WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM NAINITAL?
Nainital is a glittering jewel in the Himalayan necklace. The hill resort town in the district of the same name, derives its name from the lake (tal) which the town is built around. Nainital has a varied topography. Some of the important places in the district are Nainital, Haldwani, Kaladhungi, Ramnagar, Bhowali, Ramgarh, Mukteshwar, Bhimtal, Sattal and Naukuchiatal.
This beautiful town in surrounded by seven hills, popularly known as ‘Sapta-Shring’ – Ayarpata, Deopata, Handi-Bandi, Naina, Alma, Lariya-Kanta and Sher-Ka-Danda. The town is centred around the emerald mountain lake Naini, which on most days is dotted with colourful sailboats. According to mythology, the lake is believed to have been formed when the eyes of goddess “Sati” fell at this spot while her body was being carried by Lord Shiva after her death. Nainital is also referred to as the “Lake of the Three Rishis” in the Manas Khand. According to the Puranas, three sages i.e. Atri, Pulastaya, and Pulaha stopped at Nainital to quench their thirst. Here he was unable to find water and he dug a pit and it was filled with water brought from Lake Mansarovar.
Pleasant climate, elegant colonial structures, adventure sports, ropeway ride, boat ride, shopping, and cuisines are other compelling reasons to visit this picturesque paradise.
THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN NAINITAL
- St. John’s Wilderness Church
- Naina Peak
- Pangot And Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
- Raj Bhawan
- Cave Garden
- Hanuman Garhi
MUST DO EXPERIENCES