Places of Tourist Interest
A beautiful hill station set amidst the alluring valleys of the
Himalayas, Nainital takes you by surprise with its sparkling
lakes, lush green landscape, and chirpy wildlife. This lake
district, surrounded by a close string of lakes, offers some
outstanding panoramic views, worth remembering for life! The
interesting mythology associated with the place, in combination
with some of the most amazing tourist spots, makes holidays in
Nainital a truly memorable experience.
A tour of Nainital can never be complete without discovering
some of the renowned places mentioned below:
Bhowali: Located 11km from Nainital, this
is a major health resort known for its Himalayan views.
Ramgarh: Situated 25km from Nainital,
Ramgarh is known for a variety of Himalayan fruits and for the
spectacular view of the Himalayan ranges.
Mukteshwar: Lying 52km from Nainital,
this is a beautiful Himalayan resort. It provides a majestic
view of the Himalayas.
Sattal: Located 25 kms from Nainital, it
is a complex of seven interconnected lakes and forms the most
picturesque resort in the Kumaon hill region.
Bhimtal: Situated about 22 kms from
Nainital, this town is situated around a huge lake, larger
than the Naini Lake.
Naukuchia Tal: 18km from Nainital, it is a
lake with nine corners. The lake is ideal for fishing and
watching migratory birds.
Khurpa Tal: This lake is a real paradise
for anglers. The surrounding virgin forests also serve as a
great place for day picnics. It’s only a short
distance by car.
Zoo: The High Altitude Zoo as the name
suggests has many rare high altitude animals in captivity,
these include the magnificent Siberian Tiger and the Eagle
Owl. The Zoo is an invigorating walk of a kilometre and a half
from the Mall road.
Nainital presents a brilliant façade of scenic beauty
and natural resources. No wonder, the Nainital Tourism
department proclaims it as a gem in perfect setting.
Corbett Village Heritage Trail & Corbett Falls
: 35 Kms from Nainital at Choti haldwani and its
residents are vividly described in the book written by Jim
Corbett called My India. The trail takes you along
the Bour River through the Choti Haldwani village in
Kaladhungi, which was settled by Jim Corbett. The trail offers
glimpses into the typical kumauni village culture and also
provides bird watching opportunities. The trail ends with a
visit to Jim Corbetts home. Today this unique home, is a
comprehensive museum housing souvenirs, relics, momentos
related to Jim Corbett and his famous exploits.
Along the trail one can see the boundary wall which was
constructed by Jim Corbett to protect crops from the wildlife.
There is also the house which Jim Corbett built for his
associate Moti. One can see a gun gifted to a village man Sher
Singh by Jim Corbett.
Nearby is Corbett Falls which is worth visiting and you can
relax with the sound of water and chirping birds