/Sharad Utsav

    Every year in the month of October, a grand fair is organised where cultural programs, folk dances, theatre performances and musical shows are held. Apart from these, different art and craft items are created by the local artisans that are also put up on display for sale. ...

  • PhoolDeli


    What was once a local belief, soon turned into a celebration called PhoolDeli in Nainital. During this festival, many young girls put season’s first flower at the entrance of their respective houses which they believe, marks an auspicious beginning throughout the year. ...

  • Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary

    Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary

    "Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary is an undisturbed wildlife haven, tucked between the Corbett and Rajaji national parks. It was established on 9th January, 1987 to protect the biodiversity-rich region between these important wildlife conservation destinations. Covering a geographical territory of 301.76 sq km, the sanctuary is dotted with forests of Sal, ...

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  • Land's End

    Land's End

    Land's End is 2118 meters' high cliff, situated 4 km towards the outskirts of Nainital. Appearing like the end point of the valley, this place offers a picturesque panorama of the low-lying plains and surrounding hills.

    Villages nestled at the bottom of the valley look spectacular ...

    Nature Places To See Around
  • Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

    Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

    Pangot is a small and scenic hamlet, which falls under the district administration of Nainital. The region consists of several creeks, where animals like Leopard, Civet, Goral and Deer reside.

    What makes this place popular is the impressive population of avian species. Owing to its splendid ...

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  • Khurpatal Lake

    Khurpatal Lake

    Khurpatal Lake is one of the several inland water bodies that adorn the landscape of Nainital. Situated in its namesake hamlet, this lake serves as the source for several natural springs that provide fresh groundwater for consumption by residents.

    Being a natural habitat for a large ...



    The Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) is a state observatory, situated amidst tranquil environs atop a hill. Earlier known as UPSO and State Observatory (SO), the observatory finally started functioning as ARIES on 22nd March 2004.

    ARIES has latest equipment like powerful optical telescopes, ...

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  • Naina Devi Temple

    Naina Devi Temple

    "Naina Devi Temple is a famous Hindu shrine, situated next to Naini Lake in the beautiful hill station of Nainital. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Sati and is counted amongst the 64 Shakti Peethas devoted to Her. According to mythological legends associated with this temple, the eye of Goddess ...

  • Sattal Christian Ashram

    Sattal Christian Ashram

    Sattal Christian Ashram is a peaceful holiday retreat tucked away in isolation, amidst Sattal's dense forests. Since its inception, this Vanaprastha ashram has been a centre of Christian learning and disciplinary studies through group living.

    Every year in May, June, September and October, there are celebrations ...

    Places to See Around Religious Nature
  • Eco Cave Garden

    Eco Cave Garden

    Eco Cave Garden is a cluster of interconnected caves and hanging gardens, which are one of the popular tourist attractions of the hill station. There are six underground caves in this garden, connected through tunnels. Named after various wild animals that they resemble, some of these caves are so narrow ...

    Park/Garden For Kids
  • High Altitude Zoo

    High Altitude Zoo

    It is the only wildlife establishment of its kind in the state of Uttarakhand. Nestled in the Sher ka Danda Hills, perched at an altitude of 2100 metres above the sea level, it covers a total geographical area of 4.693 hectares.

    The High Altitude Zoo is covered ...

  • Mukteshwar Temple

    Mukteshwar Temple

    "Mukteshwar Temple, also known as Mukteshwar Dham, is an ancient Hindu shrine nestled in its namesake town in the district of Nainital. The hilly town of Mukteshwar attributes its name to this 350 years old temple, which is considered as a prominent place of worship in Kumaon. Perched atop a ...

  • Naina Peak

    Naina Peak

    Situated at an altitude of about 2610 metres, it prides in being the highest pinnacle in the entire town. It is a famous trekking haunt and viewpoint too. From here, you can capture panorama of Himalaya's snow-laden peaks like Nanda Devi, Bandarpunch, Api and Nari.

    Situated about ...

  • Governor's House

    Governor's House

    "Raj Bhawan – the Governor's House in Nainital is an imposing edifice that serves as the official residence of the Governor of Uttarakhand. It serves host to state guests and notable personalities coming to Nainital, apart from being the home of the State Governor.

    The architecture of ...

  • Himalayan Center of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

    Himalayan Center of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

    The Himalayan Center of Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Nainital is a significant branch of its namesake ashram, which is situated in Delhi. It is the Himalayan centre for the group dedicated to yoga and meditation. An important centre of learning of these ancient disciplines, it aims at providing complete relaxation, ...