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'' known as the "Lake District of India", Nainital is one of the most beautiful hill stations in North India. Surrounded by mountains on three sides Nainital is located around the beautiful lake Naini Tal.This lake resort is situated at a height of 1,938 meters. There are many legends associated with the place. According to one, Nainital has derived its name from the Goddess Naina while the other legend says that when the Goddess Sati lost her eyes, she was being carried by Lord Shiva and a lake was formed. ('Naina' means eyes and 'Tal' means lake.)''

This beautiful small town in surrounded by seven hills, popularly known as 'Sapta-Shring' - Ayarpata, Deopata, Handi-Bandi, Naina, Alma, Lariya-Kanta and Sher-Ka-Danda. The majestic mountains and the sparkling waters of the lake add an immense lot to the beauty of the town.

The city is a beautiful mixture of all the hues of nature. Naini lake is the pride Nainital and the many gaily coloured yachts on the sparkling lake have now become synonymous with this beautiful picture-postcard resort. A national level yachting competition is organized here during the season.


Nainital in the Kumaon hills maintains pleasant weather throughout the year except the winter months. The temperature is mild at any time but in winters it becomes very cold. The climate of Nainital is regulated by the lake here which showers rain almost every afternoon. The best time to visit the place is between April to June and then again in September and October. The months of January to March are marked by snowfall. Equipped with right clothing, this unique hill resort can otherwise be visited any time of the year.


Ranikhet - Approximately 56 Km from Nainital, the place is considered to be a fruit heaven with orchards of various trees pouring sweetness. The serene place is ideal for outing on road.

Almora - The beautiful place is ideal for a summer escape, with all its temples, Nature’s destination that serve as perfect picnic spot.

Bhowali - Just 10 Km away from Nainital, this place is popular for apricots, apple, strawberries, etc. Cycling through the place can be a great delight.

Haldwani - When in Nainital, going to Haldwani is just a matter of one hour or more, covering 30 Km distance between. Also referred to as ‘Gateway to Kumaon, the place is a tourism charm.

Mukteshwar - Named after Mukteshwar Dham- temple of Lord Shiva, the place is visited by devotees of Lord Shiva as well as hill station lovers.


Air: Nearest airport is Pantnagar, which is 71 Km. From there on, taxis take to the Nainital Hill station.

Rail: The place could be reached by Kathgodam connected with Delhi, Agra, Bareilly and Lucknow. It is the nearest railway station to Nanital, only 35 Km away.

Road: By road, reaching and enjoying Nainital is much more convenient being well connected to cities like Delhi, Almora, Ranikhet, Ramnagar, Haridwar, etc.

Fast Facts about Nainital

State:  Uttarakhand

District:  Nainital

Famous for/as:  Hill Station

Languages:  Kumaoni, Hindi, Garhwali Best

Season:  Mar - Jun

Winter: 0 to 24°C

Altitude:  2084 m

Pincode: 263001,263002

STD code: 05942

Distance Charts to Nainital

Delhi to Nainital  286 km

Bangalore to Nainital  2206 km

Almora to Nainital  60 km

Ranikhet to Nainital  81 km

Corbett National Park to Nainital  127 km


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