Nainital Hill Station
Nainital, located in the Uttarakhand state is also known as the 'Lake City' is cuddled by beautiful lakes and panoramic hills. Naini Lake is the most beautiful of all the lakes. The city was developed by Lord P. Baron, a sugar trader, during the colonial rule in 1841. Nainital derives its name from Goddess Naina. According to Hindu mythology when Lord Shiva was dancing with the burnt body of Goddess Parvati, the eyes, 'nain' of the goddess felt here. The temple of the goddess is situated in the district. Another mythology connects the city with the three sages, Atri, Pulatsya and Pulaha who brought water in the city from the holy lake of Mansarover. The lake is named after them as 'Tririshi Sarovar'.
Best Time to visit Nainital
Nainital city has a temperate climate during the summer and chilling winters. Best time to visit the Lake City is between the months of March and June.
Interesting Tourist Spots in Kashmir
The city of Nanital is a famous hill resort away from exasperating and polluted urban developments. The scenic beauty of the hills and lakes attract tourists from all sphere of interest. This jewel in the Himalayan necklace is suitable for holiday tourism, hill tourism, and honeymoon tourism.
Naini Lake :
Naini Lake is the most visited places in the city. According to mythology, it is said to be the green colored, left eye of goddess Parvati. The eye fell when her husband Lord Shiva was doing the cosmic dance while holding her charred body. Lord Vishnu chopped the body by his 'Sudarshan Chakra' to stop him from destroying the world.The lake is used by the tourists for boating while enjoying the beauty of the place.
Naina Devi Temple :
This temple is devoted to the Goddess Shakti and regarded as one of the 64 Shaktipiths of India. This temple was destroyed in a landslide and later rebuilt.
Saint John in the Wilderness Church :
The foundation of the church was laid by Daniel Wilson, Bishop of Kolkata, who felt ill and had to live in an unfurnished house while his visit.
Naina Peak :
Naina Peak, the highest peak in the town, also known as China Peak is located at the southern end of the town. The peak gives a clear view of the snow capped Himalaya and the beautiful city.
Bhimtal Lake :
This Lake is said to be built by Pandava Bhim. The lake is larger than Naini Lake and has an island.
Other Places :
Other places of interest in the city are Naukuchia Tal, Aerial Ropeway, Hanuman Garhi, Aryabhatt Observatory, Tiffin Top to name a few.
Honeymoon Tour to Nainital
With soothing atmosphere, picturesque hills and a famous pilgrimage site Nainital is a perfect place for honeymoon tourism. The couples enjoy boating in the lake and spent quality time walking around the captivating hilly spots.
How to Reach Nainital
The nearest airport at Pantnagar is un-operational.
The nearest railway station is at Kathgodam, 36 km from the city. It has trains to Delhi and Kolkata.
Roadways is the most suitable mode of reaching Nainital with connectivity to all the cities of India.