Nainital is one of the most famous hill stations in India. It is located in the state of Uttarakhand. The hills of Nainital are green and there are dense pine forests here. Nainital is often referred to as a dreamland by the people who visit the hill station. You can witness the influence of the British culture in Nainital because when the Britishers will ruling India, they made Nainital their Summer Capital. Even today, in various cafes and roads you will find the influence of Britishers in the architectural designs.

There are many lakes in Nainital that have location as well as religious significance. The Naini Lake is adjacent to the Naina Devi Temple. The Bhimtal lake is the largest lake in the Kumaon region.

If you are tired of your busy city life and want to get away from the hustle and bustle of your hectic schedule, Nainital is the best escapade. Nestling in the pleasant and cool weather, witnessing the panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas and getting to know the geographical and mythological significance of the snow-covered peaks are one of the best things to do to relax. Whether you are traveling alone or you have company, Nainital will never disappoint you with the attractions and activities it has to offer to everyone.

1. Naina Peak

Naina Peak is the highest peak in Nainital. It is at an altitude of 2615 meters. The peak remains covered in snow all through the year. it is one of the most popular trekking and hiking expeditions amongst the people who look for adventures. The view that the peak offers make it one of the most visited attractions in Nainital. The sunsets and sunrises from this peak look stunning. During the day you can click pictures in the white blanket of snow and at night you can enjoy the twinkling city lights of Nainital from up above. Visit it with your friends and you are guaranteed to have a great time at the Naina Peak.

2. Bhimtal Lake

Bhimtal lake is one of the most famous lakes in India. It is located at an altitude of 4500 feet in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. In the Lake district of India, the Kumaon region, Bhimtal lake is the largest lake. An island in the middle of the lake adds to the beauty of the lake. There are many activities to do in and around the lake, the most popular being boating. On the island, there is a temple and an aquarium where you can see various rare species of fish. The lake provides drinking water and facilitates aquaculture in the town of Bhimtal. Walking around the banks of the lake while feeding ducks is one of the most peaceful things to do on your Nainital trip.

3. Ranikhet

As the name suggests, Ranikhet is the queen of lands. It is a hilly village developed by the Britishers. It is famous for the Headquarters of the Kumaon regiment of the Indian Army. Ranikhet also houses the Kumaon central museum. Ranikhet is famous for its apple orchards. In the Chaubatia orchards, you can see the apple plantations. They even offer you fresh red apple and green apple juice. You can look over the small town in the open field and sip on your juice while having Maggi. There is a huge golf course in Ranikhet. Ranikhet is also famous for the view it offers of the Himalayan Range. The peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul, etc can be visible from here.

4. Nainital Lake

The Nainital or Naini Lake is a natural freshwater lake. It is known as the lifeline of Nainital. The Naini Lake is in the shape of a kidney and is surrounded by majestic natural terrains. The boundaries of this lake are the Naini Peak in the northwest, Tiffin Point in the southwest, and the towering mountains covered in snow in the North. Various activities are done on this lake like boating, yachting, and paddling. You can visit the Naina Devi temple that is on the banks of the lake. The lake is divided into two parts, the northern part is called the Mallital and the southern part is called the Tallital.

5. Naina Devi Temple

Naina Devi temple is one of the most important pilgrim sites in India as it is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in India. This temple holds a huge religious significance in the Hindu culture. The temple is dedicated to Maa Sati or Goddess Parvati. It is said that the temple is built at the spot where Maa Sattiā€™s eyes fell when Lord Vishnu cut her body into 51 pieces. In the temple, you can see a pair of eyes in the middle of the roof. To accompany the two eyes, there are idols of Goddess Kali and God Ganesha in the temple too.