Nainital

Nainital

Things to do - general

Nainital is one of the most coveted Himalayan hill stations in India. Situated in the foothills of kumaun region in the state of Uttarakhand, it is thronged by millions throughout the year. A popular Honeymoon destination, it also has a lot in store for adventure enthusiasts. It is gifted with scenic natural splendor and awe-inspiring natural resources. It like Shimla and other notable hill stations of Himalayas was built by the British and there are many places of cultural and historical importance associated with the British era. Upper reaches are snow clad in the winters and Nainital sometimes has it share of snowfall too. The town with Hindu Mythological importance is known for its pristine and marvelous lakes where boating is pastime ventured by a lot of travelers. Nainital district is home to the famous ‘Jim Corbett National Park’. Nainital is undoubtedly the jewel of the crown of Kumaun region .One can visit it from Delhi and Chandigarh for a long weekend as it is quite accessible.

Pangot is a picturesque and easy going village in the outskirts of the famous tourist destination of Nainital. With Oak and Rhododendron forests around, Pangot appears as a pleasant and ideal tourist destination for the people from plains. The region is very rich in flora and fauna and habitat to many distinguished bird species. It also has numerous perennial and seasonal creeks which houses scores of wild animals and Himalayan species. In the past decade or so, it has been extremely popular amongst the tourists visiting Nainital .Bird Watching is what most people are fascinated about as more than 150 bird species have been officially recorded. If you are planning a weekend holiday from Delhi or Chandigarh, Pangot won’t disappoint you.

Saat-tal is a sleepy Hamlet in the outskirts of the famous town and hotspot of Nainital. It derives its name from the seven lakes which it overlooks atop a hill. It is surrounded by Oak and Pine forests and is a paradise for migratory birds which visit its un-tampered Freshwater biomes. Of late it receives heavy tourism owing to its natural resources and the pristine Himalayan environment. It has more than 500 species of Birds recorded and innumerable species which have carved out their own niche in the region. The destination has one of its kind butterfly museums which is centre of attraction for many. The famous towns of Bhowali, Bhimtal, Nainital are nearby and are easily accessible. Saat-tal does full justice to its name and lakes are simply fantabulous. One can see the glimpses of the British era still languishing. A visit to Sattal is a best way to reenergize yourself from the hustle of your city. A weekend trip should definitely be on your cards.

Country India
Languages spokenHindi, Kumaoni
Currency usedINR
Area (km2)12

General Info

Country/State India/Uttarakhand
Temprature Winters (Max: 15°C, Min: -3 °C), Summers (Max: 27°C, Min: 7 °C)
Altitude And Co-ordinates 2084m (6837 ft), 29.23°N 79.27°E
Activities Camping; Trekking, Bird Watching, Wildlife Photography
Language Hindi, Kumaoni
Nearest Airport Dehradun
Nearest Railway Station Kathgodham/Haldwani, Uttarakhand
Sightseeing Phangot, Satt-tal, Naini Lake
Telephone Code 05942
Area 11.7 Square Km.
Vehicle Registration No. UK-04
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Culture and history info

Nainital derived its name from Naini Lake around which this small Himalayan town is built. Naini Lake is believed to be one of the 64 ‘Shakti Peeths’ where Nain (eyes) of burnt body of Sati (Parvati) felt. Naina Devi Temple is located on the north side of the lake.

This Himalayan town was founded by the British in the 19th century when a British trader built his first house in the region. It lies on the foothills of Kumaon region of the Greater Himalayas. It is surrounded by various peaks on all the sides such as Naina, Deopatha, and Aryapatha.

Apart from its religious and tourist importance it is also known for the Day Boarding schools in the region. Sherwood College, Birla Vidya Mandir, St. Mary’s Convent and St. Joseph College are some of the many famous educational institutes in the region. Many famous personalities such as Jim Corbett, Ruskin Bond, Amitabh Bachchan, Somnath Sharma have their roots connected to this beautiful Himalayan town of Uttarakhand.Culture and history image
Camp Mehi

Camp Mehi

Patkot, Pangoot, Nainital
The Camp Mehi is located in the celebrated hill station of Pangot amidst the scenic and mesemerising More info
Camp Purple

Camp Purple

South gola range. Mukteshwar, Nainital
Camp Purple are luxurious adventure camps located in Sargakhet village in Mukteshwar at about 50 Kms More info
Sat Tal Camp

Sat Tal Camp

Village Bhaktura MehraGaon, Sat Tal Road, Nainital
The Sat Tal Camp is the premier adventure camp located on the top of a hillock overlooking the famou More info
Camp Mehi

Camp Mehi

Patkot, Pangoot, Nainital
The Camp Mehi is located in the celebrated hill station of Pangot amidst the scenic and mesemerising More info
Camp Purple

Camp Purple

South gola range. Mukteshwar, Nainital
Camp Purple are luxurious adventure camps located in Sargakhet village in Mukteshwar at about 50 Kms More info
Sat Tal Camp

Sat Tal Camp

Village Bhaktura MehraGaon, Sat Tal Road, Nainital
The Sat Tal Camp is the premier adventure camp located on the top of a hillock overlooking the famou More info
Night in the Jungle Jim Corbett 3D/2N

Night in the Jungle Jim Corbett 3D/2N

Nainital
Welcome to the Jungle, the region which was once feared because of the man eaters, is now home to th More info

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