Naini Lake - Lifeline of Nainital
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Nainital and its heart - the Naini Lake reflects the colour of beautiful surroundings. The lake is a pear shaped, attracts lots of tourists who come and enjoy boating, yachting or paddling in the lake. One can explore the lake from one end to another watching dynamic and peaceful views of the sunset. The lake is surrounded by seven verdant hills and steals the heart of many!
Naina Peak - Highest peak in Nainital
The Naina Peak gives magnificent panoramic view of the snow capped Himalayas and an excellent view of the Nainital city. Also known as Cheena Peak or China Peak, the peak is famous for trekking and horse riding in Nainital. Wake up a little early in the morning and climb up to this peak for a mesmerizing view of the sunset you'll never forget, as a plus point the crowd during this time is almost nill so you can enjoy peace in the lap of nature.
Tiffin Top - Views of the quaint hill town
Also known as Dorothy Seat which is a stone work perch on the Tiffin Top built in a memory of painter Dorothy Kellet, this view point offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas and Nainital. It provides splendid views of the town. Perched at a height of 2290 meters, Tiffin Top is a famous picnic spot in Nainital.
The Mall Road - Shopping Centre
The Mall Road is amongst the best places to visit in Nainital. A shopaholic's paradise, one could stroll here for hours. The road has many street shops, shopping centers, banks, hotels, restaurants and more. This is a perfect tourist hub as has everything a tourist wants, with a perfect backdrop! On your trip to Nainital, just don't let this place get missed at all costs.
Snow View Point- Oldest Viewpoint
Of the many tourist places in Nainital, the oldest Snow Viewpoint is a must visit. The viewpoint offers mesmerizing views of the snow clad peaks of the majestic Himalayan range. The peak is connected by motorable roads and an aerial ropeway. Most people also opt to trek to the point and enjoy the views of snow-capped hills like Nanda Kot and Nanda Devi. Don't worry about anything as there's easy access to shops, tea and snacks here.
Nainital Zoo - Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant Zoo
The zoo contains several exotic and endangered species of animals and birds which are native to this region. Spot Snow Leopard, Hill Fox, Siberian Tiger, Palm Civet Cat, Wolf, Barking Deer, Himalayan Black Bear, White peacock and many more species here. Since it is nestled at an altitude of 2100 meters, various birds and animals have made it their beloved habitat.
Raj Bhawan - Governor's House
Built for the Governor of North West Province, it is currently the residence of the Governor of Uttarakhand and is one of the most luxe places to visit in Nainital. Its Gothic-style architecture was inspired by the Buckingham Palace. This is the second Raj Bhawan of Uttarakhand and features manicured gardens, where you'd love to take a stroll.
Naina Devi Temple - A place for introspection
Naina Devi temple rests over the banks of Naini Lake and is a popular place to see in Nainital in May & June. It is believed that Goddess Sati's eyes fell at the exact same spot where this temple stands, which attracts a great number of devotees. The temple is situated at the top of Naina Hill.