Have a glance at its beauty while taking a Nainital lake tour

Nainital Lake

Enjoy the scintillating surrounding of Nainital Lake
Tourism in Nainital

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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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    Yes, people can enjoy boating and other activities in the lakes.

    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.

    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.

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