One of the main highlights of Nainital, the vibrant Mall Road, was built during the British rule in India and is the centre of all activities in town. There are a number of shops, restaurants, hotels and cafés at the Mall Road and no trip to Nainital is complete without ...
The fact that Nainital is named after the Naini Lake speaks highly of its significance. This beautiful, stagnant pool of water in the heart of the city, is surrounded by seven majestic mountains and is a popular tourist attraction. You can enjoy row boating as well as paddle boating at the lake, while the stunning scenic surroundings please your senses.
Sattal is another excellent tourist and picnic spot with seven lakes, each in a different hue of green and blue. Bhimtal, 23 kilometres away, is a large lake with an island restaurant in the middle that’s accessible by boat. While visiting Sattal you should also visit Naukutchiatal, a placid lake with nine corners, which is located about 26 kilometres away.
Situated alongside the northern shore of the Naini Lake, this temple is dedicated to Goddess Sati and is counted amongst the 64 Shakti Peethas devoted to Her. According to mythological legends, the eye of Goddess Sati fell at this spot while Lord Shiva was carrying Her mortal remains to Mount Kailash.
Located in the sleepy hamlet of Pangot, the Guano Hills are known for their amazing walking and trekking trails. The hills are surrounded by dense forests of oak, bamboo, and deodar trees. The whole landscape is very scenic, to say the least. For the adventure buffs, trekking beckons at the Guano Hills. If you are lucky, you might even spot some rare bird species.
"Mukteshwar Temple, also known as Mukteshwar Dham, is an ancient Hindu shrine nestled in its namesake town in the district of Nainital. The hilly town of Mukteshwar attributes its name to this 350 years old temple, which is considered as a prominent place of worship in Kumaon. Perched atop a hillock, 2312 metres above the sea level, this temple offers a commanding vista of the entire picturesque valley.