Enjoy the scintillating surrounding of Nainital Lake
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About Nainital Lake
Nainital, the “city of lakes” as it is widely known has a number of fascinating lakes in and around the place. Being a hill station adds much to its glory as an important tourist spot in India. The major attraction is the Nainital Lake which attracts tourists from various parts of the world. Famously known as the Naini Lake, the Nainital lake view is surrounded by panoramic seven hills and can be described as the favorite spot romantic travelers from all over the world. The Nainital Lake is also among the most visited lakes in India.
The Nainital lake view can be described as both peaceful, serene and fascinating for the travelers, tourists and the locals alike. Nainital Lake is surrounded by seven hills, namely, Ayarpata, Deopata, Handi Bandi, Cheena peak, Alma, Laria Kanta and lastly Sher-ka-Danda. This natural freshwater lake has been inspiring many poets and writers since ages. The town of Nainital has also been named after the Nainital Lake. The Nainital Lake was found back in 1839 by P. Baron, a British businessman who came across it during a hunting expedition.
Though Nainital Lake is one of the most famous lakes in Nainital, there are also others which add beauty to the alluring scene of the hill station. The different lakes in Nainital are namely, the Naini Lake, Sattal, Sariyatal, Bhimtal and the Khurpatal Lake. Exploring these pristine and clean water bodies amidst the hills is a boon for each and everyone visiting this serene hill station. These lakes near Nainital are of great importance as well for the tourism in the state.
Sarayital, which is 5 kms from Nainital is a beautiful lake and a great place to spend some time in solitude and enjoy the beauty of nature. It has the Himalayan Botanical Garden which is a center of study for botanists around the country. Sattal, which is an interlinked group of seven mesmerizing freshwater lakes is a must visit place for the tourists who generally have an eye for picturesque exquisiteness. Khurpatal serves as the source of several natural springs that provide groundwater for human consumption and also serves as a center of fishing.
Before taking a Nainital lake tour, it is important to know a little about the history of these lakes. The word “Naini" is derived from the temple of Goddess Naini which was built on the bank of the lake but later got destroyed due to landslides in the year 1880. Thus, the lake has both cultural and historical relevance in the history of Nainital.
Since Nainital is a city of lakes, boating plays an important role in the economy of the place. Nainital lake boating is one of the must do fun activities for tourists. Many tourists spend their evenings in the lakes and this also serves as a source of livelihood for many tourist guides as well. Boating in the lake of Nainital is generally safe as the tourists are provided with life jackets and life guards are stationed at every point near the lake. Thus, the lake tour of Nainital is one of the most mesmerizing experiences that a traveler can have in his life and it is a must for every tourist visiting Nainital or nearby.
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Nainital, the “city of lakes” as it is widely known has a number of fascinating lakes in and around the place. Being a hill station adds much to its glory as an important tourist spot in India. The major attraction is the Nainital Lake which attracts tourists from various parts of the world. Famously known as the Naini Lake...
Jim Corbett National Park
Home to more than 600 endangered species, Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park of India. Nestled in the midst of dense and rugged settings of Nainital in Uttarakhand, it is famous for the first launch of Project Tiger in the year of 1973. Established in 1936 as the ‘Hailey National Park’, this renowned wild...
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Kainchi Dham in Nainital
Kainchi Dham is a pilgrimage center situated at the foothills of green forested Kumaon Hills in Uttarakhand.Astonishingly, Kainchi Dham gets its name “Kainchi” because of two sharp hairpin bends on the road to the Kainchi Dham Ashram. Kainchi Dham weather remains pleasant throughout the year. Kainchi Dham weather is cool an...
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Mukteshwar Temple in Nainital
One of the best places to visit around Nainital, the Mukteshwar Temple has a strong religious connection with the Hindu culture. The temple is situated at an altitude of 2286 meters above the sea level in the lap of the magnificent Kumaon hills. However one has to cover some about 50 kilometers distance from Nainital to vis...
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Tibetan Market in Nainital
Situated near the beautiful Naini Lake, The Tibetan Market in Nainital is one of the most famous shopping destinations for tourists as well as for local people. The Tibetan Market in Nainital has gained its recognition owing to the sale of the unique “Tibet” products which reflect the culture and traditions of the Tibetan p...
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Things To Do In Nainital
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Boating in Nainital
Nainital, also known as “Lake Paradise” has an abundant quantity of beautiful lakes. The beautiful and breathtaking creations of nature form a major part of Nainital tourism. These wonderful lakes make boating in Nainital a worthwhile for the tourists as well as the locals. The lake being a prominent feature of this hill-st...
Boating in Bhimtal
Nainital, or commonly known as the city of lakes is one of the best gifts that nature has given us. Scenic hills, snow capped mountains, chirping birds, rocky terrains, soothing climate are some of the clauses that would be sufficient to describe the aura of the destination. Among the top things to do after visiting Nainita...
Trekking at Guano Hills in Nainital
It has been rightly said that if you have visited Nainital and not gone on a trekking at Guano hills, then your trip is incomplete. Located amidst the lap of nature, a plethora of scenic mountains and rocky snow capped hill tops are just some phrases, to sum up about Nainital. But the explicit beauty of nature can be truly ...
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Digender's 4 days trip to NainitalI loved the entire trip as everything was delivered as promised than you TravYou 5 ratings for you. Special Thanks to Ruchi Mam for her help even during her holiday, she was always warm, calm and polite. Nainital and Bheem tal was exellent. Kausani was good gives the Kumaoni touch you won't get in Nainital and Bhimtal. Also the cab driver Mr Neeraj Joshi was very good polite and punctual. Thanks Trav You team to make my trip so awesome. Only one suggestions for other customers do carry extra warm closthes, sweaters socks if you travel during winters :). Also avoid Kausani trip if you are allotted Hotel Kausani retreat, its more of a Dharamshala. I was alloted a Deluxe room but was given Standard room which was pathetic as compared to Hotel 7 Heaven (believe me it was awesome) Bheemtal.
Sumitdubey's 2 days trip to NainitalWell organized trip. Everything was well organized hotel staff were very polite and we'll diseplined .
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Sayyada's 4 days trip to NainitalGave 4 star instead of 5 for hotel as hotel spring wood nainital did not have tea katli in the room. It was too cold over there so we definitely needed one in the room. They were also not available to help us with warm water when required. They also did not have food options available as per client request. We had to follow their timings for food. Owner of the hotel seemed professional but not the guys working over there. We had to skip our breakfast (2days) at hotel due to this. Hotel at Jim corbett and massorri were really good. 5 star for those hotels :) 4 star for cab as driver was sticking to us everywhere where we were going. We wanted some time alone on our trip. Overall trip was good. It was indeed a well planned and well organised trip. Thank you!!
Avni's 3 days trip to NainitalIt was a very good well managed trip organised by virat tourism Every thing was fine hotels cab food etc We enjoyed a lot It was nice to see ice in nanital which is rare in there in the month of November and also great experience in jim Corbett park although we can’t see tiger but visit in dense forest is amazing
Yogesh's 6 days trip to NainitalPayment made but receipt not given. Kasauni tracking
Ashutosh's 7 days trip to NainitalOverall the trip was good. The provided hotels were good in reagrds to food and rooms though some hotels were far from actual city. The cab was clean. The set itinerary was good. The driver for Corbett Safari was very good and patient. Now coming to cons which could have been taken care of to make the overall experience better - 1. The driver was rude, moody and would argue on small points. 2. The driver was critical about all our accomodation options and was always suggesting us that we could have got better options. This makes the overall experience bitter. 3. There was no proper information from agent Doon Travels to the driver about our itinerary or hotel addresses. So it was getting hectic to keep track of routes for driver rather than enjoying natural beauty while travelling. 4. This fellow even asked our Jim Corbett Safari driver why there was delay to come back from safari. On which the safari driver replied the tourists have come so far to see this, so we should patiently guide them.. 5. The driver also refused to take us to mall road in Nainital on both days of our stay which was there in the itinerary to save the parking charges. Later on he realised his mistake when I argued and then he took ud to Hanuman Garhi on the 2nd day which was not on the itinerary. So overall the trip was good but could have been better if these hassles could have been avoided by the agent. 2.5 /5
Nisha's 5 days trip to NainitalAll are good,they give us whatever they promise.their support throughout journey is very good Nainital,mall road,uttarakhans raste is too good all are rounnd and round
Devesh's 2 days trip to NainitalIt was an beautiful planned trip from blissful udit sir !!!! The cab driver very cooperative so was udit bhaiya thank u for this experience
Ranjana's 3 days trip to NainitalTrip sailor owner Gourav aggarwal is really bad person to tlk to.. he is very rude guys.. not ready to help.. infact after picking ph once he tlk to me really abusive word . Not expecting this.. Soo please next time never arrange anything from this guy.. or don't mention his number.. Over all trip is nice.. only that person
Ksireesha's 3 days trip to NainitalOverall the service was good. Only problem we faced was the resort was very remote from the city and we don’t have mobile network or internet access. It was very difficult for us to communicate with our family members . Resort was good but very remote location.
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Besides the splendous view the lake offers, one can go for boating in the Nainital Lake. There is the Nainital Boat Club that offers yachting, kayaking, boating and paddling facilities at the lake.
Nainital Lake is 1.5 km or 5 mins from the Roadways Bus Stand, which can be reached by shared transports available from the bus stand. However, it is preferred that you walk to the lake instead of taking a vehicle to get you there.
Yes, people can enjoy boating and other activities in the lakes.
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