The bliss of nature can be felt in the hill station of Nainital. Set among snow-clad mountains this place has earned the name of ‘Lake District’ in India. Nainital is set around a pear shaped lake, surrounded by mountains and cuddled inside as a valley. If you are looking for a great place to spend away the winter, all decked up in snow, Nainital is the place.
Nainital - Hill Station - Uttarakhand - India
The town derives its name from the Lake which is a freshwater lake called Naini. The stunning beauty you get to see during a boat ride in the lake is one that will be etched in the midst of your memory forever. As you are visiting lakes, you should try out the heart shaped Sariyatal Lake that is surrounded by dense trees and a Himalayan Botanic garden complex.
Nainital is also a place for pilgrims. The astounding ancient temple of Naina Devi, situated on a cliff, is dedicated to Goddess Sati of the Hindu mythology.The St. John’s church, one of the oldest religious place in Nainital, is a major attraction in the city. Right in front of the church is the memorial that commemorates the landslide victims of 1880.
The streets of Nainital are filled with delicious aromatic food that fill your nostrils. Try out some of these exotic dishes as your body that shivers from the cold gets pacified by the hot and tasty food that rushes down your throat. There are many shops that sell authentic woolen and silk clothes which you can purchase for a reasonable price. There are also many shops that sell handmade crafts that make for a great souvenir to take back home.
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By air : The nearest airport is at Pantnagar which is at a distance of 65 kilometers from Nainital.
By train : The nearest railways station is at Kathgodham at a distance of 34 kilometers.
By road : The state government provides a number of public transport to reach Nainital. You can also take a cab or rent a car.