Attractions in Nainital
view - At a height of 2270 mt, about
3 kms from the town and also accessible via
a cable car, Snow view is one of the most visited
tourist spots of the town. It provides a panoramic
view of the town and the 350 km long range of
End - About 4 kms from the town,
Land's End provides a magnificent view of the
plains and the beautiful Khurpa Tal surrounded
by the beautiful village and pine forests.
House - For wildlife-lovers, the Gurney
House is of much significance, as it was the
former residence of the great hunter-turned-conservator
of man-eating tigers, Jim Corbett.
- It is situated about 4.5 km from Nainital.
At an altitude of 1951 mt, the Observatory is
basically a place of astronomical studies. Public
viewing of some of the instruments are allowed.
For night viewing three four days on moonlit
nights are fixed and prior permission is required.
of St. John in the Wilderness - The church
is one of the oldest buildings of Nainital built
after the British turned it into a hill resort.
Tiffin Top - Also known as
Dorothy's seat, in memory of an English lady
Mrs. Kellet Dorothy, who was killed in an air
crash Tiffin top is a short trek of about 3
kms from Nainital and provides an excellent
view of the Himalayas and the town.
Getaways near Nainital
Kilbur - 12 kms away
from Nainital, on the Naina Peak road, at an altitude
of 2195 m, is the idyllic wooded retreat of Kilbury,
which houses an old resthouse.
Sat Tal - 21 kms away constituting seven interconnecting lakes,
Sat Tal is one of the most picturesque resorts in
the Kumaon hills.
Tal - 23 km away, is a parallel resort to Nainital,
set around the less crowded lake Bhimtal, offering
excellent watersport facilities.
Naukutchia Tal -A nine-cornered lake situated in an enchanting
valley, it offer opportunities for angling enthusiasts
- 51 km away set atop a high ridge, it
is one of the prettiest resorts in the Himalayas.
Surrounded by fruit orchards and thick coniferous
forests it was developed by the British into
a cantonment. The Indian Veterinary Research
Institute is also located here.
Activities in Nainital
The Mall is the main shopping center in Nainital which
has some of the good shops where you can do some shopping.
In Nainital the main items to be bought are the woolen
garments and decorative pieces made from wood. Mall
Road, which encircles the Naini Lake at the heart
of the town, is dotted by numerous shops, many of
them selling decorative candles for souvenirs. These colourful candles are one thing every traveller takes
back with himself. For the woolen garments, the Bohtia
Bazaar is the best place. In addition, fresh strawberries and mulberry are available in season. We recommend
trying the buransh sherbat made from a local red rhododendron
flower, available at a few places in and around Nainital.
Getting There & Away to Nainital
nearest domestic airport is Palam Airport at
New Delhi. The nearest International airport
is Indira Gandhi-International airport at New
which is just 34 km away from Nainital, is the
nearest railway terminus of the North Eastern
Railway, which in turn is connected with New
Delhi, Calcutta & Lucknow by train services.
to Nainital are available from Delhi, Lucknow
and major cities of the state.
Getting Around in Nainital
For local transportation within and around Nainital
there are taxis, Ponies, cycle rickshaws and buses run
by the State Road Transport Corporation.