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Top 8 attractions in Nainital – Tour around the Land of Lakes!

By Karthika Selvakumar - September 11, 2020
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Missed travelling during the lockdown? Waiting anxiously to travel? Here is an oasis to fill your abandoned quarantine life. Fondly called as the ‘Land of Lakes’, Nainital, is situated in Northern India. Located at a height of roughly 2,084 meters above the ocean level, Nainital is a well-known hill station in the state of Uttrakhand with many top attractions. The town is situated in the Kumaon region of the external Himalayas. It is known for its various natural attractions. It has an ideal atmosphere throughout the entire year. There are many top attractions in and around Nainital that can be visited with family and friends and here is the best amongst them.

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Lake in Nanital
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Top 8 attractions in Nainital which you must not miss:

Nainital has a lot of top things to do. Here we have profiled the top 8 things to get the most from your holiday in Nainital.

  1. Himalaya Viewpoint
  2. Nainital Lake
  3. Tiffin Top
  4. Cave Garden
  5. Snow View Point
  6. Himalayan Botanical Garden
  7. Nainital Zoo
  8. Mall Road

1. Himalaya Viewpoint

Himalayan View Point otherwise called Himalayan Darshan point is a well-known vacation spot in Nainital. Found only 5 km from Nainital, the astounding perspective from the Himalayan View Point is something you just can’t stand to miss. This point offers some dynamite views on a few prominent Himalayan tops alongside flanking rich green slopes and valleys beneath. It is an awesome spot to spend some quality time in isolation in the midst of Mother Nature.

2. Nainital Lake

Nainital Lake, famous for its boat riding, dominates the city of the Nainital and is among the top attractions. It is a freshwater lake, which seems like a baffling diamond situated in the midst of the Oak trees in the lower regions of Himalaya. The lake encircled by the green slopes which give the town an entrancing scene. All nature lovers find the lake an enchanting site to sit, unwind and spend some quality time. You can enjoy row boating as well as paddle boating in the lake. Also, a slow walk around the lake offers a serene relaxation.

Nainital Lake - top attractions in Nainital
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3. Tiffin Top

One of the mainstream top attractions in Nainital, the Tiffin Top is where you can get to embrace the fantastic view of Nainital from its most elevated point. This tourist spot is fondly known as Dorothy’s Seat, in the caring memory of the prominent painter Kellet Dorothy. A cobblestone walkway drives you up to Tiffin Top which can be a tiring journey, those going with their families settle on a horseback ride as far as possible. The quiet and serene condition of Tiffin Top makes it irresistible for the photographers as well. If you love nature’s excellence, you must not miss this attraction.

View from Tiffin Top
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4. Cave Garden

Natural Cave Garden is also called the Eco cavern garden. Nonetheless, it isn’t completely natural as a portion of the greeneries were set by the people, making it the half human-made woodland. The six caves of Nainital offer you a great experience, with a mechanical bull-ride and rights to explore the whole spot. The Eco-Cave Garden is a well-known place of interest in Nainital.

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5. Snow View Point

Snow View Point offers a great view of the mighty Himalayas covered by smooth white snow. From the Nainital’s Snow View Point, you can see a beautiful perspective of the three major peaks – Nanda Devi, Trishul and Nanda Kot. The mountain likewise has a temple which residents love a lot. This Snow View Point is situated at an elevation of 2270 above ocean level and is reachable by cable car. It is very much connected by road, however, a courageous ride in elevated ropeway from Mallital is consistently justified, despite all the trouble. While you move in the ropeway, you can enjoy the great view of the Nainital lake.

Snow View Point
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6. Himalayan Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden, spreading over a territory of 30 hectares, is a must-visit attraction. It has an assortment of a few uncommon and jeopardized local plant species. The Himalayan Botanical Garden highlighting different sorts of blossoms that will pull out the nature lover in you. If you are fascinated with nature and the mountains, and the clear water already, the Himalayan Botanical Garden is perhaps the best spot in Nainital for you to finish your vacation. It is additionally one of the popular places in Nanital that one can’t stand to miss.

7. Nainital Zoo

The Pt. G.B Pant High Altitude Zoo also called the Nainital zoo is an exceptional zoo. The zoo contains a few fascinating and endangered types of animals and birds which are local to this district. Spot Snow Leopard, Barking Deer, Hill Fox, Palm Civet Cat, Siberian Tiger, Wolf, Himalayan Black Bear, White peacock and a lot more animal species here. This zoo is maintained very well and is the single zoo in the whole Uttarakhand state.

Red fox in Nainital Zoo
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8. Mall Road

Mall street is one of the most dynamic spots to visit in Nainital. It is one of the busiest spots during the day time. It’s the shopaholic’s heaven, you can walk around for quite a long time. There are various shops, eateries, inns and bistros at the Mall Road and no vacation to Nainital is complete without going for a stroll around here. You will discover absolutely best hotels and cafés of Nainital situated on Mall Road. You can make the most of your evening walk around the Mall Road, with a cool reviving breeze blowing over the lake on to the street adding to the appeal of the Mall.

The charming town of Nainital surrounded by mountains, lakes, is indeed a lucrative getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Can’t wait to explore already? Plan your vacation to Nainital now with Pickyourtrail and be sure to make the best of your days here. Alternatively, choose from the exciting packages available online. If you have any queries you can contact us through Whatsapp as well.

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